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    Certified Nurse Assistant

    The course teaches the skills, laws and practical hands on experience to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. Reading materials are on the 6th grade level and above. The course includes classroom instruction and hands on practice off-site. The course is geared towards passing the NYS Certified Nursing Assistant exam. Students can obtain positions as Nursing Assistants upon completion. This course is offered at the Longwood Campus in the Bronx.

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    Introduction to Office Skills

    Entry level course where students will learn about the office environment. Skills will focus on customer service, reception and phone answering skills, basic keyboarding, confidentiality laws, filing and organization, business attire and professional behavior. Students will be prepared for entry level office positions assisting clerical staff and office managers in the business environment. This course is offered at STEP in Canarsie Brooklyn.

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    Medical Billing and Coding

    Medical Billing and Coding: Student will read material on the 8th grade level and above. Students will need to do basic math including percentages. Students will learn about different types of insurance, billing for single and multi-physician offices, understanding hospital, emergency room and out-patient services, learn proper vocabulary, tasks of the medical biller, confidentiality and other applicable laws. The course can be before or after taking the Medical Office Management course, when offered, for a more well-rounded sequence. This course is geared towards CPC Certification and Expert rating Medical Billing Certification. Students will be prepared for an entry level position.

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    Medical Office Management

    Medical Office Management: Students will read materials at the 7th grade level and above. The course includes office skills such as computer programs, proper personal and phone interactions, confidentiality and other legislative requirements as well as maintaining medical records, scheduling, financial and payroll and introduction to aspects of billing. The course can be taken before or after the Medical Billing and Coding course, when offered, for a more well-rounded sequence. This course prepares students for entry level work in a medical office setting. This course is offered at the Longwood Campus in the Bronx, 96th Street (not always available, check schedule).

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    Vision Technology

    The vision technology program is a hybrid program consisting of classroom instruction and industry internships. Working with prescriptions from eye doctors, you will determine the size and style of eyeglasses, explain appropriate lens options, cutting lenses to fit into an eyeglass frame while also adjusting finished glasses to fit the patient. Students will be trained on state-of-the-art industry instrumentation and machinery, gain competence in all aspects of being an optician, from fabrication to the dispensing of the finished product, heat treating, chemical tempering, and to mounting lenses into designer frames. Students will also learn how to perform custom tinting for individual patient’s needs. Possible internships at Vision Center, Cohens, Lens Crafters, A&S Optical and EAG lens laboratory.

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