The healthcare field is rapidly expanding, both nationwide and especially across the state of Texas. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in healthcare occupations are expected to grow 19% until 2024, adding 2.3 million new jobs. This growth in jobs is the largest of any occupational field, due to an aging population and federal health insurance reform.
HEALTHCARE Training PROGRAMS
Vantage College offers five different programs in the healthcare field.
ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE IN MEDICAL
In the AAS Medical Assistant Program, students learn the structure and function of the body’s systems, medical terminology, diagnostics, therapeutic procedures, computer skills, administrative processes, bookkeeping, and the processing of health insurance claims. Upon graduation, students receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.
Sample Job Titles: Medical Assistant, Chiropractor Assistant, Clinical Assistant, Doctor's Assistant, Medical Assistant (MA), Medical Office Assistant, Ophthalmic Technician, Optometric Assistant, Optometric Technician
Duration: This program takes approximately one year to complete.
Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners. They help with office and clinical duties including assisting in examinations and confidentially recording patients' personal information.
Our Medical Assisting Program includes the study of structure and function of the body systems with the corresponding medical terminology, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, computer skills, administrative processes, bookkeeping and accounting practices, as well as the processing of health insurance claims and other pertinent forms. Students will also learn concepts including medical terminology, phlebotomy, clinical procedures, and medical office procedures.
NCMA - National Certified Medical Assistant.
NCPT - National Certified Phlebotomy Technician
NCICS - National Certified Insurance and Coding Specialist
NCMOA - National Certified medical Office Assistant (Optional)
NCET - National Certified Electrocardiograph Technician (Optional)
Duration: This program takes approximately 9 months to complete.
MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE & HEALTH INFORMATION ASSISTANT
Medical Administrative & Health Information Assistant (also known as a Medical Office Assistant) is an important part of a healthcare team who is in charge of keeping the medical office running smoothly. Graduates from this program should expect to perform secretarial duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures. Graduates from this program can work in doctors offices, hospitals, medical clinics, pharmaceutical companies, government health agencies and at various other medical settings.
NCICS – National Certified Insurance and Coding Specialist
CPR & HIPPA
NCMOA - National Certified Medical Office Assistant (optional)
Duration: This program takes approximately 4 months to complete.
A Nursing Assistant's main role is to provide patients with basic care and assist them in daily activities. Nursing Assistants also serve as a liason between patients and their nurses. Nursing assistants should have good communication skills, and they record patient issues and concerns and report them to their supervisor. A CNA's job is crucial to a healthcare team, as they provide comfort and support to their patients. Because of the personal nature of this job, nursing assistants should be compassionate and enjoy helping others.
Certifications: CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant
Sample Job Titles: Nursing Aide, Nursing Assistant/Attendant, Home Healthcare Aid
Duration: This program takes approximately 4 weeks to complete.
PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN
Patient Care Technicians moniter patients’ conditions and provide basic care under the supervision of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals. In the Patient Care Technician (PCT) Program graduates will learn to check vital signs, perform CPR and First Aid, provide comfort care, assist in medical examinations, perform phlebotomy, electrocardiograms (EKG/ECG) and basic laboratory procedures.
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant
NCPT – National Certified Phlebotomy Technician
NCET – National Certified ECG Technician (Optional)
Duration: This program takes approximately 3 months to complete.