Continuing Education Certificates

Adult Pediatric CPR/AED

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CNA

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Computer Graphics Certificate

Graphic arts are becoming more and more dependent on computer technology.  In this certificate program, you will develop computer literacy and sound graphic skills that will open career possibilities in printing companies, advertising, publishing and marketing companies, and service bureaus. Required Courses: Introduction to Photoshop Introduction to Illustrator Introduction to InDesign

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Dental Assistant Certificate

The dental profession is growing and dental assistants are needed in today's job market. After graduating this program, candidates are fully prepared to successfully pass the Infection Control Exam and the Radiation Health and Safety Exam given by the Dental Assisting National Board. Graduates successfully passing these exams are infection control and radiation certified. With these certifications, candidates are highly sought after by dental practices and are preferentially hired. In order to become a fully certified dental assistant, candidates must pass the Dental Assisting National Board's General Chairside exam. Graduates from this program have the knowledge to successfully pass this exam but it requires an additional 3,500 hours of clinical experience in the work place. When all three exams are successfully taken and passed, the graduate is considered a certified dental assistant. However, only infection control and radiation safety certification are needed to enter the workforce. Required Courses: Dental I, Dental II, Dental Clinical, Customer Service for Health Care Professionals

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Medical Billing & Reimbursement Specialist Certificate

This three-module certificae will prepare students for a successful career as a Medical Biller in a health care facility.  Upon completion of this certificate program, students will be able to understand and facilitate the necessary steps for health insurance claims submission and follow-up.  Successful completion of the following courses, with a grade of C or better, are required to receive the Medical Billing and Insurance Reimbursement Specialist Certificate. Entrance Requirements: A high school diploma or equivalent is required.  Please bring the copy to the first class. Required Courses: Medical Terminology; Medical Insurance & Billing;  Medical Coding These courses may also be taken individually for skill enhancement if a certificate is not desired.  Permission of the instructor and prerequisite requirements are necessary.

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Medical Coding Certificate

The American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC) has established professional certifications known as the Certified Coding Professional Certification (CPC).  Certified coders are integral to medical billing and are employed in hospitals, health centers, billing companies, insurance companies and medical offices.  With electronic medical records available, many coders may also work from home.  Medical coding combines a foundation in medical terminology, disease process, and health care reimbursement, and is a unique career path.  This program prepares students to sit for the National Certified Professional Coder Exam to obtain their "CPC" credentials. Required Courses: Medical Terminology and Anatomy for Coding Medical Coding Medical Coding II & Health Care Reimbursement Systems  

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National Bookkeeping Certification and the Norwalk Community College Certification Program

The American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) has established a professional certification, the Certified Bookkeeper (CB) credential, a high professional standard for bookkeepers.  Certified Bookkeepers (CBs) are to bookkeeping what CPAs are to accounting; the cream of the profession.  The three courses in the NCC certificate program focus on preparing the student for the National Certified Bookkeeper tests by helping the student truly master the skills and knowledge required for certification, which include: adjusting and correcting entries (accruals and deferrals); basic book and tax depreciation; basic payroll including paying wages, withholding, depositing and reporting taxes using the basic forms (W-2, 941, 940, etc.); recording and costing out merchandise inventory, and internal controls and fraud prevention.  Upon completion of each course, students should take the appropriate National Bookkeeping Exam.  The three courses do not need to be taken in any order. Required Courses:  Mastering, Correcting and Adjusting Entries; Mastering Depreciation and Payroll; Mastering Inventory, Internal Controls and Fraud Prevention These courses are offered in the Fall and Spring semesters.

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Patient Care Technician Certificate

A Patient Care Technician (PCT) provides nursing care to patients in a health care facility under the direction of a registered nurse. A PCT performs duties such as phlebotomy, EKGs, vital signs, and other duties specific to the agency. Receive your certificate as a PCT with the successful completion of the following programs and/or courses. Required Courses: C.N.A.; EKG, Phlebotomy; Customer Service for Health Care

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Phlebotomy

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Physical Therapy Aide Certificate

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Real Estate

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Security Officer

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SMART Certification

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Veterinary Assistant

This five-part program will prepare students for a new career in the very exciting area of veterinary health care. Students are required to have a tetanus shot. Upon successful completion of the four required courses plus the clinical experience, with a grade of C or above, students will earn a program certificate. One textbook will be used for the entire program. These classes must be taken in the sequence listed below. The certificate will count toward the admissions requirement of the Veterinary Technician two-year degree program at NCC (see the Vet Tech Program Director for details). Entrance Requirements: A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Please bring a copy to the first class. Required Courses: Veterinary Assistant I: Medical Office Assistant Veterinary Assistant II Veterinary Assistant III Veterinary Assistant IV: Dental and Surgical Assisting Clinical Veterinary Assisting

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Web Design Certificate

The demand for individuals who can design for today's mobile web is continuing to grow dramatically.  This certificate program will provide you with the tools you need to enter this expanding and exciting industry. Required Courses: Web Development & Design I Web Development & Design II Introduction to Programming Programming Mobile Devices I

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