Continuing Ed Health Care Classes

CPR & First Aid for Health Care Providers (PTN 150)

Work in health care, or want to? No matter what health care job you’re getting, you’ll probably need a Basic Life Support card. This American Heart Association-approved course consists of adult, child, and infant CPR and First Aid, and an overview of AED procedures. Class meets OSHA and WISHA requirements. The Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support and the First Aid cards are valid for two years. Recertify with us!

You must pay for the class and pass both the written and skills exams to receive your certifications.

Students must read, write and understand the English language well enough to pass a written exam.

Fee: $76.00

Fall Quarter Classes

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Building 31, Oct. 4, Taught by Frank Chase, Item #6802, .5 credits
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Building 31, Nov. 1, Taught by Frank Chase, Item #6812, .5 credits
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Building 31, Dec. 6, Taught by Frank Chase, Item #6822, .5 credits

Medical Insurance Billing (MAP 129)

Looking for a rewarding career in health care, but don't have any experience or education yet? We’ll show you how medical insurance billing personnel process paperwork and file claims to insurance companies and government agencies so that health care providers get paid in a timely manner. You’ll come to understand the billing requirements that major insurance programs have, you’ll gain hands-on experience and practice, and you’ll learn federal health care regulations that govern this critical arena \. Text required.

Prerequisites: Medical Terminology I & II and “No record on file” with Washington State Patrol related to crimes against persons.

Additional Fee: $375

Fall Quarter Classes

Online, Sept. 22-Dec. 11, Taught by MaryAnn Keith, Item #68D2, 8 credits

Medical Terminology I & II (ELMAP 125)

Prepare for high-paying positions in the medical field such as billing, coding, transcription and medical clerical positions. We’ll teach you the root words, prefixes and suffixes that will become the building blocks of your medical vocabulary. You’ll learn about terms for specific body systems and their functions, and human anatomy and diseases. Text required.

Additional Fee: $375.00

Fall Quarter Classes

Online, Sept. 22-Dec. 11, Taught by MaryAnn Keith, Item #68A2, 5 credits

Orthodontic Assistant (OAS 150)

Course includes an overview of the orthodontic profession, including terminology, preventive and corrective treatments, charting, dental impression and study models, and device fitting of braces and arch wires. Learn customer service and gain experience with clinical procedures. Prerequisites: experienced dental assistant or instructor permission. Supplies included.

Additional Fee: $675.00

Fall Quarter Classes

Wednesdays & Thursdays, Sept. 24-Dec. 18, 6-9 p.m., Building 14, Room 201, Taught by McKinney, Item #68T2, 6 credits

Phlebotomy Fundamentals for Healthcare Professionals (HDT 113)

Are you a currently employed health care professional interested in expanding your skill set? This class is designed to develop basic phlebotomy skills for blood collection and safe handling. Students will learn proper technique and order of draw for venipuncture, using a variety of collection methods (syringes, vacutainers and butterfly needle). Student will also learn proper techniques for collecting blood specimens using finger and heel sticks. Students will have lab time to practice their skills on other students in a mock laboratory setting. Lab times will be Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 8-10 a.m. Text required.

Please note: This is a basic skills course, aimed toward health care professionals currently employed in the field. It is composed of lecture and lab times. There is no clinical component to this course.

Prerequisites: HS diploma/equivalency and formal training in a health career or one year of work experience in health occupations. Students must bring documentation of training and/or experience to the first class.

Additional Fee: $495.00

Fall Quarter Classes

Oct. 6-Nov. 8, times arranged
Taught by Ken Markovits and Savona
4 credits, online
Item #68AA

Nov. 10-Dec. 13, times arranged
Taught by Ken Markovits and Savona
4 credits, online
Item #6892