Spring 2014 CUNY in the Heights Catalog
Healthcare, Certifications & Careers
Healthcare Certification & Careers Professional Certificate & License Physical Therapy Aide (50 hrs) This preparatory 50-hour program prepares students for the growing field of Physical Therapy. The Physical Therapy Aide is generally responsible for carrying out the non-technical duties of physical therapy, such as preparing treatment areas, ordering devices and supplies, and transporting patients working under the direction of the physical therapist. Furthermore, these workers assist in providing services that help improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. Physical Therapy Aides may be employed in nursing homes, hospitals, sports rehabilitation centers and some orthopedic clinics. Note: This program does not include a national or state certification as part of its overall objectives. Textbooks included in tuition.* Section Class Day Dates Time Price ACE-0806 CHW01 Physical Therapy Aide M, W 2/10-4/14/14 6pm-9pm $999 Clinical Medical Assistant Program (140 hrs + 160 hrs Clinical Externship) This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes among other things preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. Includes: 140 hrs Classroom and Lab Instruction/Practice plus 160 hrs Clinical Externship. Payment plan option available (up to 4 installments).* Section Class Day Dates Time Price ACE-0704 CHW01 Clinical Medical Assistant M, T, Th 2/18-6/12/14 6pm-9pm $2,399 Health Information Management/Medical Billing & Coding Specialist (300 hrs) The Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Certification program is designed to prepare you for exciting new in-demand career opportunities. We offer small class sizes in state-of-the-art facilities with committed and experienced professor-practitioners. Healthcare providers are increasingly transitioning to electronic medical records and billing systems. A Medical Billing and Coding Certification can increase your marketable skills and prepare you for entry-level positions in this expanding field. Discount available for full payments.* Section Class Day Dates Time Price ACE-0703 ACE-0705 ACE-0701 ACE-0716 ACE-0707 ACE-0105 ACE-0709 ACE-0711 ACE-0702 ACE-0700 CHW01 CHW01 CHW01 CHW01 CHW01 CHW01 CHW01 CHW01 CHW01 CHW01 Anatomy & Physiology (39 hrs) Medical Terminology (39 hrs) Health Information Mgmt (30 hrs) Health Law & Ethics (18 hrs) ICD-9 Coding/ Inpatient (33 hrs) ICD-9 Advance Coding (42 hrs) CPT-4 / HCPCS (42 hrs) Comp Medical Building (24 hrs) ICD-10 / HIPPAA Compliance (24 hrs) Professional/Career Dev (9 hrs) M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th 2/24-3/17/14 3/18-4/8/14 4/9-4/24/14 4/28-5/6/14 5/7-5/27/14 5/28-6/19/14 6/23-7/16/14 7/17-7/30/14 7/31-8/13/14 8/14-8/19/14 6pm-9pm 6pm-9pm 6pm-9pm 6pm-9pm 6pm-9pm 6pm-9pm 6pm-9pm 6pm-9pm 6pm-9pm 6pm-9pm $275 $275 $245 $195 $255 $295 $295 $225 $225 FREE Dialysis Technician (70 hrs) ENHANCED! This 70-hour preparatory course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties required of a Dialysis Technician. These duties include: operating a kidney dialysis machine, preparing dialyzer reprocessing and delivery systems as well as maintaining and repairing equipment. Furthermore, technicians work with patients during dialysis procedures and monitor and record vital signs as well as administer local anesthetics and drugs as needed. Additionally, they may also be involved in the training of patients for at-home dialysis treatment.* Section Class Day Dates Time Price ACE-0723 CHW01 ACE-0723 CHW02 Dialysis Technician Dialysis Technician T, Th Sat 2/4-4/24/14 2/8-5/17/14 6pm-9pm 1pm-6pm $1,199 $1,199 Pharmacy Technician Training Certificate Program (100 hr + 80 hr externship) ENHANCED! This comprehensive 180 hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Boardâ€™s PTCB exam. Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculations, I.V. flowrates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement. Students are eligible for a 1 to 3 month externship. Tuition includes all Textbooks.* Section Class Day Dates Time Price ACE-0717 CHW01 Pharmacy Technician T, Th 2/11-6/5/14 6pm-9pm $1,499 *Proof of High School/GED diploma required.