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Academy of Medical Professionals - Information Night


with Jamie DeSantis

Calendar Next session starts Sep 25, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

We will be holding our free information night for any prospective students. This session typically lasts about an hour and we do use the Tandberg systems to broadcast the session.

BHP: Behavioral Health Professional Certification


with Daniel Sheehan

Calendar Next session starts Oct 6, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 4 weeks

This NEW blended online and in-person certification course teaches individuals how to provide in-home support to children (4 - 21 years of age) with intellectual/developmental delays, Autism, or major mental health diagnosis in their home and community – this class meets the state requirements for certification as a BHP for job placement.  High school diploma or equivalency is required to attend this BHP training.  CPR/First Aid is needed in conjunction with this course for certification.  See CPR dates above.  CPR cost is NOT included in the cost of this course.

Online portion and CPR must be completed before the Face-to-Face portion of the class.       

Online class session start dates:     1) Sept 5          2) Dec 3                                                                                                              

Face-to-face class is Saturday, 9am-4pm, Cost: $159                          Session Dates:                               1) Oct 6       2) Jan 19

Cert. Group Exercise; Personal Trainer


with Academy of Medical Professions

Calendar Next session starts Sep 1, 2018 , runs for 10 weeks

This 10 week Group Fitness and/or 10 week Personal Training Certification will provide you national certifications through AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America). This program is designed to teach you the skills you need to successfully enter these professions on a full-time or part-time basis. We will help you to change the lives of others while you make money doing what you love. As a Group Fitness Instructor, you will be able to effectively lead any type of group exercise program. This program, which also includes CPR and First Aid certifications, is the first level of certification you will need order to start your new career. You can work in any type of fitness facility including: Assisted living and colleges, even working with children or working with kids involved with sports. Some types of group fitness include: Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, boot camp, interval training, step aerobics, water aerobics, Spinning, and more. As a Personal Trainer, you n choose to work independently with clients for yourself or choose to work at a fitness facility where they provide you the clientele. If you are looking to change one life at a time and work closely with a client, this is a great career. Most group exercise instructors are also personal trainers and do a little bit of both to supplement their income. Some of the skills you will need include: Excellent communication skills, creativity, knowledge of nutrition and fitness do’s and don’ts which are taught in programs like ours. This is a career that is constantly changing, so continued education will be essential, which can be accomplished by attending conferences, online resources, health and nutrition materials such as magazines, reports, and books. You will be required to keep up with credits towards your certifications every year. This program will provide you all the skills necessary to start teaching and training, passing the certifications, preparing your resume, and finding work. Choose to take Personal Training Certification or Group Fitness, or both. If you complete the course with a satisfactory grade, you will receive a Certificate of Completion, a Letter of recommendation, a list of companies in the field with web site addresses and phone numbers, and we would be happy to provide personal references. Our instructors are professionals in the industry and can offer you the benefit of their knowledge and experience. Click here to register.

Certificate in Gerontology (Fall 2018)
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Certificate in Gerontology (Fall 2018)


with Online with

Calendar Next session starts Sep 12, 2018 , runs for 20 weeks

The Certificate in Gerontology represents a specialization in the field of gerontology. Professionals who work with the older population need continuing professional education to gain a broad understanding of the field and to stay current with emerging trends. Cost: $150 for 6 weeks online series - www.Online with  Session Start Dates: February 14, March 14, April 11, May 16, June 13

Clinical Medical Assistant


with Academy of Medical Professions

Calendar Next session starts Sep 1, 2018 , runs for 16 weeks

There are few industries that offer as much opportunity ad stability as the healthcare industry. If you are considering a career in healthcare, becoming a Clinical Medical Assistant may be perfect for you. A career in Medical Assisting could provide you with everything you’re looking for: A short training period, excellent job opportunities, a good salary, and a professional working environment. What is a Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA)? A Clinical Medical Assistant is a medical support professional that performs a variety of tasks to assist physicians in providing patient care, while ensuring that clinics and hospitals run smoothly and efficiently. While CMAs working in smaller practices may be required to perform some administrative tasks, those working in larger medical facilities focus mainly on providing support services directly related to patient care. Here at the Academy we offer both Clinical and Administrative programs that can be combined. Clinical Medical Assistants are more often found at the physician’s side working in close contact with patients. Typically Medical Assistants prep rooms and prepare patients for examinations, while helping manage medical supply inventories. CMAs may also assist nurses and physicians providing direct patient care by taking medical histories, charting vitals, and assisting in examinations and procedures. Some even perform more advanced tasks under the supervision of a physician such as cleaning and dressing wounds, removing sutures, collecting blood and other specimens as well as administering medication. Characteristics of a successful Clinical Medical Assistant: Excellent communicator, ability to multitask, organized, ability to handle stress and think clearly on the fly. One must be compassionate while still maintaining a professional distance. This job often involves working with people who are sometimes frustrated, anxious, tired, sick and possibly even dying. All courses offered either locally at Adult Education Centers, and/or Online Live or through Recorded Classes lectures to be taken at the students own pace and time. Click here to register.

Dental Assisting


with Kelly Rose, DMD

Calendar Next session starts Oct 15, 2018 , runs for 10 weeks
This is an 10-week course designed to enable you to be job-ready in a career in Dental Assisting. According to the Labor Department, there should be more than 91,000 openings for dental assistants up to the year 2020. That amounts to more than 30% employment growth, which is much faster than the average for all professions. The need for so many more dental assistants is easy to cipher: A large aging population intensifies the demand for quality healthcare and qualified practitioners. Our program is designed to teach all the aspects of obtaining employment in the field, helping you to prepare to take national dental exams, perfecting your resume and learning how to find employment in Dental Assisting. After completing our program, you will be provided the opportunity to sit for The Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB®), Radiation Health and Safety (RHS®). Should a student decide to intern in the field, we will work with the student to obtain those internships. Click here to register.

Medical Billing and Coding


with Academy of Medical Professions

Calendar Next session starts Sep 1, 2018 , runs for 20 weeks

As a Medical Biller/Coder you are responsible for reviewing the documentation the physicians have provided and assigning the correct diagnosis and procedure codes, entering the necessary information into the patient’s account and submitting the claims to the Insurance Companies. You are then responsible for tracking and receiving payment from the Insurance Companies and billing the patient when necessary. You will also be responsible for reviewing any denials and researching to make sure that the claim was submitted correctly the first time. If any necessary changes can be made, you are responsible for making the changes and following up with the Insurance Companies. Basic computer knowledge is a must. Many offices use the Internet and are willing to provide you with their billing programs to install on your home computer allowing you to work from home. Medical Billers and Coders are in high demand. Most offices and hospitals find it very difficult to find Medical Billers and Coders and when they do, are willing to provide great pay and benefits. If you chose to work in the office or hospital, flexible schedules are also possible and they tend to be very accommodating. As well as working in physician’s offices and hospitals, you can choose to work for Medical Billing Companies, Ambulance Companies and Nursing Homes. All courses offered either locally at Adult Education Centers, and/or Online Live or through Recorded Classes lectures to be taken at the students own pace and time. Click here to register.

Medical Transcription Certificate


with Academy of Medical Professions

Calendar Next session starts Sep 1, 2018 , runs for 10 weeks

Medical Transcription is the process of turning dictated medical information into typed records through the use of various types of equipment, such as micro-cassette recorders, Wav files, telephone systems and C-phones. As a Medical Transcriptionist, you are responsible for receiving verbal information and typing that information into a word processing program, such as Microsoft Word or Word Perfect. This information must be transcribed accurately, using the format specified by the provider (SOAP notes, discharge summaries, and other report forms) Basic computer knowledge is a must, as are basic typing skills and knowledge of commonly used word processing programs. Most doctors or transcription companies ask for a minimum of 60 WPM. Also, many companies now use the Internet, which gives you the opportunity to work out of your home without having to drop off and pick up tapes. Our program now offers you the opportunity to learn how to use the internet and transcribe files through voice files, using FTP and Byte scribe/Express Scribe and foot pedals that connect to your computer. Our objective is to make sure you understand all the types of equipment that are out there for transcribing across the country. Our course is State Licensed, Insured and bonded and all instructors are at-home medical transcriptionists that will be sure to show you all the tricks of the trade that we personally use. We provide you with a list of job openings while going through the course and will keep in contact after graduation to make sure you are following through with the directions that were given in class regarding finding jobs and where to send your resume. Our website has a message board and job openings will be posted for your convenience, as well as a convenient way to ask questions as you are going through the program. Click here to register.

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