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Medical Assisting

045742

Application Period Closed

Dates: February 14- May 21, 2018

Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fee: $2,995*

Payment Plan: All payment plans require a $20 enrollment fee and must be processed using a debit/credit card. $1,500 down and $500.00/month for three (3) months or $1,000 down and $665.00/month for three (3) months

Class Limit: 18

Location: CR Community Education 525 D Street Eureka, Room 111 & 112

Instructor: Linda Scales

College of the Redwoods Community Education offers training to become a Certified Medical Assistant. This not-for-credit class with lecture and in-class labs includes clinical rotation at a local medical office. Front and back Office Medical Assistant skills will be covered in an interactive classroom format. 

Medical Assisting course includes:

  • Venipuncture and Injection Certification
  • Medical Terminology
  • Front and Back Office Procedures
  • Clinical Experience at a Local Healthcare Facility
  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Perform Finger-stick Lab Tests and Urinalysis
  • Identify Principles of Pharmacology
  • Textbooks, 3 Uniforms & Stethoscope
  • Job Preparation Skills
  • National Medical Assisting Exam

*Although minimal, this class fee is subject to change. 

Next Class: To receive an email notification, please email communityed@redwoods.edu.


Medical Assisting Certification Review Course

046316

Registration Form: Click here.

Date: March 20 - April 26, 2018 

Day: Tuesday/Thursday

Time: 5:30 - 8:30pm

Fee: Free with employer sign off on registration

Class Limit: 20

Location: Eureka Main Campus, AT 103

Instructor: Irma Silva

Are you working as a Medical Assistant, but not certified? This program will prepare a Medical Assistant to pass a certification exam offered by one of three Certifying Agencies approved by the California Medical Board. These Agencies include:

  • American Association of Medical Assistants
  • American Medical Technologists
  • California Certifying Board of Medical Assistants

The course does not include the exam. The exam is available to be taken at the Pearson Professional Centers in Redding located at 2190 Larkspur Lane Suite 400. To sit for the exam you must be "currently employed as a medical assistant by a licensed physician (MD/DO) or podiatrist (DPM) in the United States" or "At least two years employement comparable to full time (4160 hours) within the last five years as a medical assistant in the United States."

See the full CCMA application here.


Injections

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Flyer: Click Here

Date: May 20, 2018

Day: Sunday

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Fee: $175

Class Limit: 25

Location: CR Eureka Campus 7351 Tompkins Hill Road Eureka, Room AT 126

Instructor: Viane Frye

This one-day injections training is for those who are employed, or seeking employment, in a medical office setting and will be working under the supervision of a physician. It meets the standards and qualifications established by the Division of Allied Health Professionals, Board of Medical Quality Assurance, and State of California. Please bring a calculator to class.

Course Objectives:

  • Know Universal Precautions
  • Know the Injection sites
  • How to administer a Subcutaneous, Intramuscular, Intradermal injection
  • How to calculate drug dosage correctly

Venipuncture

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Flyer: Click Here

Date: May 27, 2018

Day: Sunday

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Fee: $175

Class Limit: 25

Location: CR Eureka Campus 7351 Tompkins Hill Road Eureka, Room AT 126

Instructor: Viane Frye

This one-day blood draw training is for those who are employed, or seeking employment, in a medical office setting and will be working under the supervision of a physician. It meets the standards and qualifications established by the Division of Allied Health Professionals, Board of Medical Quality Assurance, and State of California. This class is not applicable for CT Venipuncture certification.

Course Objectives:

  • Know the anatomy of the veins
  • How to successfully draw blood from a patient
  • Know the possible complications of drawing blood
  • Be able to do capillary puncture in checking blood glucose
  • Know Universal precautions

IV Therapy

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Flyer: Click Here

Dates: June 3 - 17, 2018

Day: Sundays

Time: 8:00am - 8:00pm

Fee: $300

Class Limit: 20

Location: CR Eureka Campus 7351 Tompkins Hill Road Eureka, Room AT 126

Instructor: Viane Frye

This class is designed to prepare the student to start and superimpose intravenous fluids. The content will include types of fluids and devices rationales for therapies, safety factors, complications, monitoring and preparation of site, patient and equipment. It will also include supervised practice of the technique of venipuncture on mannequins and fellow classmates.  Students will successfully start 3 IVs on fellow classmates. The course fulfills the requirements of (and is approved by) the California State Board of Nursing for IV Certification for LVNs. Fee includes all materials and equipment. Bring your sack lunch; school café will be closed.


Pharmacy Technician

Flyer: Coming soon!

Dates: TBD

Day: TBD

Time: TBD

Fee: TBD

Location: 333 6th St., Suite B, Eureka, CA 95501

Instructor: TBD

This comprehensive 50 hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam.  Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names.  Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parental nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement. 

 

Course Objectives: 

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1.  Read and interpret basic pharmacy calculations and measurements.

2.  Understand the basic distinctions between generic and brand name drugs.

3.  Be able to apply basic good practices for use in the pharmacy setting.

 

For more information on the certification exam check out the State of CA Website: http://www.pharmacy.ca.gov/ 

Also see Frequently Asked Questions on Becoming a Pharmacist in California. In addition, it is recommended that you review the Pharmacy Technician Application.


Phlebotomy

Flyer: Coming soon!

Dates:TBD

Days: TBD

Time: TBD

Fee: $1,995*

Payment plan: All payment plans require a $20 enrollment fee and must be processed using a debit/credit card. $1,000 down and $248.75/month for four (4) months

Class Limit: 25

Location: CR Community Education 525 D street Eureka, Room 111 & 112

Become a nationally certified Phlebotomist! The complete Phlebotomy Program includes 90 hours of didactic instruction and a clinical rotation consisting of a minimum of 40 hours. Students must successfully complete the didactic portion with overall grade of 75% to be eligible to continue onto the clinical portion of the program. Nationally certified phlebotomists can work in multiple health care settings, including medical offices, hospitals, clinics, and laboratories.

*Although minimal, this class fee is subject to change.

Next Class: To receive an email notification, please email communityed@redwoods.edu.

Course Prerequisites/Recommendations:

  • Must have basic reading literacy
  • Basic Elementary-Level Math skills

EMT Refresher

Flyer: Coming Soon!

Dates: TBD

Fee: $175

Class Limit: 20

Location: CR Eureka Campus 7351 Tompkins Hill Road Eureka, AT Building (map will be mailed along with receipt and refund policy)

This North Coast EMS-approved course meets state requirements for EMT refresher training, including Skills Competency Verification.  Course includes rigorous and fast-paced didactic instruction, skills sessions, and scenario practice.  Topics include personal safety, medicolegal issues, patient assessment, and management of medical and traumatic emergencies.  Participants who successfully complete this course will be eligible to apply for re-certification as a California EMT.

Notes:  This course does NOT include CPR re-certification. Additional requirements are needed for NREMT re-certification.

Prerequisite:  Current EMT certification, or previous EMT certification expired for no more than six months. Continued state EMT certification may still be possible if EMT certification is expired for more than six months; please contact virginia-plambeck@redwoods.edu


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