Northwest-Shoals Community College
Developed by industry experts, our program will prepare you to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam. It's convenient, fast, and affordable – Since this program is 100% online and self-paced, many students can complete the program in as few as 3 to 6 months.
This course will give you a comprehensive overview of working as a phlebotomist, teaching you about drawing blood from patients and blood donors, evaluating patients, and how to properly explain procedures and answer patient questions. You’ll also be introduced to performing basic point-of-care testing, such as reading blood glucose levels and preparing blood, urine, and other specimens for testing, along with maintaining medical equipment such as needles, test tubes, and blood vials.
In addition, this course includes simulation experience through the inclusion of a lab kit for assignments and aligned simulations for practice, giving you access to videos outlining procedures that allow for firsthand practice as expected in real-world scenarios. Plus you’ll have an opportunity to obtain clinical experience, based on eligibility and availability. Ask for more information.
Medical billers and coders are in high demand, with more than one million practicing physicians in the United States rely on them to receive payment for their services. Opportunities are also on the rise with health insurance companies, specialty pharmacies, medical suppliers, and others, making this an excellent time to enter or transition into this field.
Developed by industry experts, our program is convenient, fast, and affordable, with many students completing in as few as 3 to 6 months. You'll gain in-demand job skills, as you learn about legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts, including HIPAA compliance, official coding guidelines, medical terminology, and third-party payer requirements. You will also come to understand all phases of the revenue cycle—from patient registration through medical coding, claims submission, reimbursement, and collections.
Prepares You for Certification – Certified Medical Records Specialists make an average of almost 18% more than non-certified ones, according to the 2022 AAPC Salary Survey. And with your completion of this course, you will be able to choose an exam voucher for one of three professional certifications that best aligns with your interests and career goals: the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam offered by AAPC; the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam offered by AHIMA; the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam offered by NHA.
Developed by industry experts, our program will prepare you to sit for the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) exam. It's convenient, fast, and affordable – Since this program is 100% online and self-paced, many students can complete the program in as few as 3 to 6 months.
You'll gain in-demand job skills, with hands-on experience and virtual labs that prepare you for entry-level pharm tech positions. Learn medical and pharmaceutical terminology, basic anatomy related to the pharmacology of medications, and pharmaceutical calculations. Plus obtain practice in retail pharmacy procedures through an online lab module.
Stand out to employers – The Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certification by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) demonstrates to prospective employers that you have the knowledge and skills required to succeed. And once certified, you’ll be positioned to enjoy a rewarding career that is in-demand with plenty of advancement opportunities.
Located in Muscle Shoals, AL, Northwest-Shoals Community College offers online career training programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations, and prepare you for certification testing in many areas, including Healthcare, Business, Trades & Construction, and Non-Coding IT.
Our programs are designed by a team of professionals from each respective field, providing you with effective self-paced, web-based learning. Instructors/mentors are actively involved in your online learning experience, responding to any questions or concerns, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.
800 George Wallace Blvd., Muscle Shoals, AL 35661