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College of Mount Saint Vincent Offers New Certificate Programs for Career Advancement
3/5/2012 - Riverdale, NY – The College of Mount Saint Vincent is pleased to announce that it is offering several new certificate programs, with the goal of career advancement and practical training in mind.
The CIW Internet Business Associate course prepares students to work effectively in today’s business environment. This course is designed to teach students about the tasks involved in various Web Technology job roles as well as the skills and technologies needed to perform them. Classes will begin Saturday, April 28th and end June 9th from 9-11:30 AM for six weeks on the Riverdale campus. The fee for this course is $495.

The Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program teaches students the skills they need to become a pharmacy tech in a hospital or retail setting. The primary responsibility of Pharmacy Technicians is filling prescriptions and preparing medications for dispensing to patients. This program pairs students with an instructor for one-on-one assistance and may include a 40-hour externship. Classes will be Mondays and Wednesdays beginning on June 4th and ending July 25th from 6-9:30 PM for 8 weeks on the Riverdale campus. The fee for this course is $999.

The Medical Assistant Administration Program is a 50-hour course that covers important background information on the medical assisting profession and interpersonal skills, medical ethics and law, medical terminology, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, medical records management and management of practice finances. This program is intended to provide students with a well-rounded introduction to medical administration so that they can gain the necessary skills required to either obtain an administrative medical assistant position. This course does not include a national or state certification as part of its overall objectives. Classes will be Tuesday and Thursdays beginning on June 5th and ending July 24th from 6-9:30 PM for 7.5 weeks on the Riverdale campus. The fee for this course is $999.

Medical Coding and Billing are two separate programs relating to the medical payment process. Medical coder trainees will learn how to convert medical services into numerical codes used in billing while medical billing trainees will learn how to use those codes to bill insurance companies and clients accordingly so that medical professionals can get paid. Classes will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays beginning on June 5th and ending August 2nd from 6-9:30 PM for 9 weeks in the Riverdale campus. The fee for the course is $1799.

For more information or to enroll in these programs, please contact Belgica Collado at (718) 405-3322 or visit the Non-Degree Programs page.  

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college. It combines a strong core curriculum with a full array of majors in the liberal arts and selected professional fields of study, including accounting, business administration, education, and nursing. Through its School of Professional and Continuing Studies, the College extends its primary undergraduate mission by offering high quality graduate studies in business, education and nursing and an array of undergraduate and certificate programs serving non-traditional students. Mount Saint Vincent is located on a pastoral campus in New York City, with easy access to all the educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities that the City affords.

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Erin Walsh
Director for College Relations
(718) 405-3345


Christina Gonzalez
Assistant Director for College Relations
(718) 405-3341