Recent additions include the new Medical Lab Technician and Health Information Management Associate’s Degree programs and the Medical Billing and Coding Technology Diploma Program.
The Medical Lab Technician Associate’s Degree program will be offered at the Tampa, Fort Myers and Port Charlotte campuses. In this program, students will learn to collect, examine, and analyze blood, urine, body fluids, cells and tissues of the human body. Results from these analyses assist physicians in the diagnosis, care, and treatment of the patient. Graduates of this program are trained in the use of a variety of equipment and the methodologies of hematology, microbiology, clinical chemistry, immunoserology and immunohematology. All students will complete an externship prior to graduation and graduates must pass the MLT National Certification exam from the American Medical Technologist Association (AMT) and obtain licensure before seeking employment. Coursework in this new program includes Anatomy and Physiology, Clinical Chemistry, Medical Terminology, Microbiology, Hematology, Immunohematology and Phlebotomy.
The Health Information Management Associate’s Degree program will be offered at the Fort Myers, Tampa and Port Charlotte campus and will also be available fully Online. This program is designed to introduce students to the diversity of health care. Students in this program will learn about privacy, confidentiality, electronic medical records, quality management, human resources, and coding and billing. Students will work in a variety of health care settings, hospitals, ambulatory care settings, insurance offices, attorney offices, and be able to perform coding, billing and medical record maintenance. Students will receive training using advanced Virtual Lab technology and will be taught specialized courses like ICD-10-CM coding and hospital coding.
The Medical Billing and Coding Technology Diploma program will be offered at the Fort Myers, Tampa and Port Charlotte campuses and will also be available fully Online. This program is designed to help students understand and apply the various classification codes associated with medical procedures and patient diagnosis and to record those codes on various healthcare insurance forms and systems so as to insure patient billing and insurance reimbursement. Students will receive training using advanced Virtual Lab technology and will be taught specialized courses like ICD-10-CM coding and hospital coding.
All of these new programs are consistent with Southwest Florida College’s mission, as it will prepare graduates for employment in entry-level positions within their field.
For more information on any of these new programs, or to find out more about Southwest Florida College, please call 1-877-455-0107 today to speak with an administrations representative or visit www.swfc.edu.
About Southwest Florida College: Southwest Florida College is an accredited, private institution of higher learning that is listening to employers and providing its students with placement assistance in today’s most demanding career fields. The college is located in Fort Myers, Tampa, Port Charlotte and Bonita Springs. The Institute of Interior Design is also located within the Bonita Springs campus. For more information, call 239-939-4766 or visit www.swfc.edu.