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Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative



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Certified Medical Administrative Assistant/Medical Office Specialist
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Certified Medical Administrative Assistant/Medical Office Specialist

$3,000

with ACADEMY OF MEDICAL PROFESSIONS

Calendar runs for 15 weeks

16-week certification course: This course will teach you the practical real-world skills essential for success in the healthcare field. This completely inclusive course consists of Medical Terminology, Medical Front Office Skills, EHR/EMR for the Medical Office and the Administrative Medical Assistant. You will learn electronic records system used in many medical offices. In addition, upon completion of all courses, you will sit for your CMAA (Certified Medical Administrative Assistant) Electronic Health Record exam through the National Healthcare Association. $3000 includes national certifications, books, and fees. Call for more information on our Medical Professional Program as well. Call Academy of Medical Professions toll free at 866-516-8274 or 207-721-0714 or www.academyofmedicalprofessions.com for payment plans/registration or more information.

 

Certified Nursing Assistant Spring 2019
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Certified Nursing Assistant Spring 2019

$1,150

with Sue Duplisea

Calendar Jul 8, 2019

Our CNA Start Date has been pushed back to Monday, July 8, 2019. It's not too early to sign up though, to lock in your seat in the class. Space is limited.

Class will run on Monday and Wednesday evenings with some clinicals being held on Saturdays and Sundays.

CNAs are caregivers who provide patients assistance with activities of daily living and basic needs. They also help patients feel safe and comfortable throughout their hospital stay. These direct caregivers spend most of their time assisting patients and listening to their concerns. The State of Maine approved CNA course includes classroom work, skills labs, and clinical experience. This is an Integrated Education Training (IET) course which means that a certain number of hours will be spent on improving key health care soft skills: job searching, mock interviews, communication, customer focus, medical math, technology, and more. Candidates must present either a high school diploma, or HiSET/GED. Enrollment is limited to 10. The admission process includes enrollment into our Career Readiness Program, a criminal background check, placement testing, and a series of meetings with PVAEC staff. A non-refundable application fee of $50 is required. The cost of the class is $1,150, which includes tuition, textbook, background check, and state exam.

Payment plans and financial assistance may be available to those who qualify. For more information, or to enroll in this program, please contact PVAEC Academic Advisor, Eve Salley at 564-5884.

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Computer Lab with Leah
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Computer Lab with Leah

$5

with Leah Gomes

Calendar Jan 1, 2019

Have questions about your new laptop or device? Want to learn how to organize files and photos? Has social media got the best of you? Are you overwhelmed by the world of online job applications? Don't even know where to begin???

Schedule a 1/2 hour appointment with our Technology Instructor, Leah Gomes. Contact Leah to discuss your questions and what device(s) you are using, and she will schedule an appointment with you. Appointments are required. Schedule yours by calling Leah at 207-564-5883, email LGomes@pvaec.org, or find her on Facebook. 

Appointments are required. Contact Leah to register. Appointments are generally scheduled on Mondays in Dover-Foxcroft. 

Discover Sign Language ONLINE
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Discover Sign Language ONLINE

$115

with _ed2go _ed2go

Calendar runs for 26 weeks

It's truly amazing that we can communicate just by using our hands! Add different facial expressions, and you have a conversation—the language of Deaf people. In this course, you'll discover how to use this graceful, expressive language to communicate with Deaf people.

You'll begin with an introduction to the language itself, and learn to create the signs for numbers. You'll also master the sign alphabet so you can fingerspell proper names.

Then you'll learn to sign phrases and expand to complete sentences, and see how to put it all together so you can introduce yourself and start a conversation. Along the way you'll learn signs for colors, numbers, where you live, family, and the activities you like to do and even the ones you don't.

Throughout, you'll learn by watching videos that demonstrate how to make the signs and how to incorporate facial expressions to communicate in this beautiful language. This course is taught using the best practices of the industry with a minimum of audio support. Throughout, you'll be immersed in silence, so you'll gain an understanding of the perspective of Deaf people and sign language.

You'll also gain an introduction to the world of Deaf culture and explore topics such as lipreading, baby signs, and the career of interpreting. By the end of the course, when you meet a Deaf person, you'll be ready to sign!

To register, go to: http://www.ed2go.com/pvaec/online-courses/learn-sign-language?tab=detail

 

 

Explore a Career in Medical Writing ONLINE
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Explore a Career in Medical Writing ONLINE

$115

with _ed2go _ed2go

Calendar runs for 52 weeks

Take your first step toward a lucrative and rewarding career as a medical writer; no specialized or advanced degrees required! In this course, you'll learn about the different types of medical writing that you can do, how to break into and succeed in this industry, and how to write effectively on medical topics, whether you're writing for healthcare providers, patients, or regulatory organizations like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

 

We'll examine the various types of writing that you can do, from producing technical pieces like abstracts and regulatory documentation to writing breezier items like medical news stories and patient education materials. You'll gain insights about what goes into putting together a solid and compelling article, regardless of what you're writing about or who you're writing for. Along the way, we'll review how to consider your audience and construct an outline that addresses your audience's informational needs. You'll also learn how to keep your writing free of medical jargon and common grammatical errors, while ensuring the scientific integrity of your work.

 

Throughout the lessons, you'll discover lots of invaluable tools and technologies that can make your life as a medical writer easier. We'll examine informational resources, productivity tools, marketing resources, devices, and software, and we'll review how to use them optimally to achieve your goals. You'll also discover numerous tips and tricks that can help set you apart from others in the field and enable you to keep your career momentum going. And of course, you'll master key medical and statistical terms that you'll need to know.

 

The knowledge you'll gain in this course will give you the foundation and confidence you need to work for almost anyone as a medical writer, whether your goal is to find permanent employment with a company or to work as a freelancer from the comfort of your own home.

 

To register, go to: http://www.ed2go.com/pvaec/online-courses/explore-career-in-medical-writing?tab=detail

 

 

Facebook and Pinterest for the Average Person DEXTER Spring 2019

$20

with Leah Gomes

Calendar May 1, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Facebook is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family, but when you aren't quite sure how to navigate through all the options it can be frustrating. The first session in this 2-night workshop will help you learn how to navigate Facebook, check privacy settings, share photos and more. Pinterest has a wide variety of uses and it is interesting to browse through and get ideas. The second session in this 2-night workshop will help you learn to navigate Pinterest, create boards, save ideas, and more.

Choose DOVER or DEXTER session

Grant Writing and Non Profit Management Certificate
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Grant Writing and Non Profit Management Certificate

$460

with ed2go,

Intro to Non Profit Management

Marketing Your Non Profit

Writing Effective Grant Proposals

Advanced Grant Proposal Writintg

Each individual online course consists of 12 sessions, delivered twice a week. Each course starts once a month. Register for courses at www.ed2go.com/pvaec.

Once you have completed all the required courses, contact Hilda Roberts (hroberts@pvaec.org) for your certificate. 

Hospital Billing & Coding with CPC-H certification
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Hospital Billing & Coding with CPC-H certification

$1,800

with ACADEMY OF MEDICAL PROFESSIONS

Calendar runs for 26 weeks

A comprehensive program for Hospital Billing and COding providing national certification as a CPC-H that covers everything hospital billers need to know, from patient admission to accounts receivable management and HIPPA. It builds on your knowledge so that you can make a successful transition from the physician/outpatient environment to the hospital setting. This course covers the hospital regulatory setting, the structure and functions of hospital departments, patient accounts and data flow, the billing process, coding, claim forms, reimbursement, accounts receivable management, HIPPA requirements, and with updated electronic claim forms. You will have Hospital cases which allow you to apply concepts to real-life scenarios. Call 866-516-8274 or www.academyofmedicalprofessions.com 





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