Program: Health Care Services

Love working with animals but not ready to commit to a degree in veterinary technology? In less than a year you can earn a Veterinary Assistant certificate from CT State that will allow you to begin working in veterinary offices and hospitals caring directly for different types of animals. This program will teach you veterinary … Continue reading “Veterinary Assistant”

The Physical Therapy Aide Certificate prepares students to work in the physical therapy environment, assisting therapists in improving the patient’s function and quality of life.  Students will learn about the profession of physical therapy as part of the health care team, including rehabilitation terminology, PT settings and specialties, and common medical diagnoses.  They will also … Continue reading “Physical Therapy Aide Certificate”

The Phlebotomy Technician program is designed to teach the knowledge in technical and procedural aspects of basic phlebotomy, including the collection of blood specimens and venipuncture required to become a Phlebotomy Technician. The Phlebotomy Technician program includes theory and hands-on instruction. The program will teach students the concepts of Introduction to Phlebotomy & Infection Control, … Continue reading “Phlebotomy Technician”

Ready to level up your healthcare skills? An EKG Technician certificate from CT State is the perfect way to make yourself even more valuable to employers. The EKG Technician program will teach you basic EKG skills with opportunities to practice on equipment and in hands-on labs. This course includes an introduction to the function and … Continue reading “EKG Technician”

A dental assistant works on the delivery of quality oral health care and is a big part of the dental care team. Responsibilities include performing tasks requiring both interpersonal and technical skills, assisting the dentist with the patient, developing dental radiographs (x-ray), collecting information about patients’ medical history, and assisting patients to feel comfortable when … Continue reading “Dental Assistant”

This course is intended for adults who are interested in entering the healthcare field. The program prepares students for employment in both public and private agencies. Students will learn how to care for people who need help in caring for themselves. Classroom lecture and lab is combined with clinical training at a local skilled nursing … Continue reading “Certified Nurse Aide”

This course provides experience in performing entry-level competences in the administrative areas of the medical office. The material and activities included in the 40-hr simulation provides the student with the medical office experiences and acquaints them with procedures, forms, medical transcription, HIPPA, filing, managing records, scheduling, ordering supplies, billing, coding, utilizing effective communication demonstration involving … Continue reading “Electronic Medical Records*”

This course covers the theory, practice and techniques of medical office management and an overview of the profession of medical assisting and its role in providing quality health care. Healthcare administrative functions, including: safety in the office environment, verbal and written communication techniques, telehealth, electronic medical records (EMR), medical records management, patient reception, scheduling, professionalism … Continue reading “Administrative Medical Assisting*”

This 37.5 hour course simplifies ICD-10 diagnosis to ensure the most accurate billing and optimal reimbursement for outpatient medical services. The Guide to the Update section lists all new and revised codes, providing quick access to the annual changes. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting (OGCRs) are listed and also integrated within the code set, … Continue reading “Medical Coding I”