Health Care

BLS Provider

BLS Provider Course

The BLS Provider course meets the requirements of American Heart Association Basic Life Support for those who work in Emergency Services, Health Care and other professional areas. Material presented in this course is basic patient assessment, basic airway management, rescue breathing, AED use and CPR for infant, children and adult patients. To receive a course completion card/certificate, students will be required to successfully demonstrate appropriate CPR with the use of an AED and complete the BLS exam at a score greater than 84%.

*You must purchase and bring the AHA BLS provider manual to class. Books are not provided! The manual must include the 2015 guideline updates: ISBN number for the manual is 978-1-61669-407-4. You can purchase the online version of the book at https://ebooks.heart.org.

Saturday, Sept 23, 9 a.m.-2 p.m     Littleton Campus
EMSS 1015F07-68213              $79, plus manual* closed

Saturday, Oct 28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m     Littleton Campus
EMSS 1015F08-68214              $79, plus manual* closed

Saturday, Dec 9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m     Littleton Campus
add to cartEMSS 1015F09-68215              $79, plus manual*

BLS Renewal Skills Session

This course will complete the skills session requirement for AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider online renewal. Pre-requisite: You must bring the completion certificate for Heartcode Part 1 to the skills session in order to participate.

You must complete the Heartcode BLS Part 1 online course prior to attending the skills session.

Sat, Oct 28, 2-4 p.m            Littleton Campus
EMSS 1014F05-68221             $39 closed

Sat, Dec 9, 2-4 p.m                Littleton Campus
EMSS 1014F06-68224             $39 closed

Colorado EMS Instructor Series

Colorado EMS Instructor Series

The courses in this series were developed through the Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Section of the CDPHE. These sequential courses build upon each other. Note that in order to register for the Primary Instructor Course, you must have completed the 1-day Skill Instructor Course. Classes are held at the Littleton Campus of Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120. Upon receiving registration and payment, you will be sent a parking permit for classroom location details approximately one week prior to the start of class.

A book is required for the series of courses:
Teaching Health Careers Education Tools for Classroom Success ISBN-13: 9780323042567
Purchase the book.

EMS Skill Instructor

This course is designed to develop proficient instructors to aid in the learning process for performance-based knowledge within initial EMS programs. The Skill Instructor assists Primary Instructors through interaction with learning in laboratory, scenario, and simulation settings as well as evaluating learner performance in testing situations. Topics in this course include: EMS education in Colorado, laws and instructor liability, adult learning, and skills acquisition. This course includes interactive learning activities and an evaluation of knowledge achievement.

Add to cartTue, Oct 17, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.                        Littleton Campus
EMSS 1016F01-68001                                  $119, plus book

Colorado EMS Primary Instructor

This course builds upon the Skill Instructor course to develop core competencies for instructors wishing to be primary instructors. Topics include: ideal instructor characteristics, adult learning, goals and objectives, lesson planning, presentation techniques, facilitated thinking, student and program evaluation, communication skills, classroom management, legal and ethical issues, and teaching with case studies and games. Throughout the modules of this course learners will be provided the steps to prepare and deliver a presentation. Prerequisites: Completion of the 1-day Skill Instructor Course

Add to cartWed/Thu, Oct 18/19, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.             Littleton Campus
EMSS 1017F01-68002                                    $329, plus book

Colorado EMS Training Administration Orientation

The EMS Training Administration Orientation Course is designed to orient coordinators and primary instructors to the rules, regulations, and policies governing EMS education training centers in Colorado. Topics include: Colorado rules and regulations, EMTS organization, FERPA, and educational resources for the primary instructor.

Add to cartFri, Oct 20, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.                             Littleton Campus
EMSS 1018F01-68003                                    $79, plus book

For course content information, please call the EMS Department at 303.797.5213 or email dennis.edgerly [at] arapahoe.edu. For registration information please call 303.797.5722 or email ACC.WCP [at] arapahoe.edu.

Critical Care Transport

This 72-hour program provides healthcare personnel advanced didactic and clinical experiences that pertain to critical care environments. The course includes classroom, hands-on skills practice and simulations. Purchase book prior to class.

The focus of the course is to prepare the paramedic to complete the FP-C or CCP-C examinations (requirement for Colorado P-CC endorsement) and the RN for the CFRN examination. Additionally, the course serves as a complete refresher for both the NREMT and Colorado paramedic certifications.

See below for optional clinical experience information.

Why is this different than other programs?

This program offers a unique and comprehensive approach to advanced level care and includes one-on-one time with physicians and surgeons. The optional clinical time is provided in the ED, ICU, NICU, OB, and PICU units.

Prerequisites which must be verified at the first class:

  • Current licensure/certification:
    • Paramedic, RN, or Respiratory Therapist; PA;
    • CPR Healthcare Provider, ACLS Provider

Course Only Information

add to cartMon-Sat, Nov 6-11 & Mon/Tue, Nov 13-14,
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 8 sessions                   ACC Littleton Campus
EMSS 5003F01-68008                                         $1,199, plus book

Classes are held at the Littleton Campus of Arapahoe Community College, 5900 So Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120. Upon receiving registration and payment, you will be sent a parking permit for classroom location details approximately one week prior to the start of class.

Optional Clinical Experience Information

This experience will expose students to ICUs, specialty centers, and permit one on one contact with physicians.  The goal of the clinical experience is to reinforce the content presented in the CCT course and provide real-world exposure to the patients typically seen in the critical care environment. Approximately 50-60 hours is required and times and dates to be determined with clinical host sites. More information will be available during the CCT course or by contacting the instructor, Don Stroup.

Critical Care Transport Clinical

add to cartNovember 15-December 31, 2017
EMSS 5005F01 – 68252         $100

For course content and optional clinical information, please call the Don Stroup at 303.797.5233 or email don.stroup [at] arapahoe.edu.
For registration questions, please call 303.797.5722 or email ACC.WCP [at] arapahoe.edu.

EMT

EMT Refresher Course

The EMT Refresher course consists of 38 hours of classroom and lab sessions. A course completion certificate will be granted once you have completed all course and practical examination work successfully. Your eligibility to re-certify must be verified by you with the National Registry and/or the State of Colorado. Practical skills attestation will take place during the course for both National Registry and State certificate holders.

Those that are required to take the formal National Registry Skill Examination will be given information for upcoming exam dates and times. This formal assessment is in addition to the EMT Refresher Course. The EMT Refresher course consists of 38 hours of classroom and lab sessions. *Class begins on a Wednesday.

Mon/Wed/Fri, Oct 23-Nov 1* 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 5 sessions  Parker Campus
Add to Cart  EMSS 5001FP1-68225                      $385, includes training manual

Paramedic Refresher

Paradmedic Refresher Course

The goal of the Paramedic Refresher course is to provide a review of content and skills required for certificate renewal at the paramedic level. Included is 44 hours of instruction and 12 hours of lab time. The course meets all National Registry mandatory core content requirements and the Colorado Paramedic certificate renewal requirements. It is designed to refresh and reinforce previous knowledge and explore new concepts.

Your eligibility to re-certify must be verified by you with the National Registry and the State of Colorado. If you are admitted into the Paramedic refresher course, Arapahoe Community College EMS makes no guarantee of your ability to rec-ertify through National Registry or the State of Colorado. Class ends on a Monday.

Mon/Wed, Oct 9-25, and Mon, Oct 30, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., 7 sessions    Littleton Campus
add to cart  EMSS 5002F01-68009                $495 includes training manual

RHIT Exam Preparation

RHIT Exam Preparation

Holly Hall

This online course offers students a comprehensive review of all HIT content in preparation to take the national RHIT exam, utilizing study guides and mock exams. This class is all online and is for those who are eligible to take the RHIT exam. Course attendees must have completed a CAHIIM accredited program.

Upon registration and approximately one week prior to the start of class, you will receive online course access information. You will need internet access for the entire course. Practice exam questions will be available in this course along with course discussions with the instructor and other students.

Prior to the class start date, you must purchase the following two books from Amazon, the ACC books store or AHIMA.

  1. Health Information: Management of a Strategic Resource / Edition 5, by Mervat Abdelhak, Mary Alice Hanken   ISBN-13: 9780323263481
  2. Professional Review Guide for the RHIA and RHIT Examinations, 2017 Edition 1st Edition by Patricia Schnering  ISBN-13: 978-1305956520

September 7- November 10, 7 weeks                 Online
Add to Cart  EMSS 5024F01-59916                                     $40

Medical Coding and Billing

Professional Medical Coding and Billing (PMCB) includes:

  • Preparation for national certification exams
  • Course developed by previous AHIMA employees and industry leading experts in ICD-10
  • An entirely online program with optional Discussion Groups bi-monthly in Parker, CO
  • Learning medical terminology and coding standards
  • Studying specific inpatient and outpatient medical code sets using ICD-10
  • Training on 3M encoding software-used by many industry employers
  • Be ready for a successful transition to the workplace
  • Convenient at home studying and possible working at home

PMCB ICD-10 Learning Objectives

Medical Billing only course:

The Medical Billing program helps students develop the knowledge and skills needed to successfully work in healthcare reimbursement. Students learn medical terminology, documentation and confidentiality, medical coding basics, and patient billing and collections as well as specialized considerations such as the ICD-10 code set and X12 5010 billing system. In addition to one-on-one instructor support and personalized graduate support, students receive five textbooks and a one-year membership to the American Medical Billing Association.

Medical Billing Brochure

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Free information sessions covering the curriculum and the job outlook will be held at the Parker Campus, 5:30-6:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • October 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • November 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • December 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

RSVP for one of these informative sessions.  Should you have any additional questions, please call 303.797.5722 or email ACC.WCP [at] arapahoe.edu.

The cost of the program is $2,995.00.

Medical Transcription

What do Medical Transcriptionists do?

  • Type voice recordings made by physicians or other health care professionals into medical reports
  • Use their knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, diagnostic procedures and treatment
  • Create accurate medical records

About Our Program

  • Completely online
  • Provides skills necessary to succeed in this growing healthcare field
  • Improves computer and typing skills while developing competency in medical transcription
  • Convenient at home studying and working
  • Competency-based - you move on when you demonstrate ability in the current lesson
  • As soon as you pass all tests and the final exam, you’re ready for employment
  • The cost of the program is $2,995.00

Program Benefits Include:

  • Flexible schedule allows you to learn the material at your own pace
  • You acquire the necessary tools to become a successful medical transcriptionist
  • You can discuss current class topics with other students in forums and real-time chat rooms
  • Monthly discussion groups focus on career opportunities, job hunting, resume writing and related topics

MT Program Details

MT Program Syllabus

MT Industry Facts

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Want to know more?

Free information sessions covering the curriculum and the job outlook will be held at the Parker Campus, 5:30-6:30 p.m. on the following dates.

  • October 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • November 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • December 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

RSVP for one of these informative sessions.  Should you have any additional questions, please call 303.797.5722 or email ACC.WCP [at] arapahoe.edu.

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