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7250 State Ave. Kansas City, KS 66112
913-288-7660
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Janel Sanders,  Community Education Coordinator
jsanders@kckcc.edu
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In-person Continuing Education Courses

Kansas City Kansas Community College, in partnership with Condensed Curriculum International (CCi), offers in-person career training certificate courses for the community to deliver innovative solutions for education and workforce development. These courses have flexible schedules, skills-based labs and activities, nationally recognized career certification exam(s) essential to entry-level employment, and optional volunteer externship opportunities.

In-person Continuing Education Courses

 Course Enrollment

Course Cost - $2,500

Medical billing and coding is one of the fastest-growing careers in the healthcare industry today! The need for professionals who understand how to code healthcare services and procedures for third-party insurance reimbursement is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care facilities, chiropractic practices, physical therapy practices, and other healthcare providers all depend on medical billing and coding for insurance carrier reimbursement.

This billing and coding program offers the skills needed to perform complex coding and billing procedures. The program covers CPTT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation, and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology, and laboratory), theICDD-10 for both diagnosis and procedure coding, and basic claims processes for insurance reimbursements. This billing and coding program delivers the skills learners need to solve insurance billing and coding problems. It details the proper assignment of codes and the process to file claims for reimbursement.

Program Objectives

After completing this program, learners will be able to:

  • Build medical terms using word parts
  • Interpret medical terms
  • Describe the various medical specialties
  • Recognize medical terms associated with various body systems
  • Demonstrate the interconnectedness of body structures
  • Communicate effectively in a professional healthcare environment
  • Identify the important role of a medical coder in upholding ethical billing practices and in obtaining reimbursement for healthcare services
  • Correctly use theICDD-10-CM for diagnostic coding
  • Correctly useCPTT codes for coding medical procedures
  • Apply national and localHCPCSS codes and modifiers
  • Explain the purpose and use ofICDD-10-PCS codes

Skills-Based Labs and Activities

As part of this program, Learners will complete the following hands-on labs and activities:

  • Comparison of Medical Insurance and Reimbursement Methods
  • Legal andHIPAAA Aspects of Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
  • UnderstandingICDD-10-CM Terminology, Organization, and Proper Use
  • ICDD-10-CM Outpatient Coding and Reporting Guidelines
  • Coding withICDD-10-CM
  • UnderstandingCPTT Terminology, Organization, and Proper Use
  • UnderstandingHCPCSS Terminology, Organization, and Proper Use
  • UnderstandingCPTT Modifiers
  • CodingCPTT Evaluation and Management (E/M) Services
  • CodingCPTT for Anesthesia
  • CodingCPTT for Surgical
  • CodingCPTT for theIntegumentaryy System
  • CodingCPTT for theMusculoskeletall System
  • CodingCPTT for the Respiration System
  • CodingCPTT for the Cardiovascular System
  • CodingCPTTHemicc, Lymphatic,Mediastinumm, and Diaphragm
  • CodingCPTT for the Digestive System
  • CodingCPTT for the Urinary and Male Genital System
  • CodingCPTT for Reproductive,Intersex Surgery, and Female Genital Systems
  • Coding the Endocrine and Nervous System
  • CodingCPTT for the Eye, OcularAdnexaa, Auditory, and Operating Microscope System
  • CodingCPTT Radiology
  • CodingCPTT Pathology/Laboratory


Certification Opportunities

After completing this program, learners will have the opportunity to take the leading national/industry-recognized certification exam(s) essential to entry-level employment in this fast-growing field.

  • National Workforce Career Association NWCAA) Medical Billing & Coding Specialist Certification MBCSS)
  • NationalHealthcareerr Association NHAA) Certified Billing & Coding Specialist CBCSS)
  • American Academy of Professional Coders AAPCC) Certified Professional Coder CPCC)

Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity

Learners who complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience.  As learners progress through their eLearning program, an Externship Coordinator will reach out to coordinate placement.

Note: Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.

Course Enrollment

Course Cost - $2,300

The phlebotomist is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team, whose main function is to obtain a patient’s blood specimens by venipuncture and micro-collection for testing purposes. Phlebotomists are employed throughout the healthcare system including in hospitals, neighborhood health centers, medical group practices, HMOs, public health facilities, veteran hospitals, insurance carriers, and in other healthcare settings. The demand for phlebotomy technicians has increased substantially with the overall complexity of healthcare services and the risks of infectious disease. Current healthcare industry experts predict a 15% increase in phlebotomy jobs by 2024.

This program prepares learners to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Learners will become familiar with all aspects of blood collection and will review the skills needed to perform venipunctures safely. Topics in this course include medical terminology, related anatomy and physiology, blood collection procedures, and procedures for the collection of other types of specimens within the scope of practice of the phlebotomist.

Program Objectives

After completing this program, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the steps in selected specimen collection procedures performed by the phlebotomy technician
  • Explain the safety procedures in the healthcare setting and specifically in performing specimen collection procedures
  • Identify specific supplies and equipment used in selected specimen collection procedures
  • Explain precautions and guidelines when collecting specimens in special populations such as pediatrics and geriatrics
  • Define quality of care and explain the impact on patient medical care when quality and safety are compromised in phlebotomy procedures
  • Describe the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and medical terminology associated with phlebotomy
  • Describe the requirements of a successful phlebotomy career including desired character traits, training, and education, roles and responsibilities
  • Explain how phlebotomists communicate with others in the healthcare setting verbally, nonverbally, within the health record, and using computer systems
  • Identify common legal issues, ethical issues, and regulatory issues commonly impacting the phlebotomist

Skills-Based Labs and Activities

As part of this program, Learners will complete the following hands-on labs and activities:

  • Donning and doffing medical personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Donning and doffing isolation PPE
  • Preparing for the patient encounter
  • Performing hand hygiene
  • Performing required steps in patient identification
  • Using a tourniquet, palpating the vein, and using a Venoscope
  • Decontaminating a puncture site
  • Performing venipuncture with the syringe method
  • Performing venipuncture with a winged infusion/butterfly set
  • Performing venipuncture with the evacuated tube method
  • Performing micro collection procedures
  • Performing capillary blood collection procedures
  • Performing a blood smear for microscopic slides
  • Performing a heal stick procedure
  • Performing procedures for capillary blood collection
  • Performing radial ABG procedure
  • Taking vital sign measurements

Certification Opportunities

After completing this program, learners will have the opportunity to take the leading national/industry-recognized certification exam(s) essential to entry-level employment in this fast-growing field.

  • National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
  • National Healthcare Association (NHA) Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT)

Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity

Learners who complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience. As learners progress through their eLearning program, an Externship Coordinator will reach out to coordinate placement. 

Note: Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.

 Course Enrollment

Course Cost - $2,000

The need for pharmacy technicians continues to grow with demand expected to increase substantially through 2024. Technicians work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies, and other healthcare settings. This high demand for pharmacy technicians is the result of a multitude of factors including the constant availability of new drugs, the national shortage of registered pharmacists, the establishment of certified pharmacy technicians, and the aging population. Approximately 400,000 technicians will be employed by the year 2024 to meet our nation’s growing healthcare demands.

This comprehensive course will prepare learners to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Content includes pharmacy medical terminology, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining generic and brand names drugs, and much, much more.  This program will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and pursue certification including the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam.

Program Objectives

After completing this program, learners will be able to:

  • Define the difference between retail and hospital pharmacy settings
  • Demonstrate ethical conduct in all duties performed
  • Explain the laws that govern pharmacy, whether federal or state-mandated
  • Interpret physician orders and prescriptions
  • Prepare and explain the administration of medications
  • Define medical and pharmaceutical terms and common abbreviations
  • Explain the pharmacology of medications in relation to the anatomy affected
  • Perform pharmaceutical calculations
  • Communicate effectively with patients and medical professionals
  • Recognize the importance of confidentiality of all patient information
  • Process insurance billing and/or collect payments
  • Control inventory
  • Discuss important milestones and leaders in the history of pharmacy practice
  • Identify the requirements, behaviors, characteristics, and career options for the pharmacy technician
  • Describe how advances in technology and research impact pharmacy practice
  • Describe the commonly used drug reference resources including the major reason for use and the organization
  • Describe the drugs in the current Top 200 Drug List including brand and generic name, drug classification, and uses

Skills-Based Labs and Activities

As part of this program, Learners will complete the following hands-on labs and activities:

  • Creating a pharmacy law timeline
  • Translating a medical record
  • Translating a prescription
  • Translating a medication order
  • Checking a prescription for completeness
  • Counting oral medication in a community pharmacy setting
  • Filling a medication order
  • Unit-dosing and repacking
  • Assisting patients with OTC products
  • Withdrawing medication from a vial or ampule
  • Transferring liquid into an IV bag
  • Product pricing and profitability
  • Treating disorders of the gastrointestinal system
  • Treating disorders of the musculoskeletal system
  • Treating disorders of the respiratory system
  • Treating disorders of the cardiovascular system
  • Treating disorders of the immune system
  • Treating disorders of the renal system
  • Treading disorders of the endocrine system
  • Treating of the reproductive systems
  • Treating disorders of the nervous system
  • Preventing medication errors
  • Pediatric dosing
  • Geriatric dosing

Certification Opportunities

After completing this program, learners will have the opportunity to take the leading national/industry-recognized certification exam(s) essential to entry-level employment in this fast-growing field.

  • Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)
  • National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Pharmacy Technician Associate Certification (PTAC)

Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity

Learners who complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience.  As learners progress through their eLearning program, an Externship Coordinator will reach out to coordinate placement.

Note: Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.

Registration

Classes are available to register for the fall and spring semesters. Full payment will be due at the time of registrationYou may register one of three ways:

  1. Register online with credit card at the KCKCC Continuing Education Registration website.
  2. Call the Community Education (CEB) office at 913-288-7660 to pay with credit card.
  3. Register in person at KCKCC’s Community Education Building (CEB) to pay with credit card, check or exact cash.

All course transfers and cancellations must be made five (5) business days prior to the originally scheduled course start date. 

For registration assistance call 913-288-7660 or visit the Community Education (CEB) office on KCKCC's main campus during business hours.

Online Career Training Certificate Programs

Kansas City Kansas Community College, in partnership with ed2go, offers online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional-level positions for many in-demand occupations.

These advanced courses offer a flexible way to learn and prepare for a new career or advance in your current job.  Start anytime to learn new skills for in-demand occupations and prepare for Nationally Recognized Certifications. Work at your own pace, get support from a dedicated Student Advisor and complete in three to six months or up to a year. Earn a certificate of completion from KCKCC and, when applicable, a voucher to sit for the certification exam. Topics include business, healthcare, technology, industry certifications and more.

Online Career Training Certificate Programs

Online Personal and Professional Development Courses

Kansas City Kansas Community College, in partnership with ed2go, offers a wide range of short, affordable non-credit online courses for individuals looking to build critical job skills or pursue a new hobby. They are also ideal options for employers looking to provide employee training.

Two flexible ways to learn:

  • Our instructor-led courses start monthly and allow students to study and interact with a cohort over a six-week schedule.
  • For the independent learner, our self-paced courses provide access to all lessons immediately with up to three months to complete. Topics include business, accounting, soft skills, computer applications, writing and more.
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