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Healthcare support occupations are projected to have the largest industry growth with a 23 percent increase between 2014 - 2024 (US Dept of Labor, May 2016). UCM offers, in cooperation with their strategic partners onsite, online, instructor supported, and self-paced course delivery methods. UCM understands the demands of the adult learner and have developed educational opportunities for personal growth that are flexible and designed with the adult learner in mind.

 

Legal Nurse Consultant Course
Item: 201804LS11000 Instructor: 
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This exciting program prepares medical professionals for a career in the legal field as legal nurse consultants. Building on your medical education and possible clinical experience, this course provides the RN and PA with fundamental skills necessary to advise law firms, health care providers, insurance companies, and governmental agencies regarding medically related issues and to appear in court as expert witnesses.

The course teaches legal concepts related to the health care industry, as well as the role a legal nurse consultant might play in litigation areas such as medical malpractice, toxic torts, product liability, personal injury, wrongful death, criminal law, and worker compensation.

Any RN or PA interested in entering the legal field can benefit from the education provided by this course. The course is also open to anyone interested in the field of forensic testimony and medical-legal issues, but participants without an RN or PA background might not be able to take the

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $895.00
 

National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) Exam Prep Workshop
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Instructor: Lynn Morley
Class Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Warrensburg Campus TBD, , MO
Class Dates: 1/22/2019 - 1/24/2019 Fee: $30.00
Days of Week: Tu Th
This workshop will prepare you to take the The Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) examination administered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.

The examination consists of 165 multiple-choice questions (150 scored and 15 pilot tested), the CHES® examination is offered in paper-and-pencil format at college campuses throughout the United States. Candidates are allotted 3 hours to complete the examination.

The examination is based on the following seven areas of responsibility:

- Assess Needs, Resources and Capacity for Health Education/Promotion

- Plan Health Education/Promotion

- Implement Health Education/Promotion

- Conduct Evaluation and Research Related to Health Education/Promotion

- Administer and Manage Health Education/Promotion

- Serve as a Health Education/Promotion Resource Person

- Communicate, Promote, and Advocate for Health and the Profession of Health Education/Promotion

This is a two-day workshop with classes on January 22nd and the 24th. If there is inclement weather, the workshop will be rescheduled for Jan 29th and the 31st. Plan accordingly. You will be contacted with specific room before class date.

 

 

Sterile Processing Technician
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Instructor: (TBD) To Be Determined
Class Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Prospect TBD, 6025 Prospect Ave Kansas City, MO 64130
Class Dates: 11/5/2018 - 2/18/2019 Fee: $2,295.00
Days of Week: M W
Sterile Processing Technicians, also known as Central Processing Technicians, are critical to most hospitals, long-term care facilities, surgical centers and other health care facilities.

They provide support to all patient care teams in a facility by insuring the timely delivery of sterile supplies and equipment used in surgeries and other important medical procedures. This support includes storing, assembling, cleaning, processing, sterilizing and distributing medical devices, tools and supplies.

Students will participate in a holistic learning program that strengthens their ability to apply the related knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform at a high level in life and on-the-job.

In addition to Industry and Technical Competencies, the curriculum addresses the Personal Effectiveness, Academic and Workplace Competencies (Tiers 1-3) of the DOL-ETA Competency Model Pyramid.

Classroom hours are M/W 6-9 pm. Clinical Rotations are expected to be 40 hours/week during the day for 10 weeks. Sites will be site up for students.

 

 

CPC Medical Billing and Coding (Voucher Included)
Item: 201804GES1450 Instructor: 
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Whether you're just starting out or transitioning into a different field, there has never been a better time to enter the field of Medical Billing and Coding. More than 850,000 practicing physicians in the United States rely on medical billers and coders to receive payment for their services. Aside from medical facilities, positions are available with health insurance companies, pharmacies, medical suppliers, consulting firms, and medical billing companies. Healthcare workers are in high demand due to the increased medical needs of an aging population and the increased number of Americans qualifying for health insurance.

This program offers valuable training in legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts that are central to the field, including HIPAA compliance and third-party guidelines for filing insurance claims. You will gain hands-on, practical experience in medical billing and coding and work with the main coding manuals: ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and HCPCS Level II.

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $2,695.00
This is an open enrollment course delivered completely online
 

Dental Office Manager
Item: 201804GES1760 Instructor: 
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As an Administrative Dental Assistant, you will perform as a professional dental staff member and work on behalf of the patient as well as the dentist. This exciting Administrative Dental Assistant Online Program can help you gain entrance in the Dental Assistant career path.

You will learn about patient care, as well as how to assist with administrative dental duties. Advance and discover career possibilities after acquiring the skills essential for an entry-level administrative dental assistant position.

This program will prepare you to handle bookkeeping for a small business and learn how to use QuickBooks 2017 and is divided into three main sections. The first section addresses bookkeeping and accounting concepts, including illustrations of how QuickBooks incorporates these concepts.

The second section introduces QuickBooks in more detail and introduces basic concepts and functionality. The third section addresses intermediate QuickBooks concepts and functionality.

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $3,995.00
Enrollment is open throughout the course offering. This is a self-paced completely online course.
 

Explore a Career in Medical Coding
Item: 201804E2GCD10 Instructor: 
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Learn how to use the CPT manual and the ICD-10-CM to find medical codes for any disease, condition, treatment, or surgical procedure.
OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $119.00
This is an online instructor led 6-week course .
 

Legal Nurse Consulting
Item: 201804E2Glnc0 Instructor: 
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You'll receive a step-by-step introduction to areas such as tort law, criminal law, medical malpractice, civil and criminal litigation practice, legal research and writing, legal ethics, personal injury, and more. By the end of the course, you'll have a solid foundation in several different areas of law to help you understand exactly what you can do to assist attorneys in all phases of civil and criminal litigation.

You'll also learn how to create your very own legal nurse consulting practice from the ground up, including strategic advice on creating a business plan and marketing your services to interested attorneys.

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $115.00
This is an online open enrollment course. Courses begin every month.
 

Medical Assistant with Clinical Externship Program
Item: 201804CEU27170 Instructor: 
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UCM has partnered with Career Step to provide affordable training without sacrificing quality. This program's comprehensive curriculum was developed by industry professionals with years of experience. The curriculum is specially designed to help you succeed:

- Learn routine patient care

- Prepare for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam

- Gain hands-on experience through a clinical experience in patient care, medical office administration, phlebotomy, and EKG

Our curriculum is designed to help you accomplish your goal of getting a job. In addition to comprehensive curriculum and online flexibility.

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $3,999.00
This is an open enrollment self-paced course powered by our Career Step partners.
 

Physical Therapy Aide
Item: 201804CEU27121 Instructor: 
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Physical therapy aides play a key role in the healthcare industry in keeping a physical therapy facility running smoothly. They work under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist to prepare patients for physical therapy and support administrative functions. Duties frequently include:

• Prepare equipment for patient treatments • Relieve therapist to perform professional duties • Maintain order and cleanliness throughout facility • Assist therapist in selected procedures • Aid in moving patients • Organize work area/disinfect treatment area • Perform clerical duties

Finances an Issue? Our strategic partner, Career Step, offers financial support and incentives.

Full Pay: Choice of Laptop, IPad, or Cash Discount with payment in Full.

3 Month plan: Starting minimum payment of $300, then 3 equal payments.

4 Month plan: Starting minimum payment of $300, then 4 equal payments.

12 Month plan: Starting minimum payment of $300, then 12 equal payments.

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $2,999.00
This is an online, open enrollment, self-paced course.
 

Veterinary Assistant with Medical Office Administration
Item: 201804CEU27111 Instructor: 
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In as little as 4 months, you can be prepared for a successful new career as a veterinary assistant and a medical office manager! Built on over 25 years of experience training high-quality healthcare professionals, this program helps you develop the knowledge and skills you need to get a good job and improve your financial stability.

Veterinary assistants feed, bathe, and exercise animals, disinfect examination and operating rooms, restrain animals during procedures, and nurse animals after surgery.

• Medical office managers keep the practice running smoothly, create and update electronic health records, manage the day-to-day operations of a medical facility, schedule and coordinate appointments, and verify insurance.

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $3,899.00
This is an online, open enrollment, self-paced course.
 

Pharmacy Tech with Healthcare Admin
Item: 201804CEU27010 Instructor: 
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This comprehensive curriculum was developed in collaboration with practicing pharmacists and certified pharmacy technicians to make sure you gain the knowledge and skills you need to succeed. The curriculum is specially designed to: • Prepare you for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Exam • Train you for careers in both retail and institutional healthcare settings • Help you gain the necessary knowledge and skills to begin working immediately upon graduation. This certification, powered by Career Step, allows for financial incentives and support: Full Pay: • Choice of Laptop, Ipad, or Cash Discount with payment in Full. 3 Month payment plan: • Starting minimum payment of $300, then 3 equal payments after that, 4 Equal payments 12 month payment plan: • Starting minimum payment of $300, then 12 equal payments after that.
OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $3,499.00
This is an open enrollment, online course.
 

Medical Office Manager
Item: 201804CEU27030 Instructor: 
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This program will develop all of the skills you need to succeed in a healthcare office—whether you're managing the administration or handling the billing. Graduate prepared for numerous industry certifications and over 64,000 new jobs* expected in this field over the next few years. Take the first step toward your new career today! * U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics This program is powered by Career Step who offers financial incentives and support: Full Pay: Choice of Laptop, IPad, or Cash Discount with payment in Full.

3 Month payment plan: Starting minimum payment of $300, then 3 equal payments.

4 Month payment plan: Starting minimum payments of $300, then 4 equal payments.

12 month payment plan: Starting minimum payment of $300, then 12 equal payments.

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $3,899.00
This is a self-paced course.
 

Healthcare IT
Item: 201803CEU27040 Instructor: 
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This certification course, powered by Career Step provides you with the skills necessary to earn CompTIA A+ certification as well as the CMAA and CEHRS certifications from the National Healthcareer Association. Exam vouchers are included in program cost. If you need financial assistance Career Step offers the following incentives and payment options:

Full Pay: Student has a choice of Laptop, IPad, or Cash Discount with payment in Full.

3 Month payment plan: Starting minimum payment of $300, then 3 equal payments.

4 Month payment plan: Starting minimum payment of $300, then 4 equal payments.

12 month payment plan: Starting minimum payment of $300, then 12 equal payments.

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $3,795.00
This is a self-paced online course.
 

Professional Medical Coding and Billing with Applied PCS
Item: 201804CEU27050 Instructor: 
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The comprehensive Professional Medical Coding and Billing with Applied PCS program will teach you to use all of these codes— CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-10 including the new PCS procedural code set making sure you have the skills needed to earn national certification and start working.

This certification, powered by Career Step, provides for financial incentives and support:

Full Pay: Choice of Laptop, Ipad, or Cash Discount with payment in Full.

3 Month payment plan: Starting minimum payment of $300, then 3 equal payments.

4 Month payment plan: Starting minimum payment of $300, then 4 equal payments.

12 month payment plan: Starting minimum payment of $300, then 12 equal payments.

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $3,699.00
This is a self-paced online course.
 

Medical Transcription and Editing
Item: 201804CEU27060 Instructor: 
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Our expert-designed curriculum is approved by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), and it includes real-world practical experience to ensure you gain the skills you need to excel in the workforce. The curriculum is specially designed to:

• Help you gain the skills of both a medical transcriptionist and a specialized medical transcription editor • Simulate the real world by training you on hundreds of authentic physician dictations • Prepare you for the future of the industry as it relies more on speech recognition technology • Train you to begin working from home immediately

This certification program, powered by Career Step, provides financial support and incentives. Please see the following options available to you.

Full Pay: Choice of Laptop, IPad, or Cash Discount with payment in Full.

3 Month payment plan: Starting minimum payment of $300, then 3 equal payments.

4 Month payment plan: Starting minimum payment of $300, then 4 equal payments

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $3,199.00
Course is self-paced and completely online.
 

Medical Administrative Assistant with EHR
Item: 201804CEU27070 Instructor: 
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This expert-developed curriculum includes training on ezEMRx software, an industry-standard, government-certified EHR software platform to ensure you have the hands-on experience you need.

You’ll also be prepared for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) exams after graduation. In addition, you get a quality online education with one-on-one support.

This course powered by Career Step provides for financial support and incentives:

Full Pay: Choice of Laptop, IPad, or Cash Discount with payment in Full.

3 Month payment plan: Starting minimum payment of $300, then 3 equal payments after that.

4 Month payment plan: Starting minimum payment of $300, the 4 equal payments after that.

12 month payment plan: Starting minimum payment of $300, then 12 equal payments after that.

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $3,199.00
Course is self-paced and completely online.
 

Pharmacy Technician (ASHP/ACPE)
Item: 201804CEU27080 Instructor: 
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The Pharmacy Technician Program, powered by Career Step, provides 600 hours of instruction to include externship opportunities.

Some of the key areas addressed are pharmacology; prescriptions; pharmaceutical calculations; pharmacy law, regulations, and standards; and retail/institutional pharmacy practice.

Career Step also provides financial support to assist you in obtaining your career goals. The following are the options available:

Full Pay: Choice of Laptop, IPad, or Cash Discount with payment in Full.

3 Month payment plan: Starting minimum payment of $300, then 3 equal payments after that.

4 equal payment plan: Starting minimum payment of $300, then 4 equal payments after that.

12 month payment plan: Starting minimum payment of $300, then 12 equal payments after that.

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $2,999.00
Course is self-paced and completely online.
 

Medical Billing
Item: 201804CEU27100 Instructor: 
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This program, powered by Career Step, provides the skill sets necessary to become a medical billing professional. Through this course a variety of areas will be covered to include:

• Using coded data to produce and submit claims to insurance companies • Working directly with the insurance company, healthcare provider, and patient to get a claim processed and paid • Reviewing and appealing unpaid and denied claims • Verifying patients’ insurance coverage • Answering patients’ billing questions • Handling collections on unpaid accounts • Managing the facility’s Accounts Receivable reports

Our strategic partner, Career Step, also provides financing options: Full Pay: • Choice of Laptop, IPad, or Cash Discount with payment in Full.

3 Month payment plan: Starting minimum payment of $300, then 3 equal payments.

4 Month payment plan: Starting minimum payment of $300, then 4 equal payments.

12 month payment plan: Starting minimum payment of $300, then 12 equal payments.

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $2,999.00
Enrollment is open throughout the semester. This is a self-paced completely online program.
 

Veterinary Assistant
Item: 201804CEU27180 Instructor: 
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This course, powered by Career Step, provides 150 contact hours to prepare for employment in the high growth industry of veterinary services. Curriculum will consist of animal safety and nutrition, computer fundamentals, client management, pharmacy and pharmacology, lab and surgical procedures and more! Our strategic partner, Career Step, also provides financial assistance with the following options:

Full Pay: Choice of Laptop, IPad, or Cash Discount with payment in Full.

3 Month payment plan: Starting minimum payment of $300, then 3 equal payments.

4 Month payment plan: Starting minimum payment of $300, then 4 equal payments.

12 month payment plan: Starting minimum payment of $300, then 12 equal payments.

OPEN ENROLLMENT Fee: $1,999.00
Enroll anytime throughout the semester. This is a self-paced completely on line course.
 

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