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Estrella Mountain Community College

Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is one of ten colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD), and is the newest in the district. MCCCD is one of the largest and oldest community college districts in the United States

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The Medical Assisting Program (MAP) prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to provide medical office administrative services and perform clinical duties. The Medical Assistant Program trains entry level medical assistants to successfully enter the job market with the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide quality patient care.
$4692.00
830 Hours
Face-to-Face - Certificate
Adult
Medical Assistants (MA) perform clinical and administrative functions to keep healthcare delivery settings running smoothly. Human relation and communication skills are important aspects of this career field.

Medical Assistant (MA) students will learn and specialize in both front- and back-office practices, which provides an ideal combination of administration skills and knowledge of medical procedures.

Medical Assistants are individuals who can multi-task, perform various medical procedures, and who work well with people. Duties include a wide variety of skills in preparing patients for examination and treatments.

Medical Assistant (MA) students receive hands-on training in clinical and administrative support in an actual medical facility.

The MA program incorporates up-to-date learning tools with highly experienced instructors to provide students with interactive learning, and hands on instruction. The program also teaches the organizational skills necessary to succeed in fast-paced health environments and medical facilities.

Convenient for your busy schedule, this program may be completed in approximately 36 weeks for day program.

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The Medical Billing and Coding Program (MBC) prepare individuals to enter the field of insurance processing and coding functions. Billing and Coding Specialists assign and report ICD, CPT, and HCPCS codes on insurance claims for diagnoses and procedures/services provided to patients in a variety of health care environments. The insurance billing and coding program offers individuals the opportunity to pursue a business-related career that is an essential part of the health care industry.
$4122.00
805 Hours
Face-to-Face - Certificate
Adult
The Medical Billing and Coding (MBC) program prepares individuals to enter the field of health insurance processing and coding functions. Graduates of the program will receive a Certificate of Completion (CCL).

Compliance demands by federal legislation now require the electronic transmission of patient records. Health care industries must ensure accuracy and privacy through the skills of quality, trained Medical Billing and Coding professionals.

Convenient for your busy schedule, this program may be completed in approximately 48 weeks.

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Graduates receiving an AAS in Nursing degree are eligible to apply for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). The RN is educated as a generalist who delivers health care to clients and family groups and has competencies related to the art and science of nursing. The RN may be employed in a variety of acute, long-term, and community-based health care settings. Registered Nurses function withing the legal scope of practice and use professional standards of care when caring for clients and families across the life span. The degree provides the graduate with an educational foundation for articulation into the University setting.
$0.00
Face-to-Face - Undergraduate Degree
Adult
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Nursing Program is available at eight of the Maricopa Community Colleges. Clinical experiences are provided in a variety of healthcare settings. The Nursing Program provides eligibility for students to apply for the national exam for the registered nurse license. Licensing requirements are the exclusive responsibility of the State Board of Nursing.
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Nursing Program is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), 61 Broadway 33rd Floor, New York, New York 10006, 212.363.5555, ext 153.
Program offerings:
This program is offered at the following sites:
  • Chandler Gilbert Community College
  • Estrella Mountain Community College
  • GateWay Community College
  • Glendale Community College
  • Mesa Community College
  • Mesa Community College/Boswell
  • Paradise Valley Community College
  • Phoenix College
  • Scottsdale Community College

Waiver of Licensure/Certification Guarantee:
Admission or graduation from the Nursing Program does not guarantee obtaining a license to practice nursing. Licensure requirements and the subsequent procedures are the exclusive right and responsibility of the Arizona State Board of Nursing. Students must satisfy the requirements of the Nurse Practice Act: Statutes, Rules and Regulations, independently of any college or school requirements for graduation.

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The Administration of Justice Program is designed to prepare you for careers within the criminal justice system and legal field including law enforcement, the courts, probation and parole, corrections, and the various social service agencies that support the criminal justice system. You will learn the techniques and principles of criminal justice, patrol procedures, ethics, correctional institutions, police management, defense tactics, crime scene procedure and police photography.
$0.00
Face-to-Face - Undergraduate Degree
Adult
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Administration of Justice program is designed to prepare men and women for careers within the criminal justice system, including, but not limited to: law enforcement, the courts, probation and parole, corrections, and the various social service agencies that support the criminal justice system. It is interdisciplinary in nature and provides the student with a broad knowledge of the conceptual occupational issues and concerns existent within the criminal justice system. The program also provides criminal justice practitioners with the opportunity for continued education and academic growth and development.

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Identify and describe the major components of the criminal justice process. (AJS101) Describe governmental structure and its relationship to the criminal justice system. (AJS101) Trace the historical development of common and statutory law. (AJS109) List and describe elements necessary to prove the corpus delicti of criminal acts as found in the common law and the Arizona Revised Statutes. (AJS109) Focus on changing the distribution of crime opportunities rather than offender motivation. (AJS113) Application of situational crime prevention strategies, problem-oriented crime control approaches, hot spots policing, defensible space, and crime prevention through defensible space. (AJS113) Trace the history and development of juvenile justice theories, procedures, and institutions. (AJS212) Identify and describe the major social, political, and legal issues associated with crime in America. (AJS225) Identify deviance, society's role in defining behavior, theories of criminality, and the psychological impact of crime. (AJS225) Identify principal functions of the police in American Society. (AJS230) Trace the history of policing from ancient times to the modern era. (AJS230) Describe the interrelationships and missions of the federal, state, and local law enforcement systems. (AJS230) Trace the history and development of correctional theories and institutions. (AJS240) Identify and describe various types of correctional institutions and the role that corrections performs in the criminal justice system. (AJS240) Describe procedural criminal law requirements and their effect on the criminal justice system. (AJS260) Describe the criminal law procedures for arrest, search, and seizure. (AJS260) Identify principles of law which have evolved from "landmark" decisions pertaining to criminal justice. (AJS260) Trace the development of police/community programs. (AJS270) Identify and describe future trends in police/community relations. (AJS270) Identify and describe the goals and objectives of criminal investigation. (AJS275) Describe criminal investigation and list the appropriate steps to be undertaken during the investigation of specific crimes. (AJS275)
$2817.00
48 Weeks
Face-to-Face - Certificate
Adult
The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Administration of Justice program is designed to prepare men and women for careers within the criminal justice system, including, but not limited to: law enforcement, the courts, probation and parole, corrections, and the various social service agencies that support the criminal justice system. It is interdisciplinary in nature and provides the student with a broad knowledge of the conceptual occupational issues and concerns existent within the criminal justice system. The program also provides criminal justice practitioners with the opportunity for continued education and academic growth and development.

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Use the appropriate techniques to identify, interpret and classify fingerprints and explain the problems associated with the development of latent prints. (AJS213, AJS215) Identify and explain the problems related to the preservation of evidence and the chain of evidence. (AJS213, AJS215, AJS216, AJS201, AJS242, AJS275) Use photography and other appropriate equipment and techniques to identify and preserve different types of evidence. (AJS241) Practice crime scene and traffic accident photography. (AJS241) Identify and use appropriate scientific methods to investigate, recognize, collect and preserve various types of biological evidence. (AJS216, AJS242, AJS275)
$2145.00
48 Weeks
Face-to-Face - Certificate
Adult
The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Evidence Technology prepares students for careers as police or civilian crime scene technicians. The program provides comprehensive instruction in crime scene photography, fingerprint classification and processing, crime scene investigation and search techniques, collection, packaging, and processing of evidence, chemical processing of evidence, and related skills such as, proper courtroom demeanor.

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Identify and describe tax reporting for payroll, sales, and personal property. (ACC105, ACC115) Demonstrate the use of a microcomputer accounting system, including the general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll. (ACC105, ACC115) Identify, describe, and use the fundamental principles and practices of accounting including interpretation of general purpose financial statements. (ACC111, ACC112, ACC211, ACC230) Define the basic rules of financial accounting and apply them to business problems. (ACC111, ACC112, ACC211, ACC230) Identify and describe procedural details for the accumulation of information and generation of reports for internal and external users. (ACC111, ACC112, ACC211, ACC230) Identify and describe the uses of accounting information for internal and external purposes with emphasis on analysis for use by management. (ACC212, ACC240) Investigate, analyze, and design computer spreadsheets for solving business problems using Microsoft Excel. (BPC/CIS114DE) Demonstrate the use of computer information systems, computer concepts, microcomputer applications, and programming techniques. (CIS105) Identify the fundamental characteristics and functions of modern business, including business principles, marketing, labor relations, and business risk. (GBS151) Identify and define legal theories, ethical issues, and the regulatory climate affecting business policies and decisions. (GBS205)
$2249.00
48 Weeks
Face-to-Face - Certificate
Adult
The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Accounting program is designed for students seeking to gain skills and knowledge in the field of accounting. Possible entry-level positions for this program include accounting clerk, accounts payable/receivable clerk, claims clerk, credit clerk, full-charge bookkeeper, accounting intern, or comparable positions. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) is also available.

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Identify and describe tax reporting for payroll, sales and personal property. (ACC105, ACC115) Demonstrate the use of a microcomputer accounting system, including the general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll. (ACC105, ACC115) Identify, describe, and use the fundamental principles and practices of accounting including interpretation of general purpose financial statements. (ACC111, ACC112, ACC211, ACC230) Define the basic rules of financial accounting and apply them to business problems. (ACC111, ACC112, ACC211, ACC230) Identify and describe procedural details for the accumulation of information and generation of reports for internal and external users. (ACC111, ACC112, ACC211, ACC230) Identify, describe, and use the accounting procedures for individuals, partnerships, and corporate tax structures. (ACC121, ACC221) Identify and describe the uses of accounting information for internal and external purposes with emphasis on analysis for use by management. (ACC212, ACC240) Investigate, analyze, and design computer spreadsheets for solving business problems using Microsoft Excel. (CIS114DE) Demonstrate the use of computer information systems, computer concepts, microcomputer applications, and programming techniques. (CIS105) Identify the fundamental characteristics and functions of modern business, including business principles, marketing, labor relations, and business risk. (GBS151) Identify and define legal theories, ethical issues, and the regulatory climate affecting business policies and decisions. (GBS205) Create and analyze internal and external business communications, including various verbal and nonverbal techniques. (GBS233)
$0.00
Face-to-Face - Undergraduate Degree
Adult
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Accounting program is one of several options for students seeking to gain skills and knowledge in the field of accounting. Possible entry-level jobs for this program include accounting clerk, accounts payable/receivable clerk, claims clerk, credit clerk, full-charge bookkeeper, accounting intern, or comparable positions. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available.

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Use word processing, spreadsheet, and database software to become familiar with end-user applications. (BPC110, CIS105) Use of command line administration tools including: basic concepts, internal and external commands, subdirectories, and editor. (CIS121AH, CIS126DL) Install, customize, and troubleshoot problems with various hardware/software configurations. (BPC170, BPC270) Apply hardware knowledge and skills to maintain computers. (BPC170, BPC270) Utilize diagnostic software and utility tools to maintain and service microcomputers. (BPC270) Develop oral and listening communication skills to be implemented in a help-desk environment. (CIS102DA) Analyze network topologies, IP addressing, and basic network design. (CIS190, CNT140AA, MST140, MST150++)
$1790.00
32 Weeks
Face-to-Face - Certificate
Adult
The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Computer Hardware and Desktop Support program is designed to provide training to work in an entry-level computer maintenance and help-desk position. Students will be provided the opportunity to apply technical concepts, fundamentals, and interpersonal skills in a help-desk environment.

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Competencies

  • Health & Health Care: Health Administration
  • Health & Health Care: Nursing
  • Legal Studies: Criminal Justice & Criminal Law
  • Business: Accounting, Bookkeeping & Payroll
  • Computers & Software: Local Area Network

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