Jeremiah’s Hope Academy (JHA) is a job skills training program that exists to equip persons for entry-level healthcare positions. The training received at JHA qualifies individuals to sit for national certification examinations, and upon successful completion, will allow them to apply for healthcare positions that offer greater earning potential. The initial employment position often serves the graduate of JHA as a springboard for pursuing further education and training for a career beyond the entry-level, thereby providing opportunity for greater economic self-sufficiency.The JHA curriculum provides instruction in the job skills required for a chosen area of work, along with supplemental life skills courses and job search assistance. These additional courses are included in the curriculum to assist the student by providing resources and instruction in coping with the challenges of daily life, and provide information and guidance in retaining employment. Each course of study provides a strong core curriculum, basic computer skills, life skills training, pre-clinical skills lab experience, and an extensive clinical experience.
The eight courses of study currently offered as regular academic programs by JHA are:• Billing and Coding Specialist (Fall and Spring only)
• Electronic Health Records Specialist (Winter and Summer only)
• Medical Administrative Assistant (Fall and Spring only)
• Sterile Processing Technician Mental Health Technician (Spring and Fall only)
• Patient Care Assistant ( All terms)
• Phlebotomist ( All terms)
• Mental Health Technician ( All terms)
• Clinical Medical Assisting ( All terms)
the Academy offers to individuals currently working in specific health care positions special courses that qualify the student to sit for national certification examinations. These are called the Track II Programs, and have specific requirements and guidelines. You may find out more about these programs by clicking on Programs on the sidebar menu.
The Academy offers 4 academic terms each year.
Most programs are offered each term, and most are 12 weeks in length. You may go to the Program Page of this website to find the specific information for each program or. You can find information on the next available class term schedule by clicking on Calendar on the left sidebar.
The goals and objective for Jeremiah’s Hope:To provide graduates with the skills necessary to seek full-time employment in the healthcare industry
To increase the pool of qualified applicants for entry-level healthcare positions
To ensure that graduates are fully qualified in their chosen field and possess the basic life skills that will promote personal development and increase employment retention
To provide individuals the opportunity to transition from government assistance to employment and self-sufficiency
To create direct links between organizations that support individuals in need of job training and the health care organizations in need of qualified employees
To contribute to the economic development of the State of Alabama