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Healthcare has become one of the fastest growing industries in the United States and Medical professionals are in high demand. East Los Angeles College offers a Medical Insurance Billing Program to train students for entry-level careers in the medical field. An award of Completion is offered upon successful completion of the six courses in the Medical Insurance Billing Program. Courses need to be taken in the following sequence: Medical Terminology Coding: ICD-9CM/CPT-4 Medical Insurance Billing Principles Medical Collection of Unsecured Assets Medical Legal Issues and Risk Management - Ethics / Bioethics Computerized Medical Billing Insurance Service We also offer a Pharmacy Technician Training Program. Upon completion, students become eligible to apply for registration as a Pharmacy Technician in California.

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Participants will be taught how to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. They will learn the skills necessary to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrives and takes over the situation. Participants need to wear comfortable clothing. Kneeling pad is suggested.

Schedule : Weekly - Sun 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM; starting 6/11/2017, ending 6/11/2017

Location : ELAC Main Campus Location : 
  ELAC Main Campus.

Class Fee: $55.00

Material Fee: $31.50

Instructor : Yvette Fimbres 



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EKG Technicians are responsible for performing electrocardiogram tests in order to monitor and record electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. These tests include basic EKGs, Holter Monitoring (portable EKG which records activity for 24-48 hrs.), 12 lead placement and Stress Tests (treadmill). They assist a physician in diagnosing and treating cardiac and blood vessel irregularities.   This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy of the heart and physiology, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, the Holter monitor, electrocardiography and echocardiography.   Additionally, students will practice with equipment and perform hands-on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices. EKG Technicians also analyze printed readings of EKG tests, measuring various “cardiac intervals and complexes” and determining normal vs. abnormal EKG.                                                                 Job Outlook: EKG Technicians work in physician offices, hospitals, clinics, and other health care facilities and organizations. EKG Technicians also work for insurance companies to establish health and life insurance policies. Similar to other growing healthcare professions, the demand for EKG Technicians is expected to continue to grow substantially. The median wage in 2016 for EKG Technicians in California was $32.90 hourly.   Certification: This comprehensive 50 hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the American Society of Phlebotomy Technician (ASPT) – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam in addition to other National Certification Exams.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM; 20 sessions; starting 6/27/2017, ending 9/5/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 7/4/2017)

Location : Dan T. Williams Elementary Location : 
  Dan T. Williams Elementary.

Class Fee: $999.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Instructor : Teri Weller 



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EKG Technicians are responsible for performing electrocardiogram tests in order to monitor and record electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. These tests include basic EKGs, Holter Monitoring (portable EKG which records activity for 24-48 hrs.), 12 lead placement and Stress Tests (treadmill). They assist a physician in diagnosing and treating cardiac and blood vessel irregularities.   This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy of the heart and physiology, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, the Holter monitor, electrocardiography and echocardiography.   Additionally, students will practice with equipment and perform hands-on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices. EKG Technicians also analyze printed readings of EKG tests, measuring various “cardiac intervals and complexes” and determining normal vs. abnormal EKG.                                                                 Job Outlook: EKG Technicians work in physician offices, hospitals, clinics, and other health care facilities and organizations. EKG Technicians also work for insurance companies to establish health and life insurance policies. Similar to other growing healthcare professions, the demand for EKG Technicians is expected to continue to grow substantially. The median wage in 2016 for EKG Technicians in California was $32.90 hourly.   Certification: This comprehensive 50 hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the American Society of Phlebotomy Technician (ASPT) – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam in addition to other National Certification Exams.  

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 10 sessions; starting 7/8/2017, ending 9/16/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 9/2/2017)

Location : ELAC Main Campus Location : 
  ELAC Main Campus.

Class Fee: $999.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Instructor : Teri Weller 



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Summary: Pharmacy Technicians work in pharmacies under the direction of a pharmacist. Their main responsibility is filling prescriptions according to doctors' orders. Pharmacy Technicians prepare medications for dispensing to patients. This generally includes retrieving drugs in the correct dosage form and strength, measuring the appropriate amount of drug and producing a prescription label. Pharmacy Technicians work with drugs to be administered orally, topically, for the eye, nose, etc. Depending upon the practice setting, a Pharmacy Technician is also involved in the admixture of drugs for intravenous use. Other duties include:     •  checking inventories and ordering supplies     •  receiving and checking in supplies     •  assisting customers     •  keeping pharmacy work areas clean     •  complete insurance forms     •  preparation of “bingo cards” for nursing home patients Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names.  Through classroom lecture and hands-on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the “top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parental nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.                                                                      Job Outlook: Pharmacy Technicians may work in retail pharmacies, mail order pharmacies, home infusion pharmacies, long term care facilities, hospitals, clinics, pharmacy benefit managers and large industrial complexes. The demand for Pharmacy Technicians continues to grow with demand expected to increase substantially. This high demand is the result of the constant availability of new drugs, the national shortage of registered pharmacists, the establishment of certified pharmacy technicians and the aging population. The median wage in 2016 for Pharmacy Technicians in California was $18.75 hourly. Certification: This comprehensive 50-hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam.     

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 10 sessions; starting 7/8/2017, ending 9/16/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 9/2/2017)

Location : ELAC Main Campus Location : 
  ELAC Main Campus.

Class Fee: $999.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Instructor : Roxanna Loya 



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Participants will be taught how to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. They will learn the skills necessary to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrives and takes over the situation. Participants need to wear comfortable clothing. Kneeling pad is suggested.

Schedule : Weekly - Sun 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM; starting 7/9/2017, ending 7/9/2017

Location : ELAC Main Campus Location : 
  ELAC Main Campus.

Class Fee: $55.00

Material Fee: $31.50

Instructor : Yvette Fimbres 



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Participants will be taught how to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. They will learn the skills necessary to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrives and takes over the situation. Participants need to wear comfortable clothing. Kneeling pad is suggested.

Schedule : Weekly - Sun 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM; starting 8/6/2017, ending 8/6/2017

Location : ELAC Main Campus Location : 
  ELAC Main Campus.

Class Fee: $55.00

Material Fee: $31.50

Instructor : Yvette Fimbres 



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Phlebotomy 

ID:8697
Summary: Phlebotomists draw blood for tests, transfusions, donations, or research. This program is designed to provide, through didactic and clinical instruction, training and knowledge to apply and take the National Certification Phlebotomy Technician Training exam. Didactic lectures cover the four core areas as it pertains to healthcare Setting, Overview of the Human Body, Blood Collection Procedures, and Special procedures. Externships: The clinical instruction (externship) provides hands-on training in venipuncture technique with procedures verified through a skills check-off system. Students are expected to be available for their internships within 90 days post-classroom training. Externship locations are in Los Angeles and Orange County. Lab hours are between 8am to 7pm, Monday through Friday. Job Outlook: Demand for Phlebotomists will remain high as doctors and other healthcare professionals require blood work for analysis and diagnoses. In addition, the need for these workers is expected to increase over the next decade due to the rapidly growing older population and the resulting demand for testing that requires blood specimens. The median wage in 2016 for Phlebotomists in California was $18.40 hourly. Certification: Upon completion of the program, the student will qualify to apply to the State of California as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician. Pre-requisites: Students are required to provide official (sealed) high school or GED transcripts from an institution in the United States.  

Schedule : Weekly - Sat, Sun 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM; 4 sessions; starting 8/12/2017, ending 8/20/2017

Location : ELAC Main Campus Location : 
  ELAC Main Campus.

Class Fee: $1,500.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Instructor : Staff MD Mobile Labs 



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