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New Health Science Programs Launch to Prepare Students for Growing Industry

New Health Science Programs Launch to Prepare Students for Growing Industry

8/19/2013 12:00 AM

Three new programs launching in Fall 2013 will prepare you to take professional certification exams and enter the workforce, and continue your education through newly designed healthcare pathways designed in collaboration with College to Careers healthcare industry partners.

Call 773-COLLEGE to enroll today!    

Healthcare Professions Basic Certificate    

Are you ready to begin a career as a healthcare provider? The Health Professions Basic Certificate (BC) program provides students with the knowledge, skills and abilities essential to all healthcare providers, and forms the foundation of a career in a variety of positions—jobs ranging from  registered nurse to medical laboratory technician to EMT paramedic.    

After completing this 17-credit-hour certificate program, students will be eligible to take any of the following exams:   
  • Illinois Certified Nursing Assistant Licensure Exam, offered by the Illinois Department of Public Health
  • National Patient Care Technician Certification Exam, offered by the National Healthcareer Association
  • National Phlebotomy Technician Certification Exam, offered by the National Health career Association. (Eligibility for this exam requires the completion of the 60 optional clinical hours identified in the course syllabus.)
Graduates of this program who pass the appropriate exam will be ready to work as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), a Certified Patient Care Technician or a Certified Phlebotomy Technician.   

Learn more about this program, which is part of the new College to Careers healthcare common core pathway leading to advanced certificate and associate degree programs, here.    

Medical Billing Basic Certificate    

Health information management (HIM) is one of the fastest-growing parts of the healthcare industry. Get the skills you need to enter it by enrolling in Malcolm X College’s new Medical Billing Basic Certificate program. It’s part of City Colleges’ new HIM program pathway, which prepares students to organize and manage health information data in both electronic and paper systems.    

Students will acquire knowledge and develop application skills for a variety of classification systems to code for reimbursement, databases and registries, and the maintenance of patients’ medical and treatment histories. The curriculum focuses on student development of the following areas: appropriate billing and coding techniques for diverse healthcare settings, effective communication, cultural competence and professionalism.    

The 18-credit Basic Certificate program will prepare students to obtain entry-level positions as medical billers in hospitals, physician private practices, as well as insurance companies.Learn more about this program here

Personal Trainer Basic Certificate    

Help others stay fit by pursuing a career in the health and fitness industry! The Personal Trainer Basic Certificate program will prepare you to take the Certified Personal Trainer Exam administered by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). The 17-credit program includes a personal exercise training practicum and covers the foundational skills needed to develop and implement exercise training programs.    

Program completers will be employable as personal trainers, group exercise instructors, and recreational counselors.     

Learn more about this program here​.