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Woman with test tubesNoncredit Continuing Education Fall 2014 & Winter 2015 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.

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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, Feb 2-Mar 25
   XH-126 7352 #0728 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*)

 


Introduction to ICD-9-CM & ICD-10-CM Medical Coding
This course provides basic coding knowledge for entry-level medical billing and coding students. Topics include: ICD-9-CM (International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification), coding conventions, guidelines, and diagnoses coding with a cross walk through the ICD-10-CM code set (International Classification of Disease, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification). Prerequisites: Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Pathophysiology for Medical Insurance Billers/Coders. Required manual and handbook: ICD-9-CM Expert for Hospitals and Payers, Volumes 1, 2, 3 Coding Manual and ICD-9-CM and Coding Handbook, 2015 ed. Other resources provided in class or online are included in cost of the course. 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 from the HCC Bookstore prior to first class. (T) 6.3 CEUs. $675 (includes $570 in fees*)
Mon,Wed 6pm-9:45pm & Sat 8:30am-5pm, Jan 7-Jan 31
   XH-185 7349 #0749 Gateway Campus
(This class has an additional 
21 hours of online assignments. No class Jan 19)
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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
   XH-186 7277 #9190 Gateway Campus
(No class Nov 26; Dec 22, 24, 29 & 31. This class has an additional 21 hours of online assignments.)

Mon,Wed 6pm-9:45pm, Feb 4-Mar 16 & Sat 8:30am-5pm, Feb 7, Feb 21 & Mar 7
    XH-186 7351 #0735 Gateway Campus
(This class has an additional 21 hours of online assignments.)

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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. Training will cross-walk you through the ICD-10-CM codes along with the ICD-9-CM codes. 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, you will learn to assign the correct modifier requirements for optimal reimbursement. The basics of reading medical records will also be introduced. 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 CPT 2015 Manual - Professional Edition and Step-by-Step Medical Coding Text & Workbook from HCC Bookstore prior to first class. Prerequisites: Advanced Facility Medical Coding. (T) 6.3 CEUs. $675 (includes $570 in fees*)
Mon,Wed 6pm-9:45pm, Mar 23-Apr 22 & Sat 8:30am-5pm, Mar 28 & Apr 18
   XH-219 7354 #0747 Gateway Campus
(This course has an additional 21 hours of online assignments.)

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Medical Insurance Billing A-Z Plus

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. Learn the essential components of the medical billing process from A-Z plus with a brief introduction of the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS system and how its implementation 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. No previous medical experience necessary. Prerequisite: The Medical Terminology course is recommended to enhance success in this course and to increase 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 coned.howardcc.edu/courses. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be provided with information pertaining to certification options, certification eligibility requirements, and potential cost of certification exam applications. 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 textbook from HCC Bookstore prior to first class. (T) 8.3 CEUs. $768 (includes $643 in fees*)
Tue,Thu 6pm-9:15pm, Jan 22-Mar 26 & Sat 8:30am-4:30pm, Feb 27, Feb 28, Mar 7 & Mar 21
   XH-183 7353 #0730 Gateway Campus
(This course has an additional 23 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. Prerequisite: high school graduate or equivalent. 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*)
Sat 8am-1:30pm, Jan 24-May 9 (No class Apr 4)
   XH-188 7350 #9579 Maryland State Dental Association

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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 TheoryIn 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. Purchase textbooks before first class. (T) Theory-96 hours, Pharmacy Externship-160 hours (a minimum of 20-25 hours per week is required 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/pharmacytech. 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. 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, Jan 20-May 20
& Sat 9am-4pm, Jan 31–Feb 28, Mar 7 & Mar 14
(No class Mar 24–May 19)
   XH-509 7355 #9573 Hickory Ridge
AND Pharmacy Technician Externships I & II
Mar 23–May 15 Area Pharmacies
   XH-171 7361 #9576 & XH 173 7370 #9578
Please Note: The last class after externship completion is held on Wed 6:30pm-9:45pm, May 20.
(Students must register for the Theory and Externship I & II sections at the same time.)

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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.

THEORY: Mon-Thu 9am-3pm, Jan 5-Feb 19
   (No class Jan 19)
   XH-651 7094 #0155 Nursing 232
AND CLINICAL: Mon-Thu 7am-3pm, Feb 9-Feb 18
  (Tour: Mon 8am-11am, Feb 9)
   XH-652 7095 #0156 TBA
THEORY: Mon,Wed,Fri 3:30pm-9:30pm, Jan 5-Feb 24
(No class Jan 19)
   XH-651 7102 #0319 Nursing 232
AND CLINICAL: Mon-Fri 3pm-9:30pm, Feb 12-Feb 23 (Tour: Thu 3:30pm-6:30pm, Feb 12)
   XH-652 7103 #0320 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*)
Mon,Wed 6pm-10:15pm, Jan 5-Mar 25 (No class Jan 19)
   XH-653 7099 #0153 Hickory Ridge
Tue,Thu 9:30am-3:30pm, Jan 27-Mar 26
   XH-653 7098 #0154 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, Feb 18-May 8
   XH-231 7100 #0157 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, Mar 7-May 3
   XH-908 7101 #0159 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, Dec 13
   XH-454 7006 #8815 Hickory Ridge

Sat 8:30am-4pm, Jan 17
   XH-454 7007 #0093 Hickory Ridge
Sat 8:30am-4pm, Feb 21
   XH-454 7008 #0094 Hickory Ridge
Sat 8:30am-4pm, Mar 21
   XH-454 7009 #0095 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
   XH-786 7005 #8814 Hickory Ridge

Sat 9am-3pm, Mar 28
   XH-786 7010 #0096 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,Thu 6pm-8:30pm, Jan 12-Jan 15
   XH-141 Q1295 #0342 Mount Airy

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Dental Front Office Administration
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, Mar 3-Apr 16 (No class Mar 31 & Apr 2)
   XH-225 Q1298 #0347 Mount Airy

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Medical Terminology for Health Careers
Medical terminology is essential if you work with patient charts, case histories, insurance forms, court documents, etc. Learn proper medical terminology and how to define medical terms – skills useful for medical and legal secretaries, court clerks, health insurance personnel, ward clerks, paramedics, and others in similar roles. This class is a prerequisite for Medical Coding for the Physician’s Office - AAPC. 3.0 CEUs. $401 (includes $122 in fees*)
Mon 6pm-9:15pm, Jan 26-Apr 6 (No class Mar 30)
   XH-134 Q1297 #0346 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
   XH-181 Q1292 #9219 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, Jan 22-Mar 26
   XH-110 Q1296 #0792 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
   XH-176 Q1294 #9220 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, Jan 12-Mar 16
   XH-651 Z1120 #0228 Mount Airy
AND CLINICAL: Mon, Wed, Fri 7am-3pm, Feb 27-Mar 13 (Tour: Fri 8am-11am, Feb 27)
   XH-652 Z1121 #0229 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, Jan 10

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
   XH-144 Z1102 #6368 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. $105 (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat 9:30am-3pm, Mar 14
   XH-204 Q1124 #0225 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 $39 in fees*)
Sat 8:30am-3:30pm, Nov 15
   XH-922 Q1112 #6372 Mount Airy
Sat 8:30am-3:30pm, Dec 13
   XH-922 Q1113 #6373 Mount Airy
Sat 8:30am-3:30pm, Jan 24
   
XH-922 Q1138 #0836 Mount Airy
Sat 8:30am-3:30pm, Feb 21
  
XH-922 Q1127 #0230 Mount Airy
Sat 8:30am-3:30pm, Mar 21
  
XH-922 Q1128 #0243 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, Nov 15 (cost for this section is $69, includes $36 in fees)
   XH-923 Q1115 #6376 Mount Airy
Sat 8:30am-1:15pm, Dec 13 (cost for this section is $69, includes $36 in fees)
   XH-923 Q1116 #6377 Mount Airy

Sat 8:30am-1:15pm, Jan 24
   XH-923 Q1139 #0834 Mount Airy
Sat 8:30am-1:15pm, Feb 14
   XH-923 Q1130 #0247 Mount Airy
Sat 8:30am-1:15pm, Mar 14
   XH-923 Q1131 #0246 Mount Airy

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CPR: Heartsaver Pediatric CPR/AED ★NEW!★
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. $125 (includes $75 in fees*)
Sat 8:30am-3:30pm, Jan 31
   XH-213 Q1148 #0928 Mount Airy
Sat 8:30am-3:30pm, Feb 28
   XH-213 Q1133 #0220 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. $910 (includes $110 in fees*)
►Fri 9am-6pm, Mar 6-May 15
   XH-221 Q1125 #0226 Mount Airy
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Assisted Living Required Training ★NEW!★
Let our experts provide initial and annual training for the staff of your assisted living facility. We will cover fire and life safety, infection control, including standard precautions; basic food safety and emergency disaster plans-all in just one day. Documentation of training including content and training signature will be provided for each subject area. $49 (fee based, no waivers)
Tue 9am-3:30pm, Feb 10
  
XH-230 Q1137 #0839 Mount Airy
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Living With Macular Degeneration ★NEW!★
Learn about American’s leading cause of blindness, age-related Macular Degeneration. Join the founder of Jiffy Lube International, and author of the book Was Blind, But Now I See, Jim Hindman and other speakers in an exploration of the disease and how you or a loved one can live with it. You will also learn about and receive resources from local services aimed at helping low vision patients. $45** (fee based, no waivers)
►Sat 9am-1pm, Jan 24
   XE-227 Z1119 #0217 Mount Airy
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CPR for Family and Friends
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 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. $109** (includes $66 in fees*)
►Sat 8:30am-1pm, Jan 31
   XE-181 Q1145 #0841 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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