NON-CREDIT HEALTH OCCUPATIONS PROGRAMS

Activity Director for Nursing Homes

A NAAP-NCCAP basic education course designed to provide students with the necessary skills to gain employment in the activity profession in a nursing home setting.  Recognized by the Texas Department of Health.  Instructor is NCCAP certified.  An additional 90 hours of outside field experience accompanies the program.  Textbooks must be purchased. Must have a HS diploma or a GED.

Activity Director Update

This course will provide information pertinent to skills theory, psychology, and record keeping as needed to maintain an upgraded professional status.

Healthcare Provider BLS (through the American Heart Association)
Recognizing and caring for breathing and cardiac emergencies for adults, heart disease prevention, injury prevention, identifying and caring for life-threatening bleeding, sudden illness and injuries. This course is specially designed for the health professional.

Anatomy & Physiology

Survey of Anatomy and Physiology: MLAB1091
An introduction to body functions and common diseases affecting the body systems. Completion of the class will assist in preparing the student for Medical Transcription and Medical Information Coding. Textbooks(s) must be purchased. This course is a pre-requisite for the programs, Medical Information Coding and Medical Transcription, and Medical Assistant.

Medication Aide

Designed to provide certified nurse's aide or the non-licensed direct care staff persons with the skill necessary to accurately and safely administer medications under the guidelines of the law.

Prerequisites: 18 years old; HS diploma or GED certificate; Be able to read, write, speak, and understand English; Be free from communicable diseases; Be currently employed on the first official day of class in one of the following: Nursing Home Facility, Personal Care Home (as a CNA), State School, or the infirmary of a Prison System (this does not include the hospital or a home health agency). The non-licensed direct care staff person must have at least 90 days of experience in this capacity within the last 12 month. 

Questions concerning current employment qualifications need to be directed to the Texas Department of Human Services Medication Aide Training Program at (512) 231-5827.

The state testing certification examination is $25.00 and is given at the conclusion of the course. Textbook(s) must be purchased.

Medication Aide Update
Seven clock hour seminar required annually of medication aides for continued certification. this course satisfies the requirement each Medication Aide must have each year for certification. Person arriving more than 5 minutes late will not be accepted into the class and will need to reschedule for another class. Mail in registrations must be received in our office (2) weeks prior to course.

NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR. Students must be pre-registered. Class limited to 11 students.

Medical Assistant 
Medical Assistant is an allied health profession whose practitioners function as members of the health care delivery team in a clinic, school, hospital or physician’s office. Clinical duties may include asepsis and infection control, taking patient histories and vital signs, performing first aid and CPR, preparing patients for procedures, assisting physician with examinations and treatment, collection and processing specimens, performing selected diagnostic tests, and preparing and administering medication as directed by the physician. As a member of the health care delivery team, the medical assistant works under the supervision of a physician.

Eligibility:
Must be 18 years of age or older, and have a high school diploma or equivalent.
Must be able to read, write, and understand English on a 12th grade level.
Must be certified in BLS (Healthcare Provider) before clinical portion is offered.

Basic Medical Information Coding
Provides skills and knowledge in the medical records field of ICD-9-CM coding of insurance forms for reimbursement of medical services. 
Includes overview of the Prospective Payment System for Medicare cases. 
Medical information coders play a critical role in accurately coding information to receive appropriate reimbursement. 

Prerequisites: Survey of Anatomy & Physiology and Medical Terminology. Textbooks must be purchased.

Advanced Medical Information Coding
The Advanced Medical Information Coding class will put emphasis on Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance rules and regulation. 
Students will study the use of CPT Codes that go along with the ICD9CM coding they learned in Basic Medical Information Coding. 
This class will teach potential or current Medical Coders what is needed for a clean insurance claim. Students will be taught the importance of filing claims in a timely manner. 
After completion of this class, students should be prepared to take the exam for coder certification. Prerequisite: Basic Medical Information Coding. Text required

Medical Office Billing
This course is designed to provide the student with the basic information on Medical Billing in the office setting. 
Topics that will be covered are medical environment, patient relation, computer and information processing, and electronic claims filing for the medical office. 

Other topics will include confidentiality and the new HIPPA requirements related to office billing. This is an introductory course with no prerequisites. Textbook required

Medical Records Technician

Orientation to various classification systems and methods of filing medical records. 

Orientation to various indexes and register, medical ethics and legal aspects of medical records. To include statistics, quality assurance, and risk management. Discuss the requirements of accrediting agencies.

Class meets at a local facility with hands on teaching and activities for students to learn medical records procedures. Textbook required.

Medical Terminology
An introduction to word elements as building blocks for a medical vocabulary and terms relating to structure of the human body, and the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory and digestive systems. 
Medical vocabulary and terms related to the urogenital, nervous and sensory, skin and endocrine systems. To include diagnostic and imaging procedures, pharmacology, and general medicine terminology. 

This course places emphasis on spelling and punctuation. Meets requirements as a prerequisite for Medical Transcription, Medical Information Coding, and Medical Assistant Program. Textbooks required.

Nurse Aide Long Term Care

Designed to provide the student with the training, skills, and knowledge necessary to gain employment as a nurse aide in a nursing home. State Certification test is given upon successful completion of the program. Cost of $95.00 (due on the last class day). Textbook(s) must be purchased. Limit 10 students.

Phlebotomy Specialist
Theoretical and practical aspects of specimen collections for clinical laboratories, professionalism, ethics, medical terminology, related anatomy, physiology, and utilization of laboratory equipment. 
Extensive clinical assignments required. Immunization record required prior to initiation of clinical assignment. 
Drug test and criminal background check required.
Eligibility: Must be 18 years of age or older, and have a high school diploma or equivalent.
Must be able to read, write, and understand English on a 12th grade level.
Must be certified in BLS (Healthcare Provider) before clinical portion is offered.

AMT certification exam given at conclusion of program, cost $83.00. Limit 15 students. Textbooks must be purchased. Additional cost will be incurred.

Certified Medical Laboratory Assistant
An office lab tech is a health practitioner qualified by education, experience, and examination to perform routine medical laboratory testing and office tasks associated with a physician’s office or lab practice. As a multi skilled practitioner, the office lab tech performs complex lab testing, phlebotomy tasks, and a variety of interventions that affect patient care. The office lab tech is involved in diverse aspects of office practice, quality assurance, safety, venipuncture, and professional conduct.
AMT certification exam given at conclusion of program, cost $95.00. Limit 15 students. Textbooks must be purchased. Additional cost will be incurred. 

Eligibility: Must be 18 years of age or older, and have a high school diploma or equivalent.
Must be able to read, write, and understand English on a 12th grade level.
Must be certified in BLS (Healthcare Provider) before clinical portion is offered.

 

Standard First Aid & BLS by the National Safety Council
Recognizing and caring for breathing and cardiac emergencies for adults, infants, and children, heart disease prevention, injury prevention, identifying and caring for life-threatening bleeding, sudden illness and injuries.


This course can be brought to your facility or specifically provided for your employees here at Angelina College.

Medical Transcription I
The student will learn the fundamentals of medical transcription with hands-on experience in transcribing actual physician dictation including reports such as history and physicals, discharge summaries, consultations, operative reports, and other medical reports. The class utilizes transcribing  and information processing equipment compatible with industry standards and is designed to develop speed and accuracy.

Suggested prerequisites: English, Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Word Processing (may be taken concurrently).  Class size is limited to 12 students. Textbook(s) must be purchased and will be used throughout the program.

Medical Transcription II
The student will learn production of advanced reports of actual physician dictation with increasing speed and accuracy including history and physicals, consultations, discharge summaries, operative reports and other medical reports.  

Suggested prerequisites: Medical Transcription Fundamentals I. Class size is limited to 12 students. Textbook(s) must be purchased and will be used throughout the program.

Unit Clerk Course
The 100-hour course will provide instruction on the following areas: medical terminology, communication skills and departmental procedures and functions: medical charts and forms; medical law and ethics; safety/risk management and physician order transcription for the unit clerk in the health care facilities. A supervised practicum is included. This course meets the suggestions of the area advisory council and is in partnership with the local medical centers.  Limit is 10 students. Textbook(s) must be purchased.

Prerequisites include: must be 18 years of age or older; must have a high school diploma or equivalent; must be free of communicable diseases; must have no criminal record and must be able to read, write and understand English.  Suggested prerequisites include a basic understanding of medical terminology and keyboarding.

Children's Courses
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Ropes Course
Security Officer
STARLINK
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