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Woman with test tubesNoncredit Continuing Education Summer & Fall 2014 Courses

NOTE: Room numbers are posted in each building lobby on the day of class.

More Health Care courses available at Laurel College Center and the Mount Airy College Center for Health Care Education.

Health Care Medical Office
Medical Terminology
A prerequisite to the on-site medical coding classes, Medical Terminology is the common denominator for all health care careers. This course provides the basics of medical terminology in preparation for any health care career. It can also help those who want to upgrade skills for a current position, or gain knowledge to succeed in other medical courses. This class provides an in-depth study of medical terms in their proper context. Emphasis is on explaining terminology rather than rote memorization and understanding the language of medicine as it applies to diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. This class uses computer technology to supplement and enhance class assignments and learning outcomes. You will access the college's supplemental website to review lectures and slides and to take required quizzes and tests throughout the course. Purchase textbook and medical dictionary from the HCC Bookstore prior to first class. (T) 5.5 CEUs. $480 (includes $395 in fees*)
►Mon,Wed 6pm-9:45pm, Aug 18-Oct 13 (No class Sept 1)
#5337   XH 126 7270 Gateway Campus
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Challenge Exams for Medical Terminology, Anatomy/Physiology for Medical Insurance Billers/Coders

Students who want to “test out” of prerequisite courses because of prior learning can take the challenge exam. The exam can only be taken once and is designed to test your level of competency and covers the course curriculum in-depth. Passing the exam with an 80% or better allows you to waive out of the class.

Please contact 443-518-4977 for dates and registration information.

Medical Terminology Challenge Exam
$69** (includes $60 in fees*)

Anatomy/Physiology for Medical Billers/Coders Challenge Exam
$69** (includes $60 in fees*)

 

Anatomy & Pathophysiology for Medical Insurance Billers/Coders
Learn the normal structure and function of the body including pathologic conditions of each system. Topics include: comprehensive anatomy and functional understanding of pathophysiology for application in the medical coding and billing industry and an introduction to radiology, nuclear medicine, pharmacology and psychiatry. Standard refund policy does not apply. Refunds issued only until the day before the class starts. No refunds on or after the class start date. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology. Purchase textbook (same textbook from Medical Terminology class) from the HCC Bookstore prior to first class. 8.3 CEUs. $692 (includes $592 in fees*)
Mon,Wed 6pm-9:45pm, Oct 20-Dec 17 & Sat 8:30am-3pm, Oct 25, Nov 8 & 22, Dec 6 (No class Nov 26.)
#8921   XH 187 7274 Gateway Campus

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Introduction to ICD-9-CM & ICD-10-CM Medical Coding
This course is designed to provide basic coding knowledge for entry-level medical billing and coding students. Topics include: The ICD-9-CM code set (International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification), coding conventions, guidelines, and diagnoses coding with a cross walk through ICD-10-CM code set (International Classification of Disease, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification). Prerequisites: Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Pathophysiology for Medical Insurance Billers/Coders. Standard refund policy does not apply. Refunds issued only until the day before the class starts. No refunds on or after the class start date. Purchase required manual and handbook: 1) ICD-9-CM Expert for Hospitals and Payers, Volumes 1, 2, 3 Coding Manual; and 2) ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Coding Handbook, 2014 ed from the HCC Bookstore prior to first class. Additional resources provided in class or online are included in cost of the course. (T) $675 (includes $570 in fees*)
Mon,Wed 6pm-9:45pm, Sep 29-Oct 29 & Sat 8:30am-4:30pm, Oct 11 & 25
#9191   XH 185 7275 Gateway Campus
(This class has an additional 16 hours of online assignments.)

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Advanced Facility Medical Coding
This course is designed to provide inpatient procedure coding knowledge, and advanced diagnoses coding for entry-level medical billing and coding students. The focus is on the most common complex coding issues in facilities. Topics include: The ICD-9-CM (International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification) with a cross walk through the ICD 10-PCS code set (International Classification of Disease, Tenth Revision, Procedure Coding System), and ICD 10-CM (International Classification of Disease, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification), Diagnosis Related Group (DRG), Chronic Condition (CC) and Major Chronic Condition (MCC), and Coding Edits. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Pathophysiology for Medical Insurance Billers/Coders and Introduction to ICD-9-CM & ICD-10-CM Medical Coding. Standard refund policy does not apply. Refunds issued only until the day before the class starts. No refunds on or after the class start date. Purchase manual and handbook (same manual and handbook from Introduction to ICD-9-CM & ICD-10-CM Medical Coding class) from the HCC Bookstore prior to first class. Additional resources provided in class or online are included in cost of the course.  (T) 8.3 CEUs. $689 (includes $579 in fees*)
Mon,Wed 6pm-9:45pm, Nov 10-Jan 12 & Sat 8:30am-4:30pm, Nov 15 & Dec 6
#9190   XH 186 7277 Gateway Campus
(No class Nov 26; Dec 22, 24, 29 & 31. This class has an additional 21 hours of online assignments.)

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Medical Insurance Billing A-Z Plus
This course will cover all essential components of the medical billing process and incorporate a brief introduction of ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS system and how the system will impact the billing process. Gain real-world experience with simulated practice as you manually and electronically prepare insurance claims. Training will include HIPAA Compliance, law and medical ethics, in-depth computerized billing, review of electronic medical records as the source document for coding and billing administration, basic introduction to diagnostic and procedural coding: ICD-9, ICD-10, CPT, HCPCS, access to the Medicare Learning Network® for Medicare & Medicaid Services, procedures for completing commercial credentialing applications and best collection practices including appeal letters. This hands-on course, using one of the industry’s most effective advanced patients accounting software, gives you valuable skills to compete in the current job market. No previous medical experience necessary. Medical Terminology is recommended for increased marketable skills. Strong computer (Windows, Word-processing, Excel) and keyboarding skills and Internet access are required to succeed in this course. Computer courses may be found at http://coned.howardcc.edu/schedule_of_classes/index.html. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared to take the National Health Career Association (NHA) exam. More information and application cost will be provided in class by the instructor. Purchase textbook from HCC Bookstore prior to first class. (T) 8.3 CEUs. $768 (includes $643 in fees*)
Tue,Thu 6pm-9:15pm, Oct 7-Dec 11 & Sat 8:30am-4pm, Nov 8 (No class Nov 27)
#8925   XH 183 7276 Gateway Campus
(This class has an additional 21 hours of online assignments.)

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Patient Care

Introduction to Dental Assisting and Radiology
This course prepares you to seek employment as a dental assistant and provides a complete foundation for a career in dental assisting. Topics include: dentistry team and specialties, dental anatomy and terminology, equipment and procedures, OSHA regulations, office responsibilities and preparation for the Dental Assisting National Board’s radiology certification exam. Upon successful completion, you will have entry-level skills as a dental assistant and be eligible to sit for the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Radiology certification exam. Handouts, materials, and textbooks included in tuition cost. Prerequisites: 1. High school graduate or equivalent; 2. People oriented; 3. A team player; 4. An interest in dentistry. This course is held at the Maryland State Dental Association (MSDA) location. Standard refund policy does not apply. Refunds issued only until the day before the class starts. No refunds on or after the class start date. 8.0 CEUs. $1,430 (includes $1,000 in fees*)
Fri 1:30pm-6:30pm, Sep 12-Dec 19 & Sat TBD
#8924   XH 188 7272 Maryland State Dental Association
(No class Nov 28)
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Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Aide Training
Start a new career or add to existing patient care skills. In Partnership with Carroll Community College, this course will train you to become a Physical and Occupational Therapy Aide. You will learn how to assist patients in gait, ambulation, and activities of daily living. Topics include: treatment set-ups to be applied by the therapist, patient transfers, follow-up of routine exercises and programs initiated by a therapist, front-office responsibilities, and equipment maintenance. Physical or Occupational Therapy Aides, also known as Rehab Techs, work in physical and occupational therapy practices, hospitals, nursing care facilities, physician offices, home health care services, and outpatient care centers. Course includes hands-on training with equipment used in physical therapy and includes an online component; internet access required. Register for this course through HCC and attend the class at the Carroll Community College Campus. Visit www.carrollcc.edu for directions and to view the fall noncredit class schedule. Prerequisites are offered at Carroll Community College: Medical Terminology for Health Careers (AHE 149) and Anatomy and Physiology for Health Careers (AHE 150). Professional Preparation in Healthcare AHE 196 is highly recommended. Purchase textbook from Carroll Community College Bookstore (carrollbookstore.com) prior to first class. (T) 5.0 CEUs. $505 (includes $40 in fee*)
Tue,Thu 6pm-9:15pm, Nov 4-Jan 15
#9212   XH 106 7278 Carroll Community College,
  Washington Road Campus (N213)
(No class Dec 23, 25, 30 and Jan 1)

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Pharmacy Technician Training Theory
In less than a year, you can be ready for a new career as a Pharmacy Technician under the supervision of pharmacists in a retail pharmacy, hospital, clinic, home health care setting, mail order or pharmaceutical wholesalers industry. This course meets Maryland Board of Pharmacy regulations and upon successful completion of this training, you will be eligible to sit for the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Exam and apply for registration with the Maryland Pharmacy Board. This course will cover pharmacology, pharmacy law and ethics, retail and hospital pharmacy, and compounding and IV admixture. Basic pharmacy calculations will be a major focus throughout the course. An externship performing daily pharmacy technician tasks consisting of 160 hours at local area pharmacies is required to complete this class. Externship eligibility is in part dependent upon a criminal background check and drug testing. Students with criminal records should check with the Maryland Board of Pharmacy and the PTCB (PTCB.org) to determine eligibility for certification. Pharmacy Technician Training Theory and Externship hours must be completed successfully during the timeframe indicated to receive a certificate. Prerequisite: a high school Diploma or GED,  at least 18 years in age, knowledge of basic math, good communication and interpersonal skills, and basic computer data entry skills. You must attend all class hours, skills/demonstration labs, demonstrate consistent study habits, successfully complete all externship hours and successfully complete assignments and tests to receive a certificate. Purchase textbooks before first class. (T) Theory–96 hours, Hospital/Retail Related Pharmacy Externship–160 hours (which includes a minimum of 20-25 hours per week during externship placement). Additional fees prior to externship include: State Criminal Background Check $60, Drug Testing approximately $65, and Maryland Board of Pharmacy Technician Registration $45. For more detailed information and clarification, call 443-518-4944 for a Pharmacy Technician Training program brochure or visit coned.howardcc.edu. Refund policy does not apply to this course.  25.6 CEUs.  $1,998 (includes $1,743 materials, lab, and externship placement fees*)

You must register for ALL THREE sections below:
THEORY: Tue,Thu 6:30pm-9:45pm, Oct 14-Mar 11
& Sat 9am-4pm, Oct 25; Nov 1, 8, 15, 22; Dec 6
(No class Nov 28 and from Dec 20-Mar 10)
#8938  XH 509 7273 Hickory Ridge
AND Pharmacy Technician Externships I & II
Jan 12 - Mar 9 Area Pharmacies
#8974 XH 171 7295 & #9012 XH 173 7296
Please Note: The last class after externship completion is held on Wed 6:30pm-9:45pm, Mar 11.
(Refund policy does not apply to this course. Students must register for the Theory and Externship I & II sections at the same time.)

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**The CNA BOOT CAMP IS HERE. COMPLETE REQUIRED CNA TRAINING IN 30 DAYS IN AUGUST!**

Certified Nursing Assistant: Theory and Clinical

As a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), you are on the front lines of patient care and provide critical services. This course, approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing, provides the training you need to effectively care for people in a variety of health care settings. You must successfully complete both Theory and Clinical sections to receive your certification. Please register for both at the same time.
To take the CNA course, you must:
• Be 18 years or older and have a high school diploma or GED, social security number, complete immunizations (reviewed in class), and pass a criminal background check.
• Pass basic reading and math exams before registering. (Allow two hours to complete the test). Call Kathy Krasney at 443-518-4919 to schedule an appointment and identify yourself as a CNA student (current photo ID required for testing). You must take the test and register at least one week before the class start date.
• Bring a credit or debit card and social security number to first class.
Expect additional course costs (discussed at first class) for criminal background pre-check for clinical placement, immunization and titer tests, Maryland Board of Nursing registry fee, full criminal background check, and required materials (stethoscope, uniform, and watch with second hand). When you complete the CNA course, you will be well-prepared and eligible to take the State Geriatric Examination ($95 exam fee) to become a Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA). A free GNA review class is offered to CNA students. You may register after you have been notified that you passed the math and reading tests. No refund five days prior to class starting. 14.5 CEUs. $1,500 (includes $740 in fees*)
You must register for both Theory (XH 651) and Clinical (XH 652) at the same time.

**AUGUST CNA BOOTCAMP**
THEORY: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm, Aug 1-Aug 29
#3076 XH 651 7070 Nursing 232
AND CLINICAL: Mon-Fri 7am-3pm, Aug 21-29
#4001 XH 652 7071 TBA
FALL COURSES:

You must register for both Theory (XH 651) and Clinical (XH 652) at the same time.
THEORY: Mon, Wed 6pm-10:15pm, Sep 8-Dec 15
#8802  XH 651 7074 Nursing 232
AND CLINICAL: Mon-Thu 3pm-9:30pm, Dec 2-Dec 11
#8804  XH 652 7075 TBA
THEORY: Mon-Thu 9am-3pm, Sep 15-Oct 29
#8809  XH 651 7076 Nursing 232
AND CLINICAL: Mon-Thu 7am-3pm, Oct 16-Oct 28
#8810  XH 652 7077 TBA


Advanced Patient Care Skills
This course prepares Certified Nursing Assistants to work in hospitals and other health care settings as part of a multidisciplinary team caring for patients who require acute care as well as chronic care. You will expand and deepen your skills in complex health care procedures including phlebotomy, electrocardiograms, glucose monitoring, intravenous therapy, wound care, and urinary catheterization. Please bring current CNA registry card to first class. No refund 5 days prior to course start date. (T) 9.2 CEUs. $1,000 (includes $515 in fees*)
Sat 9am-4pm, Sep 6-Dec 20 (No class on Nov 29)
#8799   XH 653 7079 Hickory Ridge
Mon,Wed 6pm-10:15pm, Sep 8-Nov 24
#8801   XH 653 7080 Hickory Ridge
Tue,Thu 9:30am-3:30pm, Sep 16-Nov 13
#8800   XH 653 7078 Hickory Ridge

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Refresher Nursing Part 1: Theory/Lab
Approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing (MBON), this course is for inactive RNs or LPNs who want to maintain or reactivate their licenses and re-enter the health care environment with a high level of skill and confidence. Topics include: assessment skills, medication and medical equipment update, patho-physiological alterations, treatment modalities, clinical specialties, legal and ethical issues, health care informatics, and current trends in professional nursing. Laboratory experience teaches and reinforces basic nursing skills and fosters critical thinking. The following are mandatory prerequisites for students: Current active, inactive, or temporary Maryland Nursing License, liability insurance, current Healthcare Provider CPR card, and required immunizations and titres (reviewed in class). Following registration, call 443-518-4981 or 443-518-4967 to obtain a packet regarding mandatory requirements. Textbooks must be purchased at the HCC Bookstore. Note: You must register and complete Refresher Nursing Part 1 and Part 2 (below) in the same semester. There is no refund five days prior to start date. Bring Social Security identification and credit card to the first day of class. (T) 8.8 CEUs. $975 (includes $575 in fees*)
Wed,Fri 9am-2pm, Sep 24-Dec 10 (No class Nov 28)
#8796   XH 231 7072 Hickory Ridge

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Refresher Nursing Part II: Clinical
Apply the knowledge and skills learned in the theory and lab components of Nurse Refresher Part 1 for this 65-hour supervised experience in a clinical setting. The instructor will schedule individual student assignments. This experience will include the application of the nursing process, management of patient care, documentation, and medication administration. Requirements are the same as Refresher Nursing Part 1. Note: You must register and complete Refresher Nursing Part 1 (above) and Part 2 in the same semester. There is no refund five days prior to start date. 6.5 CEUs. $850 (includes $490 in fees*)
Sat,Sun 7am-2:30pm, Oct 18-Dec 7
#8797   XH 908 7073 On Company Site

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RN Case Manager: Delegating for Assisted Living

For RNs only, this course updates the knowledge and skills of delegating nurses who practice and teach in assisted living facilities and is approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing. Topics include principles of case management, delegation skills, adult education principles, legal and ethical issues, updates on regulations, and more. A copy of the Maryland Nurse Practice Act is provided. Please remember to bring your nursing license number. You must attend 100 percent of the class (16 hours) to receive your certificate. No refund is available for this course. 1.6 CEUs. $265 (includes $115 in fees*)
Mon,Wed 8:30am-5:30pm, Nov 17-Nov 19
#9206   XH 175 7081 Hickory Ridge

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CPR: Healthcare Provider
Health care provider students are taught the most currently available material from the American Heart Association. This course is primarily for health care workers but is open to the general public. Topics covered: Adult, Infant, and Child 1 and 2-person CPR techniques, barrier device, bag mask, (AED) Automatic External Defibrillation, and Airway Obstruction Management. Upon successful completion of the class you will receive a card good for two years from the American Heart Association. Although the certificate represents AHA certification, it does not constitute AHA endorsement or sponsorship. Textbook is optional and can be purchased at the HCC Bookstore; it is recommended for first-time students.(T) Individualized hands-on materials are used within this class. Half hour lunch break included in class time. No refunds five days before start date. .7 CEUs. $130 (includes $80 in fees*)
Sat 8:30am-4pm, Aug 2
#4714 XH 454 7001 Hickory Ridge
Sat 8:30am-4pm, Aug 30
#4715 XH 454 7002 Hickory Ridge

Sat 8:30am-4pm, Sep 20
#8812   XH 454 7003 Hickory Ridge
Sat 8:30am-4pm, Oct 18
#8813   XH 454 7004 Hickory Ridge
Sat 8:30am-4pm, Dec 13
#8815   XH 454 7006 Hickory Ridge

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CPR: Healthcare Provider Renewal
ONLY American Heart Assoc. Healthcare Providers renewing their Basic Life Support card will receive the most current material available from the American Heart Association. This review allows AHA card holders to renew their individualized hands-on training. Topics include: one- and two-person rescue for the adult, infant & child; foreign body airway obstruction management, automatic external defibrillation practice (AED), barrier device, Ambu bag,etc. YOUR AHA BASIC LIFE SUPPORT HEALTHCARE PROVIDER CARD CANNOT HAVE EXPIRED; if it has, you are not eligible to participate in the class. Upon successful completion of the class you will receive an American Heart Association card good for two years. Although successful completion represents AHA certification, it does not constitute AHA endorsement or sponsorship. NOT A SKILLS CHECK-OFF CENTER. Half hour lunch break included in class time. No refund five days prior to start date. .6 CEUs. $95 (includes $75 in fees*)
Sat 9am-3pm, Nov 15
#8814   XH 786 7005 Hickory Ridge

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Courses at Mount Airy College Center for Health Care Education

The Mount Airy College Center for Health Care Education is a partnership between Carroll, Frederick, and Howard Community Colleges. The cost of courses offered at the Mount Airy College Center for Health Care Education may differ from the cost of the same courses when offered on HCC's home campus.

Medical Office Skills

Professional Preparation in Healthcare
Learn the essentials of becoming successful as a student and employee in today’s healthcare systems. Topics include communication, working well in teams, respecting and valuing differences, and the importance of professionalism. Discuss the availability of healthcare careers in the local region, marketing your skills to potential employers, resumes, application letters and how to prepare for interviews. .8 CEUs. $80 (includes $40 in fees*)
Mon,Wed 5pm-7:45pm, Aug 25-Sep 3
#9215 XH 141 Q1289 Mount Airy

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Dental Front Office Administration ★NEW!★
A patient’s experience in a dental office begins and ends in the front office. Learn about ethical, legal and regulatory issues, basic administrative functions, technology in the dental office, clinical records management, billing and coding, as well as professionalism and dental team/ patient relations. Students should have basic computer skills, be able to type 40 words per minute and be familiar with Microsoft Word. Highly recommended: Professional Preparation in Health Care. 3.6 CEUs. $436 (includes $97 in fees*)
Tue,Thu 6pm-9:15pm, Sep 30-Nov 6
#9221 XH 225 Q1291 Mount Airy

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Patient Care

Oral Radiography
Further your dental assisting career and prepare to sit for the DANB Radiation Health and Safety exam. This course is approved by the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners. Completion of a two-hour, hands-on clinical practicum is required. You may complete your clinical at your place of employment or you must concurrently register for Oral Radiography Clinical, which will take place at the Maryland State Dental Association. A completed Student Health Profile will be required by the third class session. Prerequisite: You must either be working as a dental assistant or have proof of successful completion of a basic dental assisting course. Course includes an online component; internet access required. 3.2 CEUs. $599 (includes $170 in fees*)
►Tue 6pm-9:15pm, Nov 11-Jan 27
#9219 XH 181 Q1292 Mount Airy
(No class Dec 23 & Dec 30)
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Oral Radiography Clinical
Prepare to sit for the DANB Radiation Health and Safety exam. This two-hour, hands-on clinical practicum (including full-mouth series and two bitewing x-rays) takes place at the Maryland State Dental Association training facility in Columbia, Md. Students must be concurrently enrolled in Oral Radiography. Scheduled individually by instructor. ,2 CEUs. $275** (fee based, no waivers)
►Sat, Dates/Times To Be Determined
#9218 XE 594 Q1293 Mount Airy

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Introduction to Dental Assisting
You will have entry-level dental assisting skills when you successfully completing this course, which is approved by the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners. Course covers terminology, anatomy, charting and medical history, instruments, four-handed dentistry, gypsum, acrylic, amalgam, cements, impression materials, oral hygiene, darkroom procedures, infection control, sterilization and OSHA regulations. Prerequisite: Professional Preparation in Healthcare course. Course includes an online component: internet access required. 4.0 CEUs. $859 (includes $245 in fees*)
Thu 5pm-9:15pm, Sep 4-Nov 6
#9217 XH 110 Q1290 Mount Airy

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Expanded Functions: General Chairside
Round out your dental assistant training with this Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners-approved course. Learn advanced tasks that require increased skill and responsibility. Prepare for the Maryland General Dental Assisting Expanded Functions Exam (MDG). You must have experience in a dental office and working knowledge of oral anatomy, dental terminology and infection control. Oral Radiography certification is preferred, but not mandatory. 3.5 CEUs. $949 (includes $200 in fees*)
Wed 3pm-8:15pm, Nov 19-Jan 21
#9220 XH 176 Q1294 Mount Airy

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Certified Nursing Assistant: Theory & Clinical
As a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), you are on the front lines of patient care and provide
critical services. This course, approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing, provides the training
you need to effectively care for people in a variety of health care settings. You must
successfully complete both Theory and Clinical sections to receive your certification. Please register for both at the same time.
To take the CNA course, you must:
• Be 18 years or older and have a high school diploma or GED, social security number, complete immunizations (reviewed in class), and pass a criminal background check.
• Pass basic literacy exams before registering. (Allow two hours to complete the test). If Howard Community College is your home campus, call Kathy Krasney at 443-518-4919 to schedule an appointment and identify yourself as a CNA student (current photo ID required for testing). You must take the test and register at least one week before the class start date.
• Bring a credit or debit card and social security number to first class.
Expect additional course costs (discussed at first class) for criminal background pre-check for clinical placement, immunization and titer tests, Maryland Board of Nursing registry fee, full criminal background check, and required materials (stethoscope, uniform, and watch with second hand).
When you complete the CNA course, you will be well-prepared and eligible to take the State Geriatric Examination ($95 exam fee) to become a Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA). A free GNA review class is offered to CNA students.
You may register after you have been notified that you passed the math and reading tests. No refund five days prior to class starting. 14.5 CEUs. $1,500 (includes $740 in fees*)
You must register for both Theory (XH 651) and Clinical (XH 652) at the same time.
THEORY: Mon, Wed, Fri 9am-3pm, Sep 8-Nov 7
#6214 XH 651 Z1097 Mount Airy
AND CLINICAL: Tour on Wed, Oct 22, 8am-11am; Mon,
Wed, Fri 7am-3pm, Oct 22-Nov 5
#6215 XH 652 Z1098 Mount Airy


Medicine Aide Training
This Maryland Board of Nursing approved course prepares persons working as Geriatric Nursing Assistants for the safe preparation, administration, and charting of routine medicines. Requires study time outside class and includes tests which the student must pass prior to starting the clinical experience. Prerequisites: Students must take the college reading and math placement tests, have a minimum of one-year full-time current employment as a geriatric nursing assistant. On the first day of class, students must provide a letter of recommendation from DON, a copy of a current, active CNA/GNA certification, written proof of immunity to MMR and varicella, negative TB test/chest x-ray within the last year, and proof of Hepatitis B immunity or sign a waiver. Refunds issued only until the sixth day before the class starts; no refunds after that. Emai JBukowitzKeller@howardcc.edu for registration information. 7.5 CEUs. $970 (includes $230 in fees*)
Mon,Wed 5:30pm-9:15pm, & Sat 7am-3:30pm, Oct 13-Nov 17 Mount Airy


Medicine Aide Update
Meets the Maryland Board of Nursing renewal requirements for the Certified Medicine Aide. Designed to keep the practicing CMA informed and updated regarding new medications, non-parenteral drug administration, policies and practices, and medications needed by geriatric clients. The emphasis is on new drug therapies and the role of the medicine aide in providing safe and competent care. Upon registration, students must submit a copy of their current CNA/GNA certification, proof of successful completion of their initial CMA training course in Maryland, and must verify current CNA practice of at least 16 hours within the last two years, and also verify eight or more hours of active practice as a CNA/GNA/CMA in a licensed nursing home within the last two years, and active practice as a CMA for 100 hours in the last two years. Verification can be provided by the employer on facility letterhead. Please note: The Maryland Board of Nursing requires that this update must be completed no more than 90 days before the expiration of the CNA/GNA/CMA certification. Refunds issued only until the sixth day before the class starts; no refunds after that.
Email JBukowitzKeller@howardcc.edu for registration information. .8 CEUs. $105 (includes $44 in fees*)
►Sat 8am-4:30pm, Aug 9  Mount Airy (this section is $95 and includes $44 in fees*)
Sat 8am-4:30pm, Oct 11 Mount Airy

Nursing Assistant Instructor Training
RNs are natural teachers and preparing the next generation of health care workers is a rewarding addition or extension to any nursing career. This course is designed to provide registered nurses with the tools and knowledge needed to instruct nursing assistant students. Topics include adult learning principles, teaching and evaluation methodologies, course planning and implementation, teaching in the laboratory and clinical settings, and communication and teaching skills for a multi-cultural, multi-generational student population. Course participants will also learn how to prepare students to be successful on the Geriatric Nursing Assistant exam. This course meets the Maryland Board of Nursing requirements for the Train the Trainer course. No refund five days prior to start date. 1.6 CEUs. $295 (includes $185 in fees*)
Mon,Wed,Thu 9am-3:30pm, Nov 10-Nov 13
#6368 XH 144 Z1102 Mount Airy
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Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia Training
The more you understand as a care provider about Alzheimer’s and related disorders, the better you will be able to provide compassionate care and improve the quality of life for people with these illnesses. Learn how these illnesses affect the brain and behaviors so that you can better assist the resident in communication and activities of daily living. You will also learn ways to deal effectively with difficult behaviors. This five-hour course satisfies the employee training needs for Assisted Living by the Maryland Department of Mental Health and Hygiene. .5 CEUs. $75 (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 9:30am-3pm, Oct 4
#7341 XH 204 Q1103 Mount Airy

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Healing Touch for Health Care Providers ★NEW!★ 
Are you a student learning to be a caregiver or a caregiver learning to be a nurse? Are you a nurse learning to be a provider? Take some time for yourself to attend this two-part class and discover how to use your hands and heart, your intention and your healing presence to help yourself, your patients, your family, and your friends! $89 (includes $44 in fees*)
Sat 8:30am-11:45am, Sep 27-Oct 4
#6996 XH 170 Q1109 Mount Airy
Sat 8:30am-11:45am, Oct 25-Nov 1
#6589 XH 170 Q1118 Mount Airy
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CPR: Healthcare Provider
Designed to teach the skills of CPR for victims of all ages. Includes ventilation with a barrier device, bag-valve mask device, oxygen, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and how to relieve foreign body airway obstruction. Intended for participants who work in a health care setting and are required to take a Healthcare Provider course for their employment. Course completion card is issued for all participants in a Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider course who successfully complete the written examination and demonstration. Refunds issued only until the sixth day before the class starts; no refunds after that. $79 (includes $39 in fees*)
Sat 8:30am-3:30pm, Jul 26 (this section is $64 and includes $29 in fees*)
#4632 XH 922 Q1087 Mount Airy
Sat 8:30am-3:30pm, Aug 23 (this section is $64 and includes $29 in fees*)
#4629 XH 922 Q1088 Mount Airy

Sat 8:30am-3:30pm, Sep 20
#6370 XH 922 Q1104 Mount Airy
Sat 8:30am-3:30pm, Oct 18
#6371 XH 922 Q1111 Mount Airy
Sat 8:30am-3:30pm, Nov 15
#6372 XH 922 Q1112 Mount Airy
Sat 8:30am-3:30pm, Dec 13
#6373 XH 922 Q1113 Mount Airy

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CPR: Healthcare Provider Renewal
Designed to upgrade the current health care provider to the latest American Heart Association guidelines. New information is provided on ventilation with an automated external defibrillator and barrier device, bag-valve mask device, and oxygen. You must present current AHA Health Care Provider BLS/CPR card at the beginning of class, which cannot be more than one month past the recommended renewal date, and must have a student manual. Refunds issued only until the sixth day before the class starts; no refunds after that. $69 (includes $36 in fees*)

Sat 8:30am-1:15pm, Aug 16 (this section is $54 and includes $11 in fees*)
#4634 XH 923 Q1092 Mount Airy

Sat 8:30am-1:15pm, Sep 20
#6374 XH 923 Q1105 Mount Airy
Sat 8:30am-1:15pm, Oct 18
#6375 XH 923 Q1114 Mount Airy
Sat 8:30am-1:15pm, Nov 15
#6376 XH 923 Q1115 Mount Airy
Sat 8:30am-1:15pm, Dec 13
#6377 XH 923 Q1116 Mount Airy

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CPR: Heartsaver CPR/First Aid/AED
This course prepares you to perform basic first aid and CPR for adults and children over the age of one. The course meets the personal needs of the general public and those with careers in the school system, lifeguards, child care, etc. Topics include Adult/Child CPR and choking. First aid techniques are: allergic reactions, breathing problems, choking, heart attack (signs/symptoms), fainting, bandaging, seizures, diabetes, etc. Individualized hands-on materials are utilized and supplied within this class. Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a two-year card from the American Heart Association. Although the certificate represents AHA certification, it does not constitute AHA endorsement or sponsorship. No refund five days prior to start date. .8 CEUs. $79 (includes $39 in fees*)
Sat 8:30am-3:30pm, Sep 27
#6369 XH 182 Q1106 Mount Airy

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CPR: Heartsaver Pediatric CPR/AED ★NEW!★
Designed for the layperson and first responder. Presents basic techniques of Child and Infant CPR, use of a pocket mask, how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of foreign body airway obstruction. Participants who successfully complete the course knowledge and skills evaluation are eligible to receive a course completion card. 3.5 hours. $59** (includes $33 in fees*)
Sat 8:30am-12:15pm, Nov 22
#6997 XE 182 Q1107 Mount Airy

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CPR for Family and Friends ★NEW!★
Designed for all lay rescuers, school children and family members who want to learn rescue skills for family and friends. This non-certifying course covers information from the American Heart Association adult, child and infant chain of survival, signs of heart attack, cardiac arrest, stroke and choking, prevention of sudden infant death syndrome, and prevention of the most common fatal injuries in infants and children. NON-CERTIFYING COURSE. Participants receive booklet. 4 hours. $69** (includes $26 in fees*)
Sat 8:30am-12:45pm, Oct 25
#7111 XE 181 Q1117 Mount Airy

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Assisted Living Manager
Learn the necessary skills and knowledge to meet the required training for assisted living managers by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Health Care Quality. In this approved 80-hour training, topics include: the philosophy of assisted living, aging process and its impact, assessment and level of care waiver, service planning, clinical management, admission and discharge criteria, nutrition and food safety, dementia, mental health and behavior management, end of life care, management and operation, emergency planning, quality assurance, and the survey process. .8 CEUs. $805 (includes $50 in fees*)
►Tue 9am-5:30pm, Sep 16-Nov 18
#6115 XH 221 Q1110 Mount Airy
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Course Notes
*Fees not eligible for waiver.
**Neither XE courses nor their fees are eligible for waiver.
(S) = Supplies needed. Instructor will provide list at first class.
(T) = Textbook recommended or required. Purchase at HCC Bookstore or online before first class.




 







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