• 2018-2019

     

    PA State Safety Inspection

    • Individual Course
    • Course description: This state approved course is designed to provide automobile mechanics with the required certification to conduct the PA Safety Inspection of Vehicles. Specific categories that individuals can become certified in include: Category I – Passenger; Category II—Motorcycles; and Category III-Heavy Trucks.  Upon satisfactory completion of the course, which includes classroom and vehicle inspection, a certificate will be issued by the PA State Department of Transportation.
    • Cost - $175 (additional $40 per additional category)
    • Hours: 12
    • Hours: 5:00-9:00 pm
    • Schedule:
      • September 17, 18, & 20 
      • October 22, 23, & 25
      • November 5, 6, & 8
      • January 28, 29, & 31
      • February 25, 26, & 28
      • March 11, 12, & 14
      • May 13, 14, & 16

     

     Medical Coding

    • Short Term Program
    • Course Description: This certificate program includes Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, Introduction to Word or Excel, and Introduction to Medical Coding, Intermediate Medical Coding, and Advanced Medical Coding.  Price includes tuition and certification exam.  Students are eligible to sit for National Certification Examination through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
    • Cost: $ 2,400 (if paid in full; students may also pay for each course separately)
    • Hours: 300
    • Possible Certifications:
      • Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) National Certification Examination through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
    • Start Date: see individual classes listed below

     

     Introduction to Medical Coding

    • Individual Course
    • Course Description: This course is designed to give the student an understanding of what is needed to code medical claims correctly. Utilizing ICD-9/10 & CPT 4 medical codes, diseases, conditions, treatments, surgical and diagnostic procedures will be discussed and practiced. Types of insurances and billing forms will also be introduced. By the end of this course the student will be ready to move on to the next step in the process of becoming a certified medical coder.
    • Cost: $355
    • Hours: 45
    • Start Date: Ongoing
    • Schedule: TBA

     

    Intermediate Medical Coding

    • Course Description: This is a bridge course for anyone who successfully completed the GACTC’s Introduction to Medical Coding course. ICD-9/10 & CPT4 topics covered will extend previous knowledge gained and extend the required hours of coding knowledge and classroom experience preparing student for the next step in the process of becoming a certified medical coder. Pre-requisite: Introduction to Medical Coding
    • Cost: $355
    • Hours: 45
    • Start Date: Ongoing
    • Schedule: TBA

     

    Advanced Medical Coding

    • Individual Course
    • Course Description: This is a bridge course for anyone who successfully completed the GACTC’S Introduction to Medical Coding & Intermediate Medical Coding courses. ICD-9/10 & CPT4 topics covered will extend previous knowledge gained and extend the required hours of coding knowledge and classroom experience preparing students for the next step in the process of becoming a certified medical coder. Pre-requisites: Introduction to Medical Coding & Intermediate Medical Coding
    • Cost: $355
    • Hours: 45
    • Start Date: Ongoing
    • Schedule: TBA

     

    Anatomy & Physiology

    • Course Description: This course will provide basic introductory knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of all body systems. Students will define and identify body structures along with their pertinent functions and their relationship to the body as a whole.  A study will be included pertinent to body disorders, diagnostic tests, categories of medications and related terms. Online virtual laboratory for anatomy display will be conducted.
    • Cost: $455
    • Hours: 60
    • Start Date: Ongoing
    • Schedule: TBA 

     

    Medical Terminology

    • Individual Course
    • Course Description: This course will provide the basic principles and introduction of word building of medical terms along with a brief study of anatomy and physiology for each body system. Worksheets and PowerPoint presentations will be used to define and reinforce the words pertinent to each body system and chapter.  Students will be presented with a systematic introduction to medical terms with an emphasis on definitions, spelling, and pronunciation.  The medical terms will be broken down to the Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes, and root words from which many of them have their origin.  Students will develop a knowledge base for building medical terms by using word parts and will acquire a working knowledge of a medical vocabulary used by health care professionals to communicate information accurately.
    • Cost: $455
    • Hours: 60
    • Start Date: Ongoing
    • Schedule: TBA

     

      Introduction to Microsoft Excel

    • Course Description: This course introduces the student to the use of a spreadsheet program. It assumes that the student has previous experience with computers and a basic mathematics background. Topics covered in this course involve general computer basics, spreadsheet terminology, building a worksheet, formatting and printing a worksheet, enhancing a worksheet, building a worksheet with formulas and functions, lookup functions, and using advanced charting to accompany spreadsheets.
    • Cost: $355
    • Hours: 45
    • Start Date: Ongoing
    • Schedule: TBA

     

    Introduction to Microsoft Word

    • Course Description: This course is designed to introduce the student to the basics of the personal computer and Microsoft Office.  Word enables the student to create and edit documents such as letters, flyers, reports, memos, newsletters, and overviews.  Word enables the student to save, retrieve, edit, replace, print, format, and enhance documents.  Advanced features such as tables, merging, sorting, graphics, outlining, numbering, inserting pictures, forms, tracking, and styles will be presented throughout the course.
    • Cost: $355
    • Hours: 45
    • Start Date: Ongoing
    • Schedule: TBA

     

    Machine (Beginning)

    • Course Description: A course to introduce the individual in the use of the different machining equipment. Instruction is given in basic measurement and layout and the proper use of the lathe, milling machine, and drill press.  Safety goggles must be provided by the participant.
    • Cost: $590
    • Hours: 72
    • Start Date: Ongoing
    • Schedule: TBA

     

    Machine (Advanced)

    • Course Description: Designed to provide additional instruction and practice in the use of lathes, milling machines, and related equipment. Safety goggles must be provided by the participant.
    • Cost: $590
    • Hours: 72
    • Start Date: Ongoing
    • Schedule: TBA

     

    CNC Programming

    • Course Description: This course is designed to offer the student basic programming machine code principles to begin programming CNC (Computerized Numerical Control) equipment.
    • Cost: $305
    • Hours: 36
    • Start Date: Ongoing
    • Schedule: TBA

     

    Electricity – Residential (Beginner)

    • Course Description: A course designed for the beginner of electrical theory.  Theory and practice given in wiring receptacles, single pole switches, light circuits, 3 and 4-way switches and pilot lights, and interpreting electrical blueprints. The National Electric Code Book is used as a basis for reference.
    • Cost: $580
    • Hours: 72
    • Start Date: Ongoing
    • Schedule: TBA

     

    Welding - Beginner

    • Course Description: A practical course in developing knowledge and skills in stick welding. Safety goggles and welding glove must be provided by participant.
    • Cost: $625
    • Hours: 72
    • Start Date: Ongoing
    • Schedule: TBA

     

    Welding – Advanced

    • Course Description: Students will be learning all position welding in the processes of GMAW/FCAW/GTAW and ACAC arc cutting. ACAC and GTAW will only be in the flat and horizontal positions for safety reasons. Students will learn advanced welding techniques in the welding and cutting processes. 
    • Prerequisite: Students must provide proof of prior welding experience. The following items will be accepted as verification of experience:
      • Complete the Basic Welding Course offered by the GACTC
      • Proof of basic welding course equivalent to the GACTC Basic Welding Course
      • Letter from employer, must include:
        • Company letterhead
        • Verify a minimum of 100 hrs. welding experience
        • Information for contact
          • Name, title, address, phone number, and email address
        • Students must bring their own equipment to use. This includes: welding helmet, leathers, welding gloves, and work boots.
        • Ear protection and safety glasses will be provided.
      • Cost: $500
      • Hours: 40
      • Start Date: March 3, 2018
      • Schedule: Saturdays
        • Week 1 -- 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
        • Weeks 2-7 – 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (½ hour for lunch)

     

     

    Short Term Programs

     

    Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) Certificate

    • Short Term Program
    • Course Description: This course has been designed as an intensive introduction to the basics of restorative dentistry for the Dental Assistant in the role of an Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA). It is assumed that the student can perform clinical assisting duties with clinical competence and confidence.  The training is designed to provide the opportunity for the experienced Dental Assistant/Dental Hygienist with the necessary theory and clinical instruction to obtain a temporary EFDA permit and/or sit for the PA State Board of Dentistry EFDA Certification Exam.
    • Cost: $ 5,000
    • Hours: 211 hours
    • Prerequisites: CPR certification, Dental Assisting X-ray Certification
    • Possible Certifications:
      • PA Expanded Function Dental Assisting Certification
    • Start Date: October 13, 2018; Spring Class TBA
    • Schedule: Saturdays Only

      

    Phlebotomy

    • Short Term Program
    • Course Description: The Phlebotomy Program is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to function safely and effectively as a phlebotomist. The program includes both theory and clinical experience. It provides accurate, up-to-date, practical information and instruction in phlebotomy procedures and techniques, along with a comprehensive background in phlebotomy theory and principles. Emphasis is placed on proper phlebotomy collection, equipment, HIPAA, methods of patient identification, and techniques for routine and special collection procedures. Use of a variety of on-site testing equipment is introduced and procurement of samples for accurate laboratory testing is stressed. Standard Blood and Body Fluid Precautions, as related to OSHA, are taught and practiced with attention to absolute compliance practices.
    • Graduates of this program are prepared for employment as a phlebotomist in a wide range of laboratory settings including, but not limited to:  physician offices, clinics, laboratories, research firms, and hospitals.
    • Cost: $ 1,500
    • Hours: 136
    • Possible Certifications:
      • Phlebotomy Technician through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
      • HIPAA
      • OSHA
    • Start Date: October 15, 2018
    • Schedule: Evening

     

    Nurse Aide

    • Short Term Program
    • Course Description: The Nurse Aide Program is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills to perform basic care in a nursing home, hospital, other medical facility, or in a patient’s home. This course includes a total of 167 hours of theory, lab, and clinical experience. Nurse Aides are the caregivers who assist patients of all ages perform basic day-to-day tasks. Nurse Aides work under the supervision of a licensed nurse and have extended daily contact with patients. Nurse Aides play a key role in keeping the nurse up-to-date on vital information concerning the patient’s condition. Nurse Aides help the residents perform activities of daily living including: bathing, dressings, eating, transferring in and out of bed, and walking when needed. They also record vital signs, change dressings, assist with bathroom needs, and other similar duties.
    • Cost: $ 1000.00
    • Hours: 167
    • Possible Certifications:
      • Certified Nursing Assistant
    • Schedule:  Daytime
    • Start Date: August 29, December 3, January 2, March 14, May 22

     

    Testing and Certifications

     

    PA State Emissions Test

    • Certification Test Only
    • Description: This certification testing is offered for automotive technicians wanting to obtain Northern Region Emission Certification.  Individuals can go to paimtraining.com to obtain study materials for the certification.
    • Cost: $60 New Certification *Recertification no online
    • Schedule: Every other Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. – must register by calling 814-941-TECH

     

    DSST Testing

    • Description: “The nationally recognized DSST Program helps you receive college credits for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom through a suite of more than 30 exams in college subject areas such as Social Sciences, Math, Applied Technology, Business, Physical Sciences and Humanities.”
    • Cost: $55 testing fee + cost of test
    • Schedule: Call the Continuing Education Office at 814-941-TECH to schedule an exam

     

    Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

    • Description: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification is the premier credential chosen by individuals seeking to validate their skills and advance their careers.
    • Cost: varies per test
    • Schedule: Call the Continuing Education Office at 814-941-TECH to schedule an exam

     

    Welding

    • Testing
    • Description: Various welding testing is available. Please call the Continuing Education Office for more details. Testing can be conducted at the GACTC or at company worksite.
    • Cost: varies per test
    • Schedule: Call the Continuing Education Office at 814-941-TECH to schedule an exam

     

    Additional Testing:

    • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) through National Healthcareer Association
    • Coding (CBCS) through National Healthcareer Association
    • EKG (CET) through National Healthcareer Association

     

     

    Have an idea or need specific training? 

    Please call the Continuing Education Office today at

    814.941.TECH (8324)

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