The clinical track of the Healthcare Career Program focuses on the skills necessary to assist physicians and patients in various healthcare settings. These skills include communicating with patients, taking vital signs, using appropriate examination room procedures, and interpreting test results. The program also teaches the administrative skills essential for running a medical office. Students are trained to interact directly with patients and caregivers while learning the skills necessary to provide them with administrative skills, the ability to conduct laboratory work and administer clinical care.

Graduates of this program track are eligible to sit for Phlebotomy Technician Certification, EKG Technician Certification; students may take either the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Exam for CCMA Certification or the Registered Medical Assistant Exam for RMA* Certification.

*Clinical students must complete a 160-hour post-graduate externship within 90 days of graduation to be eligible to apply for the RMA certification exam.

Graduates will possess the skills necessary for entry-level employment. Presently, employment opportunities are found in numerous areas including hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, home health agencies, and long-term care facilities.

Program Length

40 Academic Weeks

Optional Practical Training (OPT)
for International Students

After completion of the Healthcare Career Program, eligible international students can apply for up to 12 months OPT work authorization to gain practical experience in their field of study.

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PROGRAM LENGTH

40 Academic Weeks (plus breaks)
36 Credit Hours

PROGRAM COSTS

Tuition: $7,200
Course Materials Fee: $800
Supply Fee: $200
Total: $8,200

Cost per quarter: $2,050

Cost of certification is not included in program costs

Certification Preparation

  • Customer Service Certification
  • First Aid CPR/AED Certification
  • CMAA certification
  • EKG Certification
  • CCMA Certification

Placement Scores

HCP: 90-120

Before students enroll in the Healthcare Career Program at CSI, they must take a computer-based standardized ACCUPLACER® ESL Test.

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Professional Development

2.25 Qtr. Credit Hours
This course focuses strategies and techniques for student success, including time management, note-taking, testtaking skills, professional writing, self-assessment, memorization, organization, culture and diversity, and managing and maintaining physical and mental health.

Customer Service

2.25 Qtr. Credit Hours
This course focuses on the essentials of customer service and strategies for handling customers in everyday situations. Emphasis is placed on the business and personal value of excellent customer service in perusing customer retention and satisfaction.

Medical Administrative Procedures

4.5 Qtr. Credit Hours
This course will emphasize office administration, financial management and resource management including, accounting concepts, medical recordkeeping, maintaining inventory, scheduling appointments and written and verbal communication with staff and patients.

Medical Terminology Anatomy, and Physiology

4.5 Qtr. Credit Hours
This course focuses on the terms related to medical science, hospital services, and medical specialties including pathology and radiology, abbreviations used in medicine, and functioning structures of human body.

Foundations of Clinical Procedures

4.5 Qtr. Credit Hours
This course provides students with skills on patient information completion, vital signs checking, and vision/hearing exams performance. This course prepares students for Healthcare Provider CPR/AED & First Aid Certification.

Lab Procedures and Phlebotomy

4.5 Qtr. Credit Hours
This course provides an overview of the knowledge and skills necessary to assist in performing phlebotomy procedures utilizing current OSHA and CLIA guidelines, with an emphasis on universal precautions, sanitation and sterilization methods related to the medical office environment and procedures.

Advanced Clinical Procedures

4.5 Qtr. Credit Hours
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and training necessary to assist medical office personnel with minor surgical procedures.

Medical Law, Ethics, and Patient Relations

4.5 Qtr. Credit Hours
This course focuses on current state and federal laws relative to the release of medical information, medical malpractice, contract law, and professional ethical cannons. This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to interact and communicate professionally and effectively with patients.

Medical Billing and Coding

4.5 Qtr. Credit Hours
This course introduces the payment systems used by hospitals. Official coding guidelines are reviewed in detail, including guidelines used in facility coding for inpatients, ambulatory surgery and outpatient diagnostic patients. This course prepares students for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam.

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    Job Outlook

    This program prepares you for the following careers:

    • Medical Assistants
    • Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars
    • Medical and Health Services Managers
    • Patient Representatives
    • Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
    • Clinical Research Coordinators
    • Healthcare Social Workers
    • Health Informatics Specialists
    • Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
    • Clinical Data Managers

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