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Medical Billing and Coding Program (038675)

Dates:                May 26 - August 13th, 2015

Days:                 Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time:                  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Fee:                    $1,899.00

Class Limit:         20
Location:            CR Community Education Room 111 & 112, 525 D street Eureka

Informational Meeting for Medical Billing and Coding: April 30th from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Community Education, 525 D street Eureka.

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)


Pharmacy Technician Program (038676)

Dates:                Sept. 28 - Nov. 16, 2015

Days:                 Mondays and Wednesdays

Time:                 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Fee:                   $1,199.00

Class Limit:        20
Location:           CR Community Education Room 111 & 112, 525 D street, Eureka

Informational Meeting for Pharmacy Technician Program: August 25th from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Community Education, 525 D street Eureka.

This comprehensive 50 hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting, and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's PTCB exam. Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names.

Objectives for course through lecture and labs:

  • Dosage calculations
  • Drug classifications
  • Learn "the top 200 drugs"
  • I.V. flow rates
  • Sterile compounding
  • Dose conversions
  • Aseptic techniques
  • How to handle sterile products
  • Total Parental Nutrition (TPN)
  • How to dispense prescriptions
  • Inventory control
  • Billing and reimbursement



Please attend informational meeting that is when the application process begins.

Applications will be accepted for one week after the informational meeting.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 3p-5p

Location:  CR Community Education, 525 D Street Eureka

CR introduces training to become a certified Medical Assistant. This not-for-credit, two-part class offers lecture and in-class labs in addition to a clinical rotation at a local medical office.  Front office and back office skills will be covered.

CLASS FEE:  $2,995*

*Although minimal, this class fee is subject to change.

Call 707-476-4500 for more information. 


Please look in the Medical Assisting site for more information.



College of the Redwoods is offering Phlebotomy Training Spring 2016!!!


To Be Announced.

Location:  CR Main Campus, Performing Arts Theatre


CR introduces training to become a nationally certified Phlebotomist.  The complete Phlebotomy Program consists of 90 hours of didactic instruction and a clinical rotation consisting of a minimum of 40 hours.  Students must successfully complete the didactic portion with overall grade of 75% to be eligible to continue onto the clinical portion of the program.

Nationally certified phlebotomists can work in multiple health care settings, including medical offices, hospitals, clinics, and laboratories. 

A free informational meeting will be scheduled for the Spring 2016 Phlebotomy training soon.

CLASS FEE:  $1,995*

*Although minimal, this class fee is subject to change.

Call 707-476-4500 for more information.  



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