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with Leigh Belair
***This is ONLY the APPLICATION. Students must be interviewed and accepted into the course. Upon acceptance the cost of the training will be $1,450.00.
This course is designed to prepare the entry-level phlebotomist or those individuals seeking a medical career pathway with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to perform in a medical laboratory environment. The phlebotomy student gains confidence and professionalism in the art of obtaining blood samples for laboratory analysis through repeated hands-on practice and instructor feedback. Students are provided instruction in the areas of communication, medical terminology, proper specimen collection, basic anatomy & physiology, as well as complications and variables surrounding venipuncture. Upon completion of the course students will receive 3 credits through UMPI. The cost for this program is $1450. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.
Please review the Phlebotomy packet of information on our website before submitting this application. You also have the option of printing it and submitting a paper application to our office.
***Preference will be given to those who complete (or start the process of) immunizations prior to the interview. This includes HepB, which takes several weeks to complete. These forms can be found here: Phlebotomy Immunization Forms.
Pharmacy Technician Training Application
with Academy of Medical Professions
By clicking "Register", you are submitting your information for us to get in touch with you to go over the program details and set you up for this training. The cost for this training is $2050. We will discuss financial assistance that's available and how we can help you succeed in the training program. You can start this program any time! Pharmacy Technician Info Packet
This 14-week program prepares you to pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam. You will also receive a Certificate of Completion through the Academy of Medical Professions. This program is active for ONE YEAR from date the of the Student’s activation, this allows you the time to successfully complete the program and to review up until the day you sit for the National Certification Exam.
Work One-On-One with a Pharmacy Technician Trainer and entirely online with support from a Pharmacy Technician and Trainer. The Pharmacy Technician is one of the fastest growing jobs in health care today. In this course, you will learn everything from the role of the technician in the pharmacy setting, to the basic sciences at the core of pharmacy practice, to preparing for the PTCB exam. You will learn complete drug information that includes proper name, spelling and pronunciation, drug class, generic and trade name, route of administration, dosage and more of hundreds of drugs. You will be able to identify pills on sight with pill photos, gain a better understanding of how certain drugs work within the body with a concise review of relevant anatomy and physiology, and stay up to date with cutting-edge pharmacy practice with the latest information on new drugs, regulations, HIPAA guidelines and safety procedures. You will be ready to pass your PTCB national certification included in cost.
As a certified Pharmacy Technician, you will be helping the Licensed Pharmacist with all the necessary day-to-day services that the Pharmacy provides. Everything from preparing medications to answering phones, receiving and verifying prescriptions, counting tablets, taking requests for refilling of medications, and much more. You are an assistant to the pharmacist.
Talk about job security!! This is a growing field with high demand and great salaries. You can work for places such as: Pharmacies at Hospitals, Independent Pharmacies, and retail chains like Wal-Mart and Walgreens. There are so many possibilities.
Excellent communication skills and customer service are essential in this field. You must have the ability to learn and retain procedural processes and apply them quickly and accurately. Most places do require flexibility of hours some might ask for: nights, weekends, or holidays depending on where you work and for whom you work.
You will be working one-on-one with a Pharmacy Technician instructor as you go through your weekly assignments. She is always available and is in constant contact with you as you progress through the program.
Spanish for Medical Professionals
with Lern Partnership
Are you frustrated by the communication gap that can occur between you and your Spanish-speaking patients? If you answered yes, this Spanish class - designed specifically for healthcare professionals - will help you bridge that gap. You will practice the basic, practical language skills needed to effectively communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients and their families. You will learn the basics of the language, gain an understanding of the culture, and know how to ask the questions crucial to quality healthcare. Whether you speak some Spanish and need a refresher, or speak no Spanish, you will complete the course with the skills you will need to effectively communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients.
NOTE: Students will also need to order an eBook for under $15, or the paperback book version (please see book information below).
BHP: Behavioral Health Professional Training
with Jeff Carpenter
Our community is looking for individuals who want to make a difference in a child’s life.
Children’s Behavioral Health Services are vital to Maine’s children with Intellectual Disabilities, Autism and Mental Health Disorders and their families. And the need in our area is great!
As an integral part of the child’s treatment team, a Certified Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) has the opportunity to make an immediate impact while helping a child grow and develop to their full potential.
We are excited to connect our community to this wonderful ONLINE training program. The online training will equip you to help children who are receiving Behavior Health services. The training will prepare you for employment through local social services agencies. The program can be started at any time and finished at your own pace.
You will complete 12 online modules then 3 4-hour live sessions, including the new ethics and boundaries training. Once the modules are completed, you will receive free online blood borne pathogen training and virtual First Aid & CPR training if you do not already possess those certifications. The entire training requirements will take about 45 hours. Registration is ongoing till June 30, 2021.
Any individual who will be 18 years of age or older upon completion of the course may register.
The administration fee of $25 is waived for existing SAD1 Adult & Community Education students.
See Blended Learning Curriculum at Woodfords Family Service for more information.
Dental Assistant Training Program Application ONLY
with Amanda Willette
***This is the APPLICATION ONLY. Applicants must be interviewed and accepted into the program prior to payments being made.
Course Instructor: Amanda Willette, CDA, EFDA, M.S.Ed., Owner, Beyond Compliance, PLLC
Course Overview: The Dental Assisting Foundations Training Program provides participants with the foundational knowledge and skills in infection control, dental radiology, and chairside dental assisting to prepare for an entry level position as a dental assistant in general dentistry.
1. Prepare participants for an entry-level position as a chairside dental assistant.
2. Prepare participants to successfully complete the Dental Assisting
National Board ® Infection Control Exam ®.
3. Prepare participants to successfully complete the Dental Assisting
National Board ® Radiation Health and Safety Exam ® as needed to apply
to the Maine Board of Dental Practice for Dental Radiography Licensure
Prerequisites: Must be 18 years or older, High school Diploma, GED/HiSET or Equivalent
Program Length: 10 Weeks
Directed Self-Study: 40 Hours
Didactic (classroom) Hours: 40 Hours
Laboratory/Clinical Hours: 60 Hours
Required Text: (Included in program cost)
"Modern Dental Assisting”, Doni L. Bird, Debbie S Robinson 13th Edition Published 2021
“Modern Dental Assisting Student Workbook”, Doni L. Bird, Debbie S. Robinson 13th Edition Published 2021
“Dental Instruments. A Pocket Guide”
“Modern Dental Assisting Student Workbook”, Linda Boyd, 7th Edition Published 2021
Class times: Tuesday (via zoom) and Thursday (in person at SAD 1 Adult Ed) evenings, 7:00-9:00pm
Labs: Fridays, 9:00am - 3:30pm at St. Apollonia Dental Office in Presque Isle.
1. Complete the application and return it to SAD 1 Adult & Community Education: Scanned and emailed: firstname.lastname@example.org
Faxed: (207) 764-8107
Mailed/dropped off: 79 Blake Street, Presque Isle, ME 04769
Completed online: msad1.coursestorm.com
2. Candidates will be interviewed
3. Baseline skills inventory reading and math to identify academic assistance to support student success
Cost: $3,950.00 — includes instruction, text & workbooks, hands-on pre-lab and lab training as well as supplies, CPR/BLS certification, certification exam fees. *Additional student costs include scrubs and comfortable shoes.
*Financial assistance may be available for qualified students.
There is NO COST to complete the application. No payment will be made until a learner is ACCEPTED into the program, pending the interview and CASAS testing.
**This is an IN-PERSON class**
Medical Coding with CPC Certification (Training Application)
with Academy of Medical Professions
By clicking "Register", you are submitting your information for us to get in touch with you to go over the program details and set you up for this training. We will discuss financial assistance that's available and how we can help you succeed in the training program. You can start this online program any time! Medical Coding Information Packet
The coding program has several options:
$3,750 Medical Coding (CPC-A Certification)
As a Medical Biller/Coder you are responsible for reviewing the documentation the physicians have provided and assigning the correct diagnosis and procedure codes, entering the necessary information into the patient’s account and submitting the claims to the Insurance Companies. You are then responsible for tracking and receiving payment from the Insurance Companies and billing the patient when necessary. You will also be responsible for reviewing any denials and researching to make sure that the claim was submitted correctly the first time. If any necessary changes can be made, you are responsible for making the changes and following up with the Insurance Companies.
Basic computer knowledge is a must. Many offices use the Internet and are willing to provide you with their billing programs to install on your home computer allowing you to work from home.
Medical Billers and Coders are in high demand. Most offices and hospitals find it very difficult to find Medical Billers and Coders and when they do, are willing to provide great pay and benefits. If you chose to work in the office or hospital, flexible schedules are also possible and they tend to be very accommodating.
As well as working in physician’s offices and hospitals, you can choose to work for Medical Billing Companies, Ambulance Companies and Nursing Homes.
If you complete the course with a satisfactory grade, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from both Medical Billing and Coding as well as a certificate for Anatomy/Physiology and Medical Terminology. In addition, you will receive a Letter of Recommendation, a list of companies in the field with addresses and phone numbers, and we would be happy to provide a personal reference for you. Should you decide to take the CPC exam at the end of the course, you will receive a national certificate and a title of CPC-A (apprentice).
NEW OPTIONAL PROGRAMS: Please see our Course Descriptions for new program opportunities as well as our newest option to receive a total of 2 years coding experience by taking our Medical Coding program with Practicode! In just a short time, you are not only certified but you also will have 2 years experience and no Apprentice title as well!
Our instructors are professionals in the industry and can offer you the benefit of their knowledge and experience.
All courses offered either locally at Adult Education Centers, and/or Online Live or through Recorded Classes lectures to be taken at the student’s own pace and time.
TERMINOLOGY COURSE This course is included in the following programs: Coding, Transcription, and CMAA. Online anytime.
CODING PROGRAM Start Dates: 10/13/22 (Thursdays) or online anytime; 20 week program.
PRACTICODE COURSE Start Dates: Online anytime; 6 to 10 week program.
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM Medical Office Specialist: Start Dates: 10/12/22 (Wednesdays) or online anytime; 16 week program then you will complete the Coding program. Coding Program: After completing the Terminology and Medical Office Specialist program: See dates above for coding.
Medical Office Specialist Training Application
with Academy of Medical Professions
By clicking "Register", you are submitting your information for us to get in touch with you to go over the program details and set you up for this training. We will discuss financial assistance that's available and how we can help you succeed in the training program. You can start this program any time! Medical_Office_Specialist_Information_Packet
The cost of this training is $3,200 for Medical Office Specialist (CMAA & CPB) and $6,300 for Medical Professional (CMAA, CPB & CODING)
VA, GI Bill, MYCAA, Aspire, Department of Labor, DHHS, vouchers are accepted for payments.
A Medical Administrative Assistant is a versatile professional. The duties that are performed vary not only from office to office but even within the same office. Medical Administrative Assistants perform routine duties within the offices of many types of health professionals, including physicians, chiropractors, cardiologists and others. In addition, individuals can accomplish various jobs in the hospital environment, and some are employed by freestanding emergency centers and surgery centers.
Opportunities for Certified Medical Administrative Assistants are growing because of the constant change within the medical profession and the surge of cross-training, which means that one individual is trained to do a variety of duties.
Certified Medical Administrative Assistants greet patients as they arrive, obtain basic registration information, assemble patient’s medical records, office accounting, filing, handle all correspondence and scheduling of outpatient procedures, consultations and appointments. In addition, they must have a basic knowledge of procedure and diagnostic coding, the ability to complete insurance forms and to determine insurance coverage and limitations for the patient.
This certification program will teach you the practical real-world skills essential for success in the healthcare field. This completely inclusive course consists of Medical Terminology, Medical Front Office Skills, EHR/EMR for the Medical Office and the Administrative Medical Assistant. You will learn MedTrak electronic records system used in many medical offices. In addition, upon completion of all courses, you will sit for your CMAA (Certified Medical Administrative Assistant) Examination and CBCS (Certified Billing Specialist) through the National Healthcareer Association.
ONLINE RECORDED CLASSES Students wishing to take the online courses by watching the recorded classes may start at any time. Local class schedule is listed below. Live Webex (Zoom) Start Dates: February 23, 2022,Wednesdays 5:30-8:00 PM June 21, 2022, Wednesdays, 5:30-8:00 PM October 11, 2022, Wednesdays 5:30-8:00 PM.
Medical Transcription Certificate Program (Training Application)
with Academy of Medical Professions
By clicking "Register", you are submitting your information for us to get in touch with you to go over the program details and set you up for this training. The cost for this training is $2650. We will discuss financial assistance that's available and how we can help you succeed in the training program. You can start this online program any time! Medical Transciption Information Packet
Medical Transcription is the process of turning dictated medical information into typed records through the use of various types of equipment, such as micro-cassette recorders, Wav files, telephone systems and C-phones. As a Medical Transcriptionist, you are responsible for receiving verbal information and typing that information into a word processing program, such as Microsoft Word or Word Perfect. This information must be transcribed accurately, using the format specified by the provider (SOAP notes, discharge summaries, and other report forms) Basic computer knowledge is a must, as are basic typing skills and knowledge of commonly used word processing programs.
Most doctors or transcription companies ask for a minimum of 80 WPM, computer, and English grammar skills are essential. Also, many companies now use the Internet, which gives you the opportunity to work out of your home without having to drop off and pick up tapes. Our program now offers you the opportunity to learn how to use the internet and transcribe files through voice files, using FTP and Byte scribe/Express Scribe and foot pedals that connect to your computer. Our objective is to make sure you understand all the types of equipment that are out there for transcribing across the country.
Our course is State Licensed, Insured and bonded and all instructors are at-home medical transcriptionists that will be sure to show you all the tricks of the trade that we personally use. We provide you with a list of job openings while going through the course and will keep in contact after graduation to make sure you are following through with the directions that were given in class regarding finding jobs and where to send your resume. Our website has a message board and job openings will be posted for your convenience, as well as a convenient way to ask questions as you are going through the program.
Medical Transcription is a profession that can also lead to other avenues of transcription. Most jobs provide good pay and benefits, with the opportunity to have an extremely flexible schedule and work environment. You can choose to work at home or in an office, providing services to professionals, such as medical providers, hospitals, insurance agencies, law offices, and physical therapy practices. You are not held to work just in your state. You can work all over the country from your home thanks to technology that is taught in our program.
If you complete the course with a satisfactory grade, you will receive a Certificate of Completion, a Letter of recommendation, a list of companies in the field with web site addresses and phone numbers, and we would be happy to provide personal references. Our instructors are professionals in the industry and can offer you the benefit of their knowledge and experience.
This program is 16 weeks to 6 months depending on the student's choice of breaking up the program.