Medical Billing Basic Certificate Program
The medical billing basic certificate program is designed to prepare individuals for careers as entry-level medical billers and also give an introduction to the Health Information Management Career Pathway. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for a national medical billing certification exam.
Medical Coding Advanced Certificate Program
The Medical Coding Advanced Certificate Program is designed to prepare individuals for a career as an entry-level medical coder. This program also introduces students to the Health Information Management Career Pathway. Individuals who complete this program will be eligible to complete national certification exams for both medical billing and coding.
Health Information Management (HIM) Associate of Applied Science Degree Program
The Health Information Management Associate of Applied Science Degree program is designed to prepare individuals for entry level careers in Health Information Management. This program introduces students to the Health Information Management Career Pathway and provides opportunities for in-depth skills training in the area of medical billing and coding. Individuals who complete this program will be eligible to complete national certification exams in medical billing, medical coding and to attain the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Certification. The program is designed to give a thorough introduction to Health Information Management with an emphasis on preparing student for advanced coursework beyond the Associate’s Degree.
Massage Therapy Advanced Certificate Program
The Massage Therapy Advanced Certificate Program at Malcolm X College is designed to provide individuals with the foundational knowledge and skills required to become a Licensed Massage Therapist. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to complete a National Certification Exam in Massage Therapy.
Dental Assisting Advanced Certificate Program
The Dental Assisting program is designed to train individuals to work as members of the oral health team, who provide both office and clinical services in the dental field. The majority of dental assistants are employed in clinical practice settings. Other career options include office management, extended care facilities, dental product sales, and public health clinics. Candidates upon completion of the program may be eligible to obtain a national certification.
Health Professions Basic Certificate Program
The Health Professions Basic Certificate (BC) will provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to form the foundation of their career as a healthcare provider. Upon completion of the core, students will be eligible to take any of the following licensure and certification exams:
1. Illinois Certified Nursing Assistant Licensure Exam offered by the Illinois Department of Public Health
2. National Patient Care Technician Certification Exam offered by the National Health career Association
3. National Phlebotomy Technician Certification Exam offered by the National Health Career Association. Eligibility for this exam requires the completion of the 60 optional clinical hours identified in the course syllabus. Students who complete the core and pass their licensure/certification exam will be able to seek employment at any licensed healthcare facility as a Certified Nurse Assistant, a Certified Patient Care Technician and/or a Certified Phlebotomy Technician.
Personal Trainer Basic Certificate Program
The Personal Trainer Certificate course will provide students with the skills and knowledge to sit for the Certified Personal Trainer Exam by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and pursue a career as a personal trainer. Course completers will be employable as a personal trainer, group exercise instructor, recreational-%u2010counselors or self-employed. Program completers will have an opportunity to gain personal trainer certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine upon completion of a certification exam.