Hands-on learning gives Medical Billing and Coding program students a great advantage
On August 3, 2016, 14 students from EMCC’s Medical Billing and Coding gathered in the campus’s Performing Arts Center for a ceremony to celebrate the completion of their studies as they move toward entering the workforce. EMCC features a selection of healthcare programs that are designed to help students move from the classroom to the workplace with ease and hands-on experience.
This year’s student speaker Charlotte Hackman was excited to address the crowd. “One of the reasons I was selected to speak,” she said, “Was due to my perfect attendance.” The graduate, a native of Ghana, West Africa who has been in the United States since 1994 said, “I wanted to inspire others with my words, so I talked about the fact that every person has greatness within them and when you start putting your plans into action, the world will see your greatness.” Hackman is looking forward to becoming an auditor in the medical coding field, and is going on to pursue an associate degree.
Additionally, on July 7, 2016, EMCC held a completion ceremony for 11 students graduating from the Center’s Spanish Medical Interpreter program. This 24-week program gives students the skills necessary to interpret in a manner consistent with national standards of practice for interpreters in health care. Graduates of this program received a Certificate of Completion (CCL) and places them in position to sit for the Certified Healthcare Interpreter (CHI) exam.
Other short term career training programs offered at EMCC are Emergency Medical Technology, Medical Assistant, and Phlebotomy.