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The Medical Coding Specialist Certificate of Completion, along with relevant work experience, prepares students to take the certification examination offered by the American Health Information Management Association to become a Certified Coding Associate (CCA). After further experience they may apply to become a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS). This program mirrors the first two semesters of the Health Information Management degree. Students who complete this certificate may continue on with the Health Information Management degree.

Program Cost

Tuition and fees:             Free for Free College-eligible students.

Books/Content:               Less than $1,000 for the entire program.

Additional costs:             Free College will not cover required background checks or licensing fees.

A medical scribe is trained to be in the room with the doctor and patients and create real time medical records during the visit. Scribes work in various settings such as emergency departments, small to medium doctors’ offices, and other facilities.  They possess the appropriate knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, billing/coding/ reimbursement, electronic health records, quality improvement principles, legal privacy/security of protected health information in order to provide entry-level assistance to physicians. Students who complete this certificate may continue with the Medical Coding certificate and/or Health Information Management degree programs.

Program Cost

Tuition and fees:              Free for Free College-eligible students.

Books/Content:                Less than $1,000 for the entire program.

Additional costs:              Free College will not cover required background checks or licensing fees.

Health Information Management is the processing of patients’ electronic health records.  This program blends knowledge and skills from health information and business management, with computer applications and medicine to provide the necessary foundation for success.  Upon successful completion, students will be prepared for a variety of job opportunities in the medical field and be eligible to sit for the RHIT certification. The first two semesters of the HIM degree are the same as the medical coding certificate.

Program Cost

Tuition and fees:              Free for Free College-eligible students.

Books/Content:                Less than $1,000 for the entire program.

Additional costs:              Free College will not cover required background checks or licensing fees.

This IT degree provides students with a comprehensive understanding of various areas of IT, including computer hardware, operating systems, networking, and security. Students will gain the skills needed to set up and manage high performance computer networks using the latest networking tools including TCP/IP, security firewalls, internet services and more. Students will also receive training in a variety of current technologies including Linux, Cisco and Microsoft.  Hands-on experience is provided through guided computer simulations.  Students will also gain the skills defined by Google for IT help desk qualifications, which include troubleshooting, customer service, operating systems, system administration, automation, and security.

Program Cost

Tuition and fees:         Free for Free College-eligible students.

Books/Content:           Approximately $700.00 for the entire program: course fees change on a per-course basis.

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Students also have the option of enrolling in the Information Systems focus of the Business Management degree, which will be entirely covered by the Free College Scholarship.

EGCC’s online Fire Science program is for those seeking enhanced skills and a broad spectrum of knowledge in the field of fire science. Developed in partnership with the Ohio Association of Professional Firefighters, EGCC’s program draws on their extensive experience and leadership in fire services.  Based on the FESHE Model Curriculum published by the National Fire Academy, EGCC’s online Fire Science program teaches students the latest industry principles, theory, and best practices.

Program Cost

Tuition and fees:              Free for Free College-eligible students.

Books/Content:                Approximately $700.00 for the entire program: course fees change on a per-course basis.

Note:

Free College will cover the course content fees for eligible union students belonging to an Ohio union.

Central Service Technicians are in huge demand in today’s healthcare industry and have found employment as surgical technologists and medical equipment prepares. These technicians are responsible for the care of medical equipment and instruments. Their duties in caring for these instruments include decontaminating, cleaning, sanitizing, assembling, organizing, and storing.  Upon graduation, you will be certification-eligible and ready to take the national certification through IAHSCMM.

Program Cost

Tuition and fees:              Free for Free College-eligible students.

Books/Content:                Less than $250.00 for the entire program.

Additional costs:              Free College will not cover required background checks or licensing fees.