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Medical Math Online
with Trudy Martin
Looking to get an entry-level healthcare job? Taking a CNA or CRMA course? This online, basic math skills class can be integrated with any adult education healthcare course. Improve your math skills and increase your marketability while training for your new profession. The basics of percents, decimals, fractions, and measurements will be taught as they relate to health care. Available entirely online, but students can get additional support at the learning center. Once enrolled, students have 6 weeks to complete the course. To enroll in the class, students are required to complete an intake, participate in an orientation to the class, and take assessments. Enrollment available: Jan 27th-March 9th.
Career Planning & Advising
with Ander Thebaud
Trying to figure out what job is right for you? Our personalized career planning moves through individualized steps to discover what jobs will match your strengths and career goals. Whether you're finding a first career or changing careers, we offer help with your career planning. Call 422-4794 to meet with a student advisor.
Diploma and HiSET students are encouraged to enroll.
Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)
with To Be Announced
Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in Maine. As a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (MAA), you can access a variety of local jobs in hospitals, clinics, dentist and eye doctor offices. Build career skills and prepare for a national MAA certification exam in this hands-on, 13-week program. Program courses include:
- Medical Administrative Assistant
- Office Technology
- Career Opportunities
- Medical Math
- Medical Terminology
Use an on-line simulated, medical office for realistic experience with electronic medical records. We schedule several site visits and guest speakers. Past students have said this is one of the most valuable aspects of the program. Topics include:
- General medical office practices
- Customer service
- HIPPA & Insurance forms
- General billing
- Medical ethics
*Participants must meet with a student advisor and complete an application. Please ask us about scholarship options.
**No class during the weeks of Feb 17th and April 20th.
Technology for the Office - MAA
with Trudy Martin
Do you want to build your technology skills for working in a modern office? This course is designed to meet the technological needs of Administrative Assistants, in particular for medical offices. You will use Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and Google docs for word processing, professional emailing, creating presentations, and managing spreadsheets. Learn how to run other office machines, including copiers, faxes, scans, and inter-office phones. Participants have access to laptops in our computer labs. Participants will have the opportunity to earn Northstar Digital Literacy Certificates in this course.
with Brenda Duggan
Learn the pre-fixes, suffixes and root words of medical language. If you are working in the healthcare industry and want to make yourself more marketable in the medical field, plan on enrolling in nursing school, or simply want to increase your understanding of medical terms, this 14-week course is for you! This course will cover terms related to all body systems.
*Please bring 3x5 index cards to prepare flash cards. Textbook included.
Certified Residential Medication Aide (CRMA) April
with Brenda Duggan
*We expect this class to fill up quickly, so please let us know as soon as possible of your interest by calling the office at 422-4794 or e-mailing Jean Girmscheid at email@example.com.
This state certification course prepares students to administer medications in state-certified residential facilities in Maine. Learn all about medications and their side effects and how to document procedures performed. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will obtain a certificate from the State of Maine and be certified to provide medication administration in the residential setting. Re-certification is required every 2 years. This is an in-demand job and highly recommended for CNAs who work in Assisted Living facilities and/or the PSS.
Class dates & times are as follows:
- Saturday, 4/4th = 9am - 4pm
- Sunday, 4/5th = 9am - 4pm
- Saturday, 4/11th = 9am -4pm
- Saturday, 4/18th = 7am -7pm