Career Step Programs

Career Step has been offering high-quality training programs for 25 years, and through our Academic Partnership program you can offer these proven, industry-approved and employer-trusted programs to your students.

Founded in 1992 as a medical transcription school, Career Step now offers more than a dozen programs designed to help students gain the knowledge and skills they need for specific in-demand career fields. We specialize in healthcare and also offer courses in the administration and technology industries and well as continuing education courses.

Healthcare Training

The Professional Medical Coding and Billing with Applied PCS program prepares students for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) and Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certifications. Students develop a healthcare knowledge base and train on current and advanced code sets. Enrollment includes ebooks, codebooks, and a certification exam voucher.

Enrollment Duration: 12 months online access

Price: $3,495

The Professional Medical Coding and Billing program prepares students for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) and Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification exams. Topics studied include reimbursement methodologies, biomedical sciences, and code sets, including ICD-10 coding. Enrollment includes ebooks, industry codebooks, and a voucher for one of the national certification exams.

Enrollment Duration: 12 months online access

Price: $2,995

Approved by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), the Medical Transcription Editor program prepares students for medical transcription and editing careers. Topics studied include documentation, biomedical sciences, and editing theory. Enrollment includes ebooks, a transcription foot pedal, an AHDI membership, and a voucher to take the RHDS exam.

Enrollment Duration: 12 months online access

Price: $2,995

Approved by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), the Medical Transcription program prepares students for medical transcription careers. Topics studied include medical terminology, anatomy, and healthcare documentation, among others. Enrollment includes ebooks, a transcription foot pedal, an AHDI membership, and a voucher to take the RHDS exam.

Enrollment Duration: 12 months online access

Price: $2,795

The Medical Assistant with Clinical Externship program is designed to prepare students to earn the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) credential after graduation. Curriculum includes interactive simulations and covers healthcare reimbursement, basic anatomy, clinical patient care, EKG testing, and phlebotomy. Enrollment includes a clinical externship, ebooks, and a voucher to take the CCMA exam after graduation.

Enrollment Duration: 12 months online access

Price: $3,999

Prepares you to build on several years of inpatient acute care coding experience by transitioning to inpatient auditing. You will develop both the technical and soft skills required to be a good inpatient auditor.

Enrollment Duration: 12 months online access

Price: $2,699

The Pharmacy Technician program prepares students for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Exam. The course, currently pending ASHP/ACPE accreditation, connects students with an externship partner so they can fulfill graduation requirements. In addition to one-on-one instructor support, students will receive a lab kit, ebooks, and an exam voucher.

Enrollment Duration: 12 months online access

Price: $2,995

The Medical Billing program helps students develop the knowledge and skills they need to work in healthcare reimbursement. Topics studied include bundled payments, the impact of the Affordable Care Act, and experience with current billing forms. Enrollment includes ebooks and a Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam voucher.

Enrollment Duration: 6 months online access

Price: $2,995

The EKG Technician program is designed to prepare students with the knowledge to take the Certified EKG Technician (CET) credential after graduation. Curriculum includes interactive simulations and covers healthcare and cardiovascular foundations, reading basic patient vitals, and EKG testing and monitoring. Enrollment includes ebooks and access to a Student Advocate.

Enrollment Duration: 3 months online access

Price: $499

The Phlebotomy Technician program is specifically designed to prepare students with the knowledge they need to take the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) credential after graduation. Program curriculum includes interactive simulations, and covers cardiovascular foundations, infection control, and blood collection and analysis. Enrollment includes ebooks and access to a Student Advocate.

Enrollment Duration: 3 months online access

Price: $499

Expanded Healthcare Training

This program prepares students for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Exam as well as the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) credentials. Topics studied include pharmacology, pharmacy law, EHR software, and office procedures. Enrollment includes ebooks and three vouchers for the certification exams.

Enrollment Duration: 12 months online access

Price: $3,795

This program prepares students for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Exam and Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) credential. Topics studied include pharmacology, pharmacy law, pharmaceutical calculations, nonsterile compounding, healthcare documentation, practice finances, billing and collections, and special considerations such as bundled payments. Enrollment includes ebooks and exam vouchers.

Enrollment Duration: 12 months online access

Price: $3,795

This program prepares students for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) credentials. Topics studied include Microsoft Office basics, medical terminology, healthcare documentation, practice finances, billing and collections, and special considerations like ICD-10 and X12 5010. Enrollment includes ebooks and two certification exam vouchers.

Enrollment Duration: 12 months online access

Price: $3,795

This program prepares students for the CompTIA A+, Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS), and Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certifications. Topics studied include computer hardware/software, troubleshooting, healthcare documentation, and electronic health records. Enrollment includes ebooks, study guides, a repair toolkit and power supply tester, and four certification exam vouchers.

Enrollment Duration: 12 months online access

Price: $3,795

Administrative Training

The Medical Administrative Assistant with EHR program prepares students to earn the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) credentials. Topics studied include ezEMRx EHR software, Microsoft Office, healthcare documentation, and office procedures. Enrollment includes ebooks and exam vouchers for the two national certifications.

Enrollment Duration: 6 months online access

Price: $2,695

Approved by the National Healthcareer Association, the Medical Administrative Assistant program prepares students to earn the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) credential. Topics studied include healthcare documentation, medical terminology, practice finances, and standard office procedures, among others. Enrollment includes ebooks and a voucher for the national certification exam.

Enrollment Duration: 6 months online access

Price: $1,995

Designed to help students gain the software and business skills needed in the modern office, the Executive Assistant program prepares students to earn the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Master certification. Topics studied include Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and office procedures. Enrollment includes ebooks and a MOS exam voucher.

Enrollment Duration: 6 months online access

Price: $1,995

The Veterinary Office Manager program helps students develop the knowledge and skills needed to work as a veterinary assistant or medical office assistant. Topics studied include office and exam room procedures, communication and client relations, and small and large animal nursing. Enrollment includes a CMAA exam voucher.

Enrollment Duration: 12 months online access

Price: $3,495

The Veterinary Assistant program helps students develop the knowledge and skills needed to work in a veterinary office. Topics studied include office and exam room procedures, communication and client relations, and small and large animal nursing, among others. Enrollment includes 6 months of course access and ebooks.

Enrollment Duration: 6 months online access

Price: $1,995

Technology Training

Developed by a Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) education partner, the Computer Technician program prepares students for CompTIA A+ certification. Topics studied include hardware, software, and troubleshooting, among others. Enrollment includes ebooks, exam study guides, a repair toolkit, a power supply tester, a USB drive, and CompTIA A+ exam vouchers.

Enrollment Duration: 6 months online access

Price: $1.995

The Microsoft Office 2016 training course prepares students to earn the Microsoft Office Specialist Master certification with training on Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access. Students learn beginning and advanced concepts and complete a variety of hands-on exercises. Enrollment includes ebooks as well as five quick reference cards.

Enrollment Duration: 12 months online access

Price: $499

The Microsoft Access course teaches beginning and advanced concepts and provides a variety of hands-on exercises. Enrollment includes an ebook as well as a quick reference card.

Enrollment Duration: 3 months online access

Price: $149

The Microsoft Excel course teaches beginning and advanced concepts and provides a variety of hands-on exercises. Enrollment includes an ebook as well as a quick reference card.

Enrollment Duration: 3 months online access

Price: $149

The Microsoft Outlook course teaches beginning and advanced concepts and provides a variety of hands-on exercises. Enrollment includes an ebook as well as a quick reference card.

Enrollment Duration: 3 months online access

Price: $149

The Microsoft PowerPoint course teaches beginning and advanced concepts and provides a variety of hands-on exercises. Enrollment includes an ebook as well as a quick reference card.

Enrollment Duration: 3 months online access

Price: $149

The Microsoft Word course teaches beginning and advanced concepts and provides a variety of hands-on exercises. Enrollment includes an ebook as well as a quick reference card.

Enrollment Duration: 3 months online access

Price: $149

Continuing Education *

The Career FastTrack: Medical Transcription Editing program offers the opportunity for trained medical transcriptionists to add medical transcription editing to their professional skillset. Topics studied include documentation and editing theory. Enrollment includes student support throughout the course.

Enrollment Duration: 4 months online access

Price: $695

The RHDS Exam Prep course prepares students to take the Registered Health Documentation Specialist Exam offered by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI). Topics studied include health information technology, English language and grammar, medical terminology, and anatomy and disease. Enrollment includes student support throughout the course.

Enrollment Duration: 4 months online access

Price: $175

The Advanced Cardiac Life Support online certification course is built on the most recent Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) guidelines published by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). It is nationally accredited and provides 8 continuing education hours for certification and 4 hours for renewal through PIM or CAPCE. ACLS recertification is available for $175.

Enrollment Duration: 24 months online access

Price: $275

The Pediatric Advanced Life Support online certification course is built on the most recent Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) guidelines published by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). It is nationally accredited and provides 8 continuing education hours for certification and 4 hours for renewal through PIM or CAPCE. PALS recertification is available for $175.

Enrollment Duration: 24 months online access

Price: $275

The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) online certification course is built on the most recent Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) guidelines published by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). It is nationally accredited and provides 8 continuing education hours for certification and 4 hours for renewal through PIM or CAPCE. NRP recertification is available for $175.

Enrollment Duration: 24 months online access

Price: $275

The Basic Life Support (BLS) online certification course is built on the most recent Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) guidelines published by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). It is nationally accredited and provides 4 continuing education hours for certification and 2 hours for renewal through PIM or CAPCE. BLS recertification is available for $65.

Enrollment Duration: 24 months online access

Price: $95

The ICD-10-CM Diagnoses for the Professional Coder course includes 13 hours of curriculum designed for coders in small hospitals and large clinics. The course provides 13 AHIMA and AAPC CEU credits.

Enrollment Duration: 12 months online access

Price: $995

The ICD-10-CM Diagnoses and PCS Procedures for Proficient Coding course includes 20 hours of curriculum designed for coders at critical access hospitals. The course provides 19 AHIMA and AAPC CEU credits.

Enrollment Duration: 12 months online access

Price: $695

The ICD-10-PCS Procedures for Proficient Coding course includes 10 hours of curriculum designed for coders in small hospitals who assign corresponding procedure codes. The course provides 9 AHIMA and 8.5 AAPC CEU credits.

Enrollment Duration: 12 months online access

Price: $495

The ICD-10-CM Diagnoses for Proficient Coding course includes 10 hours of curriculum designed for anyone who assigns or reviews codes for a physician practice. The course provides 10 AHIMA and 9.5 AAPC CEU credits.

Enrollment Duration: 12 months online access

Price: $495

Medic CE Courses*

The platinum 1-year subscription provides students unlimited access to any of our self-paced courses. All online EMS CE courses have CAPCE accreditation and are accepted by the NREMT as well as by almost all states as F3 courses.

Enrollment Duration: 12 months online access

Price: $59

The platinum 2-year subscription provides students unlimited access to any of our self-paced courses. All online EMS CE courses have CAPCE accreditation and are accepted by the NREMT as well as by almost all states as F3 courses.

Enrollment Duration: 24 months online access

Price: $99

The 8-Hour NCCP EMR Refresher course meets NCCP national requirements for emergency medical responders, is nationally accredited through CAPCE, and is accepted hour for hour by the National Registry at the state level as an F5 course.

Enrollment Duration: Virtual Instructor-Led Course

Price: $69

The 20-Hour NCCP EMT Refresher course meets NCCP national requirements for emergency medical responders, is nationally accredited through CAPCE, and is accepted hour for hour by the National Registry at the state level as an F5 course.

Enrollment Duration: Virtual Instructor-Led Course

Price: $169

The 24-Hour NCCP EMT Refresher course meets NCCP national requirements for emergency medical responders, is nationally accredited through CAPCE, and is accepted hour for hour by the National Registry at the state level as an F5 course.

Enrollment Duration: Virtual Instructor-Led Course

Price: $199

The 25-Hour NCCP AEMT Refresher course meets NCCP national requirements for AEMTs, is nationally accredited through CAPCE, and is accepted hour for hour by the National Registry at the state level as an F5 course.

Enrollment Duration: Virtual Instructor-Led Course

Price: $219

The 30-Hour NCCP Paramedic Refresher course meets NCCP national requirements for paramedics, is nationally accredited through CAPCE, and is accepted hour for hour by the National Registry at the state level as an F5 course.

Enrollment Duration: Virtual Instructor-Led Course

Price: $259

The 48-Hour AEMT and Paramedic Refresher course meets NCCP national requirements for AEMTs and paramedics, is nationally accredited through CAPCE, and is accepted hour for hour by the National Registry at the state level as an F5 course.

Enrollment Duration: Virtual Instructor-Led Course

Price: $399

The Critical Care Paramedic Transport Review program is designed to prepare paramedics to take the Critical Care Paramedic or Flight Paramedic Certification Exam offered by the BCCTPC. The program is accredited by CAPCE, approved by the Board for Critical Care Transport Paramedic Certification (BCCTPC®), and NREMT accepted as an F5 course.

Enrollment Duration: Virtual Instructor-Led Course

Price: $399

*Please note that these courses are eligible for revenue sharing but will not count toward your yearly tier total.

Promotions

Professional Medical Coding and Billing w/Applied PCS, Medical Office Manager, and Healthcare

Available Promotions: *Laptop, *iPad or **Kindle with electronic text, or $400 off

Medical Transcription and Editor, Professional Medical Coding and Billing, Pharmacy Technician with Healthcare Administration, and Pharmacy Technician with Healthcare

Available Promotions: *Laptop, *iPad or **Kindle with electronic text, or $300 off

Medical Transcription, Medical Administrative Assistant with EHR, and Veterinary Assisting and Medical Office Administration

Available Promotions: *Laptop, *iPad or **Kindle with electronic text, or $200 off

Pharmacy Technician, Computer Technician, Medical Billing, Medical Administrative Assistant, Executive Assistant, and Veterinary Assistant

Available Promotions: *Laptop, *iPad or **Kindle with electronic text, or $125 off

*$300 value
**$100 value

Students have the option to purchase program extensions directly through Career Step. Four month extensions are available for the 12 month programs at a cost of $299. Three month extensions are available for the 6 month programs at a cost of $199.