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Regional Academy

Medical Billing CSC 221-152-03 (Credit Courses)
Pharmacy Technician – Career & Corporate Training (Non-Credit Courses)

This academy has been postponed until Fall 2021.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must meet the general requirements for admission to the college.
  • Students must complete the Academy Application and the Virginia Placement Test (VPT). Scores on the VPT must equate to "Placed ENG 111" and MTE 1 (or equivalent).
  • Two year program designed for high school aged juniors and seniors.
  • Students must be 18 to sit for the Certified Pharmacy Technician exam.
  • Students must successfully complete a criminal background check, drug test, and any other health screenings prior to participating in the Apprenticeship placements (fee applies) if required by the employer.

Program Information

Purpose: This academy will provide instruction to prepare qualified students to meet the needs of the community in health care business areas of support. The academy prepares students in two career pathways, medical billing and as pharmacy technicians. Graduates of this program earn a Career Studies Certificate in Medical Billing and will be academically eligible to take the Professional Billers National Certification Examination and the Certified Pharmacy Technician exam. Students will also earn industry certifications in MOS Word, PowerPoint and the AHA – BLS-CPR certification. Students may also have the opportunity to participate in apprenticeship programs with area hospitals, pharmacy and other health care providers.

Program Objectives: Employers continue to need workers who are knowledgeable in the medical billing field in relation to submitting health claims, resolving claims denials, and posting of payments. Potential entry-level job positions include medical billers, patient access representatives, and professional services claims processors for physician offices, hospitals, and other medical-related businesses.

Pharmacy technicians are cross-trained in customer service and technical skills to provide safe and effective patient care in retail, hospital, and community pharmacies. The pharmacy is often the most accessible form of health care, and pharmacy technicians play a vital role in hospitals, health systems, and community, grocery or drug store pharmacies. Pharmacy technicians are comfortable communicating with diverse audiences, performing data entry with various software programs, problem solving to work in a busy environment, and maintaining professionalism to provide quality patient care. This course will prepare you to support pharmacists to provide safe and effective patient care.


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Dr. Kathryn H. Beard, Dual Enrollment Coordinator
Phone: 540-857-7235

Kelly Albert, Dual Enrollment Specialist

Phone: 540-857-7313
Fax: 540-857-6478
Location: Fishburn Hall F125C

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