Healthcare Clinical Certification Pathways
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Allied Healthcare Clinical Certification Pathways

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The Clinical Certification Pathways offer preparation for credentialing exams through

  • American Heart Association (AHA)
    — AHA Certified Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation- Basic Life Support (CPR-BLS)
  • American Medical Certification Association (AMCA)
    — AMCA Medical Assistant Certification (MAC)
  • American Medical Technologists (AMT)
    — AMT Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT) administered offsite or NHA Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
  • National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
    — NHA Certified EKG Technician (CET)
    — NHA Certified Patient Care Technician/Assistant (CPCT/A)

 

 

Credentialed allied healthcare professionals have ample employment opportunities in hospitals, nursing and residential care facilities, and outpatient and ambulatory settings. Whether employees carry the title of medical assistant, patient care technician, or another job title, they must be credentialed to perform medical assistant duties such as phlebotomy and electronic health record data entry. An emphasis on cost-efficient solutions to health care delivery leads to a bigger need for a certified workforce.

 

BIR Training Center’s Allied Healthcare Certification Pathways lead to specific industry-recognized credentials. The pathways are for individuals who are entering the field and want to demonstrate knowledge and credibility, who are already in the field and want better-paying jobs, and for employers who can benefit from cost-efficient short-term training that produces credentials recognized by CMS.  

 

Trainees who meet eligibility criteria will sit for Medical Assistant, EKG Technician, and Phlebotomy Technician national certification examinations. The Patient Care Technician examination tests competencies in three areas: Basic Nursing Assistance, EKG, and Phlebotomy. This examination is recommended for those who within the last three years have either worked as a CNA or completed a Basic Nursing Assistant program. Being certified is good for professional advancement, career building, and the health care industry.

 

 

  • CCP 1: 12 Credits 24 Weeks   |   Tuition and Exams: $4,440   |   Books and Materials: $465
    • Medical Terminology, Anatomy, & Physiology (4 Credits)
    • Medical Assisting & Infection Control (4 Credits)
        AHA (CPR-BLS) Exam; NHA (CET) Exam 
    • Phlebotomy & Specimen Collection (4 Credits)
       NHA (CPCT/A) Exam

    *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   |   Tuition and Exams: $4,070   |   Books and Materials: $540
    • Medical Terminology, Anatomy, & Physiology (4 Credits)
    • Medical Assisting & Infection Control (4 Credits)
        AHA (CPR-BLS) Exam; NHA (CET) Exam 
    • Pharmacology & Medication Administration (3 Credits)
       AMCA (MAC) Exam 

     

  • CCP 3: 19 Credits 40 Weeks   |   Tuition and Exams: $7,030   |   Books and Materials: $650
    • Medical Terminology, Anatomy, & Physiology (4 Credits)
    • Medical Assisting & Infection Control (4 Credits)
        AHA (CPR-BLS) Exam; NHA (CET) Exam 
    • Pharmacology & Medication Administration (3 Credits)
       AMCA (MAC) Exam 
    • Phlebotomy & Specimen Collection (4 Credits)
       NHA (CPCT/A) Exam
    • Career Development (4 Credits)

    This Healthcare Clinical Certification Pathway is Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) approved.

     

     

  • CCP 4: 24 Credits 56 Weeks   |   Tuition and Exams: $8,780   |   Books and Materials: $650
    • Medical Terminology, Anatomy, & Physiology (4 Credits)
    • Medical Assisting & Infection Control (4 Credits)
        AHA (CPR-BLS) Exam; NHA (CET) Exam 
    • Pharmacology & Medication Administration (3 Credits)
       AMCA (MAC) Exam 
    • Phlebotomy & Specimen Collection (4 Credits)
       AMT (PRT) Exam or NHA (CPT) Exam 
    • Medical Assisting Externship (5 Credits) | Course extends for 16 weeks
    • Career Development (4 Credits)

    This Healthcare Clinical Certification Pathway is Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) approved

  • JOB TITLE DUTIES

    Medical Assistant

    Takes and records vital signs, administers medication and vaccinations, take EKG tests, draws blood, collects and prepares lab specimens, and assists physicians during exams. Medical assistants work in outpatient labs, hospitals, and physicians’ offices.

    Patient Care Technician

    Administers EKG tests, draws blood, administers medications, and obtains vital signs amongst many other clinical skills. PCTs also assist patients with basic hygiene and ambulation in settings such as hospitals or long term care facilities.

    Phlebotomy Technician

    Verifies test requisitions, collects specimens, draws blood, and performs routine laboratory tests.

    EKG Technician

    Sets up and administer EKGs (electrocardiograms) and stress tests, delivers final test results to physicians for analysis and interpretation.