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Adult Education

Career Development

Career Development

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT - CNA

This course complies with the Indiana State Department of Health requirements of 105 hours of training.  The program includes 60 hours of classroom instruction and 75 to 80 hours of clinical experience in a lincensed long-term care facility in Northwest Indiana over a period of four weeks. Course content includes an overview of the aging, process, residents' rights, verbal and non-verbal communication, safety and first aid, basic nursing and personal care procedures, and basic restorative services.  Successful completion of both classroom and clinical portions leads to resigration for the State Certified Nursing Assistant Test.  The program cost for the course is $830.00 (Daytime), $880.00 (Evening) ($75 state test, $10 2-step TB test, $25 physical exam, wrist watch with second hand, gait belt and blue scrub uniform are not included).

The entire program is offered at off-campus locations.  Each class is scheduled for four weeks Monday through Friday.  The first two weeks meet from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Northwest Indiana, the next two weeks are clinical experiences from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Northwest Indiana.  We offer day and evening courses. Evening courses meet from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  The Certified Nursing Assistant Program is offered through a contracted vendor.

Day Classes Start Dates:  January 26, February 9, March 9, April 6, May 4, June 8, July 6

Evening Classes Start Dates:  January 26, March 23, May 18, July 20


DENTAL OFFICE ADMINSTRATION

This course is essential for anyone who wants to know how to administer the dental business office.  Topics addressed include legal/ethical issues and regulations, charting/documentation, optimal scheduling, patient relations, clincial records management, creative treatment planning, communication skills, complete dental billing and claim form processing.

Wednesdays, March 18 - May 20

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., $275 (includes book)


HEALTH INSURANCE BILLING

Students will learn how to successfully file the HCFA-1500 form for major nationwide insurance programs, they will be exposed to the national diagnostic and procedural coding systems, and simplify the process of filing commercial claim forms.  Students will study the following topics:  legal considerations, lify cycle of an insurance claim, terminology common to all program, the bsic insurance claim. Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans, Medicare, Medicaid, and Champus/Champva.  The Medical Terminology class is strongly recommended (but not required) before taking this course.  It runs concurrently with this course and starts March 4.

Mondays, March 23 - May 18

Wednesdays, April 29, May 6 and 13

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - $450 (includes textbook)


MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

This course is mandatory for many careers in the medical field.  The instructor will simplify the pronunciation of medical words and their meaning.  The class is helpful for Health Insurance Billing.

Wednesday, March 4 - April 22

6:00 p.m. - 8: 30 p.m., $260 (includes textbook)


PHARMACY TECHNICIAN TRAINING (SPRING 2015...SEE BELOW FOR SUMMER 2015 INFORMATION)

This program has been approved by the Indiana Board of Pharmacy and meets the requirements for employment in the state.  The course helps prepare the student for an optional independent national certification test.  The course content will include pharmacy terminology, control substances, quality assurance, retail and hospital pharmacy, long term care pharmacy, basic IV overview and demonstration, Total Parentral Nutrition, mathematical computations as they apply to the pharmacy, special problems, and sterile technique.  A GED or high school diploma is required for employment and recommended before enrolling in the class.  Students should have average math skills and learn basic computer skills before seeking employment. Typical salaries range from $9-$12 an hour depending on the setting of employment.  

Mondays and Wednesdays, February 2 - April 22

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., $1050 (includes textbooks)

Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 3 - May 21

7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., $1050 (includes textbooks)

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN TRAINING (SUMMER 2015)

This program has been approved by the Indiana Board of Pharmacy and meets the requirements for employment in the state.  The course helps prepare the student for an optional independent national certification test.  The course content will include pharmacy terminology, control substances, quality assurance, retail and hospital pharmacy, long term care pharmacy, basic IV overview and demonstration, Total Parentral Nutrition, mathematical computations as they apply to the pharmacy, special problems, and sterile technique.  A GED or high school diploma is required for employment and recommended before enrolling in the class.  Students should have average math skills and learn basic computer skills before seeking employment. Typical salaries range from $9-$12 an hour depending on the setting of employment.  

Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 9 - September 1

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., $1050 (includes textbooks)