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Classes Offered September – December, 2009

Health Careers

Pharmacy Technician Program
- 12 week fast track

This comprehensive, 12-week course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, and community pharmacies, and work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. This course will prepare you to apply for, and take the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination offered at a test center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Tuesdays & Thursdays
September 15- December 10, 6:30pm-9pm

BHLTH 126-004 $1299
(Includes textbooks and learning materials)

Medical Administrative Assistant Program

This 10-week course is designed to prepare students for entry-level jobs in administrative and clerical positions in the health care industry. Course objectives will cover basic administrative, clinical and laboratory requirements.

Learning Highlights:

  • The role of the medical assistant
  • The legal and ethical aspects of a medical practice
  • Appropriate communication techniques; customer service, scheduling, and phone etiquette
  • Methods of medical records management
  • Fee setting, billing, and credit arrangement
  • Methods to prepare clients for physical examination; assisting the physician
  • Basic anatomy, common diseases, and stages of life and death
  • The use of sanitation, disinfecting, and sterilization of instruments and equipment
  • How to obtain temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure

Mondays & Wednesdays
September 14- November 18, 6pm-8pm

BHLTH 128-006 $1099
(includes textbooks and learning materials)

Optical Assistant

Take this special eight-week course and you will get a comprehensive look into the world of optical assisting—a world that’s getting more exciting all the time. You’ll see how rewarding it can be to help people solve their vision problems. You will also find out how varied the field of optometry is becoming as we explore the skills it requires and the different settings to which this new career might lead you.

The course will cover:

Optical Assistant
  • Practice management
  • Anatomy of the eyes
  • Refractive status
  • The optical prescription
  • Basic pre-testing
  • Visual fields
  • Ocular emergencies
  • Infection control guidelines
  • Contact lenses
  • Vision examination
  • Frame room

Optical assistants help ophthalmologists test patients for vision loss, color blindness, and visual acuity. Optical assistants also help analyze and adjust prescriptions for contacts and glasses.

Tuesdays & Thursdays
September 22- November 14, 6pm-8pm

BHLTH 202-002 $1099
(Includes textbooks and learning materials)

Community Health Worker

This class is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in community health and social service agencies. A Community Health Worker (CHW) is a client advocate who closes the gap between the client, health care providers, health agencies and other community-based resources. The CHW Basic Certificate program provides education in basic health theories, patient/client care and advocacy.

This course will cover:

  • Cultural mediation between communities and the health and human services systems
  • Informal counseling and social support
  • Providing culturally appropriate health education
  • Advocating for individual and community needs
  • Assuring people get the services they need
  • Building individual and community capacity
  • Providing direct services

September 17- November 12, 6pm-9pm

BHLTH 203-001 $899
(includes textbooks and learning materials)

Medical Interpreter Certification – Spanish Language
Bridge to Communication

Medical Interpreter

Are you bilingual in Spanish and English, with an aptitude for interpreting, and a strong desire to be of service to the medical community? If you are, now is the perfect time to put your language skills and cultural knowledge to good use.

In this course you will learn:

  • Basic skills for successful interpreting in a medical setting
  • How to develop effective client-providerinterpreter relationships
  • Professional ethics
  • Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS Standards)
  • Medical terminology in the Spanish language

Now more than ever, there is a need for qualified Spanish-English interpreters in the health care field. Multiple research studies have shown that using trained health care interpreters can improve the quality of patient care, provide better outcomes, lower cost, and greater patient satisfaction.

October 22-December 17 1pm-5pm

BHLTH 204-001 $499
(includes textbooks and learning materials)

Call us to register 505-566-3501

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