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    Clinical Medical Technicians are one of the fastest growing professions in healthcare, which is already one of the fastest growing industries. Clinical Medical Technicians earn this by being highly skilled in several of the most important aspects of patient care. Clinical Medical Technicians work in many different healthcare environments including outpatient or ambulatory care facilities, medical offices and clinics, and hospitals. 2016 surveys put the median income for Clinical Medical Technicians at $46,000 per year, and a job growth rate of 16% per year, one of the highest growth rates of any profession. What’s in this program? This program helps students master the three medical skill sets that make up CMTs: 1.

    Dental Assistant
    $3,595.00

    A Dental Assistant assists with oral surgery, preparing tools and sterilizing equipment, and often helps record observations and results of the surgery. Dental assistants are in extremely high demand, and their profession is growing at a rate of 18% per year. The 2016 median income for a dental assistant was $35,000 per year. What’s in this program? This program will give you standards to follow and a familiarity with the tools and procedures in a dental office. This Dental Assistant program covers the history of dentistry, legal aspects of dentistry, oral anatomy, dental operatory, and dental equipment. In this program, you will be introduced to tooth structure including primary and permanent teeth.

    A dental office assistant keeps the office running by handling scheduling, records, and insurance. The Dental Office Assistant course delivers all the latest information and skill practice you need to succeed, covering the functions of the dental business office, and detailing office technology and equipment. You’ll learn to handle clients through professional communication and critical thinking. And you’ll get in-depth instruction for scheduling, bookkeeping, electronic record regulations and insurance coding (including HIPAA and OSHA guidelines). The median pay for dental office assistants was $29,000 per year (approx. $14 per hour) in 2016. Employment is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026.

    As kidney failure continues to be a growing national health problem, kidney disease is driving the growing demand for well-trained dialysis technicians. Dialysis technicians are employed in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and other medical facilities. The number of dialysis technician jobs has the potential to increase by more than 35% by 2018. This Dialysis Technician Program provides students with the knowledge needed to perform as a dialysis technician. This program will review kidney dialysis machines, preparing dialyzer reprocessing and delivery systems, and review equipment maintenance. This Dialysis Technician Program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties required of dialysis technicians.

    Direct Support Professionals provide care for individuals with developmental and or physical disabilities in a number of settings including group homes, day programs, home & community based services, and vocational rehabilitation. Students will learn methods for providing assistance with living skills development, health maintenance, medication administration, personal care, and behavioral development. This course will teach current and future Direct Support Professionals methods for developing individuals’ basic living and social skills with the primary goal of integrating them into the community to the best of their ability. This course is designed for entry-level Direct Support Professionals.

    Have you ever thought about a career in addiction counseling? Addiction counseling professionals treat individuals who are in need of substance abuse counseling as well as offer peace of mind to the families of persons who are in need of drug addiction counseling. In this program, we will first provide an introduction to psychology. The Introduction to Psychology course takes students through the basic concepts, theories, research methods, and contributions to the understanding of human behavior taking students through the various complexities of human development, the motivations for our thoughts, feelings and behavior as well as the role of sexuality, gender, heredity and genetics as applied to human behavior overall.

    EKG Technician
    $2,995.00

    An EKG technician is trained to measure a patient’s heart performance. Using specialized equipment, the EKG technician records and then provides those measurements to the patient’s physician. Healthcare services are growing every year, and with the aging baby boomer generation, it is estimated that an additional 20% more EKG technicians will be needed in the next 3 years. Highly sought after for hospitals, clinics, and doctor’s offices, the EKG technician skills are even more desired when combined with Phlebotomy or Medical Assistant training, which opens up exciting career paths. The 2015-2016 studies show median income for EKG technicians was $53,000 per year (entry-level EKG technicians can start at $27,000, and with years of experience can go up to $82,000).

    This Electronic Health Record (EHR) Management program prepares students to understand and use electronic records in a medical practice. Course reviews the implementation and management of electronic health information using common electronic data interchange systems and maintaining the medical, legal, accreditation and regulatory requirements of the electronic health record.

    Family Nutrition
    $1,695.00

    The Online Professional Certificate in Family Nutrition has been designed to meet the growing demand for Registered Dietitians, DTRs, allied health/medical and fitness professionals, parents, and the general public who want to learn to develop healthy food strategies, family support education, and advanced nutritional planning for moms, children, and the entire family. This Web-based Certificate program provides an in-depth examination of developing nutritionally fit, fun, and energized families through foods and proper nutrition! In addition, learn "Healthy Habit Strategies" to cope with family dynamics and the different environments each member of the family lives in.

    The Online Professional Certificate in Fitness Management was developed to establish an industry standard in fitness management education for allied health and fitness professionals, personal trainers, fitness managers, and entrepreneurs that wish to establish a successful business model and fitness operation. The certificate prepares students to implement successful business systems in the following settings: private and commercial health clubs, medically-based fitness facilities, community wellness centers, personal training studios, physical therapy clinics, YMCA’s, JCC’s, college/university centers, recreational settings, and corporate fitness centers.

    The Online Professional Certificate in Functional Nutrition has been designed to meet the growing demand for Registered Dietitians, DTRs, personal trainers, athletic trainers, allied health/medical and fitness professionals and the general public who would like to obtain the latest roadmap on selecting the best functional nutrients and super foods. This comprehensive Web-based Certificate program provides an in-depth examination of contemporary nutrition topics designed to inform individuals about the latest research on eating super foods, organically, and genetically modified foods. Additional topics include shopping for functional foods successfully, environmental nutrition issues, and educating you on eating earth-friendly food sources.

    Our Health Information Technology (HIT) course provides strategies and concepts related to the comprehensive management of health information. Students will learn how to organize and secure health information to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of the health care delivery system. With an overview of the health care industry and strategies for recording and securing patient processing records, this course equips the learner with tools and techniques for improving the health care system by effectively managing health care data. The nation's health care delivery system is rapidly being transformed by the introduction of computer-based health information systems - specifically, by electronic health records (EHRs).