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Health Care Career Institute






Short and Fast-Paced Medical Training Programs

Training Courses

For the best possible medical training, choose Health Care Career Institute in Pasadena, Texas. We offer medical technical courses designed for individuals looking to get into the workforce quickly. Additionally, our highly qualified instructors are more than capable of teaching various courses that pertain to the medical field, including:

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG) Technician
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Insurance Coding and Billing
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Medical Terminology
  • Phlebotomy Technician

Electrocardiogram (EKG) Technician

Program/Course Objective/Purpose:


The role of an EKG Technician is very important as they are responsible for performing specific tests on patients with heart problems. The EKG technician will acquire the skills necessary to understand and perform EKG monitoring test by learning basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system along with how to attach the proper electrodes to the various parts of the body in a discreet and respectful manner. The EKG tech will also learn how to obtain patient vital signs and interpret the test results. 

The approximate time required to complete this program will be eight weeks for the day and eight weeks for the night class.

Program Title: EKG Technician (EKG101-104)

Program Description: The objective of this course is to prepare students with the working knowledge and skills necessary for an entry-level job in the medical field as an EKG Technician. Graduates are expected to find employment in physicians’ offices, various types of outpatient and inpatient medical facilities, hospitals, medical/surgical clinics, and insurance companies. After completion of the course students will be able to communicate with patients and medical staff in a professional manner and have a fundamental understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system as well as perform the electrocardiograph by attaching the electrodes to the various parts of the body in a discreet and respectful manner during patient assessment. The EKG tech will also learn how to obtain vital signs and interpret test results.

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will receive a certificate.

Admission requirements: High School Diploma or GED/ Wonderlich Basic Skills Test

Subject Description: 80 Total Clock Hours 56 LEC, 24 LAB + 80 Hours Externship

EKG 101 Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology/Medical Terminology

Clock Hours: 26 (18 LEC/6 LAB)

Course Prerequisite(s): Admission to program

Subject Description: Introduction to Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology will give the students an over view of the Human Heart. Upon completion of this section students will be able to: 1) Define key terms, identify basic word elements, state the meaning of common root words, prefixes, suffixes in medical terms. 2) Describe the structural components of the heart, the heart walls, chambers and valves. Describe the layout and structure of coronary system. 3) Describe and define the overall function and structures of the Cardiac System, name the phases of the cardiac cycle, properties of the cardiac cells and understand the details of cardiac impulse conduction and their relationship to arrhythmias.

EKG 102 Obtain EKG Recordings/Medical Office Procedures

Clock Hours: 22 (14 LEC/8 LAB)

Course Prerequisite(s): EKG101, Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology

Subject Description: Introduction to Obtaining an EKG Recording, and Medical Office Procedures will give the students an over view of the importance of EKGs and providing effective patient care. Upon completion of this section the students will be able to: 1) Understand the function of the leads and planes, know the different types of ECG monitoring systems and proper techniques for applying electrodes, selecting leads, and obtaining rhythm strips. 2) Understand the components of an EKG complex and their significance and variations, techniques for calculating the rate and rhythm of an EKG recording, step-by-step approach to EKG interpretation. 3) Perform various office procedures such as proper documentation, patient identification and obtain vital signs.

EKG 103 Understanding and Interpret the variations in rhythm strips

Clock Hours: 22 (14 LEC/8 LAB)

Course Prerequisite(s): EKG102, Obtain EKG Recordings, Medical Office Procedures

Subject Description: Introduction to Understanding and Interpreting the variations in rhythm strips, will give the students an over view on how to understand and identify the various sinus node arrhythmias. Upon completion of this section the students will be able to: 1) Describe the causes, significance, treatment, and nursing implications of each arrhythmia. 2) The students will be able to perform proper EKG analysis as well as obtain proper readings to provide the medical professional for appropriate interpretation. 3) Understand the appropriate communication skills necessary to inform the patients of results. 

EKG 104 HIPPA, Fraud and Abuse Guidelines, Employability Skills

Clock Hours: 10 (8 LEC/2 LAB)

Course Prerequisite(s): EKG103, Understanding and Interpret the variations in rhythm strips

Subject Description: Introduction to Quality Assurance and Legal Issues will give the students and over view of various legal aspects and legal ramifications in the field of ECG Technician. 1) Students will be able to identify national organizations, agencies, and regulations that support quality assurance in the healthcare industry. 2) Define quality performance measurements as they relate to EKG. 3) Demonstrate knowledge of the legal aspects associated with EKG procedures by defining legal terminology and describing situations that may have legal ramifications.

EKG105 EKG Externship 80 hrs

Subject Hours: 80 course time hours (00 LEC, 00 LAB, 80 hours externship)

Course Prerequisite(s): EKG104, HIPPA, Fraud and Abuse Guidelines, Employability Skills

Subject Description: During their externship, students will have the opportunity to practice the skills they have gained during their classroom training. They will refine their customer service skills, assist fellow workers preparing the patients for testing and perform the actual test, and develop an effective career success strategy.


Career Opportunities

This program, through a combination of lecture and hands-on training, will prepare students to become an effective and efficient employee in the medical-related office environment. Graduating students will qualify for entry-level positions in the areas of (but not limited to):

Hospitals

Cardiologist Clinics/Offices

Various Medical Facilities

Surgical Clinics

Insurance Companies

Medical Assistant 

Program/Course Objective/Purpose:


The role of the Medical Assistant is an important part of the healthcare system as they handle both the administrative and clinical aspect of the medical facilities. Medical Assistants are multi-skilled healthcare professionals that have been given the knowledge and skills necessary to master the understanding of the complex human body, as well as the administrative field in the medical office. The students will be able to perform multiple duties in the administrative and clinical field, such as check in a patient, to assisting the physician in a physical exam, as well as checking a patient out if needed. This program is very diverse and complete for any individual with the desire to succeed in the medical field. 

The approximate time required to complete this program will be twenty four weeks for the day and night class.

Program Title: Medical Assistant (Course no. MA 101-106)


Program Description: The objective of the MA certificate program is to provide students with the basic working knowledge and skills needed to obtain an entry-level position in the medical-related office, such as a private physician’s office, medical clinic, hospital administrative or clinical department, insurance company and/or nursing facility. To fulfill this objective, the students must obtain a working knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and describe the history of the profession as well as the accrediting agencies for medical assisting. The skills the students will acquire include typing and ten key speed, define key terms, identify basic word elements, state the meaning of common root words, prefixes, suffixes in medical terms, define and describe the different accrediting agencies related to the medical assisting profession. The students will also have an over view of electrocardiograph, phlebotomy/hematology, pharmacology, administering medications, geriatric care, nutrition and mental health, and professionalism.

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will receive a certificate.

Admission requirements: High School Diploma or GED/Wonderlich Basic Skills Test

Subject Hours: 400 Total Clock Hours: 200 LEC, 200 LAB, + 160 Hours Externship

MA 101 - Introduction to Health Care, Medical Terminology and Basic Anatomy and Physiology

Clock Hours: 80 (40 LEC/40 LAB)

Course Prerequisite(s): Admission to Program

Subject Description:

Introduction to Health Care, Medical Terminology, Basic Anatomy and Physiology will give the students an over view of the Health Care Profession and the Human Body. Upon completion of this section the students will be able to: 1) Define and discuss the history of the profession, identify accrediting agencies for medical assisting, know and understand administrative duties and clinical skills of a medical assistant. 2) Define key terms, identify basic word elements, and state the meaning of common root words, prefixes, suffixes in medical terms. 3) Describe body positions, planes, cavities, and directional terms. Describe the function of each body system. 4) Describe and define the overall function and structures of the different body systems.

MA 102 - Administrative and Clinical Medical Assisting,Basic Anatomy and Physiology 

Clock Hours: 80 (40 LEC/40 LAB)

Course Prerequisite(s): MA 101- Introduction to Health Care, Medical Terminology and Basic Anatomy and Physiology

Subject Description:

Introduction to Administrative and Clinical Medical Assisting will give the students an over view on how to perform the day to day duties in the front and the back of a medical office. Upon completion of this section the students will be able to: 1) Describe the career of a medical administrative assistant and the healthcare team. 2) Understand the medical laws and medical ethics, telephone etiquette and appointment scheduling. 3) Describe and define the overall function of the medical office assistant as well as combine their knowledge of medical terminology with the administrative aspect of the job.

4) Describe body positions, planes, cavities, and directional terms. Describe the function of each body system. Describe and define the overall function and structures of the different body systems.

MA 103 - Administrative and Clinical Medical Assisting

Clock Hours: 80 (40 LEC/40 LAB)

Course Prerequisite(s): MA 102- Administrative and Clinical Medical Assisting, Basic Anatomy and Physiology

Subject Description:

Introduction to Fees, Billing, Collections, ICD-9 and CPT Coding Fundamentals and Computers in the Medical Office will give the students an over view of how the billing of a medical facility really takes place. Upon completion of this section the students will be able to: 1) Understand how the breakdown of the medical diagnosis and procedures are actually coded for billing purposes. 2) Perform patient intake and registration and understand the need for professionalism and organizational skills. 3) Know the process of the computers in the medical office. 4) Understand the importance of Infection Control and perform vitals, assist in physical exams, and have a basic understanding of the different medical specialties. 

MA 104 - Clinical Medical Assisting

Clock Hours: 80 (40 LEC/40 LAB)

Course Prerequisite(s): MA 103 Administrative and Clinical Medical Assisting

Subject Description:

Introduction to the different Clinical Specialties will give the students an over view of the different types Medical Specialties, how to assist the Physician in minor surgeries and medical emergencies, how to perform different laboratory procedures. Upon completion of this section the students will be able to: 1) Define and differentiate the types of ambulatory surgery and techniques, understand the difference between a medical emergency and non-emergency. 2) Define the different Laboratory procedures, such as Microbiology, Urinalysis, Hematology, Radiology, Electrocardiography and Pulmonary Function. 3) Define and understand the different medical specialties and their appropriate body systems.

MA 105 - Clinical Medical Assisting and Career Assistance 

Clock Hours: 80 (40 LEC/40 LAB)

Course Prerequisite(s): MA 104 Clinical Medical Assisting

Subject Description:

Introduction to Clinical Medical Assisting and Employability Skills will give the students an overview of how to perform specific therapy treatments, math in the medical field, and the importance of professionalism in the healthcare industry. Upon completion of this section the students will be able to: 1) Define and understand the importance of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Math for Pharmacology, Administration of Medications. 2) Understand the importance of Professionalism. 3) Resume writing skills and job search essentials.

MA – 106 Externship

Clock Hours: 160 course time hours (00 LEC, 00 LAB, 160 Externship)

Course Prerequisite(s): MA 105 Clinical Medical Assisting and Career Assistance

Subject Description:

During their externship, students will have the opportunity to practice the skills they have gained during their classroom training. They will refine their customer service skills, assist fellow co-workers in the administrative and clinical aspect of the medical office in the practice, become proficient with the current technology in the medical field and develop an effective career success strategy.


Career Opportunities

This program, through a combination of lecture and hands-on training, will prepare students to become an effective and efficient employee in medical –related office environment. Graduating students will qualify for entry-level positions in the areas of (but not limited to):

  • Medical Assistant
  • EKG Tech
  • Phlebotomist
  • Nurse Assistant
  • Surgical Tech for minor surgeries
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Insurance Verifier
  • Medical Records
  • Medication Aide

Medical Insurance Coding and Billing

Program/Course Objective/Purpose:


The role of a Medical Insurance Coder and Biller is an important part of the healthcare system as they handle the billing aspect of the medical facilities. This field is for people who are interested in the medical field but prefer the administrative side of it. Medical coders and billers are people who assign proper codes to diagnosis and procedures performed by doctors and manage the billing activities.

The approximate time required to complete this program will be sixteen weeks for the day class and twenty weeks for the night class.

Program Title: Medical Insurance Coding and Billing (Course no. MICB101-106)

Program Description:


The objective of the MICB certificate program is to provide students with the basic working knowledge and skills needed to obtain an entry-level position in a medical-related office, such as a private physician’s office, medical clinic, hospital clerical department, insurance company, or nursing facility. To fulfill this objective, students must obtain a working knowledge of the leading software packages, medical terminology, medical insurance, business communications, and professional development. The skills students will acquire include typing and ten key speed, medical insurance coding and billing language skills, develop research, review and analysis skills, written and oral communication skills, and improve office technology skills.

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will receive a certificate.

Admission requirements: High School Diploma or GED/Wonderlich Basic Skills Test

Subject Hours: 240 Total Hours: 160 LEC, 80 LAB, +160 Hours Externship

MICB 101 Medical Terminology/Anatomy and Physiology

Clock Hours: 48 (32LEC/16LAB)

Course Prerequisite(s): Admission to program

Subject description: Introduction to Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology will give the students an over view of the Human Body. Upon Completion of this section the students will be able to: 1) Define key terms, identify basic word elements, and state the meaning of common root words, prefixes, suffixes in medical terms. 2) Describe body position, planes, cavities, and directional terms. Describe the function of each body system.3) Describe and define the overall function and structures of the different body systems.

MICB 102 Medical Insurance Company’s Medical Records

Clock Hours: 48 (32LEC/16 LAB)

Course Prerequisite(s): MICB101, Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology

Subject Description: Introduction to Medical Insurance Company’s and Medical Records will give the students an overview of actual case scenarios. Upon completion of this section the students will be able to: 1) Describe the career of a medical administrative assistant and the healthcare team. 2) Understand the medical laws and medical ethics, telephone etiquette and appointment scheduling. 3) Describe and define the overall function of the medical office assistant as well as combine their knowledge of medical terminology with insurance, third party payers for the administrative aspect of the job.

MICB 103 ICD-9 & CPT Coding Procedures

Clock Hours: 48 (32LEC/16LAB)

Course Prerequisite(s): MICB 102, Medical Insurance Company’s, Medical Records

Subject Description:

Introduction to ICD-9 and CPT Coding Fundamentals will give the students an overview of hoe the billing of a medical facility really takes place. Upon completion of the section the students will be able to: 1) Understand how the breakdown of the medical diagnosis and procedures are actually coded for billing purposes. 2)List and describe the official guidelines for coding reporting ICD-9-CM codes as well as understanding the use of coding conventions. 3) Explain the organization, format, and content of CPT and assign CPT procedure and service codes as appropriate.

MICB 104 Computers in the Medical Office

Clock Hours: 48 (32LEC/16 LAB)

Course Prerequisite(s): MICB 103, ICD-9 & CPT Coding Procedures

Subject Description:

Introduction to Computers in the Medical Office will give the students’ knowledge of the process of the use of computers in the medical office. Upon completion of this section students will be able to: 1) Understand how the breakdown of the medical diagnosis and procedures are actually coded for billing purposes. 2) Perform patient intake and registration and understand the need for professionalism and organizational skills. 3) Know the process of the computers in the medical office.

MICB 105 Claim Follow-up, HIPPA Fraud and Abuse Guidelines, Employability Skills

Clock Hours: 48 (32LEC/16 LAB)

Course Prerequisite(s): MICB 104, Computers in the Medical Office

Subject Description:

Introduction to Claim Follow up HIPPA, Fraud and Abuse Guideline, and Employability Skills will give the students an overview of how the rules and regulations have to take place in the medical facility. Upon completion of this section the students will be able to: 1) Proper procedures for follow-up on claims and claim submission, verify patient Insurance and understand the benefits involved with the policy as well as know the difference in policies. 2) Know the requirements for patient privacy by following the HIPPA guidelines. 3) Resume writing skills and job search essentials.

MICB 106 MICB Externship 160 HRS.

Clock Hours: 160 course time hours (00 LEC, 00LAB, 160 hrs. externship)

Course Prerequisite(s): MICB 105, Claim Follow-Up, HIPPA, Fraud and Abuse Guidelines, Employability Skills

Subject Description:

During their externship students will have the opportunity to practice the skills they have gained during their classroom training. They will refine their customer service skills, assist fellow workers in preparing patient charts, verify insurance, fill out CMS 1500 forms, assign proper coding for diagnosis and procedures, become proficient with current technology in medical field and develop an effective career success strategy.


Career Opportunities

This program, through a combination of lecture and hands-on training, will prepare students to become an effective and efficient employee in the medical- related office environment. Graduating students will qualify for entry-level positions in the areas of (but not limited to):

Medical Office Records Clerk

Medical Office Bookkeeper

Hospital Collections Clerk 

Insurance Claims Collector

Medical Insurance Coder

Medical Insurance Biller  

Medical Office Assistant

Program/Course Objective/Purpose:


The role of the Medical Office Assistant is a crucial part of the daily routines in the medical office. This course is for people who enjoy both the administrative and clinical aspect of the medical facilities. The purpose of this program is to multi-train our students to work as a front and back office professional. The students will be able to perform administrative tasks as well as assist in obtaining vital signs and rooming patients. 

The approximate time required to complete this program will be six weeks for the day class and ten weeks for the night class.

Program Title: Medical Office Assistant (Course no. MOA 101-105)

Program Description:


The objective of this course is to prepare students with the working knowledge and skills necessary for an entry-level job in the medical field as Medical Office Receptionist, Front Desk Receptionist, Appointment Clerk, Insurance Clerk, and Medical Secretary. Graduates are expected to find employment in physicians’ offices, various types of outpatient and inpatient medical facilities. After completion of the course students will be able to communicate with patients and medical staff in a professional manner; make appointments; schedule procedures; verify insurance coverage; obtain pre-authorization; check in and check out patients, handle medical records; collect and post payments; perform coding and billing; and perform general office procedures.

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will receive a certificate.

Admission requirements: High School Diploma or GED/Wonderlich Basic Skills Test

Subject Description: 100 Total Clock Hours: 76 LEC, 24 LAB, +160 hours Externship

MOA 101 Medical Terminology/Basic Anatomy 

Clock Hours: 26 (18 LEC/8 LAB)

Course Prerequisite(s): Admission to program

Subject Description:

Introduction to Medical Terminology, Basic Anatomy and Physiology will give the students an over view of the Human Body. Upon completion of this section the students will be able to: 1) Define key terms, identify basic word elements, state the meaning of common root words, prefixes, suffixes in medical terms. 2) Describe body positions, planes, cavities, and directional terms. Describe the function of each body system. 3) Describe and define the overall function and structures of the different body systems. 

MOA 102 Medical Office Procedures, Medical Records

Clock Hours: 32 (24 LEC/8 LAB)

Course Prerequisite(s): MOA 101, Medical Terminology/Basic Anatomy

Subject Description:

Introduction to Medical office Procedures, and Medical Records will give the students an over view of actual case scenarios. Upon completion of this section the students will be able to: 1) Describe the career of a medical administrative assistant and the healthcare team. 2) Understand the medical laws and medical ethics, telephone etiquette and appointment scheduling. 3) Describe and define the overall function of the medical office assistant as well as combine their knowledge of medical terminology with the administrative aspect of the job. 

MOA 103 ICD-9 and CPT Coding Fundamentals, Computers in the Medical Office

Clock Hours: 32 (24 LEC/8 LAB)

Course Prerequisite(s): MOA 102, Medical Office Procedures, Medical Records

Subject Description:

Introduction to ICD-9 and CPT Coding Fundamentals and Computers in the Medical Office will give the students an over view of how the billing of a medical facility really takes place. Upon completion of this section the students will be able to: 1) Understand how the breakdown of the medical diagnosis and procedures are actually coded for billing purposes. 2) Perform patient intake and registration and understand the need for professionalism and organizational skills. 3) Know the process of the computers in the medical office.

MOA 104 HIPPA , Fraud and Abuse Guidelines, Employability Skills

Clock Hours: 10 (8 LEC/2 LAB)

Course Prerequisite(s): MOA 103, ICD-9 & CPT Coding Fundamentals, Computers in the Medical Office

Subject Description:

Introduction to HIPPA, Fraud and Abuse Guidelines, and Employability Skills will give the students an over view of how the rules and regulations have to take place in the medical facility. Upon completion of this section the students will be able to: 1) Verify patient Insurance and understand the benefits involved with the policy as well as know the difference in policies. 2) Know the requirement for patient privacy following the HIPPA guidelines. 3) Resume writing skills and job search essentials

MOA 105 MOA Externship 160 hrs

Subject Hours: 160 course time hours (00 LEC, 00 LAB, 160 hours externship)

Course Prerequisite(s): MOA 104, HIPPA, Fraud and Abuse Guidelines, Employability Skills

Subject Description:

During their externship, students will have the opportunity to practice the skills they have gained during their classroom training. They will refine their customer service skills, assist fellow workers in preparing the patient charts, verify insurance, fill out CMS 1500 forms, assign proper coding for diagnosis and procedures, become proficient with current technology in medical field and develop an effective career success strategy.

Career Opportunities

This program, through a combination of lecture and hands-on training, will prepare students to become an effective and efficient employee in the medical-related office environment. Graduating students will qualify for entry-level positions in the areas of (but not limited to):

  • Medical Office Receptionist
  • Front Desk Receptionist
  • Appointment Clerk
  • Insurance Clerk
  • Medical Secretary

Medical Terminology

Program/Course Objective/Purpose:


The objective or purpose for this program is to enhance any individual that would like to have a basic understanding of Medical Terminology or for individuals that work in the medical field that would just like to boost their terminology.


The total amount of time required to complete this program is 40 hours, upon completion of this program you will receive a Certificate of completion.

MOA 101 Medical Terminology/Basic Anatomy 

Clock Hours:   40 hours

Course Prerequisite(s): Admission to program

Subject Description:

Introduction to Medical Terminology, Basic Anatomy and Physiology will give the students an over view of the Human Body. Upon completion of this section the students will be able to: 1) Define key terms, identify basic word elements, state the meaning of common root words, prefixes, suffixes in medical terms. 2) Describe body positions, planes, cavities, and directional terms. Describe the function of each body system. 3) Describe and define the overall function and structures of the different body systems.

Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy Technician

Program/Course Objective/Purpose:

The role of a Phlebotomy Technician is to prepare patients for collection procedures associated with laboratory samples in medical facilities. Phlebotomist require special working knowledge that pertain to the Circulatory System and skills that will allow them to perform routine blood draws, perform blood cultures, venipuncture, and understand the use of standard phlebotomy equipment such as tourniquets, vacutainer tubes and sleeves, centrifuge machines, and various needles and syringes.

The approximate time required to complete this program will be eight weeks for the day class and eight weeks for the night class.

Program Title: Phlebotomy Technician ( PHL 101-105)

Program Description: The objective of this course is to prepare students with the working knowledge and skills necessary for an entry-level job in the medical field as a Phlebotomy Technician. Graduates are expected to find employment in physicians’ offices, various types of outpatient and inpatient medical facilities, hospitals, medical/surgical clinics, and Labs. After completion of the course students will be able to communicate with patients and medical staff in a professional manner and have a fundamental understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system as well as perform the blood draws in patient assessment.

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will receive a certificate.

Admission requirements: High School Diploma or GED/ Wonderlich Basic Skills Test

Subject Description: 80 Total Clock Hours: 56 LEC, 24 LAB + 80 Hours of Externship

PHL101 Anatomy and Physiology, Circulatory System, Medical Terminology

Clock Hours: 26 (18 LEC/8 LAB)

Course Prerequisite(s): Admission to Program

Subject Description:

Introduction to Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, and the Circulatory System will give the students an over view of the Human Body. Upon completion of this section the students will be able to: 1) Define key terms, identify basic word elements, state the meaning of common root words, prefixes, suffixes in medical terms. 2) Describe body positions, plane, cavities, and directional terms. 3) Describe and define the overall function and structures of the overall function of the Circulatory System, name and locate arm and leg veins, and differentiate between serum, plasma, and whole blood.

PHL 102 Infection Control/Medical Office Procedures

Clock Hours: 22 (14 LEC/8 LAB)

Course Prerequisite(s): PHL101, Anatomy and Physiology, Circulatory System, Medical Terminology

Subject Description:

Introduction to Infection Control, Safety, and Medical Office procedures will give the students an over view of proper patient identification, safety procedures, and understanding of contamination. 1) Identify the components of chain of infection, describe infection-control procedures, state safety rules and follow them and list examples of blood borne pathogens and describe their means of transmission. 2) Identify appropriate phlebotomy needles by length, gauge, list the order of draw and associated color coding. 3) Perform various office procedures such as proper documentation, patient identification, and obtain vital signs.

PHL 103 Site Preparation and Proper Patient Identification

Clock Hours: 22 (14 LEC/8 LAB)

Course Prerequisite(s): PHL102, Infection Control & Medical Office Procedures

Subject Description:

Introduction to Site Preparation and Proper Patient Identification will allow the students to an over view of the past and present of the healthcare setting. Upon completion of this section the students will be able to: 1) Describe their role as a Phlebotomist, describe the traits that form their professional image, basic concepts of proper communication. 2) Verify and compare different types of third-party payers, coverages, and methods of payments. 3) Describe the physiological variables that influence laboratory test results, identify, describe and explain how to avoid or handle procedural error or risks, specimen quality concerns, and reasons for failure to draw blood. 

PHL 104 HIPPA , Fraud and Abuse Guidelines, Employability Skills

Clock Hours: 10 (8 LEC/2 LAB)

Course Prerequisite(s): PHL103, Site Preparation and Proper Patient Identification

Subject Description:

Introduction to Quality Assurance and Legal Issues will give the students and over view of various legal aspects and legal ramifications in the field of Phlebotomy. 1) Students will be able to identify national organizations, agencies, and regulations that support quality assurance in healthcare. 2) Define quality performance measurements as they relate to Phlebotomy. 3) Demonstrate knowledge of the legal aspects associated with phlebotomy procedures by defining legal terminology and describing situations that may have legal ramifications.

PHL105 PHL Externship 80 hrs

Subject Hours: 80 course time hours (00 LEC, 00 LAB, 80 hours externship)

Course Prerequisite(s): PHL104, HIPPA , Fraud and Abuse Guidelines, Employability Skills

Subject Description:

During their externship, students will have the opportunity to practice the skills they have gained during their classroom training. They will refine their customer service skills, assist fellow workers preparing the patients for testing and perform the actual test, and develop an effective career success strategy.


Career Opportunities

This program, through a combination of lecture and hands-on training, will prepare students to become an effective and efficient employee in the medical-related office environment. Graduating students will qualify for entry-level positions in the areas of (but not limited to):

  • Medical Office
  • Laboratories
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance
  • Surgical Clinics

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