Professional Development Workshops

American Sign Language for Health Care Professionals

During this workshop, students will build their vocabulary of signs and phrases for effective communication with deaf and hard-of-hearing persons using gestures, body language, mime, facial expression and lip movement. This course will incorporate interactional techniques, role-playing and skill drills to help improve communication. Instruction will include an introduction to numbers, basic medical sign language, manual alphabet and terms and phrases commonly found in a health care setting. This course is not designed to train the participant as an interpreter, but to provide the ability to basic communication with deaf and hard-of-hearing persons.

HCPR-102 (16 Hours)
Fee: $149 (Tuition $100, Materials $49)

  • Section AW02-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    8 Wednesdays beginning May 7 (Ending June 25)
    5-7 p.m.

Medical Terminology for the Health Professions

Learn to begin to speak and write medical terminology with ease. This course assists participants in building a working medical vocabulary of the most frequently used suffixes, prefixes and word roots. Medical terms are introduced in the context of human anatomy and physiology, providing students with a better understanding of the term meaning and use.

HCPR-104 (18 Hours)
Fee: $159 (Tuition $100, Materials $59)

  • Section AW02-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    6 Thursdays beginning Feb. 6 (Ending March 13)
    9 a.m.-noon

ICD-10 Medical Coding – Transition

Prerequisite: Medical Terminology, Medical Billing and Insurance and the ability to read, write and speak English.

The Department of Health and Human Services is calling for the adoption of a new edition of the International Classification of Diseases standards known as the 10th edition using Clinical Modification for reporting patient diagnosis. On Oct. 1, 2014, ICD-10 coding will change and allow for more detail with its seven alphanumeric characters instead of the 5-digit ICD-9 code set that has been used for the last 30 years. This course will help transition experienced coders to the new ICD-10 system. This class applies to all health care settings.

HCPR-105 (24 Hours)
Fee: $375 (Tuition $295, Materials $80)

  • Section AW02-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    8 Thursdays beginning Jan. 9 (Ending Feb. 27)
    6-9 p.m.

ICD-10 Medical Coding

Prerequisite: Ability to read, write and speak English.

The Department of Health and Human Services is calling for the adoption of a new edition of the International Classification of Diseases standards known as the 10th edition using Clinical Modification for reporting patient diagnosis. On Oct. 1, 2014, ICD-10 coding will change and allow for more detail with its seven alphanumeric characters instead of the 5-digit ICD-9 code set that has been used for the last 30 years. This overhaul of the national coding system will be the most significant change to health care in decades. Medical coders and billers will need to have stronger clinical knowledge and a greater understanding of anatomy and pathophysiology for this new system. This class applies to all health care settings.

HCPR-201 (180 Hours)
Fee: $1,595 (Tuition $700, Lab $645, Materials $250)

  • Section AW02-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays beginning Feb. 3 (Ending June 11)
    6-9 p.m.