Patrick Henry Community College
Patrick Henry Community College

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Patrick Henry Community College
Carolyn Isley
Student Registrations
645 Patriot Avenue
Martinsville, VA. 24112
276.656.0359
cisley@patrickhenry.edu

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About Our Courses

These courses are highly interactive and provide students with an enriched learning experience.  Each course was developed to ensure that students gain the necessary skills to excel in a professional healthcare environment. Additionally, these programs include access to an online community with interactive content and robust student services.  Each course includes:

Note  : The student tuition amount below includes all textbooks, workbooks and related course material.

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Online Course Offering

Pharmacy Technician Program

This comprehensive course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Course content includes pharmacy medical terminology, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining generic and brand names drugs and much, much more! Program also includes an optional clinical externship at a local healthcare provider!

Clinical Medical Assistant

This program prepares students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical aspects of a medical office. Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, pharmacology, taking and documenting vital signs, technical aspects of phlebotomy, the 12-lead EKG and the cardiac life cycle.  Program also includes an optional clinical externship at a local healthcare provider!

Dental Assisting Program

The program prepares students for entry-level positions as a chair-side dental assistant. This course covers the history of dentistry, introduction to the dental office, the legal aspects of dentistry, introduction to oral anatomy, dental operatory, introduction to tooth structure (primary and permanent teeth), the oral cavity; and other areas. Program also includes an optional clinical externship at a local healthcare provider!

Medical Billing & Coding

This billing and coding course offers the skills needed to perform complex coding and billing procedures. The course covers: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-9 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for insurance reimbursements.

Phlebotomy Technician Program

The Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares students to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects of blood collection and will review the skills needed to perform venipunctures safely. Includes terminology, blood collection procedures, order of draw and other engaging topics.

Medical Coding ICD-10

Effective October 2014, the US healthcare system must move from ICD-9 to ICD-10 for service coding purposes. Program includes a detailed review of both ICD-10 (diagnostic coding) and ICD-10-PCS (inpatient procedural coding); differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10; federal regulation; hands on exercises and case studies; and much more!

Electronic Health Record Management

This program prepares students to understand and use electronic records in a medical practice. Course reviews the implementation and management of electronic health information using common electronic data interchange systems and maintaining the medical, legal, accreditation and regulatory requirements of the electronic health record.

Medical Administrative Assistant Program

This program covers information on the medical assisting profession, interpersonal skills, medical ethics and law, medical terminology, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, medical records management and management of practice finances. A great course for physicians medical office professionals! Program also includes an optional clinical externship at a local healthcare provider!

Medical Terminology

This program is a guide to identifying and understanding the basic word structure, root words, suffixes, and prefixes. Provides instruction in the organization of the human body and the associated systems, medical abbreviations and symbols and common medical terms. A great introductory course for aspiring healthcare professionals!