Update Your Skills: GCC Offers Two Free Career Courses In Health Care
 

PR 088 - May 15, 2013

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Deptford Twp. – The Gloucester County College Division of Continuing Education is now accepting applications for its free, grant-funded Health Information Technology (HIT) career certificate program.

GCC will offer two accelerated classes during its summer session: Computers in the Medical Office and Practice Management in Electronic Health Records.

An emerging field, health information technology is the practice of acquiring, analyzing and protecting patients’ detailed medical histories in a digital format. Students in the program will learn the latest applications to establish and maintain electronic record systems in hospital and private practice settings.

Computers in the Medical Office - This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully submit claims and update patient records electronically. The class uses the most up-to-date software found in the health care industry. Students will review case studies to practice medical billing and scheduling skills. It meets June 4 – July 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. Prerequisites: basic computer literacy, typing skills and knowledge of Windows operating systems; experience in either health care or information technology industries.

Practice Management in Electronic Health Records - This courses explains how to properly document administrative and clinical tasks that take place each time a patient visits a medical facility. Topics include submitting insurance claims and patient billing. It prepares students for employment in both hospital and private practice settings. It meets July 23 – Aug. 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. Prerequisites: basic computer literacy, typing skills and knowledge of Windows operating systems; experience in either health care or information technology industries.

Seating is limited, and students are allowed to take only one of the two classes. For more information regarding eligibility or to register, contact Sharon Downs Thomas at 856-468-5000, Ext. 5525 or email sthoma16@gccnj.edu.

Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this GCC professional development program is a part of the Health Information Technology grant, a 12-state regional consortium led by Tidewater Community College in Virginia. The consortium received more than $16 million over two years to train 7,500 students from Virginia to Maine.
 
Gloucester County College’s Continuing Education Center is located at 1492 Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.