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Woman with test tubesNoncredit Continuing Education Winter/Spring 2014 Courses

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: 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.

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Fundamentals of Clinical Laboratory Testing  ★NEW!★
This course emphasizes the necessary components of good clinical laboratory practices performed by technologists, nurses, and other healthcare personnel who work in hospitals, clinics, and physician office laboratories. Participants will actively engage in classroom activities that address such clinical topics as General Introduction to Laboratory Diagnostics, Quality Assessment, Quality Control, Laboratory Workflow, Specimen Collection, Laboratory Safety, and Laboratory Regulations. PACE, CME and CEUs available (application process provided in class). Presented in cooperation with COLA and COLA Resources Inc., CRI. Facilitator: Nancy Calder, MT (ASCP), MAEd. .5 CEUs. $130 (includes $40 in fees*)
►Wed 10am-4pm, Apr 23
#3941 XH 107 7764 Health Sciences Building 111
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Challenge Exams for Medical Terminology, Anatomy/Physiology for Medical Insurance Billers/Coders & Introduction to ICD-9-CM Medical Coding

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*)

Introduction to ICD-9-CM Medical Coding Challenge Exam
$69** (includes $60 in fees*)

Anatomy & Pathophysiology for Medical Insurance Billers/Coders
Learn the structure of the body, the normal function and pathologic conditions of each system. Topics include comprehensive applied anatomy of all organ systems, and an introduction to radiology, nuclear medicine, pharmacology and psychiatry. This class uses computer technology to supplement and enhance class assignments and learning outcomes. Structured learning modules with independent study guides will prepare your studies for each body system along with case reviews. You will access the college’s supplemental website to review lectures and slides to help you prepare for quizzes that may be administered in the classroom or online throughout the course. 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, Apr 7-Jun 30, Sat 8:30am-4pm, June 21 (No class Apr 14 & 16 and May 26)
#3923 XH 187 7767       Gateway Campus
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Introduction to CPT & HCPCS Medical Coding
 
Learn the basics of coding medical procedures using CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) and the Medicare HCPCS II. The new ICD-10-CM codes scheduled to become effective October 1, 2014 will be included. Training will cross-walk you through the ICD-10-CM & PCS code sets along with the ICD-9-CM codes. The CCA exam will start testing on ICD-10 beginning April 2014 and the CPC exam will begin testing in January 2015. You will learn how to code outpatient and physicians procedures. Instruction will cover an introduction to the procedure coding conventions and format, CPT Guidelines, Evaluation and Management Coding E&M, Anesthesia Coding, Ambulatory Surgery Coding, Radiology, Laboratory, and Medicine procedural coding. In addition to the procedures, you will learn to assign the correct modifier requirements for optimal reimbursement. This course will also introduce you to the basics of reading medical records. Prerequisites: Advanced Facility Medical Coding. This course has an additional 21 hours of online assignments. 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. 6.3 CEUs. $745 (includes $640 in fees*)
►Mon,Wed,Fri 6pm-9:45pm, Mar 29-Apr 25 & Sat 8:30am-5pm, Mar 29 & Apr 5 (No class Apr 4, 14 & 18)
#9662 XH 219 7760      Gateway Campus
(Friday class meets only on Apr 11 & 25. This course has an additional 21 hours of online assignments.)
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Advanced Physician Medical Coding
Learn advanced-level physician-based coding. This course integrates ICD-9-CM coding system and the CPT/HCPCS for the medical office. Emphasis is placed on coding physician-based documentation from the place of service and specialty in areas of Evaluation and Management for all practices and specialty areas. Other key areas of concentration include the modifier requirement and coding appeal solution for the physician-based. The methodology in coding for reimbursement is also included. This course has an additional 21 hours of online assignments. Prerequisites: Introduction to CPT & HCPCS 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. 8.3 CEUs. $689 (includes $445 in fees*)
►Mon,Wed 6pm-9:45pm, Mar 10-Apr 23 & Sat 8:30am-5pm, Mar 15, Mar 29 & Apr 5 (No class Apr 14 & 16)
#9664 XH 220 7761    Gateway Campus
►Mon,Wed 6pm-9:45pm, Apr 28-May 28 & Sat 8:30am-5:30pm, May 3, 10 & 17 (No class May 26)
#3910 XH 220 7763    Gateway Campus (This class has an additional 29 hours of online assignments.)
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Advanced Facility/Outpatient Medical Coding
The outpatient course trains you in hospital-based outpatient specialty areas. The course presents the coder with the reimbursement methodology of the Revenue Centers, Medicare Ambulatory Patient Classification, coupled with the coding assignment of the ICD-9-CM and the CPT/HCPCS for the outpatient. Like physician-based coding, outpatient coding also focuses on the physician’s documentation, with further emphasis on the technical components related to coding for the use of the specialty areas including Emergency Room, Ambulatory Surgery, Radiology-Nuclear Medicines, Radiation Therapy, X-rays, MRI, Cardiology-Cardiac Catheterization, GYN-Labor and Delivery, Hematology Oncology-Infusion Coding/Chemotherapy Coding Nephrology-Dialysis, and Psychiatry. Clinic coding for the outpatient, with its associated revenue, and much more will be taught in depth. You will gain a full understanding of working and coding for the outpatient hospital. Prerequisite: Introduction to ICD-9-CM Medical Coding, Advanced Hospital/Inpatient Medical Coding, and Advanced Physicians Medical Coding. Refunds issued only until the day before the class starts. No refunds on or after the class start date. 8.3 CEUs $689 (includes $445 in fees*)
►Mon,Wed 6pm-9:45pm, May 5-Jun 30 & Sat 8:30am-5pm, May 17 & 31; Jun 14 & 21 (No class May 26)
#3918 XH 224 7765    Gateway Campus
►Mon,Wed 6pm-9:45pm, May 31-Jun 30 & Sat 8:30 am-5pm, May 31; Jun 7, 14, 21 & 28
#3920 XH 224 7768    Gateway Campus  (This section includes an additional 16.5 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 the new ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS system and how the implementation of this system will impact the billing process. Gain “real world” experience with simulated practice as you manually and electronically prepare insurance claims entering patient information, demographics, charges, submitting claims, posting payments, and implementing techniques required to ensure receipt of optimum provider payments. HIPAA training is included along with procedures for completing various commercial credentialing applications and best collection practices including writing and submitting appeal letters. This hands-on course, using one of the industry’s most effective advanced patient accounting software, gives you valuable skills to compete in the current job market. To enhance learning outcomes, you will access the college’s supplemental website to complete various assignments and prepare for quizzes that may be administered in the classroom or online throughout the course. No previous medical experience necessary. 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. Note: National billing certification eligibility does not apply to students completing this course. Purchase textbook from HCC Bookstore prior to first class. (T) 8.3 CEUs. $768 (includes $643 in fees*)
►Tue,Thu 6pm-9:45pm, Apr 3-Jul 1 (No class Apr 15 & 17)
#3919 XH 183 7766    Gateway Campus
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Patient Care

Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Aide Training  ★NEW!★
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 Winter/Spring noncredit class schedule. Prerequisites (the following courses are offered at Carroll Community College): Medical Terminology for Health Careers AHE149 and Anatomy and Physiology for Health Careers AHE150. Professional Preparation in Healthcare AHE196 is highly recommended. Purchase textbook from Carroll Community College Bookstore (www.carrollbookstore.com) prior to first class. (T) 5.0 CEUs. $489 (includes $40 in fees*)
►Tue,Thu 6pm-9:15pm, Apr 8-Jun 10 (No class Apr 15 & 17)
#3758 XH 106 7778    Carroll Community College
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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.
►Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 9am-3pm, Apr 7-May 29
You must also register for #3922 XH 652 7558.
#3921 XH 651 7557    Nursing 232
(No class Apr 14-17)
AND CLINICAL: Tour on Thu, May 15 8am-11am; 7am-3pm May 19-22 & May 27 & 28
#9062 XH 652 7558    Nursing 232
►Tue, Thu 6pm-10:15pm, May 6-Jul 29
You must also register for #3933 XH 652 7563.
#3929 XH 651 7562    Nursing 232
AND CLINICAL: Tour on Sat, Jun 7 8am-11am; Sat & Sun 7am-3pm, Jun 14-15 & 28-29; Jul 12-13
#3090 XH 652 7569 Nursing 232

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. There is no refund available for this course. (T) 9.2 CEUs. $975 (includes $515 in fees*)
►Tue,Thu 9:30am-3:30pm, Feb 25-May 1 *This section is $950 (includes $490 in fees*)
#9088 XH 653 7551    Hickory Ridge
►Sat 9am-4pm, Apr 12-July 26 (No class Apr 19)
#4398 XH 653 7570    Hickory Ridge
(Class also includes a 45 min. lunch break.)
►Mon,Wed 6pm-10:15pm, May 12-Jul 30 (No class May 26)
#3995 XH 653 7567    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. Requirements–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). Please call 443-518-4967 for any questions regarding mandatory requirements. Textbooks must be purchased at the HCC Bookstore. Note: Must register and complete Refresher Nursing Part 1 and Part 2 (below) in the same semester. There is no refund 5 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*)
►Tue,Thu 6pm-10:15pm, Apr 8-Jun 26
#3069 XH 231 7555      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, Feb 22-Mar 23 *Cost for this section is $800 (includes $440 in fees*)
#9078 XH 908 7559    Howard County General Hospital
►Sat,Sun 7am-2:30pm, Apr 26-Jun 15
#3070 XH 908 7556    On Company Site
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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*)
►Tue,Wed,Thu 9am-4pm, Apr 1-Apr 3
#3091 XH 144 7561 Nursing 232
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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*)
►Wed,Thu 8:30am-5:30pm, Mar 26-Mar 27
#9112 XH 175 7553     Hickory Ridge
►Mon,Tue 8:30am-5:30pm, Jun 2-Jun 3
#3996 XH 175 7568     Hickory Ridge
►Mon,Tue 8:30am-5:30pm, Jun 16-Jun 17
#3095 XH 175 7560     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, Mar 1
#9011 XH 454 7461    Hickory Ridge
►Sat 8:30am-4pm, Apr 5
#0796 XH 454 7462    Hickory Ridge
►Sat 8:30am-4pm, May 3
#0797 XH 454 7463    Hickory Ridge
►Sat 8:30am-4pm, Jun 7
#0799 XH 454 7465    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, May 17
#0798 XH 786 7464    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

Medical Terminology for Health Careers
Medical terminology is essential if you work with patient charts, case histories, insurance forms, court documents, etc. Learn basic medical terminology, including prefixes, suffixes, and word roots as they relate to body systems and associated pathological conditions. This course is a prerequisite for Medical Coding for the Physician’s Office - AAPC. Course includes an online component; internet access required. 3.0 CEUs. $389 (includes $122 in fees*)
►Mon 6pm-9:15pm, Mar 10-May 19
#9280 XH 134 Q1280 Mount Airy
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Patient Care

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*)
Tue,Wed,Thu 1:30pm-4:15pm, May 27-May 29
#3752 XH 141 Q1283    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. $845 (includes $245 in fees*)
►Tue,Thu 1pm-5:15pm, Jun 3-Jul 3
#3753 XH 110 Q1284    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 offi ce and working knowledge of oral anatomy, dental terminology and infection control. Oral Radiography certifi cation is preferred, but not mandatory. 3.5 CEUs. $936 (includes $201 in fees*)
►Thu 1:30pm-6:45pm, Mar 13-May 1
#9247 XH 176 Q1274 Mount Airy

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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. $585 (includes $170 in fees*)
►Tue 6pm-9:15pm, Mar 18-May 27 (No class Apr 15)
#9270 XH 181 Q1275 Mount Airy
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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, Saturdays (Date/Times TBD) .2 CEUs. $240** (fee based, no waivers)
►Sat, Dates/Times To Be Determined
#9272 XE 594 Q1276 Mount Airy

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Pharmacy Technician
Prepares you to enter the pharmacy field and to sit for two national certification exams: National Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or the Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Includes medical terminology specific to pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Learn dosage calculation, I.V. flows, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispersing of prescriptions, inventory control, billing and reimbursement. Before registering for this class, students must pass a basic reading exam. Tests must be completed a week prior to the class start date. Must be at least 18 years of age or older. 60 hours 6.0 CEUs. $1,174 (includes $449 in fees*)
►Tue,Thu 6pm-9:15pm, May 6-Jul 10
#3754 XH 112 Q1285     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 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.
►Mon, Wed 6pm-10:15pm, Apr 28-Jul 23 (No class May 26)
You must also register for #3811 XH 652 Z1085.
#3808 XH 651 Z1084 Mount Airy
AND CLINICAL: Tour on Sat, Jun 7 8am-11am; Sat & Sun, 7am-3pm Jun 14-15 & 28-29; Jul 12-13
#3811 XH 652 Z1085

Nurse Refresher Pt. I: Theory
This course provides learning experiences for nurses who have been out of the workplace and who are planning on returning to work. Topics include treatment modalities, diagnostic measures, pathophysiological alterations, and current trends and issues in professional nursing. This course is pending approval from the Maryland Board of Nursing. Combined with the clinical portion (XH 928) this course meets the Maryland Board of Nursing requirements to reactivate your license. Criminal Background checks and drug testing at an additional cost are required for the clinical portion. Information will be distributed at first class session. Current inactive Maryland license required prior to clinical. No refund is available for this course. 8.8 CEUs. $1,005 (includes $455 in fees*)
►Tue,Thu 6pm-9:45pm, May 1-Jul 29
#3448 XH 927 Q1082    Mount Airy
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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. $95 (includes $44 in fees*)
►Sat 8am-4:30pm, May 3    Mount Airy

ACLS
This course uses American Heart Association guidelines to provide a systematic approach to dealing with a cardiopulmonary emergency or sudden death. Includes, but not limited to, myocardial infarction, respiratory arrest with a pulse, witnessed VF adult cardiac arrest, airways management and testing, mega VF:refractory VF/pulseless VT, pulseless electrical activity, strip recognition and testing, asystole, bradycardia, unstable tachycardia-cardioversion, and stable tachycardia. Money collected for this course
does not represent income for the American Heart Association. Enrollment deadline is one week prior to course start date. 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. $295 (includes $95 in fees*)
►Fri,Sat 8:30am-5:30pm, Mar 14-Mar 15
#9655 XH 180 Q1072    Mount Airy
►Fri,Sat 8:30am-5:30pm, Jun 27-Jun 28
#3805 XH 180 Q1080    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. $64 (includes $29 in fees*)
►Sat 8:30am-3:30pm, Mar 29
#9649 XH 922 Q1070    Mount Airy
►Sat 8:30am-3:30pm, Apr 26
#9647 XH 922 Q1078    Mount Airy
►Sat 8:30am-3:30pm, Apr 26
#3449 XH 922 Q1078    Mount Airy
►Sat 8:30am-3:30pm, Jun 28
#3450 XH 922 Q1086    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. $54 (includes $11 in fees*)
►Sat 8:30am-1:15pm, Mar 22
#9651 XH 923 Q1069    Mount Airy
►Sat 8:30am-1:15pm, Apr 12
#3807 XH 923 Q1081    Mount Airy
►Sat 8:30am-1:15pm, May 17
#3625 XH 923 Q1089    Mount Airy
►Sat 8:30am-1:15pm, Jun 21
#3626 XH 923 Q1090    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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10901 Little Patuxent Parkway • Columbia, Maryland 21044
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Tel. 443-518-1200 Switchboard | TTY users call via MD Relay 7-1-1
Howard Community College is an Equal Opportunity Institution