Select Page

Healthcare Certificates and Courses

Programs marked with a  are full certificate programs with the classes listed underneath. All classes, whether they are part of a certificate program or not, may be taken as stand-alone courses.

Means the program is instructor-lead.  Means the program is student-directed. Learn the difference. 

Earn a healthcare certificate in one of the exciting medical fields of study! Boost your career potential by showing employers that you have the credentials they want.


MEDICAL CODING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM  

$1,999 for 3 courses and certificate • View start dates and register online

This healthcare certificate program is a self-paced, interactive, learn-at-home process that has been designed by experts with more than 35 years of experience in the field. This certification is your key to a successful career in the medical field! According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, health information technicians are one of the ten fastest growing allied health occupations. These are challenging, interesting careers that are compensated according to the level of training and skills, and how effectively these skills are used.

Course One: Medical Terminology Training

Our Medical Terminology Home Training Program is designed for those who require a solid medical terminology background for health-related careers. It is the prerequisite program for our Coding Course, and a useful adjunct to the Health Insurance Specialist Program. This program will cover the following essential elements of medical terminology:

  • English Spelling, Usage, Grammar & Style
  • Derivation of Medical Terminology
  • Medical Terminology Vocabulary Builder Anatomy & Physiology
  • Body Planes & Movements
  • Diagnostic Medicine: Laboratory Analyses, Terminology & Abbreviations
  • Radiology Terminology & Abbreviations
  • Medical Specialties and Specialists
  • Complete Anatomy with illustrations
  • Pharmacology, Drug list and cross-references from generic to name brand
  • Drugs by specialty, plus the 200 most prescribed drugs in the U.S.
  • Medical Abbreviations Devices and Instruments reference Medical Terminology Training

Additionally, students will evaluate more than 100 outpatient and inpatient reports for complete interactive analysis and interpretation.

Course Two: Comprehensive Medical Coding Training

The Comprehensive Coding Training Program is a fully developed, interactive teaching process that provides the equivalent of a year of actual coding training. It is an interesting and exciting career! The Coding Training Program will provide all of the how-to and coding practice needed to learn to code successfully. It includes over 600 patient charts to practice on, with CPT, ICD, HCPCS coding training. The entire training program was developed by coders with 20+ years of experience to train would be coders in a fast track methodology.

Course Three: Understanding Health Insurance: A Guide To Professional Billing & Coding

This quick yet comprehensive course will prepare you very well for anything that requires medical billing expertise. In brief, it covers: Interactive

  • Medical Billing Training
  • The Medical Billing Office
  • The Specialized Language of Medical Billing
  • The Billing Forms
  • The Anatomy of a Billing Office
  • Problem/Complaint Driven Records
  • The Importance of Complete Registration Information
  • Superbills
  • Data Entry
  • Data Processing
  • Patient Statements
  • HCFA 1500 Insurance Claim Forms
  • Periodic Reporting
  • Practice Economics
  • Fees & Profiles
  • Legal Issues

MEDICAL SECRETARY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM  

$1,149 for 5 courses and certificate • View start date and register online

This program provides educational opportunities for those interested in working as a medical secretary in single or multi-physician practices or large healthcare and allied health organizations. In addition to administrative skills, medical secretary students receive specialized training in medical terminology, anatomy, medical transcription, medical billing and word processing. Medical secretary is one of the fastest growing occupations. Career opportunities are best for those with formal training in the use of computerized office equipment and software as well as excellent interpersonal communication skills. Job titles can vary; however, jobs are plentiful.

Course One: Effective Communication in the Workplace

This course gives an overview of verbal and nonverbal communication at work. You will learn about how communication works, how it can break down, and how you can improve the likelihood that you can be more effective in your interactions at work. A key aspect of this course is the use of interactive exercises that involve learning more about active listening and explaining yourself effectively at work.

Course Two: Introduction to the Administration of a Medical Office

The course is intended for individuals beginning in management or those aspiring to be in medical administration. It covers such administrative topics as practice analysis, staff assessment, and the new HIPAA regulations in a practical way. The information and resources utilized in this course are used for evaluation and basic training purposes. Designed with the “busy” professional in mind, the course also offers individualized assistance.

Course Three: Medical Terminology Training

Our Medical Terminology Home Training Program is designed for those who require a solid medical terminology background for health-related careers. It is the prerequisite program for our Coding Course, and a useful adjunct to the Health Insurance Specialist Program. This program will cover the following essential elements of medical terminology:

  • English Spelling, Usage, Grammar & Style
  • Derivation of Medical Terminology
  • Medical Terminology Vocabulary Builder Anatomy & Physiology
  • Body Planes & Movements
  • Diagnostic Medicine: Laboratory Analyses, Terminology & Abbreviations
  • Radiology Terminology & Abbreviations
  • Medical Specialties and Specialists
  • Complete Anatomy with illustrations
  • Pharmacology, Drug list and cross-references from generic to name brand
  • Drugs by specialty, plus the 200 most prescribed drugs in the U.S.
  • Medical Abbreviations Devices and Instruments reference Medical Terminology Training

Additionally, students will evaluate more than 100 outpatient and inpatient reports for complete interactive analysis and interpretation.


PHARMACY TECHNICIAN NATIONAL CERTIFICATION EXAM PREPARATION COURSE 

$179 for the course • View start dates and register online

Our approach to Certification Preparation is truly unique. We understand that our students have busy lives and a limited amount of time to focus on this exam. That’s why we provide you with a stream-lined approach to studying! You will not find pages and chapters of information you don’t need. The course contains only that information that is critical to your success! Upon completion of this course and the assessments, you will be well-prepared to take and pass this difficult exam. Don’t take chances with your career – get the Advantage today!