Certificate Programs

Professional development certificate programs designed to serve your non-credit educational needs and interests.
  • Nursing Home Administration

    120-hour Nursing Home Administration (16 modules)

    Each module of the 120-hour Nursing Home Administrator course is approved by the State Board of Nursing Home Administrators.

    This 16-module program is required to become an administrator in a long-term living facility.

    Fall 2017 session

    October 9 - November 4, 2017  

    Fridays and Saturdays;  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    $130 per module or $2,000 for all 16 modules if you register and pay prior to the first day of class.

    Test Preparation

    November 10 & 11, 2017  

    Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    $350 (Discount Available)

    For those person planning to take the State/Federal Nursing Home Administration examination. This two-day course provides the key elements of the five disciplines that make up the examinations.

    • Do you have to be registered for the examinations to take the review course? No.
    • What is the success rate for course participants? Above 80%.
  • Clinical Medical Assistant

    Clinical Medical Assistant

    This course trains students to assist physicians in clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Learn to prepare patients, perform routine laboratory procedures and diagnostic testing. Students will review phlebotomy, pharmacology, proper administration of medications, and documenting vital signs. They will also learn workplace behaviors, ethics, and legal facets of working in a medical office. 

    FALL 2017

    Clinical Medical Assistant                 Tuition: $2,599   (Textbooks and 160 clinical hours included)
    October 3 through January 16, 2018                                           Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
    October 14, 28; November 11; December 2, 16; January 6        Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Fee: $2,599

    This course covers the following key areas and topics:

    • History and background of the profession
    • Interpersonal skills, medical ethics, and basic medical law
    • Telephone techniques and skills for scheduling appointments
    • Medical terminology
    • Basics of insurance billing and coding
    • Medical records management and management of practice finances
    • HIPAA review
    • Medical accounting
    • Legal and ethical issues, fraud abuse, compliance
    • Technology in the healthcare environment
  • Medical Coding & Billing

    Medical Coding & Billing

    An 80-hr program designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position of employment in the field of medical coding and billing.  Certain National Medical Coding Certification exams may require six months to two years of practical coding experience.  Persons successfully completing the course will qualify for positions in physicians' practices, hospitals, pharmacies, long-term living facilities, and others.

    FALL 2017

    Medical Coding and Billing                 Tuition: $1,899   (Textbooks included)
     
    October 2 through December 11, 2017          Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
    October 21; November 18                             Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  
     
    Numerous national certification exams are available for students who complete this course including American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), American Health Information Association (AHIMA) and others.
     

    This course covers the following key areas and topics:

    • An overview of healthcare & insurance industry
    • The organization and use of the ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS manuals to identify correct codes
    • Detailed review and practice using the alphabetic index and tabular list of the ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, and practice coding examples within the CPT
    • Basic claims processes for medical insurance and third-party reimbursements
    • Completing common insurance forms, tracing delinquent claims, and appealing denied claims
    • ICD-10-CM Overview
  • Dental Assisting

    Dental Assisting

    This 60-hour program prepares students for entry-level positions in one of the fastest growing healthcare positions - Dental Assisting. The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with all areas of pre-clinical dental assisting and provide training in professional skills required to function as an assistant in dental practice. 

    FALL 2017

    Dental Assisting                 Tuition: $1,199   (Textbooks included)
     
    October 16 through December 13, 2017          Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
     
    This course covers the following key areas and topics:

    • Introduction to the dental office and history of dentistry and dental assisting
    • Legal aspects of dentistry including policies and guidelines
    • Introductory oral anatomy, dental operatory, and dental equipment
    • Introductory tooth structure including primary and permanent teeth
    • The oral cavity and related structures
    • Dental hand-pieces, sterilization, and other areas

     

     

  • Pharmacy Technician

    Pharmacy Technician

    A 50-hour program designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position in the field of pharmacy technician.  Also includes information needed to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's (PTCB) examination.  Persons successfully completing the course will qualify for positions in retail pharmacies, mail order pharmacies, long-term care facilities, hospitals and others. 

    FALL 2017

    Pharmacy Technician Program                 Tuition: $1,199   (Textbooks included)
     
    October 24 through December 14, 2017          Tuesdays & Thursdays 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

    This course covers the following key areas and topics:

    • Pharmacy calculations
    • Medical terminology specific to the pharmacy
    • Skills to read and interpret prescriptions
    • Review of the top 200 drugs
    • Skills to identify drugs by generic and brand names
    • Dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, and dose conversions
    • Dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control, and billing and reimbursement

Contact Us
Community Education
Jo Ann Orcutt, Director of Programming
Center for Community Engagement, Humanities Center, Room 200
Phone: 717.815.1545
jorcutt1@ycp.edu