Programs

JH Academy offers quality allied health training for individuals seeking careers in healthcare field. All programs offer comprehensive learning in the form of classroom coursework, clinical training, and life skills/ job readiness. Upon completion of a program, students are prepared to enter the workforce ready to begin a prosperous and life changing career.

The Standard Programs offered include:

CERTIFIED BILLING AND CODING SPECIALIST

(Offered Fall and Spring Terms only) The Billing and Coding Specialist program is a twelve to fourteen-week program* that consists of 194 hours of classroom, computer lab and clinical (preceptorship) instruction. At the conclusion of the program, graduates will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcare Association’s Certified Billing and Coding exam (CBCS). (An optional course may be available for currently employed, experienced coders preparing for the AAPC or AHIMA exam.) Billing and Coding specialists are employed by hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices and other health care provider locations for the purpose of converting medical records to invoice/bill for medical care and services that have been provided.

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CERTIFIED CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT

The Clinical Medical Assistant program is a two term (each term is 12 weeks in length) program* that consists of 540 hours of classroom, computer lab and clinical (preceptorship) instruction. At the conclusion of the program, graduates will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcare Association’s Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA). Clinical Medical Assistants are employed by clinics, physicians’ offices and other health care provider locations to support physicians and nurse practitioners in providing care for patients.

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CERTIFIED ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS SPECIALIST

(Offered Winter and Summer Terms only) The Electronic Health Records Specialist program is a twelve to fourteen-week program* that consists of 326 hours of classroom, computer lab and clinical (preceptorship) instruction. At the conclusion of the program, graduates will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcare Association’s Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist(CEHRS) exam. Electronic Health Records Specialists may be employed in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, other health care provider locations or in the health insurance industry to create, monitor, review and maintain accurate and complete medical records.

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CERTIFIED MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

(Offered Fall and Spring Terms only) The Certified Medical Administrative Assistant Program is a twelve- to fourteen–week program that consists of 275 hours of classroom instruction, skills lab, and clinical experiences in a hospital setting. Medical Administrative Assistants work under the direction of the supervising physician. They have a variety of duties depending on the type of facility. These may include greeting patients, assembly & organizing patient’s medical records, office accounting and bookkeeping, filing office documents, data entry, basic billing & coding tasks, completing insurance claims, verifying insurance coverage and responding to all office correspondence. Schedules outpatient procedures and hospital admissions, coordinates consultations with physicians, answers incoming calls, and manages office inventory. Medical Administrative Assistant positions are good roles to help introduce you to many other health care careers.

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CERTIFIED MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN

The Mental Health Technician Program (NCPT – Nationally Certified Psychiatric Technician) is a twenty-four-week program (2 terms) that consists of 380 hours of classroom instruction, skills lab, and clinical experiences in a hospital setting. At the conclusion of the program, graduates will be qualified to sit for national certification examinations in Patient Care Assisting (PCA), Phlebotomy, EKG, and Mental Health Technician. Duties may include providing personal care, participation in clinical and vital sign assessment, leading group activities, and phlebotomy. Mental Health Technicians usually work in behavioral units within hospitals, but can be employed in clinics, physician offices and other health care facilities as well.

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CERTIFIED PATIENT CARE ASSISTANT

The Patient Care Assistant Program is a twelve–week program that consists of 370 hours of classroom instruction, skills lab, and clinical experiences in a hospital setting. Patient Care Assistants/Phlebotomists, also called Patient Care Technicians, are entry–level nurses who work directly with patients under the supervision of a registered or licensed practical nurse. They have a variety of duties depending on the type of facility and the type of patient. These may include taking vital signs, feeding, bathing, and giving massages and assisting doctors in examinations as well as performing advance skills such as Phlebotomy, Accu–chek® and EKG’s. Many people become Patient Care Assistants/Phlebotomists as a first step toward nursing, medicine and other patient care careers.

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CERTIFIED PHLEBOTOMIST

The Phlebotomy Program is a twelve- to fourteen–week program that consists of 240 hours of classroom instruction, skills lab, and lab clinical experiences in a hospital setting. Whether you are donating blood at your local drive or being tested during a doctor’s appointment, a Phlebotomist performs the task of drawing your blood. Besides ensuring accuracy and safety, a Phlebotomist comforts patients and answers their questions. The Phlebotomist is trained to collect blood samples and works under the supervision of the clinical laboratory scientist. Many people become Phlebotomists as a first step toward nursing, medicine and other patient care careers.

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CERTIFIED STERILE PROCESSING TECHNICIAN

(Offered Fall and Spring Terms only) The Certified Sterile Processing Technician Program is a ten–week program that consists of 290 hours of classroom instruction, skills lab, and clinical experiences in a hospital setting. This course is designed to introduce the student to working in the healthcare setting with emphasis based on requirements and expectations to be successful as an entry–level Sterile Processing Technician. Course content includes but is not limited to identifying and communicating with members of the surgical operating team, describing regulations & standard expectations, promoting safety within the workplace, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, infection control procedures, sterilization processes, decontamination procedures, and a basic understanding of the transmission of disease. Student competencies include stating and defining terminology, safety expectations, infection control measures, and decontamination/sterilization processes. Upon completion of this course, the student will have a greater understanding of the expectations of an entry–level Sterile Processing Technician.

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Track II Programs for healthcare workers currently employed:
In addition to the regular preparatory programs, two additional programs are offered to individuals currently working in the hospital or healthcare setting. These are the Track II Programs in Billing and Coding Specialist and Mental Health Technician. Click here if you are currently employed in the healthcare setting and looking for an opportunity for advancement and would like information on the Track II Programs.


For more information, please call (205) 939-7233.