Education At HCC

Non-Credit Programs
Certified Nursing Assistant
This program prepares students for the State of Connecticut’s Certification to practice as a Certified Nursing Assistant in long term care facilities, hospitals, and private duty. The students will learn to deliver all aspects of personal care to patients under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). Currently offering day and evening programs.

Fee: $1,499 (includes textbook, uniform, and certification exam)

Classwork: 120 hour program consisting of:
40-hours of classroom instruction
36-hours of lab
36-hours of clinical at Lord Chamberlain Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
8-hours of exam review

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 Student Health Requirement Form – Must Be Completed Before Clinical

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Patient Care Technician Certification (PCT)

A Patient Care Technician is a multi-skilled healthcare worker who initially earns a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) certification and then gains additional skills to perform routine patient care treatments including lab tests, EKG’s, dressing changes, acute care, patient safety, and phlebotomy.

Fee: $2,595
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Pharmacy Technician

This course is a pre-certification course to prepare students for the official Pharmacy Technician Certification exam. This comprehensive, 60-hour course will prepare students for an entry level position in a community pharmacy, hospital, or long term care setting. During this course, students will receive an excellent review for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) national certification exam.

Course Topics: Learning Medical Terminology specific to pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions, defining drugs by generic and brand names, calculating dosages and I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, converting dosages, dispensing of prescriptions, controlling inventory, billing, and reimbursing insurance.

Prerequisites: Basic Math and Algebra is required to be able to calculate pharmaceutical calculations for this course.

Current Cost: $1,148, which includes textbooks and certification exam.

Course Length: 10 weeks (60 hours total)

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Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist

Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialists (CMRS) are skilled in facilitating the claims paying process from the time a service is rendered by a healthcare provider until the balance is paid. The CMRS is knowledgeable in ICD-9, ICD-10, CPT4 and HCPCS Coding, Medical Terminology, insurance claims and billing, appeals and denials, fraud and abuse, HIPAA, OIG Compliance, information and web technology, reimbursement, and much more. CMRS billers play a critical role in a healthcare provider’s daily business operations. This course prepares students to take the CMRS certification exam, which is awarded by the Certifying Board of the American Medical Billing Association (CBAMBA).

Fee: $595

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Community Health Worker

A Community Health Worker (CHW) is a frontline public health worker who has a close understanding of the community he or she serves. CHWs help individuals, families, groups, and communities develop access to resources, including health insurance, food, housing, and quality care. The program consists of 120 hours of lecture, an 8-hour Mental Health First Aid certification training, along with a mandatory 50 hour internship experience. The program will prepare students to perform a wide range of activities to increase the community’s health knowledge and self-sufficiency, including outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support, and advocacy. Students will also learn how to make home visits to chronically ill patients, pregnant women and nursing mothers, individuals at high risk of health problems, and the elderly.

Fee: $295 (includes textbook and MHFA certification)

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Certified Professional Coder

A Certified Professional Coder translates a healthcare provider’s analysis and procedural phrases into codes, or alpha numeric designations. It is necessary for CPC’s to understand health records and their content in order to conduct proper research and provide the correct coding. With five required courses, individuals will become Certified Professional Coders. Students will learn medical language, terminology, abbreviations, the basics of biology and anatomy, and overall guidelines for coding. The program also includes a review for the CPC exam, an advanced coding workshop, and a mock CPC exam. Students are eligible to take the exam, administered at Housatonic Community College, after completion of the Medical Coding courses.

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