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Allied Health ProfessionalCertificates

Earning a certificate is an affordable way to gain skills so you can quickly enter the workforce. Aims offers certificate programs for three allied health professional career paths.

Medical Assistant, Front Office Certificate

Gain the skills to become a medical administrative assistant. Learn medical business-related tasks including insurance billing and coding, electronic health records (EHR), medical office financial management and patient scheduling.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required

Introduces students to customer service theory and techniques specifically in the healthcare arena. This course will discuss therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and negotiation, as well as employee/employer relations. Exploration of diverse populations and cultural sensitivity will be addressed. Course is not repeatable for credit.

2
required

Introduces the administrative duties specifically used in medical offices. Course is not repeatable for credit.

Course Corequisites
MAP 1020
4
required

Covers the practical uses of accounts and records with emphasis on accounting principles and analysis for use in a medical office. This course introduces outpatient coding with an ultimate goal to present a clear picture of medical procedures and services performed, such as Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes, correlating the diagnosis, symptom, complaint or condition, and International Classifications of Diseases (ICD) codes, thus establishing the medical necessity required for third-party reimbursement. Course is not repeatable for credit.

Course Corequisites
MAP 1010
4
required

Provides supervised placement in contracted facility for guided experience in the psychomotor, cognitive and affective learning domains acquired in an educational program. Positions are non-paid. Course is repeatable with a maximum of 12 credit hours.

Course Prerequisites

Permission of instructor is required

0 to 12
* * Students must complete 3 credits of MOT 1081
required

Focuses on bringing acquired knowledge to issues faced specifically by medical practice managers and is the culmination of knowledge the student has learned in the program. Includes management priorities, principles of practice management, financial, clinical, personnel, and service, financial management control, information management systems, marketing, managed care contracting and negotiations, basic business policies of medical office compliance, coding and documentation. Course is not repeatable for credit.

Course Prerequisites

Permission of instructor is required

4
Total Credits for Medical Assistant Front Office Certificate 17

Medical Clinical Assistant Certificate

Gain the skills to become a medical clinical assistant. Learn to perform blood draws, injections, EKGs and urinalysis, electronic medical records (EHR) and get practice in providing direct patient care.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required

Introduces students to customer service theory and techniques specifically in the healthcare arena. This course will discuss therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and negotiation, as well as employee/employer relations. Exploration of diverse populations and cultural sensitivity will be addressed. Course is not repeatable for credit.

2
required

Provides an in-depth study of the structure of medical terms with emphasis on using and combining common prefixes, roots and suffixes. This course includes terms related to major body systems, oncology, and psychiatry as well as clinical laboratory and diagnostic procedures, and imaging, and provides accepted pronunciation of terms and relative use in the healthcare setting. Course is not repeatable for credit.

3
required

Introduces basic, routine laboratory skills and techniques for collection, handling, and examination of laboratory specimens often encountered in the ambulatory care setting. Course is not repeatable for credit.

Course Corequisites
MAP 2040
4
required

Provides hands on experience with clinical skills required in medical offices. Delivers theory and skills presentations allowing for students to properly demonstrate techniques for a variety of medical needs. Course is not repeatable for credit.

Course Corequisites
MAP 2080
4
required

Provides the opportunity to supplement coursework with practical work experience related to their educational program, working under the immediate supervision of experienced personnel at the business location and with the direct guidance of the instructor. Course is repeatable with a maximum of 12 credit hours.

Course Prerequisites

Permission of instructor is required

5.5
0 to 12
Total Credits for Medical Clinical Assistant Certificate 18.5

Phlebotomy Certificate

Gain the skills to become a phlebotomist at a hospital, clinic, lab or medical practice. Study and practice venipuncture, capillary puncture and special collection procedures, and learn quality control, infection prevention and laboratory computer systems.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required

Covers the duties associated with the practice of venipuncture, capillary puncture, and special collection procedures. This course provides experience with quality control, infection control, safety procedures, as well as laboratory computer systems. Successful completion of this course, with an adequate number of blood draws, will constitute eligibility for application for a National Phlebotomy Registry Examination. Course is not repeatable for credit.

Course Prerequisites

Permission of instructor is required

4
required

Provides students with the opportunity to supplement coursework with practical work experience related to their educational program. Students work under the immediate supervision of experienced personnel at the business location and with the direct guidance of the instructor. Course is repeatable with a maximum of 12 credit hours.

Course Prerequisites

Permission of instructor is required

0 to 12
HPR 1080 Credits  Students must take 4 credits of HPR 1080 (Phlebotomy Internship)
Total Credits for Certificate 8