Health Careers

CNA - Return to Practice

Has your Certified Nursing Assistant certification lapsed? An 18-hour review course is designed to prepare you for the NYS Certification Exam: six hours of academics and 12 hours of skills review. Testing scheduled after completion of course.  Course is scheduled for 4 classroom sessions. Students must register with the testing agency in order to renew their certification. 

Nursing Assistant Program

Prepare to be a nursing assistant who provides quality care in settings such as nursing homes and hospitals. Develop basic nursing skills through lectures, lab, and clinical experience. 100 hours of classroom work is followed by a required 50 hours of clinical experience. Upon successful completion, students must take a State Certification Exam. Excellent attendance is required and a payment plan is available.

Phlebotomy Technician

Gain the technical knowledge and practical skills necessary for an entry-level Phlebotomist position in a lab, nursing home or hospital. Learn to perform a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and precautions. Emphasis is on safety and compliance with standard precautions and infection control.

Clinical assignments are held in various medical labs and hospitals throughout the Hudson Valley. Completion of 75-hour clinical experience required. No previous knowledge or experience in phlebotomy is required. Textbook included. Class size limited to 10 students. Students responsible for transportation to various clinical sites. Eligible Veterans may qualify for GI benefits.

Medical Coding

Learn the basics of medical office billing and coding procedures.  Gain a comprehensive overview and understanding of the guidelines for claims processing. Prepares you to do electronic medical billing in a physician office using proper codes and procedures. 

Medical terminology and coding components will be integrated for greater comprehension and retention. Other components will include: Medical Office Billing Procedures, Guidelines for Claims Processing, Legal Guidelines for Medical Billing Issues such as Fraud and Abuse, and HIPAA Laws.

Learn Insurance Guidelines for Various Types of Insurance including: Eligibility, Medical Necessity, and Filing Deadlines. Students will be prepared to assign proper ICD-9 Diagnosis Codes and CPT Procedure Codes used in Medical Billing, and become familiar with fundamentals of health information management.  
Eligible Veterans may qualify for GI benefits.

Hospital Inpatient Coding Class

Take the next step in your Medical Coding Career.  Learn hospital-related Diagnostic and Procedural Coding using ICD-9 diagnosis and procedure codes.  These are codes used by hospitals for reimbursement and health care statistics.  Course includes an introduction to Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG) assignments and how they affect reimbursement.