Health Care Training Options

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Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Fundamentals (WHN107-67)
Tuesdays/Thursdays 2/21-3/16/2017; 5-8:30pm, 8 sessions
Instructor: Geri Medeiros
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Cost: FREE

Students will learn the basics of being a PCA, have career readiness coaching and be certified in CPR with AED and first aid. Registration will only be available at our free information session on Tuesday February 7, 2017 from 5-6pm. Students are required to attend the information session in order to be qualified for enrollment into the course. Learn More!

Questions? Contact Mary Conklin, Program Coordinator, at 508-375-5010 for more information.

Gerontology Intensive Certificate Series (WHN104-65)
Wednesdays 3/15-6/7/2017; 5-7:30pm, 12 sessions, no class 4/19
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Cost: $250
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Sponsored by Barnstable County Human Services

If you are a professional currently working with older adults or exploring gerontology as a career choice, this certificate series is for you. This program covers the major topic areas in gerontology, a rapidly growing field. Learn a focused, practical approach to understanding, assessing, and intervening with a variety of service concerns affecting older adults. Learn more! 

Cape Cod Community College has partnered with Career Step to help students like you train for a rewarding new career. Online Programs available through this partnership include:

Request free information today to learn more about the Career Step online training programs offered through Cape Cod Community College. By requesting free information, you'll receive additional details by email. You can contact us about the Cape Cod Community College program directly at 1-877-225-7151 or


Spanish for Medical Professionals

Cost: $95
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Are you struggling to communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients? If so, here's the perfect solution. Whether you're new to the Spanish language or just want a refresher, this fun and simple course will give you the basic tools you need to bridge the communication gap.

With increasing numbers of Spanish-speaking patients entering the healthcare system every year, it's more crucial than ever for health professionals to learn medical Spanish. What's more, adding Spanish skills to your résumé can broaden your career horizons. But you're a busy person, and you don't have time to waste—so this course skips the "touristy" topics and focuses on the survival Spanish medical personnel really need to know in a medical setting.

Starting with the basics of Spanish pronunciation, you'll move right into simple words for everyday topics including colors, numbers, conversational phrases, family names, and words for asking questions. Next, you'll get to the meat of the course as you discover how to ask about pain, symptoms, medical histories, insurance, and patients' feelings. You'll also learn how to talk about body parts, diets, and medical care and treatment. Along the way, entertaining games and stories will help you practice your new vocabulary as you gain awareness about Latin American culture.

By the end of this course, you'll have a strong foundation in basic medical Spanish that you can build on for years to come. ¡Vamos! (Let's go!)

Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach
Cost: $95
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This course teaches medical terminology from an anatomical approach. Root terms are divided by each body system. The origin, a combined form, and an example of non-medical everyday usage is provided for each root term. Word Associations are provided as a learning tool. Unusual and interesting information is provided in regards to each term. Root terms are combined with prefixes and suffixes as your learning will culminate in the interpretation of several paragraphs of medical notes.

Explore a Career as an Administrative Medical Assistant
Cost: $95
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Learn what it takes to have a successful career as an administrative medical assistant in the exciting and high-demand world of healthcare.

In this course, you'll master the basics of scheduling patients' appointments, surgeries, and hospital admissions. In addition, you'll discover how to create, maintain, and file medical charts. You'll also find out how to verify patients' insurance, create encounter forms (charge tickets), post charges, obtain pre-authorizations from insurers, and schedule return visits.

After that, we'll go behind the scenes as you learn how to apply diagnostic and procedure codes to patients' accounts and bill their insurance companies. Next, we'll explore additional accounts receivable tasks including posting payments and adjustments, billing secondary insurance, and following up on unpaid insurance claims. You'll also learn what a day sheet is, why it's important, and how to keep track of all your patient accounts on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis.

Finally, we'll delve into the basics of keeping a medical office running smoothly—from ordering supplies to scheduling staff meetings and making travel arrangements.

If you're organized, you're a "people person," and you're interested in a secure job in the healthcare field, a career as an administrative medical assistant may be just what you're looking for. This course will set you on the path to that career and help you determine which aspect of medical information management—from patient contact to billing and coding—suits you best.