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Medical Billing and Coding Program (038675)

Dates:              June 9th- August 27th (Please note new date)

Days:               Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time:               6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Fee:                 $1,899.00

Class Limit:      20
Location:         CR Community Education 525 D street Eureka, Room 111

This combined 80 hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-9 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures.

Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals CPT, ICD9 and HCPCS. After obtaining the practical work experience (6 months to 2 years), students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)- Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice); the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Certification Exams.

Objectives for course:

•     CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management)
•     Specialty Fields (i.e. surgery, radiology and laboratory)
•     ICD-9 (Introduction and Guidelines)
•     Basic Claims Processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements
•     How to find the service and codes using manuals (CPT, ICD-9 and HCPCS)



Spanish for Office Personnel (038710)

Date:               July 30th - August 20th, 2015

Days:              Thursdays

Time:              5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Fee:                $78.00

Class Limit:     16
Location:          CR Community Education 333 6th Street Eureka, Suite B
Instructor:       Kathy Bierbaum-Cota

This is a comprehensive Spanish language program that provides immediate access to functional language skills for non-Spanish-speaking medical, school, office secretaries and receptionists. The language component utilizes phonetic encoding to present the most important Spanish commands, questions, and phrases pertinent to secretarial and receptionist work. No prior knowledge of Spanish necessary.



Loan Signing (038840)

Date:             July 20, 2015

Day:              Monday

Time:            5:30 pm- 9:30 pm

Fee:              $105

Take-home test and certification fee :$30
(payable to Masters Notary via check, cash or card on day of class)

Class Limit:   20

Location :      CR Community Education 333 6th Street Eureka, Suite B

Instructor:      Master’s Notary

This course will provide students with information on the duties and responsibilities of the Loan Signing Specialist, which will enable students to acquire the essential knowledge and skills to be successful in this career field. After completing the course, students will be able to identify and understand the different types of loan documents with sufficient knowledge to explain them to the client, if requested. The course will conclude with an open book take home final exam with certification.

 Prerequisite: Must have or be in the process of obtaining a California State Notary Public Commission. You need to at least have taken the Notary class.


Notary Public Class & Exam (038841)

Date:                    July 21st, 2015
Day:                     Tuesday
Time:                    8:30am – 6:00pm
(Re-Commissioning class starts at 12:15)
Class Fee:            $105 payable upon registration to CR
(includes class materials)

State Exam Fee:   $40 - Check to Secretary of State payable to state proctor on day of exam
Class Limit:           22
Location:              CR Community Education 333 6th Street Eureka, Suite B
Instructor:             Master's Notary Academy

Become a California State Notary Public. California needs additional professional notaries! This class will provide new or previously commissioned notaries with the education and skills needed to pass the State proctored examination, detect fraud, and become successful in a career as a notary. There is a growing need for notaries in the expanding financial, real estate, business and law professions. Become a valuable employee or own your own business. This class exceeds the State qualifications for new applicants and notaries that are renewing their commissions. The student will receive a State approved Certificate of Completion for the class in order to take the State proctored notary examination. This is a one-day class that meets the requirements to sit
for the State notary exam. Commissioned notaries may take this course six months prior to their commission expiration date.

Contact us at 476-4500 for information about retest or test-only option.

Please inquire about the Passport Photo and Live Scan Requirements
Pre-registration and fee required in advance



Excel 2013: Build a Budget (038422)

Dates:               July 22nd - July 23rd, 2015
Days:                Wednesday and Thursday
Time:                1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Fee:                  $125
Class Limit:       16
Location:          CR Community Education 525 D street Eureka, Computer Lab 105


Want to put this year’s budget in your boss’s email box in an impressive Excel spreadsheet complete with calculations? Or how about building that Excel budget into a Google Docs environment where everyone can easily contribute? This is the class that can deliver on Excel skill-building needs plus impressions of good technology skills.


Objectives for course:

  • How to apply simple formulas and build equations.
  • How to name cells.
  • How to share & work with Google Docs.
  • How to import and update previous budgets into Excel.
  • Tips and Tricks on budget building.



Security Guard Training (038895)

Informational Meeting:

July 20th, 2015 from 6:00-7:00pm at 525 D Street, Eureka

Class Schedule:     Saturday, August 1st, 2015 from 8:30am-5pm

                                 Tues. & Thurs., August 6th-September 1st from 5:30pm-9:30pm

Fee:                          $595

Class Limit:             16

Location:                CR Community Education 525 D street Eureka

  • Job opportunities are local and nationwide
  • Security skills are portable
  • Expected growth to continue in the security field

A career that moves with you; a highly desired certification across the state. This course includes the 40 hour BSIS mandated training covering basic security guard skills and testing.


Microsoft Office Professional Certificate 2013   (038420)
Including Excel, Word, Publisher, and PowerPoint

Dates:                  August 3rd - August 12th, 2015

Days:                   Mondays and Wednesdays

Time:                   9:00am to 4:00pm

Fee:                     $325

Class Limit:         16

Location :            CR Community Education 525 D Street Eureka, Computer Lab 105

Join today’s technology workforce by adding our Professional class certificate to your resume. Gain hands-on experience while adding important skills to your resume with a Microsoft Office 2013 Professional class certificate of success from College of the Redwoods' Community Education Department. This is also a great class for those working at a home office needing more than just computer skills or just to give yourself and edge up on the competition for that next job promotion.

In this class learn about:

  • Using the ribbon in Microsoft programs.
  • Customizing commands and templates.
  • How to format and print for presentation.
  • Practice how to put in basic types of information and easy equations in Excel.
  • Make and easy chart in Excel and insert it into Word, PowerPoint, and Publisher.



Excel 2013 (Intermediate) (038949)

Dates:               August 17th and 19th, 2015

Days:                Monday and Wednesday

Time:                9:00am-12:00pm

Fee:                  $250

Class Limit:       16

Location:           CR Community Education 525 D street Eureka, Computer Lab 105

Learn to work with larger worksheets in Microsoft Excel 2013, and use multiple workscheets efficiently. Get introduced to advanced formatting techniques, like applying special number formats, using workbook styles and themes, adding backgrounds, and mimicking watermarks. Get an introduction to pivot tables and charts. Plus, learn how to create basic equations and subtotals, and how to create and apply cell names. Learn how to sort and filter data, and create and format tables. Work more effectively with coworkers by learning to save workbooks as webpages, How to insert and edit hyperlinks, and how to share workbooks via email. Learn how to audit worksheets for errors, how to protect worksheets, and track changes in a workbook. Customize your Excel workspace, and create and modify custom templates.



Interviewing & Soft Skills Practice (038937)

Date:                August 17th, 2015
Day:                 Monday               
Time:                3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Fee:                  $150
Class Limit:       20
Location:          CR Community Education 525 D street Eureka


Soft skills like communication, emotional intelligence, ethics and "grace-under-fire" are now on the radar of bosses looking to hire. How do you display these skills in an interview? That is what this class is all about! Practice tips and tricks needed to deliver a great  interview. Join us and never ask yourself "I thought the interview went so well...why didn't I get the job?

And remember...come dressed to impress!


Practice These Interview Styles:

  • One-on-One
  • Panel
  • Telephone
  • Conference Call
  • Emailed Questions

(Next class: February 2016)



Plugging Into Telecommuting (038890)

Date:              October 15th, 2015

Day:               Monday

Time:              6:00-9:30pm

Fee:               $200

Class Limit:    20

Location:        Community Education 525 D Street Eureka, Room 105

We all see those scam ads that seem too good to be true. Yet it's obvious telecommuting is a serious career tool and one adding new opportunities each day. Now is the time to get yourself "plugged-in" to both the present and future lucrative workforce opportunities in telecommuting.

Learn about:

  • How to get started.
  • Potential technology requirements.
  • The "top list" desirable skill-sets to have.
  • Tips for job-searching on the web.
  • Optimizing time and mobility for availability.
  • Tips for advertising services on social media.
  • Hiring subcontractors when the workload gets too big.
  • Learn from someone who has worked in telecommuting.



Basic Business Computer Skills (038884)

Dates:                 November 5th and 6th, 2015

Days:                  Thursday and Friday

Time:                  6:00pm to 9:00pm

Fee:                    $150

Class Limit:         16

Location:            CR Community Education 525 D street Eureka, Computer Lab 105

In this class students will discover in a hands-on computer lab all the basic components to using a computer in a business environment (it works for home users too!). We will go from the elementary steps of turning on a computer, into the distinctions between things like the operating system, network, and software. Explore the devices of technology that connect to the computer, while learning how to save and retrieve information! Amaze your current or future boss with this new set of skills that puts you right in the pulse of standard office technologies.


Writing for Business Effectively (038886)

Dates:             February 3rd, 5th, and 8th, 2016

Days:              Wednesday, Friday, Monday

Time:               2:00-5:00pm

Fee:                 $250.00

Class Limit:      16

Location:          CR Community Education 525 D Street Eureka, Room 105

Don’t procrastinate– business has certain rules for success and being able to write effectively is high on the priority list. Everyone has the capacity to improve in this area. Tackle business writing to get the latest do’s and don’ts for report writing, project submissions, letters to vendors and customers, email etiquette, and even social media blurbs! This class will take you, the student, into a hands-on practice world of effective writing for the business environment.

Learn how to:

  • Learn to write clearly and concisely in a professional environment.
  • Enhance communications with suppliers and customers.
  • Project  projessionalism in and outside the organization.



Survival Finance & Accounting Skills

Dates:            February 24th and 25th, 2016

Days:             Wednesday and Thursday

Time:             5:30-8:30pm

Fee:               $245.00

Class Limit:    16

Location:        CR Community Education 525 D Street Eureka

Gain confidence, and get some hands-on practice while tackling the basic terminology and skills required for routine business. Learn how to effectively use budgets, to read balance sheets and P&L statements, and get rid of that big question mark lurking over your head in business meetings. A great class for the newly promoted and/or inexperienced department head or manager, the newly-elected and/or appointed community board member. So if you someone who classifies themselves as a "non-financial" type of human-being caught living in a world obsessed by spreadsheets- this class is for you! Also a good starter class for future investors.



Social Media Specialist (038966)

Dates:            May 3rd though 26th, 2016

Days:             Tuesdays through Thursdays

Time:             3:30-7:30pm

Fee:               $575.00

Class Limit:    16

Location:        CR Community Education 525 D Street Eureka, Room 105

The first key to marketing success is learning how to define and measure what success is. Oncce you can establish the true value social media can offer a business today- your job value can go sky-high. Treat the opporunity of becoming a specialist with the focus and direction of a project manager. Learn everything about it and tackle it in a methodical way. Identify your objectives, the steps to achieve those objectives, and put these together in a hands-on social media marketing project.



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If your specific business training needs are not listed above, or you need help identifying them through consultation, contact us about our many different customized training program options.


Contact College of the Redwoods

Community & Economic Development

 525 D Street

Eureka, CA 95501

Phone: 707.476.4500 Fax: 707.443.3417


Website: www.redwoods.edu