GLOBAL CAREER INSTITUTE

Training Programs

Looking for a thriving and meaningful career in healthcare?

This is the place for you! Our comprehensive, and certified training programs are designed especially for individuals with an aptitude for medicine and patient care. Sign up for any of these training programs and take your first steps towards a successful career in a variety of medical fields.

training programs

Patient Care Technician Program

Patient care technicians are responsible for providing basic care to patients in a wide range of health care settings. From checking vital signs to offering emotional support – the duties of a patient care technician typically include all aspects of patient care. Instruction includes topics related to the Patient Care Tech (PCT) scope of practice, basic patient care needs, infection control, basic medical terminology, nutrition, comfort, safety measures, first aid, CPR, vital signs, basic anatomy/physiology, record keeping, communication skills, interpersonal relationships, and employability skills.

We have designed our patient care technician program, training programs, to provide training and education in the fundamentals of patient care and basic nursing skills to meet current and future health needs. It is a 3-month program, training programs, covering all aspects of basic patient care. With this course, you can add additional certifications in EKG and Phlebotomy. Students can also take the PCT course without the additional certifications. Click here to learn more.

Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this training program should be able to:

  • Evaluate vital signs, activities of daily living (ADLs), and review of systems to report nursing team on patient care.
  • Evaluate an EKG strip for any errors and abnormalities to report to the provider.
  • Prep a specimen sample for the laboratory with appropriate aseptic technique, draw order, and labeling/handling.
  • Facilitate patient safety through adherence to regulatory and facility guidelines.
  • Apply clinical skills towards the scope of practice to foster optimal patient outcomes in coordination with team members.

Curriculum

  • Introduction to Health Care
  • Basic Patient Care Technician Roles and Responsibilities
  • Medical Terminology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Electrocardiography and Phlebotomy
  • Rehabilitative Care and Therapeutic Modalities
  • Effective Patient Care

Career Possibilities

  • Retail Pharmacies
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Assisted Living Facilities

Job Scope

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics illustrates that this field will continue growing by 9% between now and 2028. The average salary for patient care technicians is approximately $33,249 per year. Plus, benefits like health insurance and PTO.

Medical Assistant Program

Our medical assistant training programs are designed for students to be allied healthcare workers able to function in various healthcare settings such as physicians’ offices, clinics, and group practices. Students learn to perform routine tasks and procedures such as administering injections, measuring vital signs, recording data in medical record keeping systems, preparing, and handling medical instruments and supplies, and collecting and preparing specimens of body fluids and tissues for laboratory testing. With this course you can add a certification in phlebotomy.

It is a 6-12 month program that offers comprehensive, student-centered training to prepare students for entry-level employment in multiple healthcare sectors and scenarios. This training program allows you to obtain knowledge and skills that serve as the foundation to build a successful career in healthcare.

Learning Outcomes

When you successfully complete the Medical Assistant Program, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate vital signs for abnormal results to inform the patient care provider.
  • Administer medication with appropriate dosage, side effects, and the six rights of medication administration within the scope of practice as suited.
  • Develop relationships with patients and other healthcare staff through effective communication, including documentation and education of patients.
  • Evaluate an EKG strip for any errors and abnormalities and report to the provider.
  • Prep a specimen sample for the laboratory with appropriate aseptic technique, draw order, and labeling/handling.

Curriculum

  • Medical Terminology
  • Introduction to Anatomy
  • First Aid Procedures
  • Preparing Patients for Exams
  • Preparing and Administering Medications
  • Medical Insurance 101
  • Front Office Procedures
  • Patient Therapies
  • Pharmacology
  • Communication Skills
  • Bookkeeping Techniques

Career Possibilities

  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Medical Receptionist

Job Scope

The BLS illustrates that the field of medical assistants will grow by 18% between now and 2030. The average salary for medical assistants is approximately $35,850 per year. Plus, benefits like health insurance and PTO.

Medical Coding and Billing Program

Our Medical billing and coding program offers comprehensive and efficient training for processing patient data, including medical records and related insurance. It will teach you the complete process of coding a patient’s diagnosis and then requesting payment from the patient’s insurance company. The course covers: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology, and laboratory), the ICD-10 for both diagnosis and procedure coding, ICD-9 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for insurance reimbursements. This billing and coding program delivers the skills students need to solve insurance billing and coding problems

It is a 4-6 months program that helps students gain the skills required to solve insurance, billing, and coding problems in the healthcare industry.

Learning Outcomes

When you successfully complete the Medical Billing and Coding Program, you will be able to:

  • Exhibit critical thinking skills while applying knowledge of specialized medical terminologies, insurance, and regulation systems.
  • Apply suitable computer skills necessary to prepare documents regarding billing, coding, and other health care needs.
  • Understand the disorders and medical procedures common to each body system
  • Comprehend legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts central to the field.
  • The main coding instructions: ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and HCPCS Level II.

Curriculum

  • Medical billing systems
  • Fundamentals of anatomy and physiology
  • HIPAA regulations
  • Medical terminology
  • CPT
  • Specialty fields
  • The ICD-10 for diagnosis and procedure coding,
  • ICD-9
  • Basic claims processes for insurance reimbursements.

Career Possibilities

  • Insurance Billing Clerk
  • Medical Biller and Collections
  • Billing Clerk

Job Scope

The BLS estimates that at least 27,000 new jobs will be needed in this profession by 2026. The average salary for medical billing and coding specialists is approximately $40,350 per year. Plus, benefits like health insurance and PTO.

Phlebotomy Technician Program

Phlebotomy Technicians are responsible for gathering and testing patient samples during the diagnostic process to support doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. The program will teach students the concepts of Introduction to Phlebotomy & Infection Control, Legal Issues in Healthcare, Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology, Phlebotomy Equipment & Supplies, Phlebotomy Procedures, and Phlebotomy Fundamental Essentials

We offer a comprehensive and short program of 4 weeks to provide an opportunity to practice phlebotomy in a learning environment. This program is designed for leaner’s who want to advance their career or interested in starting a career in the medical field to become a phlebotomy technician.

Learning Outcomes

When you successfully complete the Phlebotomy Program, you will be able to:

  • Draw and test patient blood
  • Evaluate patients during office visits
  • Perform Venipuncture procedures
  • Deliver Point-of-care testing
  • Monitor patients’ blood glucose levels
  • Prepare bodily fluids for testing
  • Record and report test results to doctors and medical offices
  • Use effective written and oral communication to improve patient care.

Curriculum

  • Health career core knowledge
  • Blood draw procedures
  • Venipuncture procedures and processes
  • Bodily fluid handling and preparation
  • Patient monitoring
  • Charting, recording, and reporting of procedures and results

Career Possibilities

  • Blood donation centers
  • Diagnostic laboratories
  • Doctors’ offices
  • Hospitals
  • Medical clinics

Job Scope

The US Labor Department estimates that the Phlebotomy technician field will continue to grow by more than 22 percent by 2030. The average salary for phlebotomy specialists is approximately $36,320 per year. Plus, benefits like health insurance and PTO.

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Disclaimer, GCI does not complete a pre-background check during admission, but one may be required for their select clinical site and/or employment. It is the student’s responsibility to know their status. No refunds will be rendered for students entering the program with a prior criminal record that will impede their ability to complete clinicals or gain employment. Criminal convictions related to instances of abuse or neglect will serve as immediate barriers to employment. Other criminal convictions, such as possession of marijuana, hazing, prostitution and traffic violations may not disqualify you from employment. However, it pays to keep in mind that each employer will have their own policies for approving or denying an application for employment. You can read more here.

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