The UCM Workforce and Professional Education Catalog/Registration System provides a quick view of all programming available from on-campus training, online, or self-paced online course instruction. Designed with the adult learner in mind.
This face-to-face course delivered at our Lee's Summit location covers the following areas: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-10 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements. Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals, (CPT, ICD-10 and HCPCS). For more information see attached syllabus. After obtaining the practical work experience (6months 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.
Contact Hours: 110. Cost: $3,410. Mean salary rates: $17.50 hourly/$36,400 annually. (Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics website)
The Customer Service Professional-Call Center prepares students for entry-level customer service positions across industries. Students will learn how to provide excellent service to customers and resolve issues for customers whether it is in person, using the telephone or on the Internet.
The coursework offers a foundation in computer skills typically used in customer service careers as well as develops the skills and techniques focused on meeting customer wants and needs in a call center environment.
Contact Hours: 210. Cost: $2,995. Mean salary rates: $13.65 hourly/$28,390 annually.
(Source: O*Net Online website)
The Certified Medication Technician Development Program ensures that students develop
the knowledge needed to advance their skills as Certified Nursing Assistants and qualify
them for employment as Certified Medication Technicians and Insulin Administrators
intermediate care or skilled nursing facilities. The program also includes Supervisory skills training.
Must have six (6) months of employment as a certified nurse assistant who is listed on the Missouri State Nurse Assistant Register and who has a letter of recommendation. Program Topics include: medical terminology, drug classifications, infection control, types of insulin, technique of insulin administration, and methods of monitoring blood sugar levels.
Contact Hours: 104. Cost: $2,485. Mean salary rates: $13.23 hourly/$27,520 annually. Projected growth is faster average with a projected 10% to 14% growth. (Source: O'Net Online website)
This project management program has been developed with you in mind! On-campus, evening delivery to support full/part-time working adults.<
Project Management Professional Development Program prepares students to learn project management fundamentals including key project management processes, values and benefits of standards and processes, the nine project management knowledge areas and the five key process groups. This course will also include simulation exercises covering building a project plan, time, quality, cost, communications and scope management.
To support the fundamentals, project management methodologies, templates, tools, key terms, team and relationship building, roles and responsibilities will also be examined. Upon completion of this course you will be prepared to sit for the industry recognized credential exam for either the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) (if qualified).
Contact hours: 160. Cost: $3,295. Project Management is not considered as a specific field. Project management skills are needed in a variety of areas to include information management, construction, and computer and information systems to name a few. Review the O*Net Online page showing the top 20 occupations for project managers to determine salary and industry growth.
This program teaches students how to code in one language (Java), but also teaches
the principles behind programming languages and software development so students have
the skills to learn new frameworks and languages more quickly on the job in the future.
Additionally, this program teaches students how enterprise technology teams are structured and highlights the role of a software developer. To further empower the student, the students use technology tools, software, tips and tricks that most organizations use today.
Students will participate in a holistic learning program that strengthens their ability to apply the related knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform at a high level in life and on-the-job.
Contact hours: 300. Cost: $4,600. Mean Salary: $32.69 hourly/$67,990 annually. (Source: O*Net Online)
This certification program powered by Career Step will prepare students to perform general patient care and handle routine administrative responsibilities that frequently include: obtaining patient vital signs, administering oral and perenteral medications, performing wound care, assisting during procedures, and managing medical records to name a few .
Contact Hours: 640. Clinical Externship hours: 130. Cost: $3,999. Textbooks and supplies are provided as part of tuition. In addition you will recieve an exam voucher upon graduation to take the certification exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). U.S. Department of Labor estimates the demand for medical assistants to grow by 23% by 2024. Median Pay ranges from $26,860 to $37,760 annually (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
The Basic Technical Writing Certificate program powered by JER Online consists of three courses. The program is Instructor-Led, meaning you learn from highly qualified industry and tech writing faculty. Our course of study has been designed for individuals who lack sufficient experience in the field, those who want to enhance existing careers in technical writing or move in a new direction. The certificate is specifically designed for those who:
Contact Hours: 90. Cost: $975. The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not recognize technical writing as a specific career path. However, one of the more sought after skills by employers is the ability to communicate effectively.
Professional Education courses are non-credit and are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid. However, there are private (non-federal) lending organizations that offer loan funds to assist students. To learn more about the products offered by our Preferred Lenders, please visit ELM Select (Educational Loan Management System). You are not limited to the lenders listed. The lenders that will do private loans for certificate seeking students are Salliemae, Wells Fargo, and PNC. To access the preferred lenders list select undergraduate as your status.
In partnership with UCM, Career Step has developed online certification programs in Healthcare. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates 2.8 million new jobs in healthcare is expected by 2022. These online self-paced certification programs provide the flexibility and support needed to transition to a new field or to begin a rewarding career quicker than a formal educational program.
Our Career Training Programs are designed by a team of professionals from each respective field, who work to provide the student with effective web-based learning experiences. Learn in-demand skills recognized by employers Many courses prepare student for a national certification