Health, Allied

College of Rural and Community Development
907-474-7143
Community and Technical College
907-455-2800
www.ctc.uaf.edu/programs/health/

Occupational Endorsement

The occupational endorsements in allied health give students the knowledge and technical skills for employment in health care. Occupational endorsements are available in medical billing, medical coding, medical office reception and nurse aide.

Special admission, licensing or certification requirements may apply to students in this program. Applicants should familiarize themselves with these and speak with a faculty advisor if they have any questions or concerns.

Medical Billing and Medical Coding

The occupational endorsements in medical billing and medical coding prepare students for employment in medical offices, clinics, hospitals and other medical facilities. Students in the program learn analysis of medical records and the assigning of codes for indexing diagnoses and procedures to provide information for reimbursement purposes.

Medical Office Reception

Students receive education in the theory and skills for both office work and clinical care. Prerequisites for the program include a high school diploma or GED.

Nurse Aide

The nurse aide occupational endorsement provides education and training to students in theory and basic nursing skills necessary to become efficient and productive health care team members. Students who successfully complete the program will be prepared to sit for the state of Alaska nurse aide examination for certification. This program is open to those who can document a high school diploma or GED and 10th-grade reading level by exam, or who have the instructor’s permission. Students must also be in good physical condition (capable of repeatedly lifting 50 pounds) and have the following immunizations: hepatitis B full series, two MMRs, chickenpox vaccine (or titer to prove immunity to MMR/chickenpox) and have a negative PPD for tuberculosis within the past year.

Information on any of the allied health programs is available from the Allied Health Division at the Community and Technical College, PO Box 758040, Fairbanks, AK 99775; by calling 907-455-2822; by email at fyhealth@uaf.edu; or at www.ctc.uaf.edu/health/.

Medical Billing, Medical Coding and Medical Office Reception

Complete the following admissions requirement:

  • Be at least 16 years old by the first day of the semester in which you are admitted.

Nurse Aide

Complete the following admissions requirement:

  • Be at least 18 years old by the first day of the semester in which you are admitted.

Medical Billing — Occupational Endorsement Program

Minimum Requirements for Endorsement: 12 credits

Students must earn a C- or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Occupational Endorsement Requirements
Complete the occupational endorsement requirements.
Program Requirements
CIOS F150Computer Business Applications (or documentation of computer skills and approved elective)3
HLTH F100Medical Terminology3
HLTH F236Outpatient Health Care Reimbursement3
HLTH F237Inpatient Health Care Reimbursement3
Total Credits12

Medical Coding — Occupational Endorsement Program

Minimum Requirements for Endorsement: 13 credits

Students must earn a C- or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Occupational Endorsement Requirements
Complete the occupational endorsement requirements.
Program Requirements
CIOS F150Computer Business Applications (or documentation of computer skills and approved elective)3
HLTH F100Medical Terminology3
HLTH F208Human Diseases3
HLTH F235Medical Coding 14
Total Credits13
1

Must complete HLTH F235 with a B grade or better.

Medical Office Reception — Occupational Endorsement Program

Minimum Requirements for Endorsement: 12 credits

Students must earn a C- or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Occupational Endorsement Requirements
Complete the occupational endorsement requirements.
Program Requirements
CIOS F150Computer Business Applications (or documentation of computer skills and approved elective)3
HLTH F100Medical Terminology3
HLTH F110Professional Skills for the Workplace2
HLTH F118Medical Law and Ethics2
HLTH F132Administrative Procedures I2
Total Credits12

Nurse Aide — Occupational Endorsement Program

Minimum Requirements for Endorsement: 9 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Occupational Endorsement Requirements
Complete the occupational endorsement requirements.
Program Requirements
HLTH F107Nurse Aide Training9
or HLTH F111
and HLTH F113
Personal Care Attendant Training
and Personal Care Attendant to Nursing Assistant Bridge
Total Credits9