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September 21, 2018

OCB Adult Education Expands Health Occupation Course Offerings


Oswego County BOCES Adult Education Certified Medical Assistant instructor Shelly Spencer demonstrates to students in her program how to administer an electrocardiogram (EKG) during a recent class. She is pictured above talking with students Ashlie Knopp, left foreground, and Holly Berry about how to evaluate and interpret the data from an EKG graph. Serving as the patient for the exercise was Certified Medical Assistant student Jeff Hopp. Students who complete the Certified Medical Assistant program at Oswego County BOCES are eligible to sit for the certification exams for Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician, Electrocardiogram Technician, Coding Specialist and Administrative Health Assistant offered through the National Association of Health Professionals.

Oswego County BOCES Adult Education Certified Medical Assistant instructor Shelly Spencer demonstrates to students in her program how to administer an electrocardiogram (EKG) during a recent class. She is pictured above talking with students Ashlie Knopp, left foreground, and Holly Berry about how to evaluate and interpret the data from an EKG graph. Serving as the patient for the exercise was Certified Medical Assistant student Jeff Hopp. Students who complete the Certified Medical Assistant program at Oswego County BOCES are eligible to sit for the certification exams for Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician, Electrocardiogram Technician, Coding Specialist and Administrative Health Assistant offered through the National Association of Health Professionals.

The Oswego County BOCES (OCB) Adult Education department has expanded their course offerings to include the following two new health occupation related courses: Dental Office Receptionist and Certified Administrative Health Assistant.

The receptionist at a dental office is a valuable member of any dental care team and the 300-hour Dental Office Receptionist course at OCB will train students in the many aspects of dental care including appointment planning and booking, dental insurances, management of accounts receivable, dental emergencies, pharmacology, oral hygiene and infection control. Also included in the 300-hour course is an 80-hour internship experience at a dental practice. A daytime class is scheduled to begin on September 12, contact the Adult Education department for information on how to apply and to schedule an entrance exam.

The Certified Administrative Health Assistant course will encompass 395-hours of classroom/clinical externship work to train students for employability in a physician’s office, hospital and/or other health-related facility. Areas of study include electronic medical/health records, medical records and chart documentation, automated office equipment, financial management, medical insurance, medical billing and coding, written and oral medical office and business communications, medical office procedures, creating charts, scheduling patients, anatomy and physiology and much more. Upon successful completion students will earn a certificate in infection control and be eligible to sit for the Certified Administrative Health Assistant Exam through the National Association of Health Professionals. A daytime class is scheduled to begin on November 28, contact the Adult Education department for information on how to apply and to schedule an entrance exam.

In addition to the Dental Office Receptionist and Certified Administrative Health Assistant courses, OCB continues to offer several other health occupation training options including: Practical Nursing, Nurse Assistant, Certified Dental Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding, Infection Control, and Certified Phlebotomy.

OCB works with health professionals and industry representatives to align their courses and to prepare applicants to enter the workforce and to meet the labor demands in the Central New York area. For information about available programs contact Paul Gugel, Director of Adult Education and Migrant Education at 315-963-4256.

 

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