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Whether you are looking to enter the workforce for the first time or upgrade your skillset for career advancement, we have programs for you.

Click on the course titles below to view schedule and information.

This comprehensive 50-hour EKG Technician Certification program prepares students to function as EKG technicians. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography, and stress testing. Additionally, students will practice with EKG 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. This course will include important practice and background information on the anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography, and stress testing. Additionally, students will practice with EKG 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.

Textbook(s) and National Healthcareer Association Certified EKG Technician (CET) exam included.

March 10–June 4 (28 Sessions)
M/W 6:00–9:30 pm

Tuition: $2,175
Instructor: TBD

This 90-hour Phlebotomy Technician program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. Classroom and lab work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology, blood collection procedures, specimen hands-on practice, and training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods. Training must include successfully performing a minimum of 30 venipuncture and 10 capillary sticks on live individuals to be eligible for the CPT exam. Lab work will include collecting blood specimens on manikin arms and on volunteer human subjects.

Textbook(s) and National Healthcareer Association Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam included.

March 10–May 21 (24 Sessions)
Tu/Th 6:00–9:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am–3:00 pm (3/21, 4/18, 5/9)

Tuition: $1,925
Instructor: TBD

Patient care technicians work in hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities, physician’s offices, and assisted living facilities. These professionals must possess the technical skills necessary to service complex patient care issues, including rehabilitation services, diagnostic tests, basic bedside care, collection of laboratory specimens, phlebotomy, and EKGs. In addition to labs requiring a student to practice and demonstrate EKG, phlebotomy, and baseline nursing skills, lecture topics of this program include medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and miscellaneous patient care concepts. Other topics include HIPAA, vital signs, patient care, personal hygiene and grooming, and aseptic technique, among others.

Textbook(s) and National Healthcareer Association Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT) exam included.

March 10–June 4 (28 Sessions)
Tu/Th 6:00–9:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am–4:00 pm (3/21, 4/18, 5/2, 5/16)

Tuition: $2,175
Instructor: TBD

This comprehensive 80-hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. 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 parenteral nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement. As part of this Pharmacy Technician program, you will be eligible to participate in an 80 hour clinical externship.

Textbook(s) and Pharmacy Technician Certified Board (PTCB) Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) exam voucher included.

March 9–June 3 (23 Sessions)
M/W 6:00–9:30 pm
Externship: TBD

Tuition: $1,848
Instructor: TBD

This combined 80-hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-10 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims, and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. The course covers the following areas: CPT (introduction, guidelines, evaluation and management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology, and laboratory), ICD-10 (introduction and guidelines), and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third-party reimbursements. Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals (CPT, ICD-10 and HCPCS).

After obtaining the practical work experience (six months to two years), students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC) or Certified Outpatient Coder Exam (COC); the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other national certification exams.

Textbook(s) and National Healthcareer Association Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam voucher included.

March 9–May 18 (28 sessions)
M/W 6:00–9:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am–3:00 pm (3/28, 4/25)

Tuition: $2,025
Instructor: TBD

Prerequisite: A minimum of two years’ health care experience is strongly recommended.

This in-depth program combines several programs—Microsoft Word 2016, Microsoft Excel 2016, Medical Terminology, Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS), and Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM)—to give you the foundation and training needed to be a medical office manager.

Upon completion of this program, you will be ready to take the Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM) exam, offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), and the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) national certification exams offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). You will receive the study guide materials, access to practice exams, AAPC membership, and a voucher for each exam.

ONLINE: Self-Paced (555 Hours)
Tuition: $3,995
For more information or to register, visit careertraining.ed2go.com/Georgian.

The American Heart Association’s (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) course provides the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. Updated to reflect 2015 science, BLS teaches the concepts of high-quality CPR, improvement of chest compression fraction, and high- performing team dynamics.

BLS from AHA offers the advantages of content representing the latest resuscitation science for improved patient outcomes; realistic scenarios, simulations, and animations depicting rescuers, teams, and patients; and course and content flexibility for AHA instructors and students, including adaptability to local protocols.

Jan. 18 (1 Session)
Sat 9:00 am–1:30 pm

Tuition: $85
Instructor: LifeForce USA

May 14 (1 Session)
Th 6:00–10:30 pm

Tuition: $85
Instructor: LifeForce USA

The American Safety and Health Institute’s (ASHI) CPR and AED course is designed specifically for individuals, and is an excellent choice for both the community and workplace setting. This extremely flexible program will help prepare individuals to respond to a cardiac arrest and choking. This program conforms to the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC.

Certification is valid for two years from course completion date.

March 23 (1 Session)
M 6:30–9:00 pm

Tuition: $75
Instructor: LifeForce USA

The American Safety and Health Institute’s (ASHI) Basic First Aid helps students develop basic first aid knowledge and skills and the confidence to respond. The program is an excellent choice for both the community and workplace setting, and conforms to the 2015 AHA and ARC Guidelines Update for First Aid. The course covers various sudden injuries, sudden illness, and environmental emergencies.

Certification is valid for two years from course completion date.

March 25 (1 Session)
W 6:30–9:00 pm

Tuition: $60
Instructor: LifeForce USA

The American Heart Association’s (AHA) Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course has been updated to reflect new science based on the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC).

This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving basic life support skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

Lunch will be provided on both dates.

April 2 & 3 (2 Sessions)
Th/F 9:00 am–4:00 pm

Tuition: $325
Instructor: LifeForce USA

Clinical medical assistants are versatile and valuable members of the health care team
who can handle a broad range of duties, including reception, telephone, scheduling, accounts receivable, data entry, vital signs, patient history, oral and parenteral medications, phlebotomy, assisting with exams, patient education, minor office procedures, ECGs, and laboratory testing. The greatest value of a medical assistant is in helping physicians optimize their office flow, which allows for more patients to be seen.

In this course, you will learn medical terminology, medical law and ethics, HIPAA rules, scheduling systems, patient check-in and check-out, contents of a medical record, anatomy, pathophysiology, pharmacology, nutrition, phlebotomy theory, injections, and routine treatment and laboratory duties.

National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam voucher included.

ONLINE: Self-Paced (540 Hours)
Tuition: $2,495
For more information or to register, visit careertraining.ed2go.com/Georgian.

Whether you are a health or medical professional, a registered dietitian, a fitness professional, or just someone who’s concerned about their own health, the Nutrition
for Optimal Health, Wellness, and Sports program will teach you about developing individualized nutritional programs. You’ll explore topics such as energy and nutrient needs for daily living, with emphasis on particular physical activities, common myths and fallacies concerning diet and athletic performance, and appropriate behavioral modifications and dietary approaches for different ages and populations.

The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that Educational Fitness Solutions, Inc., who works with us to bring you this course, meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status (Providership #672784). This course is approved for 80 Continuing Education Credits through ACSM.

Continuing Education Credits

The Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the American Dietetic Association (ADA), has approved this program for 120 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs), or 40 CPEUs per each individual program taken separately for both registered dietitians and dietetic technician, registered.

The following national organizations and associations have approved the Nutrition for Optimal Health, Wellness, and Sports Online program for Continuing Education Credits/ Units (CECs/CEUs):

  • American Senior Fitness Association: 2.0 CEUs per program
  • Health and Fitness Professionals Association: 30 CECs per program
  • National Council on Strength and Fitness: 10 CEUs per program
  • National Federation of Professional Trainers: 1 CEC per program, equivalent to an entire six-month CEC requirement
  • National Strength Professional Association: 2 CEUs per program

ONLINE: Self-Paced (200 Hours)
Tuition: $1,995
For more information or to register, visit careertraining.ed2go.com/Georgian.

How to Register

  • Online
  • Via Phone at 732-987-2255
  • In Person at Lake House, 555 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701
  • Mail to: Center for Professional Studies,
    900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Registrations will close 48 hours prior to the course start date. No late registrations will be accepted.

Payment Options

The university accepts cash, checks, money orders, and cashier’s checks. Checks must be made out to Georgian Court University.

Cash: Cash is accepted in person only at Lake House, 555 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Checks: Checks should be made payable to Georgian Court University and include your name and student ID (if available). A $55 fee will apply for all returned checks.

Online: Payments by electronic check and debit/credit card are done online through Self- Service. All debit/credit card payments will be charged a convenience fee of 2.75%. There is no fee for an electronic check. We do not accept debit/credit card payments on site.

Employer Sponsorship: Employers may send us a purchase order or voucher stating their intent to pay for the student’s course along with a completed Employer Sponsorship form, which is available online at georgian.edu/cps or in this book.

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations: The Center for Professional Studies at GCU reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or combine program events that are below the minimum participant requirement. Should a cancellation occur, staff will contact the participant about the cancellation or about any alternative program event(s). You may elect to transfer your registration to a combined or alternate program. If you are unavailable to attend the alternate program or the program is cancelled, all tuition and fees will be refunded via check.

Refunds: Refund and withdrawal requests must be received 10 or more days before the beginning of a class to receive a 100% refund. With less notice, no refund will be provided. Please note that some courses do incur a nonrefundable registration fee as noted in the course details.

Inclement Weather and Emergency Closings

Please check georgian.edu, official Georgian Court social media channels, or local news sources to check for cancellations due to inclement weather. Cancelled classes are made up by adding on an additional session after the last scheduled class, based on instructor and classroom availability.

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