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Fall 2022 Training Programs

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Certified Pharmacy Technician - NEW DAY PROGRAM

Pharmacy Technicians are in demand as one of the fastest growing occupations in healthcare. A Pharmacy Technician assists the pharmacist as follows: Mixing and packaging prescriptions, Referring clients to the pharmacist for counseling, Inventory control and purchasing, Collecting payment and coordinating billing.
This program is designed to prepare graduates for the Certified Pharmacy Technician Exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Students are required to complete 600 hours of guided clinicial practice after certification in order to meet the Louisiana State Pharmacy Board of Registry qualifications to be licensed in Louisiana. Students are not guarenteed externship placement by BRCC.
Contact Hours: 240                               Class Dates:
Location: Acadian                                  8/22/22 - 10/24/22    M-Th  9am - 3:00pm
Tuition: $4,250

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Certified Phlebotomy Technician

The Phlebotomy training program will prepare you to draw blood samples from patients in a clinical laboratory or public health setting.
Over the course of the program, students will:

Upon successful completion of course, students will be prepared and eligible to take the CPT exam from the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Students are responsible for performing 30 successful venipunctures and 10 successful capillary sticks on live individuals in order to sit for the NHA exam. Students are not guarenteed externship placement by BRCC.


Medical Billing and Coding - Certified Professional Coder

The Medical Billing and Coding Program prepares students for employment in long-term care facilities, home health agencies, hospitals, dental clinics and many other health related entities. Certified Professional Coders (CPC) review and interpret the health records and maintain close communications with health care providers, supporting efficient health care documentation and revenue cycles. At the end of the course students will bet prepared to take the AAPC CPC certification exam.

Before being accepted into and starting this program you are required to take a FREE online Medical Terminology course (can be completed in one day) and present the certificate of completion on the first day of class to the instructor. Use the following link to get to the Medical Terminology course:

You will need access to a computer at home for assignments and study material. If you do not have a computer at home, there are computers at the Acadian Campus that are available for use during the day. 


Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Boot Camp

The CPC Boot camp is designed to review and summarize fundamentals and Medical Billing and Coding skills that are needed to successfully pass the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) CPC exam. This is an intense two-week course (Monday-Thursday) from 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm that is conducted in-person on the Acadian Campus. 

In order to be accepted into this class you must provide proof that you have successfully completed an approved Medical Billing and Coding course (either by transcript or certificate of completion) before the first day. Students will be required to bring the following with them to class: ICD-10, CPT and HCPCS coding books. If you do not have the latest versions of these books, you can purchase them from BRCC Workforce at cost (contact the Program Manager for details).


Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist 

In this program, students will learn the following:

This course is a great starting point for students interested in Medical Billing and Coding. Upon successful completion of course, students will be prepared and eligible to take the CEHRS exam from the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).


Clinical Certified Medical Assistant (CCMA)

CCMA’s are needed in a variety of settings and are an integral part of the medical team that works directly with the Healthcare Provider. The CCMA program provides both classroom and hands-on instruction regarding the role of the medical assistant in the practical setting. Classroom lectures cover the overview of the human body and its system. The hands-on component of this course teaches you skills that will be performed in the clinical environment, such as:  EKG, Phlebotomy, Wound Care, Medication Administration, Lab Collections/Testing, Glucometer testing, etc.

Upon successful completion of course, students will be prepared and eligible to take the CCMAexam from the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).


Certified Mental Health Technician (CMHT)

This accelerated examination preparation course includes both classroom and hands-on lab experience. The focus of the training is to prepare students to successfully pass the CMHT examination through the NCCB.

Coursework will focus on care for the mentally impaired and emotionally disturbed persons as well as mental health focused hygiene, basic patient assessment, and dispensed medication administration. Participants will also be trained to lead prescribed individual and group therapies and assist patients with activities of daily living. The exam fee includes a study guide and additional exam preparation materials. Upon successful completion of course, students will be prepared and eligible to take the CMHT exam from the National Career Certification Board (NCCB).

Contact Hours: 60                                     Class Dates: COMING SOON FOR REGISTRATION
Location: Acadian                                                          10/11/22 - 12/20/22 T/TH 6-9
Tuition: $1,500

Contact Hours: 60                                     Class Dates:COMING SOON FOR REGISTRATION
Location: Jackson                                                           10/11/22 - 12/20/22 T/TH 6-9
Tuition: $1,500

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Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

This course includes theory, skills lab, and external clinical experience required of general nurse aids in long term healthcare facilities. This training includes instruction in state required clinical skills and a foundational knowledge of caregiving in the long term care facility. Upon completion of this course, students are well prepared to sit for the Prometric proctored exam and competently perform required skills.

Contact Hours: 100                                Class Dates: COMMING SOON FOR REGISTRATION
Location: Jackson                                    DAY CLASS: 9/12/22 - 9/30/22  M-F
Tuition: $1,500                                       Clinical Orrientation: 9/23/22
                                                               Clinical Week (40hrs): 9/26/22 - 9/30/22
                                                               NIGHT CLASS: 9/6/22 - 11/18/22 T/TH 6-9
                                                               Clinical Orrientation: 11/11/22
                                                               Clinical Week (40hrs): 11/14/22 - 11/18/22
Clinical Requirements:

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Medication Attendant Certification (MAC)

The Medication Attendant Certified (MAC) is a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), who has received additional training in designated medication preparation and administration. The primary role of the MAC is administering medications, and he/ she will not have a patient care assignment which conflicts or distracts from his/ her primary role. The MAC's role is completely dependent upon the delegation from a licensed nurse. The MAC cannot function without delegation from the licensed nurse.

Contact Hours: 162                                Class Dates: COMMING SOON FOR REGISTRATION
Location: Acadian                                    10/4/22 - 3/7/23 T/TH 6-9p
Tuition: $1,500                                       Clinical Orrientation: 3/9/23
                                                               Clinical Week (40hrs): 3/13/23 - 3/17/23

Clinical/Admissions Requirements:

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Baton Rouge Community College's Workforce Solutions Division proudly offers the following open-enrollment allied healthcare classes to the public. Allied health refers to occupations that support, aid, and improve the overall effectiveness and efficiencies of providers such as: physicians, nurses, dentists, physical therapists, and more. Each of these non-credit course prepair students for nationally recognized certification exams. Successfully completion results in the achievement of an Industry-Based Certification which promotes job readiness. Join the allied healthcare workforce team this fall and start your career in this amazing field!