In partnership with Career Step, a premier provider of career-focused education, the School of Continuing Studies offers in-demand healthcare programs in a self-paced online format. Most programs can be completed in four months.
Approved by the National Healthcareer Association, the Medical Administrative Assistant with EHR program prepares students for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) credentials. Students learn Microsoft Office basics, healthcare documentation and reimbursement, and medical office management topics such as practice finances and standard office procedures.
The interactive online curriculum also includes over 20 hours of training on government-certified ezEMRx EHR software. In addition to one-on-one support from experienced instructors throughout the course and access to personalized graduate support after graduation, students receive ebooks and vouchers for the CMAA and CHERS exams.
The Medical Assistant with Clinical Externship program is specifically designed to prepare students to earn the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) credential after graduation. The online curriculum includes exercises, learning games, and interactive simulations on key procedures. Students learn medical law and ethics, healthcare reimbursement, basic anatomy, medical office management, medical terminology, routine patient care, clinical patient care, EKG testing, and phlebotomy. In addition to ebooks, a personal Student Advocate, one-on-one support from experienced instructors throughout the course, and a clinical externship, students will receive access to personalized graduate services and a voucher to take the CCMA exam after graduation.
Approved by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), the Medical Transcription Editor program focuses on teaching the skills needed to work as a medical transcriptionist and medical transcription editor. Students study medical terminology, anatomy, healthcare documentation, and editing theory and technique and they develop and practice their typing and listening skills on hundreds of authentic, employer-provided dictations from a variety of specialties. In addition to one-on-one instructor support and personalized graduate support, enrollment includes ebooks, a transcription foot pedal, an AHDI membership, a subscription to an online reference library, and a voucher to take the RHDS exam.
The Pharmacy Technician program prepares students to earn their national certification by passing the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Exam. The course, which is currently in candidate status for ASHP/ACPE accreditation, includes simulations and connects students with an externship partner at a retail or hospital pharmacy so they can fulfill the requirements they need to graduate. Topics studied include pharmacology, pharmaceutical calculations, and pharmacy law, regulations, and standards, among others. In addition to one-on-one support from experienced instructors throughout the course and access to personalized graduate support after graduation, students will receive a laboratory kit and a PTCB Exam voucher.
The Physical Therapy Office Professional program is designed to prepare students to pass the Certified Physical Therapy Aide Specialist (CPTAS) and the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) exams after graduation. The online curriculum includes exercises, learning games, and interactive simulations on key procedures.
Students learn Microsoft Office skills, healthcare structure and organization, patient interaction, documentation and reimbursement, anatomy and pathophysiology, patient preparation, and administrative procedures. In addition to ebooks, a personal student advocate, and one-on-one support throughout the course, students receive access to personalized graduate services and a voucher to take the CPTAS exam after graduation.
The Professional Medical Coding and Billing with Applied PCS program prepares students for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) and Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification exams. Topics studied include healthcare information management, reimbursement methodologies, biomedical sciences, and current code sets, including an in-depth look at ICD-10-PCS. Students practice their coding skills in an extensive practical section to gain valuable hands-on experience before graduation. In addition to one-on-one support from experienced instructors during training and access to personalized graduate support, students receive ebooks, industry codebooks, access to online references, an AHIMA student membership, and a voucher for one of the national certification exams.