Certified Billing & Coding Specialist

medical-billingEDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: This program is Performance Based in Outcomes for Clinical Phlebotomy Technician Training as approved by the National Health Career Association. At the completion of this course, each student will be eligible to challenge the National certification exam as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician. In order to become nationally certified as a Medical Assistant, students will be able to achieve a minimal passing score of 70% or better on the certification exam and prove competency performing different medical (phlebotomy) tests. In our training environment, students will be able to acquire satisfactory skills and demonstrate competency in phlebotomy procedures which encompass both clinical and laboratory administrative activities. Upon successful completion of all certificate program course requirements, including the externship, graduates will be eligible for entry level Phlebotomy Technician employment positions in a variety of health care facilities.

CURRICULUM GOAL: The curricular program goal is to provide an educational background in which students can acquire satisfactory skills and demonstrate clinical competency in phlebotomy procedures as well as providing guidance so that the student may obtain a position as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician. Among many other performance based skills, the curriculum teaches students how to perform collecting, transporting, handling and processing blood specimens for analysis; recognizing the importance of specimen collection in the overall patient care system; relating the anatomy and physiology of body systems and anatomic terminology to the major areas of the clinical laboratory, and to general pathologic conditions associated with body systems; identifying and selecting equipment, supplies and additives used in blood collection; recognizing factors that affect specimen collection procedures and test results, and taking appropriate actions within predetermined limits, when applicable; recognizing and adhering to infection control and safety policies and procedures; monitoring quality control within predetermined limits; recognizing the various components of the health care delivery system; recognizing the responsibilities of other laboratory and health care personnel and interacting with them with respect for their jobs and patient care; demonstrating professional conduct, stress management, interpersonal and communication skills with patients, peers and other health care personnel and with the public; demonstrating an understanding of requisitioning and the legal implications of their work environment; applying basic principles in learning new techniques and procedures; recognizing and acting upon individual needs for continuing education as a function of growth and maintenance of professional competence.

Prior to graduation the student will be eligible to challenge the National Health career Association’s certification exam, “Certified Phlebotomy Technician, CPT”. Upon graduation and initial employment, the phlebotomist will be able to demonstrate entry level competencies in the above areas of professional practice.

TOTAL HOURS: This program consists of 108 hours of didactic, laboratory and clinical instruction. The program includes a 16 hour externship. The daytime program requires approximately 4 weeks to complete. The evening program requires 6 weeks to complete. Students attending both day and evening programs are considered full time. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will receive a certificate of completion from AAHSC.


CIP Code: 510713
Day Class: M-F 8:45am to 2:45pm
Eve Class: M-F 5:30pm to 9:30pm