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Real estate and medical coding classes coming up

Beaufort County Community College has upcoming classes in Beaufort and Washington counties to help start or move forward in your healthcare, real estate or human services career. “Activity Director-Basic” is being held at Washington County Center located at 100 N.C. Highway 32 North, Roper. The other classes are held in Building 8 on BCCC’s main campus. Call 252-940-6375 to register.

Real Estate Post-Licensing: Contracts and Closings

This class is one of the three mandatory post-licensing courses that must be completed by newly licensed North Carolina provisional brokers within three years after licensure. Gain professional skills in sales contract preparation and common procedures, license status and education issues. Students should bring their North Carolina Real Estate Manual, 2017 Edition (blue book), www.ncrepubs.org/north-carolina-real-estate-manual-paper. Students can register and pay online for this $125 class. It will take place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting Jan. 13.

Pre-License Real Estate

This 10-week course is required to satisfy the educational requirements for a provisional broker and is designed to prepare you to pass the real estate license examination administered by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission. Topics include basic real estate principles and practices, law and contracts, financing, closing valuation, fair housing and real estate laws. The book is available in campus bookstore. Students must have a high school diploma and students are subject to a criminal background check. This $180 class will run from noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting on Jan. 14.

Activity Director-Basic

This course is designed to provide basic training to individuals desiring to become an activity director in a healthcare related setting. Activity directors for adult care homes are required by the N.C. Division of Facility Services to complete a minimum of 60 hours in an approved activity director’s course and 25 hours in practicum. Course will follow the state-approved course outlines which include the following modules: (I) Overview of the Activity Professional, (II) Human Development and the Aging Process, (III) Standards of Practice, (IV) Activity Care Planning and (V) Methods of Service Delivery. The course includes a clinical component. Students can register and pay online, though individuals may qualify for financial assistance. The class will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 14 at the Washington County Center in Roper.

Medical Billing and Coding – Advanced

This course delves deeper into the medical coding sets and their guidelines; including ICD-10-CM (diagnosis codes), CPT (provider procedural codes with modifiers) and ICD-10-PCS (facility procedural codes). Students will learn how to interpret medical documentation and assign codes accordingly, and when to query a provider regarding missing or incorrect documentation. Through this course, diagnoses, procedures/surgeries and scenarios will become increasingly more complex in order to help students understand the complexity of real-life coding in the healthcare industry; taking into consideration coding, insurance, Medicare/Medicaid and individual medical facility guidelines. As a result, the following prerequisites are a must: high school diploma or equivalency and successful completion of Intro to Medical Billing and Coding and/or successful completion of medical terminology and anatomy and physiology courses with medical coding courses or employment experience in the healthcare field with exposure to coding. Students can register and pay online for the $130 class. Textbooks include: AMA’s 2020 CPT Professional Edition, ISBN# 978-1-62202-898-6; TCI’s 2020 ICD-10-CM: The Complete Official Codebook ISBN# 978-1-63527-662-6 (Other 2020 ICD-10-CM codebooks are acceptable (AMA, Optum, AAPC)); Mosby’s Medical Dictionary, 10th edition, ISBN# 978-0323414258 (Other medical dictionaries are acceptable). The class will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Jan. 14.

HRD: Pathway to Counseling/Human Services Careers

This class is ideal for people who think they want to try a career in social services but are not ready to commit to an associate degree. If students decide to move forward, this class can be counted as “credit for prior learning.” The Pathway to Counseling/Human Services program will provide basic skills training in case management and substance abuse services. It will highlight skills used in counseling and human service careers such as: counseling, individual needs assessment, documentation, evaluation, client education, coordination of care planning and referrals. This class will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays starting Feb. 3. The $70 fee can be waived for qualifying individuals.