Tyler Junior College - Career Track
Tyler Junior College - Career Track

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Tyler Junior College
Judie Bower
1530 SSW Loop 323
Tyler, TX. 75701
903.510.2969
jbow@tjc.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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Comprehensive Healthcare Career Programs

Physicians’ Office Assistant Professional with Electronic Health Records Management (EHRM) and Clinical Externship

This program combines in-demand healthcare disciplines with important front office Microsoft end user computer skills.  Physicians’ Office Assistant with Electronic Health Records -  This course provides a well-rounded experience preparing students to assist physicians in multiple administrative areas of the medical office and the requirements of maintaining the electronic health record (EH R). Instruction includes medical terminology, interpersonal skills, medical records management, implementation and management of electronic health information, medical ethics and law, basics of insurance billing and coding, maintaining the regulatory requirements of the EH R and a detailed review of Microsoft Office end user tool including Word, Power Point, Access, Outlook and Excel.  A major objective of this program is to prepare students for important national healthcare competency certification examinations and to prepare them to work as Physician Office Assistants and Electronic Health Records professionals.  National certification examination opportunities for students who complete this program are as follows: Includes a Clinical Externship with a local Healthcare Provider!

National certification examination opportunities for successful students are as follows:

*Students will have an additional 12 months access to the program

Medical Billing and Coding and Medical Administration with Clinical Externship

This program combines in-demand healthcare disciplines with important front office Microsoft end user computer skills.  This program offers the skills needed to perform complex coding and billing procedures.  Program 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.  Additionally, this program includes a Medical Administration course covering key topics such as medical ethics and law, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, medical records management and a detailed review of Microsoft Office end user tool including Word, Power Point, Access, Outlook and Excel.

A major objective of this program is to prepare students for important national healthcare competency certification examinations and to prepare them to work as Medical Billing & Coding and Medical Administrative professionals.  Program also includes a clinical externship with a local healthcare provider!

National certification examination opportunities for students who complete this program are as follows:

*Students will have an additional 12 months access to the program

Pharmacy Technician and Medical Administration and Clinical Externship

This program will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Course content includes pharmacy terminology, pharmacy calculations, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining generic & brand names drugs. Additionally, this program includes a Medical Administration course covering key topics such as medical ethics and law, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, medical records management and a detailed review of Microsoft Office end user tool including Word, Power Point, Access, Outlook and Excel.  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 a clinical externship with a local healthcare provider!  

National certification examination opportunities for successful students are as follows:

*Students will have an additional 12 months access to the program

Dental Assisting Program with Clinical Externship

This 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, oral anatomy, dental operatory, tooth structures, primary and permanent teeth, the oral cavity, and other areas.  A major objective of this program is to prepare students for important national healthcare competency certification examinations and to prepare them to work as Dental Assistant professionals.  Additionally, this program includes a detailed review of Microsoft Office end user tool including Word, Power Point, Access, Outlook and Excel. Program also includes a clinical externship with a local healthcare provider! 

National certification examination opportunities for students who complete this program are as follows:

*Students will have an additional 12 months access to the program

Clinical Medical Assistant Program with Clinical Externship

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.  Additionally, this program includes a Medical Administration course covering key topics such as medical ethics and law, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, medical records management and a detailed review of Microsoft Office end user tool including Word, Power Point, Access, Outlook and Excel. A major objective of this program is to prepare students for important national healthcare competency certification examinations and to prepare them to work as Clinical Medical Assistant professionals.  Program also includes a clinical externship with a local healthcare provider! 

National certification examination opportunities for students who complete this program are as follows:

*Students will have an additional 12 months access to the program

Phlebotomy Technician Program with Clinical Externship

The Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals to collect blood and other specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. The phlebotomist is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team, whose main function is to obtain patient’s blood specimens by venipuncture and micro-collection for testing purposes. Phlebotomists are employed throughout the healthcare system including in hospitals, neighborhood health centers, medical group practices, HMO’s, public health facilities, veteran hospitals, insurance carriers, and in other healthcare settings. Students will become familiar with all aspects of blood collection and will review the skills needed to perform venipunctures safely.  Also includes terminology, blood collection procedures, order of draw and other engaging topics. Program also includes a clinical externship with a local healthcare provider! 

A major objective of this program is to prepare students for important national healthcare competency certification examinations and to prepare them to work as Phlebotomy Technicians.  National certification examination opportunities for students who complete this program are as follows:

*Students will have an additional 12 months access to the program

Medical Administrative Assistant Program

Medical administrative assistants primarily work in doctor’s offices, clinics, outpatient settings, hospitals, and other healthcare settings. Medical administrative assistants, medical secretaries, and medical records clerks are all positions in great demand. 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! 

This program prepares students to function effectively in many of the administrative and clerical positions in the healthcare industry. It provides students a well-rounded introduction to medical administration that delivers the skills students require to obtain an administrative medical assistant position or advance within their current healthcare career. 

National certification examination opportunities for students who complete this program are as follows:  

*Students will have an additional 12 months access to the program

EKG Technician Program

EKG technicians work in physician’s offices, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities and organizations. EKG technicians also work for insurance companies to provide data for health and life insurance policies. Similar to other growing healthcare professions, the demand for EKG technicians is expected to continue to grow substantially. Approximately 25% more EKG technician jobs will be available by the year 2018.  This EKG Technician Program prepares students to perform EKG’s. This course will include information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing. 

National certification examination opportunities for successful students are as follows:

*Students will have an additional 12 months access to the program

Electronic Health Records Management (EHRM) Program

Access to health information is changing the ways doctors care for patients. With the nation’s healthcare system moving to the electronic medical record, numerous employment opportunities exist for medical assistants, health information systems staff, patient registration professionals and other related positions. Healthcare professionals with the ability to understand, update and maintain the electronic health record are in great demand.  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.

This Electronic Health Record (EHR) Management 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. 

National certification examination opportunities for successful students are as follows:

*Students will have an additional 12 months access to the program

Dialysis Technician Program

As kidney failure continues to be a growing national health problem, kidney disease is driving the growing demand for well-trained dialysis technicians. Dialysis technicians are employed in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and other medical facilities. The number of dialysis technician jobs has the potential to increase by more than 35% by 2018.  While most technician training has historically been done “on-the-job,” today’s healthcare employers are seeking well-trained technicians who possess the necessary knowledge and skills to fill this growing number of positions. This Dialysis Technician Program provides students with the knowledge needed to perform as a dialysis technician. This program will review kidney dialysis machines, preparing dialyzer reprocessing and delivery systems, and review equipment maintenance.  Additionally, this program includes a detailed review of Microsoft Office end user tool including Word, Power Point, Access, Outlook and Excel.  

National certification examination opportunities for successful students are as follows:

*Students will have an additional 12 months access to the program

Medical Billing & Coding Program

Medical billing and coding is one of the fastest-growing careers in the healthcare industry today! The need for professionals who understand how to code healthcare services and procedures for third-party insurance reimbursement is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care facilities, chiropractic practices, physical therapy practices, and other healthcare providers all depend on medical billing and coding for insurance carrier reimbursement.  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.  Additionally, this program includes a detailed review of Microsoft Office end user tool including Word, Power Point, Access, Outlook and Excel. 

National certification examination opportunities for successful students are as follows:

*Students will have an additional 12 months access to the program

Pharmacy Technician with Clinical Externship

The need for Pharmacy Technicians continues to grow with demand expected to increase substantially through 2014. Technicians work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other healthcare settings. This high demand for pharmacy technicians is the result of a multitude of factors including the constant availability of new drugs, the national shortage of registered pharmacists, the establishment of certified pharmacy technicians, and the aging population. Approximately 400,000 technicians will be employed by the year 2018 to meet our nation’s growing healthcare demands. 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! Additionally, this program includes a detailed review of Microsoft Office end user tool including Word, Power Point, Access, Outlook and Excel. Program also includes a clinical externship with a local healthcare provider! 

National certification examination opportunities for successful students are as follows:

*Students will have an additional 12 months access to the program