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Adult Education

Career Development - Medical and Health Care

MEDICAL AND HEALTH CARE

  • Certified Nurse Aide - CNA
  • Health Insurance Billing
  • Medical Terminology
  • Pharmacy Technician Training

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Career Development - Medical and Health Care

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CERTIFIED NURSE AIDE - CNA

This Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) training program is in compliance with and approved by the Indiana State Department of Health and exceeds the minimum number of training hours required by the state.  Course content includes an introduction to the role of nurse aide, residents’ rights, infection control, medical concerns and emergency procedures, safety and first aid, an overview of the aging process, verbal and non-verbal communication, basic nursing skills and personal care procedures, and basic restorative services.  Successful completion of both classroom and clinical portions leads to registration for the Certified Nurse Aide competency evaluation.  

The entire program is administered at an off-campus location in Northwest Indiana, and day or evening classes are available. Each day class is scheduled for four weeks and meets Monday through Friday.  The day class schedule is as follows:  8:00a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Day 1); 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Days 2-10); 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (2nd two weeks).  Evening classes meet from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for the first two (2) weeks and 4:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. for the remaining three (3) weeks. 

Participants in this Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) class must meet the following requirements: be at least sixteen (16) years old, be certified by a physician to be free of communicable disease, be able to perform CNA duties without any physical restrictions, obtain and pass a criminal history background check, have a valid social security number, and attend ALL scheduled training dates. Please note that registration must be completed and paid at least five (5) business days prior to the course start date.

Fee:      
$699.00 (Day class) or $749.00 (Evening class)
*Additional costs (not included in the tuition): $75 for the certified nurse aide competency evaluation, 2-step TB test, physical exam, wrist watch with second hand, gait belt and blue scrub uniform).

Start Dates:
April 4, 2016   (Day classes)
April 18, 2016 (Day classes)
May 2, 2016   (Day classes)
May 16, 2016 (Day classes)
May 23, 2016 (Evening classes)
June 6, 2016 (Day classes)
June 20, 2016 (Day classes)
June 27, 2016 (Evening classes)

Times:  
DAY CLASSES - Theory: 8:00a.m.-3:00 p.m. (day 1) and 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (days 2-10) and Clinical: 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  (remaining two (2) weeks)
EVENING CLASSES - Theory: 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (first two (2) weeks) and Clinical: 4:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (remaining three (3) weeks)

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HEALTH INSURANCE BILLING

Students will learn how to successfully file the HCFA-1500 form for major nationwide insurance programs, they will be exposed to the national diagnostic and procedural coding systems, and they will learn the process of filing commercial claim forms.  Students will study the following topics: legal considerations, life cycle of an insurance claim, terminology common to all programs, the basic insurance claim, and the differences between the various insurance plans. 

Fee:  $475 (includes textbook)
Dates:  April 6 - May 25, 2016
Day:  Wednesday evenings (April) and Monday/Wednesday evenings (May)
Times:  6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Details: The duration of the course will be a total of 30 hours.  Classes will be held on the campus of IU Northwest on Wednesday evenings from April 6 – April 27 and on Monday and Wednesday evenings from May 2 – May 25, 2016.  Classes will meet from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. each evening, and there will be a total of twelve (12) class sessions.  
 

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

This course will teach the language, pronunciation and definitions of terminology used in the medical and health care fields.  It is an introductory course that provides the groundwork and knowledge for future health care courses and is often necessary for employment in the medical field.  Young graduates just entering the medical field and seasoned professionals looking for an exciting new opportunity in the health care industry will equally benefit from the content and subject matter provided through this course. 

Fee: $299 (includes textbook)
Dates: February 29 – April 25, 2016 (no class on March 14, 2016) 
Day: Monday evenings
Times:  6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Details: The duration of the course will be a total of 20 hours.  Classes will be held on the campus of IU Northwest on Monday evenings from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and will meet for eight (8) class sessions.  

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PHARMACY TECHNICIAN TRAINING 

This program has been approved by the Indiana Board of Pharmacy.  Successful completion of the course meets a requirement for obtaining a State of Indiana Pharmacy Technician license and helps prepare the student to sit for the national certification exam given by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).  The course content will include pharmacy and medical terminology, basic human anatomy and function, reading and interpreting prescriptions and medication orders, quality assurance, mathematical computations, aseptic techniques, and more.  The course teaches the student concepts, skills, and principles needed to work with pharmacists, physicians, medical professionals, insurance companies, and patients. Typical duties include medication order processing, managing patient records, packaging, sterile and non-sterile compounding, third party billing, inventory control, and general assistance for pharmacists and patients.  Please note that employment in the state of Indiana requires that the individual have a high school diploma or GED, be at least 18 years of age, and meet other criteria as outlined by the Indiana Board of Pharmacy.   

Fee:      $1,150 (includes textbooks)
Dates:   June 6 - August 31, 2016 (classes will not meet the week of July 4, 2016)
Days:    Monday and Wednesday evenings
Times:   6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Details:  The duration of the course will be a total of 72 hours.  Classes will be held on the campus of IU Northwest on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Classes will meet for twenty-four (24) total class sessions between June 6 - August 31, 2016, with no classes being held during the week of July 4, 2016.

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