UH Hilo to host Med Term classes

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Date: Friday, May 2, 2014
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS) and the University of California San Diego (UCSD) teams up this summer to bring Medical Terminology courses to Hawai‘i Island to help address the ongoing healthcare crisis.

The classes will be held June 16 – 27 from 5-7 p.m. with sessions in Hilo on Mondays and Thursdays in UH Hilo’s UCB 115, and Tuesdays and Fridays at the North Hawaiʻi Education and Research Center in Honoka`a. The courses are taught by Donna Stern, who has more than 25 years experience serving adult learners in both the private and public sector.

Medical Terminology is required for a career as a medical assistant, along with related fields including case management, medical coding and billing, health information technology, and more. The course qualifies for Employment and Training Fund (ETF) subsidies.

As an ETF vendor, CCECS provides approved training for employees referred to the program by their employers. For qualified employers, ETF will pay half the cost of tuition, or up to $250, while the employer pays the other half along with any excess balance. Federal, State, and County employers and their employees are not eligible to participate in ETF.

To qualify, participants must register for this class by June 2. To register or for more information, call 974-7664.

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