Programs

Patient Care Technician

A Patient Care Technician assists doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals in providing direct patient care in various healthcare environments. Graduates of Larock’s Patient Care Technician program will be prepared to provide basic patient care, acquire and distribute patient care supplies, change bed linens and process dirty linens properly, perform safety checks to keep patient rooms, obtain EKG readings, as well as perform phlebotomy procedures. Patient Care Technician Training at Larock is a vital program, comprised of the following courses which are scheduled sequentially. EKG / Cardiac Monitor Technician, Phlebotomy Technician Certificate, Patient Care Technician Certificate. Achieving this trio of certificates through the Patient Care Technician program prepares graduates for many diverse opportunities in the healthcare field. Upon completion of each of the three courses, students will be eligible to sit for a national credentialing test through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) in all three areas, Certified EKG Technician, Certified Phlebotomy Technician and Certified Patient Care Technician.

Available at these locations:

Canton Academy
Columbus Academy
Cleveland / Parma Heights Academy

Phlebotomy Technician

Phlebotomy Technicians work directly with patients to obtain specimens for testing, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Phlebotomy Training at Larock gives students the opportunity to practice hands-on phlebotomy using various techniques and methods. Students receive between 50 – 100 opportunities to practice the technique of drawing blood, allowing for plenty of hands on practice. Career services and job placement assistance is offered to students during and after completion of the phlebotomy program at Larock. Upon completion of the Phlebotomy Technician program at Larock, students will be eligible to sit for a national credentialing test through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician.

Available at these locations:

Canton Academy
Columbus Academy
Cleveland / Parma Heights Academy

EKG Cardiac Monitor Technician

An EKG, cardiac monitor, or electrocardiogram technician, is a vital member of the healthcare team. EKG technicians work in healthcare facilities with doctors and technologists and specialize in electrocardiogram (EKG) testing for patients. EKG machines are complex medical devices that monitor the heart’s performance. EKG/Cardiac Monitor Technician training at Larock teaches students how to interpret various heart rhythms. Larock’s EKG training classes are small, maximizing the learning environment for all types of students! Larock’s instructors have many years of experience in the field and are dedicated to helping students succeed. Upon completion of Larock’s EKG Technician program, graduates are eligible to complement their education with a Phlebotomy Technician Certificate and the Patient Care Technician course. The combination of an EKG Technician Certificate, Phlebotomy Technician Certificate and the Patient Care Technician course may result in a Patient Care Technician Certificate, enabling many diverse opportunities in the healthcare field.

Available at these locations:

Canton Academy
Columbus Academy
Cleveland / Parma Heights Academy

Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

Medical Billing and Coding Specialists work in the health care field and assign codes for diagnoses and procedures, submit claims for reimbursement, coach providers on best documentation practices, and ensure patient records are intact to support coding and billing processes. Certified Billing and Coding Specialist perform many tasks, such as accurately locating documentation in the patient record to support coding and billing process, assigning codes for diagnoses and procedures, submitting claims for reimbursement based on payer policies and procedures and working with health care providers to guide them on the best documentation practices to support quality coding and optimal reimbursement. Larock’s program will not only teach these procedures but also medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, CPT coding, ICD-10 coding, HCPCS Level II coding, CCI edits and learning strategies and job search skills. Completion of the Medical Billing and Coding Specialist program at Larock will enable students to sit for a national credentialing test though the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) to become a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS).

Available at these locations:

Canton Academy
Columbus Academy
Cleveland / Parma Heights Academy

Medical Office Administration

Larock’s Medical Office Administration program prepares students to enter into the fast growing health care field. Students learn by engaging in hands-on exercises such as verifying insurance coverage, processing patient’s copay and bill payments, creating medical charts and covering all of the other necessary job responsibilities they will perform when working in Medical Office Administration. Our qualified instructors teach by using visual aids and multimedia presentations during lectures and laboratory classes. Larock’s Medical Office Administration Program introduces students to medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, medical laws/ethics, ICD-10 coding, patient registration, management of health information, interpersonal communications, medical claims forms, financial management, human resource management, patient scheduling, office cancellations, insurance payments, Microsoft office applications and more. The course includes Simulation & Skills Laboratory practice to further develop skills of a MAA. Upon successful completion of this program, students will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible for national certification of Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Available at these locations:

Canton Academy
Columbus Academy
Cleveland / Parma Heights Academy

Nurse Aide

A nurse aide, often referred to as a CNA (certified nursing assistant) or in Ohio an STNA (State Tested Nurse Aide), is a great entry into the healthcare industry. Students at Larock’s Nurse Aide program will be taught by experienced instructors, focused on teaching basic nursing and personal care skills, as well as other fundamentals that are required to prepare for the state test and, upon completion, enter the job field as a competitive job candidate. Individuals who are ready to take the next step toward a career as a Nurse Aide must enroll in a state-approved competency and training program. Every state has its own specific requirements. Becoming an STNA in Ohio requires the completion of a training program approved by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). An approved program consists of at least 75 hours of classroom and clinical instruction. The STNA Nurse Aide program at Larock is approved by the Ohio Department of Health and ensures students are well prepared for entry into the healthcare field.

Available at these locations:

Canton Academy
Columbus Academy
Cleveland / Parma Heights Academy

CPR + Standard First Aid

Larock offers certifications in CPR, AED and/or First Aid to both healthcare professionals as well as community members. Through a partnership with the American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI), Larock students may complete the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillator (AED), and first aid classes separately, or in one combined session. ASHI’s CPR, AED & First Aid curriculum is based on the 2010 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Science with Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR) standards. This training course is designed for individuals who are required to, or have the desire to, have CPR, AED and/or First Aid knowledge and skills. This certification from Larock is a great fit for people in occupation such as emergency response teams in business and industry, school bus drivers, parents, nursing home or assisted living facility staff, child care workers, social workers, teachers, and babysitters.

Available at these locations:

Canton Academy
Columbus Academy
Cleveland / Parma Heights Academy

Paramedical Examiner

The Paramedical Examiner class is available to all individuals who have successfully completed Phlebotomy Technician training. A Paramedical Examiner conducts specific examinations ordered primarily by insurance companies in need of certain information from a potential life insurance client prior to authorizing coverage. These exams can take place in the home or workplace of the client, requiring the Paramedical Examiner to travel to meet at various locations. Exams can also be performed at the office of a Paramedical Examining Agency. The diversity of clientele and the ability to travel makes the Paramedical Examining field dynamic and exciting! Paramedical Examiners need possess skills on many levels to obtain the information insurance companies require. The first step is to complete a Phlebotomy Technician program before taking the Paramedical Examiner class. Insurance companies often require that blood samples be taken for analysis. There may be other forms of specimen collection involved, including urine and saliva collection.

Available at these locations:

Canton Academy
Columbus Academy
Cleveland / Parma Heights Academy

Vital Signs Workshop

Larock Healthcare Academy offers many programs that have a bright career outlook, and an even brighter outlook when they are complemented with the Vital Signs Workshop. This two-hour hands-on workshop will teach you how to take blood pressure, check a patient’s heart rate and check their heart rate. Placing this certificate of completion on your resume and in your portfolio will give you a leg-up on your competition for employment!

Career services and job placement assistance offered to those that complete this class.

Canton Academy
Columbus Academy
Cleveland / Parma Heights Academy

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