CCP 1: 12 Credits, 24 Weeks (6 months)
Through this course students develop knowledge of the language of medicine, human anatomy and physiology, pathology, and diagnostic treatments related to the 15 body systems. Students study common terms and abbreviations and learn about Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes, and root words that are the building blocks for communicating to other healthcare professionals. Upon completion of this course, students will have gained an understanding of medical terminology, human anatomy, and the framework and structure of the body, as well as the physiology of the bodily systems that work together to support life.
This course focuses on learning proper infection control techniques, sterilization and instrument preparation for minor surgery, assisting with medical exams and procedures, patient education, performing an electrocardiogram (EKG), taking and recording medical histories, and managing medical emergencies. Skills will be developed in EKG procedures including the operation of a 12-lead EKG and vital signs. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to prepare surgical instruments, set up and assist in exam room procedures, and perform an EKG and vital signs. This course includes preparation and administration of the NHA Certified EKG Technician exam.
Prerequisite: HCP 101
This course concentrates on specimen collection and diagnostic testing. Students learn vein puncture techniques and other blood drawing procedures, such as drawing blood using the butterfly method, capillary delivery, and finger sticks using a lancet procedure. Students also learn the use of laboratory equipment, laboratory classifications, regulations, and outsource preparation. Upon completion of this course students will understand the concepts of phlebotomy and will demonstrate clinical skills used by phlebotomists. Students will also learn to collect and process various other types of specimens including urine. CPR techniques for adults and children are taught. This course includes preparation and administration of the NHA Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam and certification in CPR by the American Heart Association.
Prerequisite: HCP 101
*Patient Care Technician certification exam is for individuals who have previously completed Basic Nursing Assistant (BNA) training. Those who have not completed BNA training may instead sit for Phlebotomy and EKG certification exams.
CCP 2: 11 Credits 24 Weeks (6 months)
Through this course, students will learn how to use drug information including drug classifications, interactions, side effects, various types of drug administration, and securing prescription refills. Students will perform oral, topical, subcutaneous, and intramuscular and intradermal delivery techniques. Upon completion of this course, students will have an understanding of dosage calculations, drug administration, classification, legislation, side-effects, interactions, drug therapies, as well as substance abuse and treatment.
Prerequisites: HCP 101
CCP 3: 19 Credits 40 Weeks (10 months)
In this course, students are taught how to gain employment in the field of Medical Assisting by performing related activities such as résumé writing, proper interviewing techniques, and job search methods. They also will have acquired job seeking skills by producing a program-specific purposeful résumé, responding to interview questions, and conducting employment searches. Upon completion, the student will gain skills to produce different types of field-specific and position-specific résumé s, be able to search and apply for employment, and hone their job interviewing skills.
Prerequisites: HCP 311
This Healthcare Clinical Certification Pathway is Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) approved
CCP 4: 24 Credits 56 Weeks (13 months)
The externship provides students the opportunity to apply concepts and skills learned in the program at a healthcare facility under the direction of a physician, office staff, and BIR’s Site Coordinator. Students are required to complete 150 hours. During the Medical Assisting Externship, students might perform a wide range of clinical and administrative duties including, but not limited to, diagnostic testing, specimen collection, taking vitals, performing EKG, sterilizing and preparing instruments, assisting with procedures, performing patient intake, medical appointment scheduling, and maintenance of patients’ records. Students must participate in all activities to receive credit for the externship.
Prerequisites: HCP 201, HCP 202, HCP 204, HCP 205, and HCP 206