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Maine Veterans' Home Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Application - Earn While You Learn

Free

with Maine Veterans' Home

Calendar Current session started Sep 4, 2020 at 8 am

SAD1 Adult Education has partnered with Maine Veterans’ Home (MVH) to offer another route to becoming a CNA—Earn While You Learn. This program is offered on an ongoing basis to those individuals wishing to work full time as a CNA helper while receiving training to become a Certified Nurse Assistant. The CNA clinical education and training costs & expenses are covered by Maine Veterans’ Homes. Students receive wages and benefits for their time as a CNA helper and are employed as CNA’s by the MVH upon successful completion of the course.

We are always accepting applications for the next session, so apply today! 

Medical Assistant Training Application

Free

with Ryan Morneault

Calendar Current session started Apr 6, 2021

SAD1 Adult & Community Education, Northern Light AR Gould Hospital and Academy of Medical Professions have teamed up to offer this amazing "Earn While You Learn" program. 

Medical Assistants work alongside providers, mainly in outpatient facilities, such as medical offices and clinics. They form both administrative and clinical duties, such as welcoming patients, updating patient medical records, taking medical histories, taking blood pressures and temperatures, preparing patients for exams, assisting the provider during exams, collecting lab specimens and much more. MAs are an essential part of a patient care team, helping patients feel at ease and serving as a vital link between patients and providers.

Northern Light AR Gould Hospital in Presque Isle will hire students and pay them a wage while they complete a full-time, nine-week training program. The program will include classroom learning, labs, and clinical rotations. Curriculum is provided by the Academy of Medical Professionals and students will be able to sit for a certification exam to become a Certified MA. Those who successfully complete the course will be guaranteed a job within one of Northern Light AR Gould's medical group offices.

Northern Light AR Gould Hospital benefits include:

Medical Insurance

Dental & Eye Care Plan

Paid Holidays

Tuition Reimbursement

Cafeteria Discount

Applications are always accepted for the next available cohort. Space is limited to 10 participants.

For additional information, contact Ryan Morneault at 207-768-4580 or rmorneault2@northernlight.org.

Request for Information: Diploma, HiSET, College Transitions

Free

with Christa Galipeau

Calendar Current session started Aug 9, 2021

This is where your future begins!  Whether you are looking to complete your high school education (diploma or HiSET), wanting to brush off skills for college, or heading toward a career, this is the first step.  During this one-on-one meeting, we will discuss your academic history and current standing, any barriers to progress, and goals; short & long term. We will also give a clear picture of how our program works and what you can expect from us.   

We accept new students throughout the school year! Submit this request for information and we will be in touch!

 

Medical Coding Training Application

Free

with Academy of Medical Professions

Calendar Current session started Aug 10, 2021

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)

$4,950 Medical Coding w/Practicode (CPC Certification)

$6,350 Medical Professional (CMAA, AND CPC-A certifications)

$5,750 Coding Professional (CPC & COC certifications)

$1,200 Practicode only

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: 3/17/22, 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: 2/23/22, 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

Free

with Academy of Medical Professions

Calendar Current session started Aug 10, 2021

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 Training Application

Free

with Academy of Medical Professions

Calendar Current session started Aug 10, 2021

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 60 WPM. 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.

Phlebotomy Application

Free

with Leigh Belair

Calendar Current session started Nov 10, 2021

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 $1350.  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

We currently do not have a class sceduled. This application will go on file and you will be contacted when the next class is officially scheduled and we will set up an interview. This class typically runs from August-October, but additional classes may be offered based on local faciity needs.  

Introduction to Emergency Management in the U.S.
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Introduction to Emergency Management in the U.S.

$199

with MindEdge Instructor

Calendar Current session started Dec 21, 2021

Emergency management is a critical and expanding field; climate change has increased the extent and frequency of natural disasters, and terrorism is a growing threat. Therefore, emergency managers play an increasingly vital role across the whole community and all levels of government. This course is designed for learners who are studying emergency management for the first time, preparing for a new career or job role in emergency management, or seeking to refresh their knowledge of foundational concepts.

For more info please click on the link.





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