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 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

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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

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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

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The Medical Assistant 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 ebooks, and a voucher to take the CCMA exam after graduation.

Enrollment Duration: 12 months online access

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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

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The Dental Assistant program is a fun and engaging solution that will prepare you to get certified and working in the dental industry. The Dental Assisting training program is broken into several bite-size modules that will teach you the skills you need to be effective in your career as a dental assistant.

Enrollment Duration: 12 months online access

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The Pharmacy Technician program prepares students for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Exam. The course 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The Physical Therapy Aide program is designed to prepare students to pass the Certified Physical Therapy Aide Specialist (CPTAS) exam after graduation. Curriculum includes documentation and reimbursement, anatomy and pathophysiology, patient preparation, and treating physical dysfunctions. Enrollment includes ebooks and a voucher to take the CPTAS exam after graduation.

Enrollment Duration: 12 months online access

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The Physical Therapy Office Professional program is designed to prepare students to pass the Certified Physical Therapy Aide Specialist (CPTAS) and Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) exams. Curriculum includes patient interaction, physical therapy aid simulations, basic life support certifications, and electronic health records. Enrollment includes ebooks and a voucher to take the CPTAS exam after graduation.

Enrollment Duration: 12 months online access

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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*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 Assistant, Medical Assistant with Clinicals, Medical Office Manager, Pharmacy Technician with ASHP/ACPE and Healthcare IT, Veterinary Assistant Office Manager, Physical Therapy Office Professional

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

Medical Transcription and Editor, Professional Medical Coding and Billing, Physical Therapy Aide, Medical Blilling.

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

Medical Administrative Assistant with EHR, Medical Assistant, and Inpatient Auditing

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

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

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

*$300 value

Students have the option to purchase program extensions directly through Career Step.