Career Step

Online Health Care and Computer Training Programs

in Partnership with Career Step

College of DuPage Continuing Education, in partnership with Career Step, brings you online health care and computer training programs to  enhance your skills and employment opportunities in growing industries. Career Step is a leading online education company with more than 20 years of experience in providing training specifically designed to help students gain knowledge and skills needed to quickly transition to a career in the health care field. Programs are 100 percent online, allowing you to work on them as your schedule allows. You'll have one-on-one support from experienced instructors every step of the way. Course registration for all programs is ongoing. Begin and end the class on your schedule.

 

Online Health Care Training Programs

 

Professional Medical Coding and Billing with ICD-9
The Professional Medical Coding and Billing program prepares students for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) and Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification exams. Students learn health care information management, reimbursement methodologies, medical terminology, anatomy, pathophysiology and pharmacology, and study the ICD-9, CPT and HCPCS code sets in an extensive practical section that gives valuable hands-on experience before graduation. In addition to one-on-one support from experienced instructors throughout the course and access to personalized graduate support after graduation, students receive textbooks, industry code books and access to an online reference library. The program is 600 hours in length.

Ongoing registration
HLTHS-0030-002, $2,495

Medical Administrative Assistant with
Electronic Health Records

Approved by the National Healthcareer Association, the Medical Administrative Assistant with EHR program prepares students for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) credentials. Students learn Microsoft Office basics, health care documentation and reimbursement and medical office management topics such as practice finances and standard office procedures. The interactive online curriculum also includes over 20 hours of training on the industry-standard ezEMRx EHR software. In addition to one-on-one support from experienced instructors throughout the course and access to personalized graduate support after graduation, students receive eight textbooks.The program is 285 hours in length.

Ongoing registration
HLTHS-0030-003, $1,595

Executive Assistant
Designed to help students gain the software and business skills needed to succeed in the modern office, the Executive Assistant program focuses on the Microsoft Office 2010 application suite and office management skills. Students learn to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, while strengthening their typing skills and studying office procedures and communication. Upon graduation, students are prepared to earn the Microsoft Office Specialist Master certification, strengthening their resumes and proving their software skills to employers. In addition to one-on-one instructor support and personalized graduate support, students receive 11 textbooks. The program is 160 hours in length.

Ongoing registration
HLTHS-0030-001, $1,595

Medical Billing
The Medical Billing program helps students develop the knowledge and skills needed to work in health care reimbursement. The program focuses on documentation and procedures and includes hands-on exercises that allow students to apply what they learn. Students learn medical terminology, documentation and confidentiality, medical coding basics, and patient billing and collections, as well as specialized considerations such as the ICD-10 code set and X12 5010 billing system. In addition to one-on-one support from experienced instructors throughout the course and access to personalized graduate support after graduation, students receive five textbooks and a one-year membership to the American Medical Billing Association. The program is 145 hours in length.

Ongoing registration
HLTHS-0030-004, $1,595

Medical Transcription Editor
Approved by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), the Medical Transcription Editor program focuses on teaching the skills needed to work as a medical transcription editor. Students study medical terminology, anatomy, health care documentation, and editing theory and technique. In addition, students develop and practice their typing and listening skills on hundreds of authentic, employer-provided dictations from a variety of specialties. Medical transcription is primarily a work from home occupation, giving you the opportunity to have a professional career from your home in an online, virtual work environment. In addition to one-on-one instructor support and personalized graduate support, enrollment includes 10 textbooks, a transcription foot pedal, an AHDI membership and a subscription to an online reference library. The program is 640 hours in length.

Ongoing registration
HLTHS-0030-005, $2,495

ICD-10 FastTrack
The ICD-10 FastTrack course prepares medical coders to use the new ICD-10 code set, which all health care facilities and physicians' offices must begin using Oct. 1, 2015. The course assumes students are already familiar with the principles of medical coding as well as medical terminology, pharmacology, and basic anatomy and pathophysiology. Students will learn ICD-10 specific advanced anatomy/physiology as well as advanced pathophysiology and ICD-10 coding with guided hands-on exercises that allow students to gain real-world experience with the new code set. In addition to one-on-one support from AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainers throughout the course, students receive several industry code books.

Ongoing registration
HLTHS-0030-006 $695

 

Online Computer Training

 

Microsoft Office 2010 Bundle
Receive in-depth training on five core Microsoft 2010 Office applications including 125 hours of comprehensive curriculum, textbooks and reference cards. Prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Master credential.

Ongoing registration
PROED 0005-010, $499

Microsoft Access 2010
Through 29 hours of training, this course will teach you how to: create and work with databases; find, filter and format data; work with tables and fields; and work with queries, forms, reports and macros.

Ongoing registration
PROED 0005-011, $149

Microsoft Excel 2010
Through 29 hours of training, this course will teach you how to: edit and format worksheets; create and work with charts; manage workbooks; work with page layout and printing; use functions and formulas; work with tables, PivotTables, and objects; and analyze and organize data.

Ongoing registration
PROED 0005-012, $149

Microsoft Outlook 2010
Through 21 hours of training, this course will teach you how to: compose, send and receive email; work with contacts and tasks; use the calendar; use the journal and notes; organize and find information; collaborate with other users; and manage Outlook data.

Ongoing registration
PROED 0005-013, $149

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
Through 21 hours training, this course will teach you how to: insert, edit and format text; format and view a presentation; finalize and deliver a presentation; work with objects, tables, charts, and SmartArt; collaborate with other presenters; and work with effects and multimedia.

Ongoing registration
PROED 0005-014, $149

Microsoft Word 2010
Through 21 hours of training, this course will teach you how to: work with and edit text; format characters, paragraphs and pages; work with themes, styles and tables; work with shapes, pictures,
WordArt, SmartArt and charts; use document collaboration tools; work with mailings, long documents and references; and work with templates, forms and web pages.

Ongoing registration
PROED 0005-015, $149

Computer Technician
This 305-hour program covers hardware and software, troubleshooting, repair and maintenance, operating systems, networking, security and operational procedures. Prepare for CompTIAA+ certification. Complete this course in three months of full-time study with online program access for six months.

Ongoing registration
PROED 0005-016, $1,895

Career Training Grant
College of DuPage Continuing Education is offering the WIA Rapid Response Grant, a new grant toward selected industry-recognized professional training for veterans and long-term unemployed individuals.

To determine your eligibility, contact Melissa Fanella, Rapid Response Grant coordinator, at (630) 942-2067 or fanellam@cod.edu.

This grant is funded through the Workforce Investment Act Rapid Response Program—Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

Register now!
To register for any of these programs, contact the Continuing Education office at (630) 942-2208, CE@cod.edu or register online. For more information, visit www.careerstep.com/cod.

 

 

Contact Information


Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785

Information Session

Attend a Continuing Education Information Session.