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Healthcare

Degrees

Emergency Medical Science A.A.S.

The Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Science is the result of formal agreements between St. Charles Community College and Respond Right EMS Academy (REMSA) Educational Division, as well as an agreement between St. Charles Community College and St. Charles County Ambulance District (SCCAD). The college grants 30 credit hours toward the A.A.S. degree for students who submit proof of passing the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Exam. These credit hours will be granted at the completion of all the other A.A.S. degree requirements. See an academic advisor if you have or plan to take the NREMT Exam. Students may begin taking the additional hours required at SCC at any time but will only be awarded the additional 30 hours when the above requirement is met.

24%
Employment of EMTs and paramedics is expected to grow 24% from 2014-2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Department: Health Information Management

Total Credit Hours: 61-62 credits

49% of this program can be taken online.

Health Information Management A.S.
85%
85% of SCC HIM students were employed in a related field within a year of graduation.

Department: Health Information Management

Total Credit Hours: 66 credits

75% of this program can be taken online.

Nursing A.S.

The Nursing Program at SCC includes courses in science and liberal arts, as well as nursing. Nursing courses consist of lecture and laboratory periods and include carefully planned clinical experiences in local health care facilities. Clinicals begin early in the first semester and increase in length of time and complexity of skill as the program progresses. A well-equipped lab on campus allows students to practice thaw skills. Flexible scheduling allows students to choose between day and evening courses and clinical experiences.

16%
Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 16% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

The total program must yield a cumulative grade point average of 2.0, and all nursing and science courses must have earned a grade of "B" or above. Effective 2013.

Department: Nursing

Total Credit Hours: 72 credits

21% of this program can be taken online.

Occupational Therapy Assistant A.A.S.

Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA) are in high demand because patients stay less time in the hospital, and people in general live longer and survive catastrophic illness and accidents. Additionally, the importance of people with chronic conditions being able to remain well and in the community is of growing interest in our communities and nationwide. The OTA is uniquely qualified to help address these vital issues facing our world today. As a result, more people are finding the need for OT services. As changes in healthcare continue, the need for OTAs will continue to rise.

OTAs work in collaboration with a Registered Occupational Therapist, as members of an interdisciplinary team, and with patients of all ages and abilities in a wide variety of practice settings.

Department: Occupational Therapy Assistant

Total Credit Hours: 75 credits

32% of this program can be taken online.

Certificates

Medical Assisting C.A.

The medical field is one of the fastest growing industries in the nation. As more doctors open new offices or join established practices the need for well-trained assistants increases. Medical assistants are trusted with huge responsibilities, both administrative and clinical. A day’s work may have you scheduling appointments, preparing patients for examination, recording vital signs, arranging hospital admissions, handling laboratory specimens, sterilizing instruments, calling in prescriptions, drawing blood, filing insurance, removing sutures, taking electrocardiograms, and more. Certificate programs prepare you for entry-level employment.

Department: Health Information Management

Total Credit Hours: 44-45

58% of this program can be taken online.

Medical Billing and Coding C.A.

One of the most complex processes involved in the practice of medicine is keeping billing procedures and medical records accurate. To ensure that payments are properly billed and paid, the health care and insurance industries maintain a standardized coding system for all diagnoses and procedures. The complexities of this system call for the unique expertise of a billing and coding specialist, a rewarding profession that you can prepare for at St. Charles Community College. When you successfully complete the program, you will have many employment options to choose from. You will be qualified to seek entry-level billing & coding positions in a variety of settings. There may be an option in some settings to work from home.

Department: Health Information Management

Total Credit Hours: 42

83% of this program can be taken online.

Practical Nursing C.A.

The practical nursing program at SCC teaches students to provide direct care for patients through classroom and campus laboratory work as well as on-site training in hospital, geriatric and other health care settings.

The practical nursing program is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.

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Employment of practical nurses is projected to grow 16% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses. However, completion of this program does not guarantee licensure. The state board may refuse licensure to applicants who may jeopardize the well-being of Missouri citizens.

"The Missouri State Board of Nursing may refuse to issue any certificate of registration or authority, permit or license required pursuant to this chapter for one or any combination of causes stated in subsection 2 of this section. (1-14) 1990." RSMO 335.066.

Department: Practical Nursing

Total Credit Hours: 50 credits

18% of this program can be taken online.

Transfer Pathways

Pre-Pharmacy A.S.

This Associate of Science in Pre-Pharmacy degree program prepares students to transfer to a pharmacy school. Because requirements vary at each pharmacy school, students should check with their advisor and the institution they plan to transfer to ensure they are enrolled in the correct courses.

121K
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, pharmacists in Missouri earn on average $121,500 per year.

Department: Science

Total Credit Hours: 65-69 credits

39% of this program can be taken online.

Certifications (Non-Credit)

Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers Skills Evaluation
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Department: Health Occupations

Total Credit Hours: $program.creditHours

Certified Medication Technician

Department: Health Occupations

Total Credit Hours: $program.creditHours

Certified Medication Technician Challenge Exam

The CMT Challenge Exam is available to qualified students who receive approval from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). Exams are given by appointment only.

Fee – $165

Students must have an approval letter from DHSS before registering to test through St. Charles Community College. Contact information for DHSS is 573-526-5686.

Permission to Challenge letters are good for four months from the date on the letter. Students should register for the exam as soon as possible after receiving their approval letter as it could take several weeks to set up an acceptable date to complete the exam.

Students must be employed at an Intermediate or Skilled Nursing Facility and have an active Missouri CNA certificate in order to take the CMT challenge exam.

Exam dates are set by the Health Occupations Program Coordinator once all paperwork is submitted and verified.

Registration Requirements

Registration is done in the Nursing & Allied Health Office (#1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368). Office hours are from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Hours may vary, please call to confirm.

Please bring the following items when you come in to register –

  • Copy of current Permission to Challenge letter from DHSS.
  • Tuition.

This is a non-credit, certificate exam. Fee is due at time of registration and is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Department: Health Occupations

Total Credit Hours: $program.creditHours

Certified Nurse Assistant
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Department: Health Occupations

Total Credit Hours: $program.creditHours

Certified Nurse Assistant - Accelerated Program
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Department: Health Occupations

Total Credit Hours: $program.creditHours

Certified Nurse Assistant Challenge Exam
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Department: Health Occupations

Total Credit Hours: $program.creditHours

Clinical Supervisor
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Department: Nursing

Total Credit Hours: $program.creditHours

IV Therapy

Dates: Open-entry (students will have a maximum of 7 weeks to complete the online modules; on-campus lab day and off-site clinical day will be scheduled with the instructor once online coursework is done)

Tuition: $490

Textbook: "Venous Access and Intravenous Infusion Treatment Modalities," 2003 Revision (can be purchased at SCC campus bookstore or at http://arc.missouri.edu/health.aspx)

Lab Kit: Available at SCC campus bookstore

This 44-contact-hour course provides nurses with the skills necessary to administer IV Therapy using the Missouri State Board of Nursing approved curriculum.

The majority of the course is completed online through Canvas (St. Charles Community College online instructional site). There is one required on-campus lab day (date will be mutually agreed upon with the instructor once required online coursework is completed) and eight hours of off-site clinical work assigned by the instructor. Students will be required to score at least an 80% on the written final exam and demonstrate a 100% mastery of the clinical objectives on the final practicum exam in order to be certified.

Prior to the clinical work, students will be required to take and pass a urine drug screening at a designated facility. Paperwork will be provided during registration.

Subjects Covered Include

  • Human anatomy and physiology as applied to intravenous therapy.
  • Fundamentals of fluid and electrolyte balance.
  • Recognition and prevention of IV therapy-related complications.
  • Administration of intravenous fluid therapy including insertion of a peripheral IV line, converting a peripheral IV line to an intermittent infusion device, principles of flow rates including pediatric and geriatric considerations.
  • Maintenance of IV therapy including the addition of new fluids, tubing changes, dressing changes and maintaining intermittent peripheral infusion devices.
  • Discontinuation of peripheral IV sites.
  • Pharmacological considerations of intravenous medications.
  • Blood transfusion therapy.
  • Total parenteral nutrition.
  • Procedures in phlebotomy.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Current Missouri LPN or RN, OR LPN or RN in possession of a temporary permit to practice in Missouri, OR employee of a federal facility located in Missouri who possesses a current license as an LPN or RN in another state.
  • Access to a reliable computer and Internet Service Provider (ISP). The choice of computer and ISP and any other related expenses are the responsibility of the student.
  • Active email account that can be accessed throughout the program.
  • Must provide results from an acceptable background screening from the Family Care Safety Registry (dated within the last 90 days).
  • Be free from tuberculosis and provide documentation of a negative 2-step TB test or "result of findings" from a chest x-ray (dated within the last 12 months).
  • Be able to communicate effectively in English.

Registration

Requirements

Please provide the following items when you register (click the links below for more information)–

In Person

Registration is done in the Nursing & Allied Health Office (#1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368). Office hours are from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Hours may vary, please call to confirm.

By Fax

Complete the Registration Form and fax to 636-922-8478. Student will be notified when the registration is complete and be given tuition payment information.

By Email

Complete the Registration Form and scan/email it to kthompson@stchas.eduStudent will be notified when the registration is complete and be given tuition payment information.

This is a non-credit, certificate course. Tuition is due at time of registration and is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Department: Health Occupations

Total Credit Hours: $program.creditHours

Level 1 Medication Aide - Biennial update

This 4 hour program meets the Department of Health and Senior Services requirement that a Level 1 Medication Aide must receive instruction in medication administration every two years in order to administer medication in an RCF or ALF.

The course is offered on – line 24 hours a day.

 Registration must be completed in person at the SCC Nursing and Allied Health Center, 1 Academy Pl., Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368.

Tuition : $45

Department: Health Occupations

Total Credit Hours: $program.creditHours

Medical Administrative Assistant with EHR
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Department: Nursing

Total Credit Hours: $program.creditHours

Medical Transcription Editor

Approved by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), and Medical Transcription Editor program focuses on teaching the skills needed to work as a medical transcriptionist and medical transcription editor. Students study medical terminology, anatomy, healthcare documentation, and editing theory and technique as well as developing and practicing their typing and listening skills on hundreds of authentic, employer-provided dictations from a variety of specialties.

$34K
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical transcriptionist earn on average $34,890 per year.

The course is Internet based with all content online with the exception of select reference materials.

In addition to one-on-one instructor support and personalized graduate support, enrollment includes ebooks, a transcription foot pedal, an AHDI membership, a subscription to an online reference library, and a voucher to take the RHDS exam. National certification is issued by a third-party organization. Additional information on certification can be found by contacting this agency. The certification exam is not offered through St. Charles Community College.

This curriculum is owned by Career Step and St. Charles Community College acts as a third-party registration entity for them. Additional information on Career Step and this program can be found at www.careerstep.com/stcharles.

Course Requirements

  • An Internet Service Provider (ISP) and active e-mail account are required for utilization of the online course. The choice of provider and expense are the responsibility of the student.
  • A personal computer (PC), and WAVPlayer software for transcribing medical reports by means of the computer are required for the program.
  • A headset (not included) is strongly recommended for clarity of sound.
  • Basic keyboarding skills.

Note: All coursework must be completed within 12 months of registration. The online course is an integrated curriculum designed for use as a one-year independent study program and fits easily into an academic year. Students should anticipate spending 10-15 hours per week on the curriculum to complete the program within 12 months.

Tuition and Schedule

Students can register for and start this program at any time. You will have 12 months from registration to complete the three blocks that make up the complete curriculum (Section 31, 32, and 33).

Students can register and pay for each of the three blocks individually or they can register for all three sections up front and pay a comprehensive fee (Section 40). Tuition is detailed below:

  • Section 31 (Block 1): $1,205
  • Section 32 (Block 2): $895
  • Section 33 (Block 3): $895
  • Section 40 (All blocks): $2,995

Tuition is due at time of registration. Financial aid/assistance cannot be utilized for this course.

This is a non-credit, certificate course. Tuition is due at time of registration and is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Ready to Register?

In Person

St. Charles Community College
1 Academy Place, Suite 102
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Hours may vary. Please call to confirm.

By Email

Complete the registration form and email to kthompson@stchas.edu. Once registration is received and entered, student will need to call the Cashiers Office to provide credit card payment information via phone.

By Fax

Complete the registration form and fax to 636-922-8478. Once registration is received and entered, student will need to call the Cashiers Office to provide credit card payment information via phone.

By Mail

Complete the registration form, include payment by check or money order, and mail to:

St. Charles Community College
1 Academy Place, Suite 102
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

If student is paying by credit card, they will need to call the Cashiers Office to take care of tuition payment once they are informed that the registration has been received and entered.

Payment is due at the time of registration.

Department: Nursing

Total Credit Hours: $program.creditHours

Pharmacy Technician
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Department: Health Occupations

Total Credit Hours: $program.creditHours

Phlebotomy
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Department: Health Occupations

Total Credit Hours: $program.creditHours

Professional Medical Coding & Billing with Applied PCS

The AHIMA-approved Professional Medical Coding and Billing with Applied PCS program prepares students for the Certified Coding Assocate (CCA) and Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification Exams. Topics studied include healthcare information management, reimbursement methodologies, biomedical sciences, and current code sets, including an in-depth look at ICD-10-PCS. Students practice their coding skills in an extensive practical section to gain valuable hands-on experience before graduation. 

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Employment of medical records and health information technicians is projected to grow 15% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

In addition to one-on-one support from experienced instructors during training and access to personalized graduate support, students receive ebooks, industry codebooks, access to online references, and a voucher for one of the national certification exams. National certification is issued by third-party organizations and industry governing bodies. Additional information on these certifications can be found by contacting these agencies. The certification exams are not offered through St. Charles Community College.

This curriculum is owned by Career Step and St. Charles Community College acts as a third-party registration entity for them. Additional information on this program, and Career Step, can be found at www.careerstep.com/stcharles.

Course Requirements

  • An Internet Service Provider (ISP) and active email account are required for utilization of the online course. The choice of provider and expense are the responsibility of the student.
  • A personal computer (PC) is required for the program.
  • Basic keyboarding skills.

Note: All coursework must be completed within 12 months of registration. The online course is an integrated curriculum designed for use as a one-year independent study program and fits easily into an academic year. Students should anticipate spending 10-15 hours per week on the curriculum to complete the program within 12 months.

Tuition and Schedule

Students can register for and start this program at any time. You will have 12 months from registration to complete the three blocks that make up the complete curriculum (Section 31, 32, and 33).

Students can register and pay for each of the three blocks individually or they can register for all three sections up front and pay a comprehensive fee (Section 40). Tuition is detailed below:

  • Section 31 (Block 1): $1,400
  • Section 32 (Block 2): $1,400
  • Section 33 (Block 3): $695
  • Section 40 (All blocks): $3,495

Tuition is due at time of registration. Financial aid/assistance cannot be utilized for this course.

This is a non-credit, certificate course. Tuition is due at time of registration and is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Ready to Register?

In Person

St. Charles Community College
1 Academy Place, Suite 102
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Hours may vary. Please call to confirm.

By Email

Complete the registration form and email to kthompson@stchas.edu. Once registration is received and entered, student will need to call the Cashiers Office to provide credit card payment information via phone.

By Fax

Complete the registration form and fax to 636-922-8478. Once registration is received and entered, student will need to call the Cashiers Office to provide credit card payment information via phone.

By Mail

Complete the registration form, include payment by check or money order, and mail to:

St. Charles Community College
1 Academy Place, Suite 102
Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

If student is paying by credit card, they will need to call the Cashiers Office to take care of tuition payment once they are informed that the registration has been received and entered.

Payment is due at the time of registration.

Department: Nursing

Total Credit Hours: $program.creditHours

Registered Nurse First Assistant

Next class - Fall 2017! Check back here in August for information.

Dates: TBD

Contact the Health Occupations office at kthompson@stchas.edu or 636-922-8295 for an application packet.

This AORN-approved class follows the core curriculum for the RN First Assistant. Six credit hours are awarded upon completion of the course. Three credits are earned through classroom/theory presentation and an additional three hours through an approved internship program. Additional information regarding the scope of practice for the RNFA and the AORN Position Statement on RNFAs is available at www.AORN.org.

$73K
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurse first assistants earn on average $73,000 per year.

Course Requirements

  • Copy of current RN license valid through the end of the program.
  • Copy of a current BLS or ACLS card valid through the end of the program.
  • Copy of CNOR certificate (CNOR exam must be completed prior to the end of the program) OR APRN (proof of recognition must be submitted prior to the end of the program).
  • Signed letter (on employing hospital’s letterhead) documenting two years of peri-operative experience. The letter must include a signature of immediate supervisor or the institution’s director of human resources.
  • Signed letter of support from surgeon preceptor (on surgeon’s letterhead) who will provide a minimum of 100 hours of supervised clinical practicum as required by the course objectives.
  • Successful completion of the classroom/didactic objectives including the final written exam.
  • Successful completion of the clinical objectives including documentation of clinical procedures and activities.

Note: Students who do not meet the eligibility requirements or do not intend to take the CNOR exam, may enroll in the course as an audit. Students who do not complete all of the course requirements for the clinical will be issued a grade of “F” in December. It is not possible to change from a credit to audit once the student has enrolled in the course.

Ready to Register?

Contact the Health Occupations office at kthompson@stchas.edu or 636-922-8295 for an application packet.

This is a non-credit, certificate course. Tuition and fees are due at time of registration and are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Department: Nursing

Total Credit Hours: $program.creditHours

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