TALOG CA Fall 2014

Closing the Distance in Allied Health
Fall 2014
CATALOG
Allied Health Institute Student
Volume XIV
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This catalog contains a summary of the policies, rules and regulations of Allied Health Institute at the time of
publication. Allied Health Institute reserves the right to make changes to this catalog at any time. Notification of
changes will be communicated in a revised catalog or addendum to the catalog.
Table of Contents
GENERAL INFORMATION
Information on Allied Health Institute
Mission Statement
Values/Objectives and Goals
History
Governance
Board of Governors
Corporate Office
Administrative Office Hours
Program Advisory Board
Campus Location and Facilities
Distance Education
AHI Virtual Campus
Statement on Non-Discrimination
Disability Policy
Student Services
Computer Technical Requirements
Laboratory and Externship Requirements
Policies and Procedures Clinical Training, Licensure,
Certification, and Employment
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
(FERPA)
Firearms and Weapons Policy
Fire Safety Policy
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ADMISSIONS
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Admission Policy
Admission Procedures
Right to Cancel Policy
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FINANCIAL INFORMATION
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Tuition Payment Plan
Refund and Cancellation Policy
Financial Assistance Programs
Veteran or Military Funding
Cancellation of Programs
Information for Texas Residents
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ACADEMIC POLICIES
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Scheduling of Classes
Academic Units of Credits
Official Letter Grading Scale
Application of Grades and Credits
Academic Honors
Incompletes
Repetitions
Pass/Fail
Remedial Math Class
Grade Appeals
Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards
CGPA Requirements
Rate of Progress toward Completion
Maximum Time Frame in which to Complete
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How Transfer Credits/Change of
Program Affects SAP
Transfer of Credit to the Institute
Transfer of Credit to Other Schools
Financial Aid Warning
Appeals
Reinstatement
Financial Aid Probation
Dismissal due to SAP
Attendance Requirements
Laboratory, Externship and Clinical Hours
Assessing Student Performance on Externship
Grounds for Dismissal
Academic Dishonesty
Student Complaint & Grievance Procedures
Program and Status Changes
Leave of Absence
Academic Interrupt
Schedule Gap
Withdrawals
Termination of Enrollment
Re-Entry
Interrupted Class Policy
Definitions Relating to Attendance
Student Guiding and Advising
Graduation Requirements
Student Records
Records on Hold
Placement/Graduate Services
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OTHER INFORMATION
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Customized Training
Refresher Training
Externship/Laboratory Training
Infectious/Communicable Diseases
Insurance
Student Conduct
Student Handbook
Institute Holidays & Breaks
Educational Fees
Textbooks/Course Materials
Tuition & Fee Schedule
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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
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Degree Programs
Diploma Programs
Course Descriptions
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ACADEMIC CALENDAR
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
FACULTY
PROGRAM COST, TUITION,
& FEE SCHEDULE
CATALOG CERTIFICATION
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General Information
Allied Health Institute
51 North State Road 7
Plantation, Florida 33317
www.AlliedHealthInstitute.edu
PH (866) 251-3244
FAX (877) 493-7146
Allied Health Institute is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health
Education Schools, #I-003. Information regarding our Institution may be obtained using the
following contact information:
ABHES
7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 North
Falls Church, VA 22043
(703) 917-9503
www.abhes.org
Allied Health Institute is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education Florida
Department of Education: License # 3255. Information regarding our Institution may be
obtained using the following contact information and toll free number:
The Commission for Independent Education,
Florida Department of Education
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
(888) 224-6684
www.fldoe.org/cie
Licensure, Approvals, Memberships, Partnerships
State of Florida Board of Massage Therapy
Florida State Board of Nursing
National Membership Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals
Florida State Massage Therapy Association
Florida State Fire College
Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools (FAPSC)
Unites States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
National Safety Council (NSC)
National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT, Inc.)
Better Business Bureau (BBB)
National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP)
Canadian Association for Distance Education (CADE)
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Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide educational opportunities to ensure equal access to qualified students
regardless of geographic area and socio-economic background. Allied Health Institute is committed to
assisting in meeting the educational needs of communities by reaching out to dedicated students. We
seek to provide students with the opportunity to acquire viable skills to rapidly enter the workforce.
Values
Respect - We treat our team members and students with the highest level of personal and professional
consideration, courtesy and care as we value each person's unique contribution.
Trust -Our relationships are characterized by honesty, ethics and commitment.
Passion - We are passionate about providing our students with an educational environment that
promotes integrity, quality, and achievement.
Customer Focus – We pursue excellence in customer service. Accordingly, our focus is on satisfaction of
student needs before the needs of our organization.
Continuous Improvement – We continuously seize opportunities to improve our processes and
ourselves in ways that add value and quality within a culture that fosters innovative ideas and proactive
changes.
Objective and Goals
Objective
 To become the premier educational provider in distance, blended and residential
education.
Goals
 Provide quality career education to a diverse student body through distance, blended and
residential learning.
 Provide students with qualified faculty and staff who are passionate about student
learning and achievement.
 Partner with organizations to meet the ongoing critical need for qualified entry level
professionals.
 Build and encourage relationships with community organizations.
 Become the provider of choice for qualified entry level professionals in the healthcare and
other career related fields.
History
Allied Health Institute (AHI) was founded in August 2004. Allied Health Institute is a postsecondary
school that offers a variety of diploma and associate degree programs through full distance, campus
based and blended education. By utilizing the internet, students have the flexibility to earn a diploma or
degree that allows them to rapidly enter the workforce. AHI is dedicated to providing quality education
to adult learners.
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Governance
Allied Health Online, Inc DBA Allied Health Institute, is a privately held, domestic corporation
incorporated in the State of Florida. Jennifer Anglin/President, Sondra Gerhoff/ Vice President, Ava
Nadine Thompson/Secretary and Ellen Chiofalo/Treasurer are the shareholders. Allied Health Institute
is managed and controlled by the Allied Health Institute Board of Governors, which is the legal entity
responsible for policy and procedures.
Board of Governors
Ava Nadine Thompson, Chairperson of the Board of Directors
James Jackson, Medical Laboratory Technologist, Davie, Florida
Robert Belizaire, Lieutenant/ Paramedic Firefighter Town of Davie, Florida
Paulette Bernard Jacques, Registered Nurse, Retired
Louise Aurelien, Nurse Practitioner, Palm Beach Community College
Jeffrey Gerhoff, President- Asset Recovery,
Michelle Thompson, Educational Consultant, United States Department of Education
Corporate Office
Allied Health Institute
51 N. State Road 7
Plantation, Florida 33317
Administrative Office Hours
Times are EST
Monday – Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:
8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
CLOSED
Program Advisory Board
Allied Health Institute has an active Advisory Board composed of qualified individuals who are
employers or have been employed in the fields in which we educate and train. Additionally, a non-Allied
Health Institute employee who is experienced in online instruction serves as a representative to our
Advisory Board. The functions of the Board include:
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Reviewing the established curriculum of each program and comment as to its objectives,
content, length and adequacy of facilities and equipment.
Reviewing and commenting on each new program, including the relevance of curriculum
objectives, content, and length.
Reviewing and commenting on student completion, placement, and where applicable, state
licensing examination outcomes of each program.
Campus Location and Facilities
Allied Health Institute is located at 51 North State Road 7, Plantation, FL 33317. The location offers a
friendly academic environment and is situated near major highways and thoroughfares, allowing easy
access to the campus via private vehicles and public buses. There are assigned AHI parking spaces
available for students, staff, faculty and visitors. The facility is wheelchair accessible. Administrative
departments include student services and career development, financial aid, admissions, and
academics. These departments are staffed with full time employees who are available to assist
students, staff, faculty and visitors. Amenities include spacious classrooms equipped with internet
connectivity allowing access to medical and educational web sites/materials. There is also instructional
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podium and multimedia set up in the classrooms. There is Wi-Fi throughout the campus and a
computer lab with updated computers and internet connectivity. There are skills labs with updated
supplies and equipment that mimic the hospital and doctor’s office settings. Additionally, there are
faculty work stations with internet and telephone access. There is a spacious conference room,
interview cubicles and there is a spacious and comfortable lounge area for students, faculty and staff.
The lounge has comfortable tables, chairs and sofas, flat screen television, refrigerators, coffee makers,
vending machines, microwave and toaster ovens, and hot and cold water fountains.
Distance Education
Distance education offers a convenient and effective method of learning for motivated students via the
Internet. At Allied Health Institute, the majority of the programs can be completed fully online. Allied
Health Institute offers online programs so students have the flexibility of pursuing goals in a manner
that best suits their needs and lifestyles. The majority of the Institute’s educational programs allow
students nationwide to earn a diploma or degree in their chosen discipline and utilize their knowledge
upon employment in their field.
Students may enroll in programs anytime throughout the year. Admissions Representatives will assist
students in choosing programs and hands-on options that best meet their needs and career goals.
Admissions Representatives and course faculty are available to students by telephone, email, fax, and
mail if needed.
Upon enrollment, students receive a user ID and password that will allow them access to the virtual
campus environment. Students are able to access school and program (if applicable) orientations,
courses, order textbooks and communicate with faculty members and administrative office staff. In
addition, students are able to enjoy the Virtual Library, and student virtual forums.
AHI Virtual Campus
The internet is a convenient way to communicate and learn. AHI has developed an online campus with
many exciting features:
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In addition to our campus-based courses, Allied Health Institute provides online courses through
virtual classrooms. These virtual classrooms are supported by the online platform system, ANGEL
Learning Management System. ANGEL provides an easy-to-use forum for discussions, real-time
chats, sharing documents, access to the latest updates to course materials, the ability to complete
course assignments and exams, review grade books, and much more. Students can collaborate and
share with fellow students and faculty. ANGEL can be accessed by thousands of students and
instructors worldwide, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. The maximum class capacity is
25 students per classroom. The maximum capacity of laboratory classes varies by program.
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Virtual library: Allied Health Institute is a member of the Library and Information Resources
Network (LIRN), Inc., LIRN is a consortium that maintains numerous resources and information
services in allied health subject matters and medical related topics. Accessible databases for AHI
students include the E-Library, ProQuest, and Infotrac. Information regarding LIRN for students is
provided through the ANGEL Learning Management System as well as in the Student Handbook.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
Allied Health Institute is an Equal Opportunity Postsecondary Educational institution that does not deny
benefits, exclude from participation or subject persons to any form of discrimination in the recruitment,
admission, progression and/or graduation processes based on gender, race, color, creed, age,
handicap, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected individual
characteristics.
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Disability Policy—Reasonable Accommodations
The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) requires an institution of higher education to provide
reasonable accommodations to a qualified individual with a documented disability, unless
accommodations would result in an undue burden or fundamentally alter the nature of the relevant
course of programs. Allied Health Institute is fully committed to provide reasonable auxiliary aids to
qualified individuals with a documented disability. For further information please see the Allied Health
Institute’s Student Consumer Information web page and click the “Facilities and Services for Students
with Disabilities link.
Student Services
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The Student Services and Career Development Department offers students one-on-one assistance
with various services, such as career planning, resume and cover letter writing tutorials, honing
interviewing skills and online professional development seminars to assist students with gaining
employment in their field of study. These services are provided by successfully targeting potential
employers and connecting with hiring personnel.
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The Student Services and Career Development Department also provides a forum outside of the
academic framework in which members of the Allied Health Institute community including students,
faculty and staff, can connect with one another and discuss a variety of professional and fieldrelated topics. This forum is facilitated by maintaining a presence on various social networking
avenues, publishing newsletters and encouraging students to participate and provide feedback.
Students are able to post thought provoking topics, ask questions, express concerns, make
suggestions and recommendations.
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Students experiencing personal problems that require professional help are referred to the
appropriate agencies.
Computer Technical Requirements
To have a quality learning experience in online courses, each student must have a computer that meets
or exceeds the following specifications:
Hardware and Software Requirements
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Windows: XP, Vista, Win 7, Windows 8
Mac: OS X 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, and 10.7
Pentium Processor (1.0 GHz or faster )
2 GB of RAM (minimum) required
80 GB or larger hard drive
CD-RW, Zip, DVD-RW or USB mass-storage device(recommended)
Sound Card with speakers and headphones
Monitor/display video card capable of 800x600 dpi with 256 colors
Broadband or DSL highly recommended
Microsoft Office 2007 or higher
Printer is highly recommended
Browsers: The following browsers are supported in ANGEL 8.0:
 Windows: Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10, Firefox
 Mac: Firefox 3.5, 3.6, 4, 5, Safari
 Pop-up Blockers need to be disabled
 Pop-up Blockers need to be disabled
Please note that additional computer technical requirements may be needed for specific programs.
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Laboratory/Externship Requirements
The majority of programs offered at AHI include training at a remote facility which allows students to
receive hands-on experience. The requirements for these programs are met in either of the following
courses: Laboratory Training or Externship. Instruction is facilitated by a preceptor who holds a license
or certification in health care. These professionals include, but are not limited to physicians, physician
assistants, massage therapists, chiropractors, and certified/registered medical assistants. While in
laboratory training or externship, the student is under the supervision of the remote site as well as that
of the school. Rules and regulations regarding laboratory training and externship can be found in the
Student Handbook. For some programs such as nursing, laboratory training is conducted in the oncampus skills lab under the direct supervision of an AHI faculty.
Policies & Procedures Regarding Clinical Training, Licensure, Certification
and Employment
Students should be aware that any federal, state or private medical facility may require Criminal and/or
Department of Motor Vehicle background checks. They may also require that students show proof of a
clear drug screen, health insurance, and immunizations/vaccinations such as MMR, PPD, Varicella, and
Hepatitis B (or declination of Hepatitis B) and seasonal flu. In addition, clinical students may be
required to have current CPR certification and/or BLS provider card dependent upon their specific
clinical site requirements. The student will need to meet all of the health requirements of the respective
clinical site prior to beginning his/her clinical training. The BLS/CPR course must be completed through
the American Heart Association or Red Cross. Students are responsible for providing documented proof
of the above requirements, to either the Allied Health Clinical faculty or Coordinator.
The training site is not obligated to employ the student following completion of the training, clinical or
externship. These experiences are included in programs to enhance learning and to give students the
opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge and skills to “real life” situations in the employment setting.
A student’s noncompliance with the above policies & procedures could hinder program progression and
completion.
Students should be aware that state licensing and/or certifying agencies may require similar
criminal background checks for employment in the field. A history of misdemeanors and/or
felonies may negatively impact the student’s employability in their field of study.
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Allied Health Institute ensures the confidentiality of student records in accordance with the Family
Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, known as the Buckley Amendment. Your family’s
financial information and the type and amount of your aid will be held in confidence. In order to release
information to other individuals such as your spouse, parent, or significant other, you must provide
written consent. You may provide written consent to the Financial Aid office or the registrar’s office.
The school will also permit students to obtain a copy of records upon payment of a reproduction fee.
Students may request that the school amend his or her education records on the grounds that they are
inaccurate, misleading or in violation of the student’s rights or privacy. In the event the school refuses
to amend the records, the student may, after complying with the student complaints procedure,
request a hearing. If the outcome is unsatisfactory to the student, the student may submit an
explanatory statement for inclusion in his or her education record. More information regarding FERPA is
available at www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html.
Students have the right to file a complaint with the Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-5920.
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Firearms and Weapons
Conduct that endangers the safety of the school campus is prohibited. For this reason, no staff, faculty
or student shall have in his/her possession any weapons or firearms. Any weapon, including a starter
gun, that expels (or is designed to, or may readily be converted to expel) a projectile by the action of
an explosive is considered a firearm. Other weapons prohibited from campus include: ammunition,
paintball guns, airsoft guns, gun replicas (including facsimile water pistols), explosive devices (both
incendiary and chemical), knives having a blade that swings into position by force or a spring or
centrifugal force (i.e., switchblades), any knives with blades longer than three and one half inches,
swords, metal knuckles, straight razors, blackjacks, saps, sap gloves, koshes, bludgeons, martial arts
stars, weapons of the type commonly known as nunchukas, or any other instrument identified as a
weapon in published school policies.
Under no circumstances may staff, faculty or students store or possess firearms or weapons in the
campus building, campus property or vehicles stored on campus.
Any violation of this policy is considered extremely serious and may lead to immediate suspension or
dismissal from the school.
Fire Safety Policy
Allied Health Institute considers fire safety to be extremely important. Faculty, staff, and students have
an obligation to adhere to the school’s regulations as well as city and state statutes regarding fire
safety. The following are Allied Health Institute policies and procedures for matters involving fire
safety:
Fire Alarm Evacuation
1. Whenever a fire alarm sounds, normal evacuation procedures must be followed. All occupants
must leave the building and may not reenter the evacuated facility unless told to do so by fire
officials.
2. A complete room-by-room check will be made of the building by the campus president and
senior managers and/or fire officials whenever possible. Occupants must remain outside the
building during this check.
3. Any individual who fails to evacuate a building after a fire alarm has sounded will be subject to
appropriate disciplinary action.
Setting a Fire (Arson)
Any individual who sets a fire (commits arson) in or near the campus building is subject to immediate
suspension from the school, may be charged a fine of up to $500, and may be liable for repairing any
damage caused by the fire. In addition to being subject to school penalties, any student who starts a
fire, damages or tampers with the evacuation alarm, or misuses fire safety equipment also may be
subject to prosecution in criminal court.
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Admissions
Admission Policy
An applicant must be a high school graduate or the recognized equivalent to be eligible for all AHI
programs. Proof of graduation from an accredited post-secondary institution may be substituted for this
requirement.
Applicants who wish to participate in AHI’s programs will be required to complete a phone interview
with an admissions representative. Admission is based on the results of an entrance examination
evaluation.
Applicants are accepted to their chosen programs on a first-come, first-served basis.
Applicants under the age of 18 may be admitted to AHI’s programs provided they will be 18 by the
scheduled start date of their externship/clinical. A parent, legal guardian or spouse of legal age is
required to co-sign their enrollment agreement.
State Information
Allied Health Institute does not accept students from the following states:
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Massachusetts
Minnesota
Wisconsin
Allied Health Institute accepts students residing i n the following states for diploma programs only:
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New Jersey
Montana
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Washington State students may enroll in the following programs only: Associate of Science in
Business Administration, Associate of Science in Healthcare Management
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Delaware State Students are not eligible for enrollment in the Associate of Science in Medical
Assisting Program.
It is important to note that if an AHI student should move to one of the aforementioned states, s/he
may not be able to continue in his/her program at Allied Health Institute. Additionally, transferability of
earned credits from Allied Health Institute may be affected should the student move to a state where
his/her degree or program is not recognized.
If the student should discontinue his or her program and wishes to return at a later time, his or her
acceptance to the program will be dependent upon the current status of licensure and recognition of
the state that s/he residing in at the time of re-entry.
Admission Procedures
Applicants are encouraged to apply for admission as soon as they decide on a career choice. An
applicant may call for an interview appointment or visit the campus. Applicants outside the area may
call or email the school and request a phone interview. An admissions representative will confirm the
appointment time and date for the applicant’s interview via email or telephone.
The following items must be completed at the time of the application for enrollment:
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Personal data forms
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Personal or phone interview with an Admissions Representative
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Entrance Testing- Applicants are required to pass the Scholastic Level Exam-Quicktest, which is
administered by Wonderlic Education Solutions, for admittance into all diploma and degree
programs, with the exception of nursing programs.
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Applicants to the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program must pass the Evolve Reach
Admission Assessment Exam (A2) known as Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) or the Test
of Essential Academic Skills, Version-Five (TEAS-V). The maximum time for the HESI A2 exam is
4 hours and for the TEAS exam is 3 ½ hours. Information regarding cost and how to register for
the HESI (A2) and TEAS-V exams and testing sites will be provided by the admissions
representative.
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Applicants may be admitted to the nursing program with an HESI A2 score of 70 or higher on
English Language Composite Score comprised of reading, grammar, vocabulary, and 70 or
higher on math score. HESI A2 exam passed within the last 12 months will be accepted.
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Applicants may purchase the study guide for review in preparation to take the HESI (A2)
exam. Applicants are strongly discouraged from taking the HESI A2 assessment test without
completing the “HESI Admission Assessment Exam Review”, 3rd edition, ISBN 978-1-45570333-3, a resource which is available as an e-book as well as in hard copy edition. Both
copies can be obtained through Elsevier at http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com. Since the
number of testing times is limited for this exam, it is strongly suggested for the applicant to
prepare for this exam.
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If the applicant is unsuccessful after his or her first attempt at the HESI A2 exam, s/he should
complete the HESI online remediation before taking the test for the second time. If the
applicant fails the HESI A2 exam on the second attempt, s/he must wait at least two (2)
months before retaking the exam for the third and final time. Applicants may repeat only the
composite section of the exam missed.
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Applicants may also be admitted to the ASN program after passing all four (4) sections of the
TEAS-V with the following scores: Reading = 85%, Math = 65%, Science = 60% and English
= 70%. The applicant has the option to retake only the section(s) of the test not passed. The
first retake (sections) may be taken within seven (7) days of the initial test taken. A third
attempt of the TEAS-V must be taken no less than two (2) months after the second attempt.
A TEAS-V passed within the last 12 months will be accepted.
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Applicants are encouraged to utilize the study manual for the TEAS-V to prepare for the exam.
This study guide and other TEAS testing resources can be found at www.atitesting.com
All applicants seeking admittance into degree programs other than the ASN program, are also
required to sit for the MyReadinessTest Math placement exam. Applicants to the ASN program
who have passed the HESI or TEAS admission tests will be eligible to enroll in College Algebra.
Applicants not passing the MyReadinessTest for Math will be scheduled for a remedial Beginning
Algebra class which will not be covered by Financial Aid.
Have a Basic Computer Competency Evaluation completed.
Provide proof of high school graduation or its equivalent (GED). Graduation with a minimum of a
two year degree from an accredited institution may be substituted for this requirement. Students
not providing proof of this requirement within 30 days of the program start may be cancelled. All
foreign transcripts or documents related to high school or college transcripts/exams must be
professionally evaluated for equivalency in the United States.
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Complete an Enrollment Agreement.
Pay the application fee or make arrangements for payment before orientation.
Provide two forms of identification (typically a copy of the applicant’s driver’s license and social
security card). Additionally, an applicant will need to have his or her photo taken for a student ID
card or provide a passport photo to be used on his or her ID card.
Additional Admission Requirements for Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) Program
The applicant must:
1. Have a clear Level II background check.
2. Submit to and pass a 10-panel drug screen.
3. Have proof of ability to meet the Technical Performance Standards.
4. Provide three (3) letters of recommendations from persons other than family members (Ex.
Employer, Instructor, Pastor, colleague, etc.).
5. Complete the of Standards of Professional Conduct Questionnaire.
6. Be interviewed by the Dean of Nursing and/or a designated nursing faculty
member.
7. Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 for all credits to be transferred from another institution.
Progression to Nursing Core Courses
The student must:
1. Successfully complete all general education and science courses before starting nursing courses.
Only general education and science courses from another postsecondary educational institution
with a grade of C or above will be considered for transfer. Science courses must have been
completed within five (5) years of enrollment at Allied Health Institute to be considered for
transfer.
2. Submit a physical exam document completed within the last year.
3. Students are required to attend mandatory skills lab and clinical/simulation sessions during the
program, regardless of their employment status or personal responsibilities.
4. Submit a current CPR/BLS Provider card either from the American Heart Association or Red
Cross.
5. Proof of medical or accident insurance.
6. Submit documented proof of Immunizations:
Hepatitis B Vaccine
Students must demonstrate serological evidence of immunity to Hepatitis B with proof of positive
titers or complete a series of three vaccinations for Hepatitis B. If the student does not have proof
of titers s/he must submit documented proof of receiving the first vaccination within the first week
of beginning nursing courses. The second vaccination should be given one month after receiving the
first vaccination. Proof of the second vaccination administration must be provided in order to
participate in any clinical rotations.
The student must submit documented proof of completing the Hepatitis B series six months from
receiving the first Hepatitis B immunization.
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
Students must submit proof of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella immunity by providing documented
evidence of positive titers against Measles, Mumps, and Rubella. If the titer results indicate that the
student is not immune (negative) an additional MMR vaccine will be required.
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Varicella (Chicken Pox)
Students must submit proof of Varicella immunity by providing documented evidence of a positive
titer against Varicella. If the titer results indicate the student is not immune (negative) an additional
Varicella vaccine will be required.
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (TDP)
Students must provide proof of vaccination for Tetanus, Diphtheria, within the past ten years. If no
documentation is submitted, vaccination or revaccination will be required. Evidence of one time
Pertussis vaccination is also required.
Seasonal Influenza
Students must provide documented evidence that s/he received one (1) dose of influenza vaccine
annually.
Tuberculosis/TB (PPD) skin test
Student must provide evidence of a negative initial two-step TB skin test completed within the last
3 month of beginning the nursing program. If a positive TB skin test is reported, the student must
provide a negative chest X-Ray report documenting absence of active pulmonary disease (A
negative chest x-ray results must be with the last 3 months of beginning the nursing program).
Initial Two Step TB Skin Test:
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Step #1 TB skin test administered and read within 48-72 hours.
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Step #2 TB skin test is administered 7 to 14 days after the 1st test and it is read within 48-72
hours.
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Annual TB skin test (PPD)
After the initial two-step TB skin test (PPD), students are required to have an annual PPD
completed. Students must provide documented evidence of compliance during enrollment in the
program. If an annual PPD is positive, the student must provide documentation of a negative chest
x-ray report documenting absence of active pulmonary disease. Please note that students will not
be permitted to participate in clinical experiences until the above health requirement are met.
Note: Admission to the ASN program does not guarantee a student’s eligibility to participate in
clinical training experiences, sit for a nurse licensing examination, or obtain employment as a
professional nurse in Florida or any other state.
Additional Note: Students enrolled in the ASN program may be required to attend clinical sites
that are fifty miles or more from the school. It is the student’s responsibility to provide
transportation and to cover all travel expenses that are incurred while traveling to and from his/her
clinical sites.
AHI’s Right to Cancel Policy
Students who receive a failing grade in their first class may have their enrollment at Allied Health
Institute cancelled. Students who have not attended the first week of their first class may have their
enrollment cancelled. Students may also be cancelled if they do not meet the Allied Health Institute
attendance policy in their first class.
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Financial Information
Tuition Payment Plan
Allied Health Institute quotes standard tuition prices for each program offered. All financial
arrangements for the payment of tuition to AHI must be completed with the Financial Aid Office before
attending classes. If a problem is found with reimbursement to the school after enrollment, the
student will be notified by the business office to resolve the problems before returning to class.
Arrangements for payment of tuition and fees must be made before the start of the course.
Students who need financial assistance may pursue payment plan options or apply for federal student
aid. Allied Health Institute also is approved to accept all forms of VA tuition assistance. Students who
have not fulfilled all financial obligations to the school will not be allowed to receive their official
transcript or diploma.
Acceptable means of payment are:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Cash
Personal check made out for the exact amount
Money order made out for the exact amount
Debit or Credit card (if accepted)
Corporate tuition payment
Students on a payment schedule that has been agreed to at the time of enrollment or subsequent to
the enrollment date must stay current with the payment schedule. Students falling behind in payments
for more than 60 days may be suspended and/or asked to withdraw from school until the payments are
made current.
Student ledger cards are available for viewing on the student portal. All student accounts must be
brought current before graduation. If a balance remains, the Bursar’s Office must approve
arrangements for payment before a student will be permitted to graduate from the program and
receive his or her diploma.
Note: The ultimate responsibility for meeting the cost of education rests with the students and their
families.
REFUND AND CANCELLATION POLICY*
In order for a Student to cancel or withdraw from any of AHI’s programs, the following
conditions must be met:
Three Business-Day Cancellations
If a student wishes to withdraw from a program and cancel his or her Enrollment Agreement, s/he must
do so within three business days to receive a full refund with the exception of the non-refundable
application fee. Upon receipt of the refund, the student agrees that its receipt constitutes a full and
complete release of AHI from any and all liabilities. All governmental and agency refunds will be made
within the required time limits of the funding agency.
Cancellation Policies:
1. Cancellation after attendance has begun, but before 60% completion of the quarter, will result in
a prorated refund computed on the number of days or hours completed to the total program
days or hours in the quarter.
2. Cancellation after completing 60% of the quarter will result in no refund for the quarter.
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3. Refunds will be made within 45 days from the date of determination.
A calculation of both the return to Title IV funds and the institutional refund policy will take place upon
a student’s official withdrawal. In the case of an unofficial withdrawal, the institution will perform the
calculations when Allied Health Institute makes the determination the student has withdrawn. Any Title
IV-eligible student who withdraws is subject to a prorated return of Title IV funds. Any calculated
return of funds must be distributed back to the Department of Education and may leave the student
owing the institution a balance according to the refund policy below. If a student withdraws without
attempting a course he/she has enrolled in and does not return textbooks and course materials that
were provided by Allied Health Institute, the student will be charged for the cost of the textbooks and
course materials.
Allied Health Institute Institutional Refund and Cancellation Policy
Before the Start of Classes:
A student will be entitled to a full refund, with the exception of the nonrefundable application fee, the cost of any used books, supplies, and associated shipping fees, if the student
withdraws from school within three business days of signing the Enrollment Agreement.
After the Start of Classes:
The first week of class is considered the trial period for all new and reentry
students. If a new or reentry student attends the first week but withdraws before Monday of week two, they
will be unregistered from their courses and will be entitled to a refund of all tuition and applicable fees with
the exception of the non-refundable application fee, the cost of any used books, supplies, and associated
shipping fees. New and reentry students not attending after the trial period end date will be withdrawn
before officially becoming an active student and, therefore, are not eligible for Title IV financial aid funds.
If a student withdraws or is terminated from AHI after the Monday of week two of classes, he/she will
owe the Institution as follows:
Determine the percentage of the academic year completed by dividing the number of weeks attended
by the number of weeks in the academic year. Locate that percentage in the chart below to determine
the amount of tuition owed.
TIME COMPLETE TUITION OWED
.
01% - 10%
10.01% - 20%
20.01% - 30%
30.01% - 40%
40.01% 100%
10%
20%
30%
40%
100%
If a student withdraws or is terminated at any time after beginning the second academic year, the
student will owe the Institution tuition as described in the chart above.
Example 1:
Student A enrolled in an academic year of thirty six weeks, with $15,000 tuition, withdraws from AHI
after completing 8 weeks and paying $4,600.00 to the Institution.
Step 1: Divide 8 (the number of weeks completed) by 36 (the weeks in the academic year). The
number derived in this step (.222) is called a decimal fraction and is converted to a percent by
multiplying by 100. (.222 x 100 = 22.2%)
Step 2: Find 22.2% on the above –referenced chart to determine the amount of tuition owed (30%).
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Step 3: Multiply the tuition by 30%. In order to do this, convert the percent back to a decimal fraction.
($15,000.00 x .30 = $4,500.00)
Step 4: Determine whether tuition money is owed to AHI, or whether the Institution owes the student
a refund by subtracting the amount owed from the amount of tuition that has been paid. In this
example, the student paid $4,600.00 - $4,500.00 that was owed = $100.00 refund due.
Example 2:
Student B enrolled in an academic year of thirty six weeks, with $10,962 tuition, withdraws from AHI
after completing 24 weeks and paying $6551.00 to the Institution.
Step 1: Divide 24 (the number of weeks completed) by 36 (the weeks in the academic year). The
number derived in this step (.666 is called a decimal fraction and is converted to a percent by
multiplying by 100. (.666 x 100 = 66.6%)
Step 2: Find 66.6.8% on the above –referenced chart to determine the amount of tuition owed
(100%).
Step 3: Multiply the tuition by 100%. In order to do this, convert the percent back to a decimal
fraction. ($10,962.00 x .1.0 = $10,962)
Step 4: Determine whether tuition money is owed to AHI, or whether the Institution owes the student
a refund by subtracting the amount owed from the amount of tuition that has been paid. In this
example, the student paid $6,551.00 - $10,962.00 that was owed = $4,411.00 balance is due.
*POLICIES APPLICABLE TO VA STUDENTS

Allied Health Institute may retain a registration fee of no more than $50 for students who
are eligible to receive Veterans Administration training allowance.

Students who are eligible to receive Veterans Administration training allowance will
result in no refund after completing 50% of program.

Refunds must be made with no more than 40 days of receipt of the student’s notice of
termination for students who are eligible to receive Veterans Administration training
allowance.
Financial Assistance Programs
Students attending Allied Health Institute may be eligible to receive loans or grants through one or
more financial aid programs. The amount of the award depends on the determination of the student’s
eligibility, his/her enrollment status, cost of attendance, and a payment schedule issued by the U.S.
Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance. The Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed in order to receive these funds, if the student is eligible. The
application can be found on www.FAFSA.gov.
Federal Pell Grant: Funds received through this program are grants and do not have to be repaid.
Awards are based on family income, assets, family size, and number of family members in college. The
amount of the award is dependent on Congressional funding levels and is subject to change annually.
Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Student Loan Program: Funds received under this program
are loans and must be repaid A subsidized loan is awarded on the basis of financial need. The federal
government pays interest on the subsidized loan until repayment begins and during authorized periods
of deferment. Repayment begins six (6) months after the student graduates or ceases to be enrolled
at least half-time.
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Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan Program: An unsubsidized loan is not awarded on the
basis of need. The borrower is charged interest from the time the loan is disbursed until it is paid in
full. The borrower can allow the interest to accumulate, that is, the interest will be added to the
principal amount of the loan and will increase the amount of the borrower must repay.
Federal Direct PLUS Loans Program: Federal PLUS loans are for parents with good credit histories
who want to borrow to help pay for their children’s education. Loans are made available to the parent
of a dependent student.
Student Verification: Allied Health Institute has developed the following policies and procedures for
the verification of information provided by applicants for Federal Title IV student financial aid:
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Only those students selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education or those with
conflicting information in their records will be required to submit supporting documentation.
In most cases, the required documentation consists of a complete Verification Worksheet and a
signed U.S. Income Tax Return from the prior year. Any conflicting information in the student’s
file must be resolved before any financial aid may be disbursed, regardless of student’s
verification status.
No Federal Pell Grant, Campus Based, or Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan will be disbursed prior
to the completion of verification.
Students eligible to receive a Pell Grant, Campus Based aid or a Direct Subsidized will have until
120 days after their last day of attendance or by the deadline published in the Federal Register
each year, to complete verification . However, in the interim, the student must have made
arrangements with AHI for payment of all tuition and fees due or risk termination from our
institution. After the passage of the aforementioned period, all financial aid that might have
been due is forfeited.
All students will be notified on a timely basis if they were selected for verification and what
supporting documentation is required. At that time the student will be informed of the time
parameters and the consequences of not completing the verification cycle. The institution will
notify the student of the results of the verification process and any other documentation
needed. The institution will assist the student in correcting any information that is inaccurate
and will notify the student via award letter if an award changes. The institution will use as its
reference the most recent Verification Guide supplied by the US Department of Education (ED).
If the student receives an overpayment base on inaccurate or conflicting information on any
application and refuses to correct the information or repay the Federal funds after being
counseled by the institution, the institution will refer the case to ED for resolution. Unless
required by ED, no Federal financial aid will be disbursed to the student.
RETURN OF TITLE IV FUNDS POLICY:
In addition to institutional charges returned based on the aforementioned Refund Policy, AHI will also
return Title IV funds to each student, if applicable. Title IV funds will be returned based on the amount
of assistance the student earned at the time of withdrawal. This amount is calculated using the amount
of time the student attended AHI as well the courses attempted and completed. There is no direct
relationship between AHI’s institutional charges and Title IV funds. If applicable, up through the 60%
point of the payment period (quarter), a pro-rata schedule is used to determine the amount of Title IV
funds the student has earned at the time of his or her withdrawal. After the 60% point, the student has
earned 100% of the Title IV funds for the payment period. A complete description of the Return of Title
IV Funds Policy and related financial aid eligibility requirements can be found below. Sample Return of
Title IV calculations are available from the Financial Aid Office upon request.
Funds will be returned to the Title IV programs within 45 days after the date that AHI determines that
the student withdrew, and may result in the student owing AHI for institutional charges previously paid
by Title IV assistance. The percentage of the payment period completed, which in turns determines the
amount of Title IV funds returned, is calculated using the following formula:
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Number of Days Completed Up Through the Withdrawal Date in the Payment Period
Total Number of Days in the Payment Period
Allied Health Institute returns unearned Title IV funds to the respective programs in the following
order:
1. Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
2. Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
3. Direct PLUS Loans
4. Federal Pell Grants
5. Other federal, state, private, or institutional
6. The student
Once the Return of Title IV funds formula is calculated, the institution will apply its refund policy to the
institutional charges. Therefore, the student may owe funds to the institution to cover unpaid
institutional charges. The institution’s refund policy can also be found in the Student Handbook and the
Enrollment Agreement.
Veteran or Military Funding
Veterans who qualify can apply for the different types of funding that are offered by the Veteran’s
Administration program. In order for a veteran to know if he/she is a qualifying veteran, he/she should
contact the VA office at 1-888-442-4551 for further assistance.
Children of disabled military veterans may also qualify for assistance from the Veterans Administration.
Please contact the VA office at 1-888-442-4551 for inquiries regarding the qualifications.
Active military member spouses may also qualify for financial assistance if you qualify.
Please refer to the MyCAA website:
https://www.militaryonesource.com/MOS/FindInformation/Category/MilitarySpouseCareerAdvancement
Accounts.aspx for further information and approved programs.
Active military members may qualify for tuition assistance offered by the various branches of the
service. Please contact your military recruiter or HR personnel for procedure.
Cancellation of Programs
Allied Health Institute reserves the right to postpone, reschedule, or cancel any program at any time
before its advertised start date if enrollment is insufficient. In the case of cancellation, postponement,
or rescheduling of a class, any tuition and all monies received by AHI will be refunded in full and
students will receive written notification.
The following information applies to students who are residents of the state of Texas:
CANCELLATION POLICY
A full refund will be made to any student who cancels the enrollment contract within 72 hours
(until midnight of the third day excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays) after the enrollment
contract is signed or within the student’s first three scheduled class days (does not apply to Seminars).
REFUND POLICY
1.
Refund computations will be based on scheduled course time of class attendance through the
last date of attendance. Leaves of absence, suspensions and school holidays will not be counted
as part of the scheduled class attendance.
2.
The effective date of termination for refund purposes will be the earliest of the following:
(a)
The last day of attendance, if the student is terminated by the school;
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(b)
The date of receipt of written notice from the student; or
(c)
10 school days following the last date of attendance.
3.
If tuition and fees are collected in advance of entrance, and if after expiration of the 72 hour
cancellation privilege the student does not start at the school, not more than $100 in
nonrefundable administrative fees shall be retained by the school for the entire residence
program or synchronous distance education course.
4.
If a student enters a residence or synchronous distance education program and withdraws or is
otherwise terminated, the school or college may retain not more than $100 in nonrefundable
administrative fees for the entire program. The minimum refund of the remaining tuition and
fees will be the pro rata portion of tuition, fees, and other charges that the number of hours
remaining in the portion of the course or program for which the student has been charged after
the effective date of termination bears to the total number of hours in the portion of the course
or program for which the student has been charged, except that a student may not collect a
refund if the student has completed 75 percent or more of the total number of hours in the
portion of the program for which the student has been charged on the effective date of
termination.1
5.
Refunds for items of extra expense to the student, such as books, tools, or other supplies should
be handled separately from refund of tuition and other academic fees. The student will not be
required to purchase instructional supplies, books and tools until such time as these materials
are required. Once these materials are purchased, no refund will be made. For full refunds, the
school can withhold costs for these types of items from the refund as long as they were
necessary for the portion of the program attended and separately stated in the enrollment
agreement. Any such items not required for the portion of the program attended must be
included in the refund.
6. A student who withdraws for a reason unrelated to the student’s academic status after the 75
percent completion mark and requests a grade at the time of withdrawal shall be given a grade
of “incomplete” and permitted to re-enroll in the course or program during the 12-month period
following the date the student withdrew without payment of additional tuition for that portion of
the course or program.
7. A full refund of all tuition and fees is due and refundable in each of the following cases:
(a)
An enrollee is not accepted by the school;
(b)
If the course of instruction is discontinued by the school and this prevents the student
from completing the course; or
(c)
If the student’s enrollment was procured as a result of any misrepresentation in
advertising, promotional materials of the school, or representations by the owner or
representatives of the school.
A full or partial refund may also be due in other circumstances of program deficiencies or
violations of requirements for career schools and colleges.
8. REFUND POLICY FOR STUDENTS CALLED TO ACTIVE MILITARY SERVICE.
A student of the school or college who withdraws from the school or college as a result of the
student being called to active duty in a military service of the United States or the Texas
National Guard may elect one of the following options for each program in which the student is
enrolled:
(a)
if tuition and fees are collected in advance of the withdrawal, a pro rata refund of any
tuition, fees, or other charges paid by the student for the program and a cancellation of
1
More simply, the refund is based on the precise number of hours the student has paid for, but not yet used, at the point of
termination, up to the 75% completion mark, after which no refund is due. Form PS-1040R provides the precise calculation.
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any unpaid tuition, fees, or other charges owed by the student for the portion of the
program the student does not complete following withdrawal;
(b)
a grade of incomplete with the designation “withdrawn-military” for the courses in the
program, other than courses for which the student has previously received a grade on
the student’s transcript, and the right to re-enroll in the program, or a substantially
equivalent program if that program is no longer available, not later than the first
anniversary of the date the student is discharged from active military duty without
payment of additional tuition, fees, or other charges for the program other than any
previously unpaid balance of the original tuition, fees, and charges for books for the
program; or the assignment of an appropriate final grade or credit for the courses in the
program, but only if the instructor or instructors of the program determine that the
student has:
(1)
satisfactorily completed at least 90 percent of the required coursework for the
program; and
(2)
demonstrated sufficient mastery of the program material to receive credit for
completing the program.
9. The payment of refunds will be totally completed such that the refund instrument has been
negotiated or credited into the proper account(s), within 60 days after the effective date of
termination.
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Academic Policies
Scheduling
AHI’s classes are offered in a modular system, with one programmatic course scheduled at a time to
allow students to concentrate on one subject area. Most courses offered at AHI are four (4) weeks in
length.
Academic Units of Credit
Allied Health Institute uses the traditional system of clock hour to credit hour conversion.
One
One
One
One
clock hour equals 50 minutes of instruction.
quarter credit hour is equivalent to 10 clock hours of lecture.
quarter credit hour is equivalent to 20 clock hours of laboratory.
quarter credit hour is equivalent 30 hours of supervised externship or clinical experience.
Allied Health Institute defines its school terms as quarters. There are four (4) quarters in AHI’s
academic year (AY).
Official Letter Grading Scale
Written examinations are given periodically. At the completion of each course a final exam is
administered. Clinical assessments cover both subject matter and skills practice. Grade records are
maintained by the Registrar.
Students receive letter grades, upon course completion, utilizing the official grading scale. Grades are
based on assignments, tests and performance examinations, projects, participation, and
professionalism as indicated on the course syllabi. At the end of each evaluation period, the student’s
cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is determined. Earned quality points are calculated for each
course by multiplying the quality point value for the grade received for the course times the credit hour
value of the course. For example, a 4.0 credit course with a grade of “B” would earn 12.0 quality points
[credit value of course (4) times quality point value of B (3)].
The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is calculated by dividing the total earned quality points by
the total attempted credits. At this time, academic records will be furnished to the student via the
Student Portal.
Please note that the grading scale below does not apply to Nursing Core courses. Students in the
Nursing Core will follow the grading rubric as described below this table. Nursing students must
successfully complete all general education with at least a C grade.
The official grading scale is as follows:
LETTER
CODE
DESCRIPTION
% OF
POINTS
A
B
C
D
F
A
B
C
D
F
90.00 –100
80.00–89.99
70.00–79.99
65.0 – 69.99
0 – 64.99
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IN CREDIT
HOURS
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
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INCLUDED
IN CREDITS
ATTEMPTED
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
INCLUDED
IN CGPA
GRADE
POINT
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
4.00
3.00
2.00
1.00
0.00
I
Pass
Fail
TC
W
WF
Incomplete
Pass
Failed class that
has been repeated
Transfer Credit
Withdrawal
Withdrawal/Fail
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
N/A
N/A
No
Yes
No
N/A
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
N/A
N/A
0.00
Nursing Core Grading Scale
% of
Points
100 – 93%
Grade
A
92 – 86%
B
85 – 80%
C
79%- 75%
Below 75%
D
F
N/A
N/A
P
F
Description
Superior performance and exceeds course objectives. The superior level (this is
the high A range) assumes that the student justified responses with text and
other research resources.
Above average performance and exceeds acceptable course objectives. Requires
the student to take a position beyond merely a literal answer for the question,
with a moderate explanation of why the recommendations were made.
Average performance and meets acceptable course objectives. Requires the
student to complete the required questions and requirements within an
assignment to be completed and submitted within the specified deadline.
Below average performance and does not meet course objectives.
Failure to meet course objectives.
Laboratory/Clinical
Met course objectives for skills lab and/or clinicals
Failure to meet course objectives
Students must successfully complete all general education and nursing courses with at least a C grade
and the clinical and/or lab component(s) with a “Pass” (P).
Note: Student must successfully complete all required courses with a cumulative grade point average
of at least a 2.0 to progress in the nursing program.
Application of Grades and Credits
The previous chart describes the impact of each grade on a student’s academic progress. For
calculating rate of progress, grades of F (Failure), W (Withdrawn), WF (Withdrawn with Failure) and I
(Incomplete) are counted as credits attempted. Grades of F (Failure), W (Withdrawn) and WF
(Withdrawn with Failure) are not counted as credits successfully completed. The student must repeat
any required course in which a grade of “F”, “W” or “WF” is received. It also must be noted that a grade
of C or better is required for the following courses: MS 105, MS106, MS 109, ET 101, ET102, ET103, ET
104, MA 108, MA 109, MA110, MA 111, TB 100, TB 101, and TB 103 (see page 53 for full course titles
and descriptions). The student is required to repeat any of the previously listed courses in which a
grade of D is earned. For courses repeated due to a failing grade (F), only the higher grade will be used
in calculating the cumulative grade point average (CGPA). For courses repeated due to a grade of “D”,
the new grade will be averaged with the student’s former grades to arrive at CGPA.
After the student has successfully completed the course with a satisfactory grade, that grade is posted
on the transcript. Both original and repeated credits will be counted as attempted credits in rate of
progress calculations. A “W” grade is not replaced when a student repeats the course, but remains part
of the student’s permanent record. To receive an “I”, the student must petition, by the last week of the
course, for an extension to complete the required coursework. The student must be able to
satisfactorily pass the course at the time of petition. Incomplete grades that are not completed within
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one week after the end of the course will be converted to the grade earned by the student within that
time period. Incomplete grades for courses MA 111, MA 112 and NUR255 will be allowed an extra four
weeks for completion upon approval of the Dean of Academics. Students receiving an Incomplete in MA
111 will not be scheduled for MA 112 until they have received a passing grade in MA 111.
Academic Honors: Academic Honors Roll and President’s List
Students who have completed an entire quarter, with a grade point average of 3.70 - 3.99 will receive
a certificate announcing their placement on AHI’s Honor Roll.
Those students who have completed an entire quarter, with a grade point average of 4.0 will receive a
certificate announcing their placement on AHI’s President’s List.
Incompletes
All missed exams and assignments must be complete by the last day of the current term. In rare
circumstance, an “I” (Incomplete) grade may be issued with the approval of the course faculty and the
Dean of Academics. The Dean of Academics will require the student to submit an Incomplete Request
form detailing the reason(s) for requesting an extension for incomplete assignments. To receive an “I”,
the student must petition, by the last week of the course, for an extension to complete the required
coursework. The student must be able to satisfactorily pass the course at the time of petition. The
student will then have seven (7) days in which to make up the missing work. If the student does not
complete his/her make-up work within a seven day time period, the “I” is replaced by the grade earned
within this time period. All students are required to sit for the final exam and post test in order to
successfully complete the class. Students receiving an Incomplete in any course directly proceeding a
laboratory and externship/clinical course must receive permission from the Dean of Academics to
proceed to their next scheduled course.
Students are expected to complete their laboratory and externship/clinical hours by the end of class. All
exceptions to this policy must be approved by the Dean of Academics. When approved for an
Incomplete grade in these courses, if the student does not complete his/her laboratory and
externship/clinical make-up hours within the required time frame, the “I” is replaced by a grade of “F”.
Note: Any exception to the policies regarding completion of an Incomplete grade must be approved by
the Dean of Academics.
Repetitions
Students will be allowed to repeat a failed course with federal funding. Students may be repeatedly
paid for repeatedly failing the same course as long as these further attempts do not interfere with
maximum timeframe (normal SAP policy still applies to such cases). After the student has successfully
completed a course with a satisfactory grade, that grade is posted on the transcript. Only the higher
grade will be used in calculating the cumulative grade point average (CGPA). A student receiving a “D”
in a course that requires a grade of “C” or higher, will be permitted one more attempt at that course,
with federal funding, in order to achieve a higher grade. Any further attempts will not be covered by
federal funding. Students are permitted to retake a previously passed course (one time only) in order
to raise their CGPA and to meet all graduation requirements. Students who are required to repeat
courses in order to qualify for diploma requirements may incur additional charges to do so. Students
will be eligible for federal funding for the repeated course. In all cases, the original course and repeated
course credit hours are included in the maximum time frame and rate of progress calculations.
Students who repeat courses are encouraged to consult their Academic Advisor on how repeated
courses may adversely affect their satisfactory academic progress. Students are required to contact the
Financial Aid Department regarding repeated courses that have extended the length of their diploma or
degree program resulting in additional charges.
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Based on the refund policy, students withdrawing from their program for any reason will have the
weeks in attendance for repeating a course used in the program completion calculation when
determining the student’s financial obligation to the school.
Pass/Fail
Courses graded as Pass / Fail are not included in calculating CGPA, but are considered as hours counted
toward rate of progress.
Remedial Math Class
Students who do not pass the MyReadinessTest placement exam upon enrollment, will be scheduled for
Beginning Algebra, which is a remedial course in preparation for future required Math classes.
Beginning Algebra is graded on a Pass/Fail basis. Students who fail Beginning Algebra must repeat this
class (see Repetitions) until passed in order to be permitted to proceed to Intermediate Algebra.
Required remediation courses are not included in the stated length of the Associate programs or in the
calculation of satisfactory academic progress. Remediation courses may be covered by Financial Aid.
Grade Appeals
When course grades are released, students have the right to appeal a grade within 60 days of its
release date. A student wishing to appeal a grade must first meet with the course faculty who assigned
the grade to try to resolve the dispute informally. The faculty will review the appeal and explain how
the initial grading decision was made and decide whether to change the grade in response to the
student’s appeal. The faculty must respond to the student’s request in writing, via phone, or by e-mail
within 10 days. If the student is dissatisfied with the solution proposed by the faculty, the student may
submit his or her complaint or grievance in writing to the Dean of Academics within 10 days. For more
information, please refer to the Student Complaint and Grievance Procedure. Please note that students
in the nursing program have additional steps in the grade appeal process.
Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards
All students must maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) in order to remain enrolled at the
Institution. Additionally, satisfactory academic progress must be maintained in order to remain eligible
to continue receiving financial assistance. Satisfactory academic progress is determined by measuring
the student’s cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and the student’s rate of progress toward
completion of his or her program.
CGPA Requirements
Students are expected to meet minimum CGPA requirements in order to be considered making
satisfactory academic progress. A student must maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.0 throughout his or her
enrollment. Each student’s CGPA will be reviewed at the end of each quarter after grades have been
posted to determine if the student’s CGPA is in compliance.
Rate of Progress toward Completion Requirements
In addition to the CGPA requirements, a student must successfully complete at least 67% of the overall
credits attempted cumulatively, in order to be considered to be making satisfactory academic progress.
Credits attempted are defined as those credits for which students are enrolled in the term and have
incurred a financial obligation. As with the determination of CGPA, the completion requirements will be
reviewed at the end of each quarter after grades have been posted to determine if the student is
progressing satisfactorily.
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Maximum Time Frame in which to Complete
A student is not permitted to attempt more than 1.5 times, or 150%, of the number of credits in their
diploma or degree program of study. The requirements for rate of progress are to ensure that students
are progressing at a rate at which they will complete their programs within the maximum allowable
time frame. A sample of the maximum allowable attempted credits is noted below.
MONTHS
16 months
MAXIMUM
ALLOWABLE
TIME
24 months
*NUMBER
OF
CREDITS
99.0
credits
150% OF
DIPLOMA/
DEGREE
x 1.5 (150%) =
MAXIMUM
ALLOWABLE
CREDITS
148.50 credits
23 months
34 months
109.0
Credits
x 1.5 (150%) =
163.50 credits
16 months
24 months
93.0
credits
x 1.5 (150%) =
139.50 credits
16 months
24 months
101.0
credits
x 1.5 (150%) =
151.50 credits
20 months
30 months
116.0
credits
x 1.5 (150%) =
174.00 credits
10 months
15 months
x 1.5 (150%) =
112.50 credits
9 months
13 months
x 1.5 (150%) =
97.50 credits
6 months
9 months
x 1.5 (150%) =
74.00 credits
6 months
9 months
75.0
credits
65.0
credits
49.5
credits
45.0
credits
PROGRAM
Associate of
Science Degree Medical Assisting
Associate of
Science in
Nursing (ASN)
Degree
Associate of
Science in Medical
Billing and Coding
Associate of
Science Degree –
Healthcare
Management
Associate of
Science Degree –
Business
Administration
Diploma - Medical
Assistant
Diploma - Medical
Coding Specialist
Diploma - EKG
Technician
Diploma - Medical
Office Assistant
x 1.5 (150%) =
67.50 credits
Clock Hour Programs
Diploma Massage Therapy
MONTHS
MAXIMUM
ALLOWABLE
TIME
*NUMBER
OF HOURS
7 months
10 months
700 hours
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150% OF
DIPLOMA/
DEGREE
x 1.5 (150%) =
MAXIMUM
ALLOWABLE
HOURS
1050 hours
How Transfer Credits/Change of Program Affects SAP
Credits that have been transferred to Allied Health Institute have no effect on the student’s percentage
of completion calculation, nor does it have any effect on the grade point average requirement for
satisfactory academic progress. Furthermore, the number of credits that have been transferred into the
program will be deducted from the total required credits for graduation of the new diploma or degree
program to which the student is admitted. This number of credits will be used to calculate satisfactory
academic progress. For example, a student who transfers from Institution A to AHI may be able to
transfer 10 credits that s/he earned at Institution A into a diploma or degree program at AHI. If the AHI
program into which the student enrolls requires 75 credits to graduate from the program, then, 75
credits minus 10 transfer credits equals 65 remaining credits from which satisfactory academic progress
will be calculated. The maximum time frame for this student to complete the new program at AHI will
be one and one half times (150%) x 65 remaining credits, or 97.50 credits.
When a student elects to transfer from one AHI program to another, the student’s total earned credits,
including transfer credits, will be transferred to the new diploma or degree program as applicable. At
which point, the transfer credits will be deducted from the total credits required for graduation from the
new program. The remaining number of credits will be the number from which satisfactory academic
progress will be calculated. For example, a student transfers from Program A to Program B at AHI. The
student is able to transfer 10 credits earned in Program A to Program B. If Program B requires 49.5
credits to graduate from Program B, then, 49.5 total required credits minus 10 transfer credits equals
39.5 remaining credits from which satisfactory academic progress will be calculated. The maximum
time frame for this student to complete Program B will be one and one half times (150%) x 39.5
credits, or 59.25 credits.
Note: Clock hours converted into credit hours – for conversion see page 16: Academic Units of Credit.
Transfer of Credit to the Institute
Students who previously attended a school, college, or university, accredited by an agency recognized
by the United States Department Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation may be
granted transfer credit, at the sole discretion of Allied Health Institute. The courses taken must be
determined by the Institution to be sufficiently equivalent to courses offered at the Institution. In
addition, the Institution must determine that those courses are applicable to the student’s program of
study at AHI. Core occupational classes will not be considered for transfer. Students entering the
Nursing program may transfer Anatomy and Physiology classes as well as Microbiology classes if they
have been taken within the last five (5) years. Only courses in which the student earned a grade of C or
above will be considered for transfer.
Students seeking to transfer credits are responsible for having official transcripts forwarded to AHI for
review. All requests for transfer credits accompanied by an unofficial transcript must be received by the
Institute prior to the student’s start date. The unofficial transcript will be forwarded to the Dean of
Academics, who will evaluate academic proficiency and grant the appropriate credit. The Program
Director for Nursing will evaluate transcripts for applicants seeking entry into a nursing program. Allied
Health Institute must receive the student’s official transcript within sixty (60) days post enrollment or
transferred credits may be forfeited and the student will have to take the respective course at AHI. For
students enrolling in the ASN program, all official transcripts for transfer credit must be received prior
to the student beginning nursing core courses. Grades are not recorded for credits earned at other
institutions, nor are these credits included in the student’s grade point average. Transfer students are
required to earn a minimum of 60% of the total program credits at Allied Health Institute. Laboratory
skills/procedure courses, including externship and clinical credits are not transferable to the Institution.
Nursing courses completed at another institution will not be accepted for transfer credit. Allied Health
Institute does not grant advanced placement or give credit for experiential learning.
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A student who receives transfer credits will have the program tuition charge prorated based upon the
remaining number of credits the student must earn in order to graduate. The Bursar’s Office will make
the appropriate tuition adjustment.
Note: Transcripts (unofficial or official) will only be accepted for evaluation prior to and during the
enrollment process. Transcripts will not be accepted for evaluation once the student has begun
coursework at AHI. Allied Health Institute must receive the student’s official transcript within sixty (60)
days post enrollment or transferred credits may be forfeited and the student will have to take the
respective course at AHI.
Transfer of Credit to Other Schools
Allied Health Institute does not imply or guarantee that credits completed at the Institute will be
accepted by or transferable to any other school, college, university, or institution. It should not be
assumed that any credits for any courses described in this catalog can be transferred to another
institution. Credits in core or clinical classes completed at AHI are unlikely to transfer. Each institution
has its own policies governing the acceptance of credit from other institutions. Students seeking to
transfer credits earned at AHI should contact the educational institution to which they seek admission
to inquire about their policies on credit transfer.
Financial Aid Warning
At the end of each quarter, each student’s CGPA and rate of progress is reviewed to determine whether
the student has met the requirements of satisfactory academic progress. Students will be placed on
Financial Aid Warning at the completion of the first quarter in which the CGPA or the rate of progress
falls below the values previously specified. The student will have one additional evaluation period (one
quarter) to correct the deficiency before financial aid dismissal.
Appeals
A student who has experienced financial aid dismissal may appeal to determine if special or mitigating
circumstances exist which may include injury or illness, the death of a relative, or other personal
occurrences. The student must provide acceptable documentation (hospital discharge, doctor’s note,
death certificate, police report, etc.) as proof of the circumstances that the student is claiming led to
their financial aid dismissal. Any appeal must be filed in writing within 30 days of receiving notice of
termination and must be submitted to the Dean of Academics for evaluation by the Appeals Committee.
The student should explain what type of circumstances contributed to the academic problem and what
plans s/he has to eliminate those potential problems. At that time, a student's academic records are
evaluated to determine if it is possible for a 2.0 cumulative grade point average to be achieved and if
the program can be completed within the maximum 150% timeframe. If both these standards can be
achieved and the appeal is approved, a student will be reinstated for one additional quarter on Financial
Aid Probation.
Reinstatement
The decision regarding reinstatement will be based upon factors such as grades, attendance, Financial
Aid balance, conduct, and the student’s commitment to complete the program. If it is determined that
the student cannot achieve SAP in one quarter, but can do so within the maximum timeframe, the
student will be placed on an Academic Success Plan. If it is not possible for the student to achieve SAP
within the maximum timeframe, the student is no longer eligible for financial aid.
A student whose financial aid was terminated due to failure to make SAP (and was subsequently
dismissed from the program as a result), and whose SAP appeal was approved will be reinstated to the
program, placed on Financial Aid Probation, and will have to sign a new Enrollment Agreement, and will
be charged tuition consistent with the existing published rate. Students who failed SAP, and whose SAP
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appeal was not approved may be reinstated to the program at the start of the next term, but will not
be eligible for financial aid until SAP is met.
Financial Aid Probation
Students on Financial Aid Probation, with or without an Academic Success Plan, must participate in
academic advising as deemed necessary by AHI as a condition of their academic monitoring. During the
FA Probation period, students remain eligible for Title IV funds. At the end of the student’s
Probationary quarter, the student will be removed from Probation and returned to regular status if s/he
meets or exceeds the minimum standards of satisfactory academic progress. At the end of the
Probationary quarter, if the student still has not met SAP (2.0 CGPA and successful completion of at
least 67% of attempted credits), but s/he has demonstrated progress toward that goal by reaching a
2.0 GPA and successfully completing at least 67% of attempted credits for that quarter, the student will
remain on Probation for an additional quarter while continuing to attempt to make SAP. As long as the
student adheres to the requirements of the Academic Success Plan, s/he will remain on Probation and
will continue to be eligible for financial aid, subject to maximum timeframe limitations.
The student must also successfully complete at least 67% of credits attempted during the FA Probation
period in order to be removed from FA Probation status. If the student does not achieve the minimum
standards of satisfactory academic progress, the student will be dismissed and ineligible for any further
Title IV funds.
Dismissal due to inability to achieve SAP after probation
If a student fails to meet the minimum standard of satisfactory academic progress or fails to meet the
requirements of their academic success plan at the end of the probationary period, the student will be
notified in writing that his or her enrollment at the institution is terminated.
At that time, at the student’s request, the student's academic records are evaluated to determine if it is
possible for a 2.0 cumulative grade point average to still be achieved and if the program can be
completed within the maximum 150% timeframe. If both these standards can be achieved, a student
may be readmitted for an additional quarter but is not eligible for Title IV funds until the student
achieves satisfactory academic progress both quantitatively and qualitatively. Therefore, should funding
be required, alternative financing must be established by re-enrolling students. If at any point it can be
determined that it is mathematically impossible for the student to meet the minimum requirements of
the program, the student will be dismissed from the Institution. This decision is final and may not be
further appealed. A notification of academic dismissal will be sent to the student in writing.
The Student Handbook describes other circumstances that could lead to student dismissal for
nonacademic reasons. Students dismissed from AHI may be due a tuition refund in accordance with the
Institution’s stated refund policy.
Attendance Requirements
Students are urged to attend their virtual classroom a minimum of four (4) times a week. Attendance is
recorded through the student’s discussion board posts: four (4) posts must be made over a 4-day
period each week, to be considered as a perfect attendance. Attendance is also recorded upon
completion and submission of assignments, quizzes and exams, and attendance at live or recorded
lectures. Regular class attendance is essential for proper academic progress and is expected of all AHI
students.
Students should be in attendance by the third class meeting or they may not be permitted to complete
the course.
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Students may complete and submit late assignments but will receive a point deduction as noted in the
syllabus and grading rubric for the course.
Excessive absences may be referred to Administration for disciplinary action and may result in an
attendance warning for students missing the required weekly attendance. Continual abuse of the
attendance policy may result in attendance probation. Absences in excess of 20% of class hours may
cause a student to be ineligible to take the final examination in that course and/or cause the student to
fail the class. Students who are absent for six consecutive weekdays of class attendance may be
withdrawn from all classes.
New students failing to adhere to the attendance policy within the first 30 days of enrollment may be
cancelled.
Laboratory, Externship and Clinical Required Hours
Students in Laboratory/Externship classes must complete the total number of hours required. Students
missing five (5) consecutive days may be terminated unless there are extenuating circumstances. The
attendance policy for laboratory/externship classes is governed by separate written programmatic
standards. Students will not receive clinical hours scheduled during holidays when their assigned facility
is closed. Students may have to complete clinical hours during scheduled breaks from school in order to
provide continuity of care at their assigned facility. Nursing students are expected to attend all
laboratory and clinical sessions (please refer to Nursing Student Handbook for specific information
regarding Laboratory and clinical attendance and additional requirements).
Criteria for Assessing Student Performance While on Externship
Certain programs require students to serve an externship in the office of a physician, hospital, clinic or
long-term care facility upon completion of academic training. The extern site is not obligated to employ
the student following completion of the clinical externship.
During the externship course, each student will be evaluated in the areas of professional performance
and practical skills. To successfully complete the externship course, students must demonstrate
competency of the procedures outlined in the skill evaluation checklist as well as desirable work habits.
Desirable work habits include punctuality, taking initiative, maintaining a positive attitude and following
office procedures.
Students are evaluated weekly throughout the duration of their externship. If the student’s evaluation
is not satisfactory on the assessment, the Allied Health Externship/Laboratory Coordinator will confer
with the student and/or supervisor at that time. If evaluations are still unsatisfactory at the end of the
externship period, the student may be required to complete additional externship hours or repeat the
course.
Externship courses are graded on a Pass/Fail basis. Students must master 70% of the applicable skills,
complete assignments, and fulfill the required hours to pass the course.
THIS COURSE IS GRADED ON A PASS/ FAIL BASIS
P = Pass
F = Fail
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Grounds for Dismissal
Allied Health Institute reserves the right to dismiss a student for the following reasons:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Unsatisfactory conduct
Unsatisfactory attendance or academic progress
Failure to meet financial obligations
Failure to comply with the rules and regulations of AHI as describe in the catalog and student
handbook
5. Failure to comply with a request for a criminal background check when requested by the clinical
site.
6. The submission of course work other than one’s own i.e. plagiarism or the distribution of
questions or answers from exams and finals
7. Falsification of any records, including the false reporting of hours on the laboratory or externship
time sheet, will not be tolerated. Students determined by the Extern/Laboratory Coordinator or
Clinical Supervisor to have falsified either their own records (e.g., time sheet, skills sheet,
physical, or criminal record history) or any patient related records will fail the course and be
dismissed from the school.
Academic Dishonesty
Academic dishonesty is a serious offense at AHI because it undermines the values of professionalism
for which the Institution stands and defrauds others who will eventually rely upon the knowledge and
integrity of the institution. Academic fraud is defined as any attempt to misrepresent one’s
performance on any exercise submitted for evaluation in either a classroom (online or on-ground),
Laboratory, Externship or Clinical environment. Detailed policy information including penalties for
academic dishonesty is provided in the Student Handbook.
Student Complaint and Grievance Procedures
Students are encouraged to communicate their concerns to the course faculty and administration. If a
situation arises in which a student has a complaint or grievance regarding grades, instruction or other
topics related to their program of study, the student should first contact the course faculty or staff
member to whom the complaint or grievance refers. If the student is dissatisfied with the solution
proposed by the course faculty or staff member, the student may submit his or her complaint or
grievance in writing to the Dean of Academics. Note: There are additional steps for nursing students as
outlined in the Nursing Student Handbook.
If the student is unsatisfied with the resolution, the student may seek an evaluative review by the
School’s President. The student must appeal to the School’s President in writing within 10 days from
the receipt of the decision from the Dean of Academics. If a student’s complaint or grievance is not
resolved by the persons designated above, a student may choose to seek resolution by bringing it to
the attention of the Commission for Independent Education, 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400 Toll Free Phone: 888-224-6684 www.firn.edu/doe/cie
Program and Status Changes
Students wishing to change programs, class schedule, withdraw from AHI, or take a leave of absence
must complete a change of status form. Additionally, students who wish to reenter AHI after withdrawal
must contact the Admissions Department for processing and approval.
If a student determines that a diploma or degree program is not the right one for them, the student can
transfer, one time only, to another program. The student must contact their academic advisor to discuss their
decision and to initiate the appropriate paperwork. Students may transfer any successfully completed courses
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that are required for the new program. Students will not be reimbursed for courses previously completed that
do not transfer to the new program. Students who change their program will be charged tuition prices in
effect at the time of the program change.
Leave of Absence
Students may request a leave of absence (LOA) for medical reasons including pregnancy, family care,
military duty and jury duty. A Leave of Absence will not be granted during a new student’s first class.
In order to be eligible for a LOA, students must submit a request in writing with supporting
documentation. Requests for a LOA application must be submitted to the Academic Dean by electronic
mail or fax. All requests for LOAs must be submitted before the proposed start date of the LOA. An
exception to the policy may be granted for a student with a medical emergency (i.e. death in the
family, car accident, or sudden illness). In this case, necessary documentation must be provided within
one week of the onset of the emergency unless otherwise approved by the Dean of Academics.
A LOA shall be reasonable in duration and is not to exceed 90 calendar days. Students may request
multiple LOAs, as long as they do not exceed 90 days within a 12-month period. For each additional
LOA, another LOA application form must be completed. In the case of military duty, a LOA may be
extended so that the student may fulfill their obligations.
While on an approved LOA, students will not incur any tuition charges or fees. If a student does not
return to AHI at the expiration date of an approved LOA, the student will be withdrawn from AHI as of
the date that the LOA was granted. Students wishing to re-enroll after being withdrawn will be charged
a re-entry fee.
Academic Interrupt
In the event that the student begins a course and is unable to complete that course for any reason, the
student may opt to go on academic interrupt (AI). The student must contact the academic department
with a request for an AI and this request must be approved by the Dean of Academics. When a student
chooses this option, it is understood that the student, though not able to complete the current course,
is required to return for the start of the next term. If the student attends up to and including fifty
percent (50%) of the course and submits a Request for Academic Interrupt form during this period, the
student will receive a grade of W in the class which will not be calculated into their GPA but will be
factored into their rate of satisfactory academic progress. The student will still be charged for this class.
If the student attends more than fifty percent (50%) of the course and submits a Request for Academic
Interrupt form during this period, they will receive a grade of WF in the course which will be calculated
into both their cumulative GPA and their rate of satisfactory academic progress. If the student attends
more than 50% of the course and the withdraws from class, the student will be charged accordingly for
this course but will not incur re-entry fees for the start of the next term. Students will automatically be
rescheduled for any course in which a grade of W or WF was earned and will incur fees for these
repeated courses. In the event that a student wishes to return from AI at the start of a term and there
are no courses available for him or her to take, the student may be placed on a schedule gap (see
below) for a maximum of sixty (60) days without incurring additional fees. The student will be
academically advised by the academic department regarding how an academic interrupt will affect his
or her course schedule.
Schedule Gap
In the event that a course is not available, the student may be placed on a schedule gap (SG). This is a
gap in the student’s course schedule and may extend the student’s graduation date. A SG can also be
granted prior to the laboratory training rotation and/or externship while students are awaiting
availability of a clinical site (except for nursing students). Students on SG while awaiting a clinical site
placement will be placed in a Schedule Gap Course during this period in order to ensure continuity of
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instruction. Students may also be placed on SG on a case by case basis as determined by the Dean of
Academics.
A SG will not exceed 60 calendar days. While on approved SG, students will not incur any tuition
charges or fees. If a student does not return to AHI at the expiration date of an approved SG, the
student will be withdrawn from the AHI as of the date that the SG was granted. Students wishing to reenroll at a later time will be charged a re-entry fee.
Withdrawals
If a student withdraws from a course, voluntarily or otherwise, after attending up to or including fifty
percent (50%) of the course, a letter grade of “W” (withdrawal) is assigned. This grade is calculated
toward attempted credits, but it is not included in the cumulative grade point average. Students who
withdraw from a course after attending more than fifty percent (50%) of the course will be assigned a
letter grade of WF. A WF grade is calculated toward attempted credits and toward the cumulative grade
point average. Students returning to AHI must repeat all courses for which a “W” or “WF” was
assigned.
Termination of Enrollment
In addition to the reasons discussed in the Grounds for Dismissal section of this catalog, AHI reserves
the right to dismiss any student that is more than thirty (30) days late paying tuition and fees. Federal
and state guidelines and Institute policy define the parameters for a student’s enrollment.
Re-Entry
If a student withdraws from a program or if a student is withdrawn due to any reason other than
academic or disciplinary termination, the student may re-enter the program provided that s/he has no
financial obligations from his/her previous enrollment with the AHI and s/he has not had more than one
withdrawal within the last year.
Additionally, the student must demonstrate to the Dean of Academics that s/he will meet Satisfactory
Academic Progress standards and adhere to the following conditions:
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The student must complete a form requesting re-entry to AHI. Upon completion, this form will
be kept in the student’s academic folder.
The student must demonstrate an awareness that re-entry is granted based on the availability
of the required class.
The student must express an understanding that the decision regarding re-entry will be based
upon factors such as grades, attendance, Financial Aid status, conduct, and his or her
commitment to complete the program.
If a student wishing to re-enter has been out of AHI for six (6) months to one year and is
enrolled in a program that requires laboratory, externship or clinical sessions the student may
be required to audit previously completed laboratory or clinical courses before being permitted
to be enrolled in laboratory, externship and/or clinical courses.
If a student has been out of AHI for one year or more, the student may be required to repeat all
previously completed core classes before being allowed to continue in his/her program.
The student must sign a new Enrollment Agreement which will reflect any changes in policies and
tuition costs.
Please refer to the Nursing Student Handbook for additional information for nursing students.
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Interrupted Class Policy
When a scheduled course is interrupted due to unforeseen circumstances (i.e. inclement weather,
power outage, etc.) the course will be rescheduled as soon as possible.
If the student is unable to complete the course due to the above described circumstances, they may be
granted either an incomplete to allow them to make up the missed work or an academic interrupt to
allow them to repeat the course. If the student remains unable to return for the next term, they will go
on Schedule Gap status.
Definitions Relating To Attendance
Last day of attendance policy/statement - this is the last day a student had academically
related/recorded activity, which may include projects, clinical experience, or examinations.
Date of withdrawal policy/statement - this is the date that administration determines that a student
was no longer enrolled at AHI.
Student Guidance and Advising
The Dean of Academics and Academic Advisors provide advice and guidance to aid students in reaching
their personal, academic and career goals. Students are encouraged to become responsible and mature
individuals while achieving their educational goals. The Academic Department is available to assist
students by providing information and support with regard to academic advising and evaluation. Each
student is assigned an academic advisor. Staff and faculty email addresses are available to students so
that students can communicate their concerns and receive assistance with their academic issues.
Faculty members provide tutoring for students on campus,via email, phone and/or synchronous
platforms. Tutoring may be provided on a one to basis or for a collective group, as needed. Each online
faculty member can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via his/her school or classroom email
account. Response time is within a 24 hour period.
Students experiencing personal problems that require professional help will be referred to the
appropriate agencies by our Student Service and Career Development Department.
Graduation Requirements
In order to graduate from Allied Health Institute, students must:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Successfully complete all required courses with a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.0
Complete all laboratory training/procedures courses with a grade of “C” or better
Successfully complete Externship (if required)
Complete all assessment tools including the programmatic assessment exam
Complete all required administrative paperwork
Maintain satisfactory attendance throughout the program
Fulfill all financial obligations to the Institute
A diploma will be issued to student upon successful completion of all program requirements.
fee will be charged for all duplicate diplomas.
A $10.00
Student Records
The Office of the Registrar maintains academic records of all course work completed at the AHI.
Transcripts are released only after receipt of a signed, written request from the student. Transcripts
issued to the student are marked “Issued to Student.” Students are allowed one transcript at no
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charge. There is a $7.00 fee for each additional transcript requested. Students should allow 4-6 weeks
for receipt of their official transcript. No official transcript(s) will be released if records are on hold for
financial reasons or missing documentation. Students may request an unofficial transcript in this case
which will be issued within 24 hours. The word “unofficial” will be stamped on the transcript. Third
party transcripts from other institutions cannot be released to any individual or institution.
Records on Hold
Academic records may be placed on hold for any of the following reasons:
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Failure to submit an official transcript from a prior institution of study
A financial obligation to Allied Health Institute
Missing documentation
Until the hold is removed, individuals will not be allowed to:
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Re-start AHI programs from a withdrawal status.
Obtain an official transcript
Receive an official diploma or certificate
Appeals to this policy can be made to the School’s President in writing and in accordance with AHI’s
grievance policy. The School’s President will notify the student in writing regarding the decision of the
appeal.
Placement/ Graduate Services
The mission of Allied Health Institute’s Student Services and Career Services Department is to provide
current students and alumni with quality assistance in their career development. Although AHI does
not guarantee employment to students, its career services personnel work in partnership with the
student or graduate to prepare for and secure employment within the industry. AHI’s students,
graduates and alumni are offered a variety of resources and services including individual career
advising, resume writing, interviewing preparation sessions, the AHI job opportunity database, and
other relevant industry resources. It is important to note that there are health and safety risks inherent
upon employment in the healthcare field. The daily managerial control and working conditions of a
potential or actual employment site, even when facilitated by the placement department at Allied
Health Institute, will be handled by and will be under the sole direction of the facility that employs the
graduate and/or alum.
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Other Information
Customized Training
AHI offers quality customized training and technical assistance to employers on a contractual basis.
Specialized curriculum and consultant services can be provided for business specific needs.
Refresher Training/Auditing of Courses
Allied Health Institute offers limited refresher training/auditing of courses to its current students,
graduates and alumni. A student or graduate may apply for refresher training/auditing (excluding
laboratory and/or externship) on a space available basis. The student, graduate and alum must be in
good standing with the Bursar’s Office. No tuition will be charged; however, there will be a $100 fee
for each class or partial class. The student/graduate must have or purchase current texts and
workbooks.
Externship/ Laboratory Training and Clinical Rotations
Students should be aware that any federal, state or private medical facility may require
Criminal and/or Department of Motor Vehicle background checks. They may also require that
students show proof of a clear drug screen, health insurance, and immunizations/vaccinations such as
MMR, PPD, Varicella, and Hepatitis B (or declination of Hepatitis B) and seasonal flu. In addition, clinical
students may be required to have current CPR certification and/or BLS provider card dependent upon
their specific clinical site requirements. The student will need to meet all of the health requirements of
the respective clinical site prior to beginning his/her clinical training. The BLS/CPR course must be
completed through the American Heart Association or Red Cross. Students are responsible for providing
documented proof of the above requirements, to either the Allied Health Clinical faculty or Coordinator.
Students are responsible for all costs incurred for drug screenings, vaccinations and CPR certification
and/or BLS provider card.
All Medical Assisting, EKG, Massage Therapy, and Medical Office Assistant students are advised to
attend the live Clinical Orientation prior to placement at a remote laboratory training or externship site.
Students on clinical rotation and extern rotation must adhere to all site/office policies and procedures.
Note: Nursing clinical orientation may be live and/or online depending on the facility’s requirements.
All clinical, externship or laboratory training sites are selected based on an evaluation of site personnel,
geographic location, availability, and type of learning experience provided. Allied Health Institute
utilizes sites that can be less than one mile to one hundred miles in distance from a student’s home
location. The Institute maintains affiliation agreements with many clinical facilities.
INFECTIOUS/COMMUNICABLE DISEASE POLICY
Infectious/communicable diseases are common and may be a threat to students and faculty of Allied
Health Institute. During the performance of laboratory/externship or clinical training, students may
have contact with patients with various infections such as bloodborne transmitted diseases (e.g.,
Hepatitis B [HBV], Hepatitis C [HCV], Human immuno-deficiency virus [HIV]); airborne transmitted
diseases (e.g., tuberculosis[TB], measles, varicella); droplet transmitted diseases (e.g., influenza,
pertussis, mumps); and, contract transmitted disease (e.g., methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
[MRSA]). Students completing these rotations may be exposed to the above infectious diseases and as
a result may also expose other patients, family members, peers, faculty members and others to these
diseases. During pregnancy, the fetus may also be at risk depending on the infection (e.g., Varicella).
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Students must comply with the communicable/infectious disease policy and protocols of the agency or
facility with which they are assigned for clinical and laboratory/externship training. Students must also
adhere to the policies of the Allied Health Institute, state and Federal statues, regulations, and the
contractual mandates of clinical affiliates. Please refer to the student handbook for information on
exposure protocol.
Insurance
Students will be required to have valid personal health insurance ( i.e. Medicaid, Medicare, Blue Cross
Blue Shield) coverage or accident insurance prior to clinical, laboratory training and/or externship. This
insurance may be purchased through Allied Health Institute or through any insurer of the student’s
choice. The student must be covered by this insurance while attending his or her clinical and
laboratory/externship site. The cost of a student’s insurance is not covered within the cost of the AHI
program. Allied Health Institute does not provide student health insurance, nor is Allied Health Institute
responsible for any health costs pertaining to any illness or injury that may occur at a clinical,
laboratory training or externship training site. If a student becomes ill or injured while at a clinical,
laboratory or externship site, Allied Health Institute must be notified immediately of the incident.
Note: Students must provide proof of valid health insurance or accident insurance to the Allied Health
Clinical Coordinator or clinical faculty prior to attending their clinical, laboratory or externship rotation.
Student Conduct
It is expected that all students enrolled at Allied Health Institute will act in a professional manner and
will show self respect and respect for others at all times. Respect for the rights, privileges, and diversity
of others is essential in preserving the professional and learning environment at the Institution.
In the interest of maintaining professional conduct amongst students enrolled at AHI, policies have
been established. Each student is required to adhere to these policies that represent the program's
minimum standards of performance, professionalism and respectful behaviors. Any student who does
not adhere to the rules specified in these policies, or behaves in a unacceptable manner, may be
referred to the Dean of Academics or the Director of Nursing for nursing students for disciplinary action,
up to and including permanent dismissal from AHI.
Student Handbook
Allied Health Institute’s online programs are demanding and require serious commitment from its
students. For this reason, Allied Health Institute has established the Student Handbook which contains
a code of ethics, rules, and procedures. These policies support the Institute’s mission and are to be
used as a reference guide for each student. Additionally, AHI’s Department of Nursing also publishes a
Nursing Student Handbook that complements the Catalog and Student Handbook, but has additional
policies, procedures, rules and guidelines that nursing students must follow.
Each student will receive a copy of this handbook from their Admissions Representative. Students will
be advised of addenda to the handbook when revisions to AHI policies are adopted and the most recent
version of the handbook is emailed to students. Nursing Students receives the Nursing Student
Handbook at Core orientation.
Institute Holidays & Breaks
Scheduled classes holidays and breaks are listed in the back of this catalog on pages 76-77.
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Educational Fees
The educational fee consists of online services for platform, online library and technical support. The
cost of these fees will be charged to the student’s account every month for the length of his or her
program of study. All educational fees must be paid by the time of graduation.
Textbooks/Course Materials Fees
Some courses require electronic course materials, which may include tutorials, simulations, study
guides, electronic versions of textbooks, student equipment, testing and/or other interactive study
materials. If electronic versions of textbooks are included, hard-copy textbooks are no longer required
for these courses but may be purchased for an additional cost. Students should be aware that particular
electronic course materials may only be accessed for a limited timeframe.
Note: On-campus laboratory and clinical are required for courses in the ASN program.
Tuition and Fee Schedule
The current tuition and fee schedule is listed in the back of this catalog on page 84-85.
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Academic Programs
Associate of Science Degree Programs
Method of Delivery – Full Distance Education
Business Administration
Healthcare Management
Medical Billing and Coding
Medical Assisting
Associate of Science Degree Program
Method of Delivery – Blended Distance Education
Nursing
Diploma Programs
Method of Delivery – Full Distance Education
Electrocardiograph Technician
Medical Assistant
Medical Coding Specialist
Medical Office Assistant
Diploma Programs
Method of Delivery – Full Residential (Campus Based) Education
Medical Assistant
Diploma Program
Method of Delivery – Blended Distance Education
Massage Therapy
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed a program, and other important
information, please visit our Gainful Employment Disclosures page at
http://www.alliedhealthinstitute.edu/students/GEDisclosures/
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Business Administration
Associate of Science Degree Program
Length of Program:
Method of Delivery:
20 Months
80 Weeks
116.0 Credit Hours
1530 Clock Hours
Full Distance Education
*The TWC does not have oversight over degree programs offered to Texas students via distance education; therefore this program has not been
approved by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).
Program Description:
This program provides students general business knowledge in managerial controls, economics of
business, human resources (personnel), labor relations, business risks, interaction of government and
business law, production and distribution. They provide the foundations for areas of specialization, such
as accounting, finance, or marketing management. While learning, the program prepares students to
be entrepreneurs, or lead toward a career in management of a larger firm. These courses may provide
an existing manager with new insights and training, or a chance to change careers to the older student.
Objectives of the program:
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Prepare general management functions, roles and responsibilities required to effectively manage
today’s contemporary organizations.
Examine the ethical issues facing managers and apply decision-making techniques and ethical
reasoning to resolve 21st century ethical dilemmas.
Work effectively in teams and appreciate the meaning of mutual responsibility.
Access and interpret information, respond and adapt to a dynamic business environment, make
complex decisions, solve problems, and evaluate outcomes.
Student Outcomes:
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Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate the professionalism and
communication skills required for a professional entry-level position
Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate that they possess the ability
to perform various administrative duties required for a professional entry-level position in their
respective field of study
Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate that they possess mastery
of various clinical and/or technical duties required for a professional entry-level position in their
respective field of study
Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate that they possess the
knowledge of various legal and ethical concepts in relation to a professional entry-level position in
their respective field of study
Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate that they possess general
knowledge in communications, technology, mathematics and sciences
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Credit
Hours
Clock
Hours
MAN2020-Introduction to Management
7.0
100
ACG1001-Principles of Accounting I
7.0
100
ACG2011-Principles of Accounting II
7.0
100
MAN2163-Customer Relationship Management
7.0
100
MAR1010-Fundamentals of Marketing
7.0
100
ACG2021-Financial Accounting
7.0
100
BUL2131-Legal Environment of Business
7.0
100
ECO2013-Macroeconomics
7.0
100
ECO1023-Microeconomics
7.0
100
MAN2062-Business Ethics
7.0
100
MAN2300-Human Resource Management
7.0
100
MAN2043-Principles of Quality Management
7.0
100
CGS1000-Computer Literacy
4.0
50
SPC1012-Speech
4.0
40
MAT1033-Intermediate Algebra
4.0
40
STA2023-Statistics
4.0
40
PSY1012-Psychology
4.0
40
BSC1050-Environmental Science
4.0
40
AML1000-American Literature
4.0
40
ENC1101-English Composition I
4.0
40
116.0
1530
Courses
Total Credit/Clock Hours
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed a program, and other important
information, please visit our Gainful Employment Disclosures page at
http://www.alliedhealthinstitute.edu/students/GEDisclosures/
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Healthcare Management
Associate of Science Degree Program
Length of Program:
Method of Delivery:
16 Months
64 Weeks
101.0 Credit Hours
1190 Clock Hours
Full Distance Education
*The TWC does not have oversight over degree programs offered to Texas students via distance education; therefore this program has not been
approved by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).
Program Description:
This program provides students with general healthcare management knowledge and skills necessary
to be successful in an entry-level managerial position in a healthcare setting. Selected courses establish
a foundation for areas of specialization within the healthcare field such as accounting and finance,
marketing, information technology, human resources and project management. The program prepares
students to fill managerial positions in healthcare businesses such as clinics, physician’s practices, and
hospitals. These courses may provide an opportunity for any healthcare employee to change careers.
Objectives of the program:
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Fulfill general management functions, roles and responsibilities required to effectively manage
today’s healthcare organizations.
Identify ethical issues facing healthcare workers and apply decision-making techniques and
ethical reasoning to resolve ethical dilemmas.
Effectively complete all phases of project management in a healthcare setting while applying
essential leadership skills.
Interpret financial statements and gain an understanding of healthcare finance processes
including budgeting and financial risk management.
Student Outcomes:
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Student upon completion of the program will have demonstrated the professionalism and
communication skills required for a professional entry-level position in the healthcare field.
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Student upon completion of the program will have demonstrated that they possess the ability to
perform various managerial duties required for a professional entry-level position in the
healthcare field.
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Student upon completion of the program will have demonstrated that they possess a
comprehensive understanding of the use and benefits of healthcare information technology.
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Student upon completion of the program will have demonstrated that they possess a general
understanding of billing, coding, and collecting procedures and other office functions.
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Student upon completion of the program will have demonstrated that they possess the
knowledge of various legal and ethical concepts in relation to a professional entry-level position in
the healthcare field.
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Student upon completion of the program will have demonstrated that they possess general
knowledge in communications, technology, mathematics and sciences.
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Credit
Hours
Clock
Hours
MAN2020-Introduction to Management
7.0
100
HCM103-Healthcare Human Resources
9.0
100
HCM112-Leadership in Healthcare
7.0
100
HCM117-Billing, Collections and Coding Analysis
7.0
100
HCM121-Healthcare Marketing
7.0
100
HCM230-Financial Management for Healthcare Organizations
9.0
100
HCM210-Health Information Technology Essentials
9.0
100
HCM240-Healthcare Project Management
9.0
100
HCM213-Legal and Ethical Issues in the Business of Healthcare
9.0
100
CGS1000-Computer Literacy
4.0
50
SPC1012-Speech
4.0
40
MAT1033-Intermediate Algebra
4.0
40
PSY1012-Psychology
4.0
40
BSC1050-Environmental Science
4.0
40
AML1000-American Literature
4.0
40
ENC1101-English Composition I
4.0
40
101.0
1190
Courses
Total Credit/Clock Hours
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed a program, and other important
information, please visit our Gainful Employment Disclosures page at
http://www.alliedhealthinstitute.edu/students/GEDisclosures/
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Medical Billing and Coding
Associate of Science Degree Program
Length of Program:
Method of Delivery:
16 Months
64 Weeks
93.0 Credit Hours
1190 Clock Hours
Full Distance Education
*The TWC does not have oversight over degree programs offered to Texas students via distance education; therefore this program has not been
approved by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).
Program Description:
The program provides students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and critical skills
necessary for a billing and coding position in a hospital, clinic, physician's office or other
healthcare entity. Throughout the Medical Billing and Coding program students are introduced to
the vast knowledge base required in the areas of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology
and medical front office procedures. Students will be instructed in the entering and coding of
patient services into a computer system, generating invoices to be sent to the patients, handling
insurance claims, and performing collections duties. The program directs students to criticalthinking and problem solving solutions. The program includes a balance of instruction that
encompasses general education courses in humanities, communications, social sciences,
mathematics and technology. Students are given the tools to function successfully in an entry
level position as a Medical Biller and Coder.
Objectives of the program:
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Prepare a knowledgeable entry-level employee with a variety of analytical and basic statistical
skills necessary to review and assign codes to medical conditions, diagnoses and procedures
Provide a variety of coding and billing exercises using complex healthcare coding and
classification systems to perform effectively in physicians’ offices, hospitals, clinics, insurance
companies, medical billing companies and medical financial consulting companies
Provide student with critical thinking skills in communication, medical law and ethical behavior.
Provide student with the skills of charting, filing and patient intake
Student Outcomes:
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Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate the professionalism and
communication skills required for a professional entry-level position
Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate that they possess the
ability to perform various administrative duties required for a professional entry-level position in
their respective field of study
Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate that they possess mastery
of various clinical and/or technical duties required for a professional entry-level position in their
respective field of study
Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate that they possess the
knowledge of various legal and ethical concepts in relation to a professional entry-level position
in their respective field of study
Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate that they possess general
knowledge in communications, technology, mathematics and the humanities
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded an Associate Degree in Medical
Billing and Coding. Students who successfully complete the requirements of the program will be eligible
to sit for a national exam.
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Courses
HS 110 – Electronic Health Records
Credit
Hours
Clock
Hours
10.0
120
MT 103 - Medical Terminology
6.0
80
OSL 101 – Occupational Safety, Law and Ethics
8.0
100
BS 101 - Anatomy & Physiology
8.0
100
MS 107 – CPT-4/ICD-9 Coding A**
6.0
90
MS 108 - CPT-4/ICD-9 Coding B**
6.0
90
MS 103 – Insurance Carriers
7.0
100
MS 104 – Patient Billing and Collections
7.0
100
MS 109 – Capstone/Administrative Training
7.0
120
MAT 1033 – Intermediate Algebra
4.0
40
CGS1000 – Computer Literacy
4.0
50
PSY 1012 – Psychology
4.0
40
SPC 1012 – Speech
4.0
40
AML 1000 –American Literature
4.0
40
ENC 1101 – English Composition I
4.0
40
MAN 1021 – Principles of Management
4.0
40
93.0
1190
Total Credit/Clock Hours
** Course title and description may change to ICD-10 at any time upon CMS approval.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed a program, and other important
information, please visit our Gainful Employment Disclosures page at
http://www.alliedhealthinstitute.edu/students/GEDisclosures/
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Medical Assisting
Associate of Science Degree Program
Length of Program:
16 Months
64 Weeks
99 Credit Hours
1330 Clock Hours
Method of Delivery:
Full Distance Education
*The TWC does not have oversight over degree programs offered to Texas students via distance education; therefore this program has not been
approved by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).
Program Description:
The program provides students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and clinical skills necessary
for employment in a clinic or physician’s office. Throughout the Medical Assisting Program students are
introduced to a vast knowledgebase required in the areas of anatomy & physiology, pathophysiology,
medical terminology, medical front office procedures, x-ray, electrocardiography, pharmacology and
laboratory procedures. The program includes a balance of instruction that encompasses general
education courses in communications, sciences, mathematics and technology. Students are given the
tools to function successfully in an entry level position as a Medical Assistant.
Objectives of the program:
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Prepare a knowledgeable entry-level employee with technical skills and work habits necessary to
perform diverse duties in medical offices, clinics, and health centers

Provide clinical activities that include assisting the physician in patient care responsibilities by
recording medical histories, taking vital signs, preparing the patient for examination , assisting the
physician during patient examination and surgical procedures, collecting and performing various
laboratory tests, administering medications as directed by physician, performing diagnostic
procedures, such EKG’s and dressings, and providing patient education
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Provide student with critical thinking skills in communication, medical law and ethical behavior.
Provide student with the skills of charting, filing and patient intake
Student Outcomes:
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Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate the professionalism and
communication skills required for a professional entry-level position

Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate that they possess the ability to
perform various administrative duties required for a professional entry-level position in their
respective field of study

Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate that they possess mastery of
various clinical and/or technical duties required for a professional entry-level position in their
respective field of study

Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate that they possess the
knowledge of various legal and ethical concepts in relation to a professional entry-level position in
their respective field of study

Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate that they possess general
knowledge in communications, technology, mathematics and sciences
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Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded an Associate Degree in Medical
Assisting. Students who successfully complete the requirements of the program can sit for a national
exam.
Credit
Hours
Clock
Hours
10.0
120
6.0
80
OSL 101 – Occupational Safety, Law and Ethics
8.0
100
BS 101 - Anatomy & Physiology
8.0
100
MA 107 – Basic Radiography Procedures
8.0
100
MA 108 - Clinical Procedures
8.0
100
MA 109 - Basic Medical Laboratory Procedures
8.0
100
MA 110 - Pharmacology for Medical Assistants
8.0
100
MA 111 - Clinical Training/Lecture
6.0
130
MA 112 – Externship
5.0
160
MAT 1033 – Intermediate Algebra
4.0
40
AML 1000 –American Literature
4.0
40
PSY 1012 –Psychology
4.0
40
SPC 1012 – Speech
4.0
40
BSC 1050 – Environmental Science
4.0
40
ENC 1101 – English Composition I
4.0
40
99.0
1330
Courses
HS 110 – Electronic Health Records and Administrative
Procedures
MT 103 - Medical Terminology
Total Credit/Clock Hours
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed a program, and other important
information, please visit our Gainful Employment Disclosures page at
http://www.alliedhealthinstitute.edu/students/GEDisclosures/
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Nursing
Associate of Science Degree Program
Length of Program:
Method of Delivery:
23 months
92 Weeks
109 Credit Hours
1630 Clock Hours
Blended Distance Education
Florida Residents Only
Program Description:
The Nursing program is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to competently
provide and manage client care in a variety of settings. This program combines classroom theory, skills
lab instruction, and patient care simulation along with a range of hands-on clinical experiences in order
to prepare graduates to become safe and competent members of the discipline of Nursing. Upon
successful completion of the program, students will be awarded an Associate of Science Degree in
Nursing. Graduates will then be eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination for
Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) in order to obtain a registered nursing license.
Upon completion of the program, the graduates will be able to:
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Implement professional nursing duties according to ethical, legal and regulatory standards.
Utilize verbal, non-verbal, written and electronic methods in order to establish therapeutic
communications.
Monitor patient health status through systematic data analysis and synthesis.
Deliver holistic patient care using critical thinking to make clinical judgments when assessing,
devising and evaluating patient care.
Apply the nursing process when planning/coordinating care for patients with diverse/multiple
needs.
Design a teaching plan based on analysis of specific needs of patient and support persons.
Collaborate with interprofessional team to design and implement patient-centered care within
health systems.
Apply leadership and management principles to the care of patients in diverse healthcare
settings.
Accept personal accountability for lifelong learning, professional growth, and commitment to the
advancement of the profession.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded an Associate Degree in Nursing.
Students who successfully complete the requirements of the program can sit for a national exam.
NOTE: Graduates of approved programs who do not take the licensure exam within six
months of graduation are required to complete a board-approved preparatory course; the
program is responsible for ensuring the graduate's completion of the course, if required.
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Credit
Hours
Clock
Hours
BSC1071 – Anatomy & Physiology I
5.0
60
BSC1072 – Anatomy & Physiology II
5.0
60
ENC1101 – English Composition I
4.0
40
MAC1105 – College Algebra
4.0
40
SPC1012 – Speech
4.0
40
MCB1000- Fundamentals of Microbiology
5.0
60
SYG1000 – Sociology
4.0
40
DEP2004- Human Growth & Development
4.0
40
HUN1201- Nutrition and Diet Therapy
4.0
40
NUR130 – Pharmacology for Nurses
5.0
60
NUR110 - Fundamentals of Nursing
4.0
40
NUR120 – Nursing Skills I
4.0
60
NUR121- Nursing Skills II
4.0
60
NUR140 – Nursing Concepts and Patient Care I
5.0
90
NUR150 – Nursing Concepts and Patient Care II
5.0
90
NUR220 – Adult Healthcare I
6.0
120
NUR225 – Adult Healthcare II
6.0
120
NUR230 – Pediatric Nursing
5.0
90
NUR235 – Maternity Nursing Care
5.0
90
NUR240 – Mental Health Nursing
5.0
90
NUR250 – Multi-system Nursing Care
NUR260 – Management and Leadership Concepts Applied to
Nursing
5.0
110
4.0
40
NUR255- Preceptorship/ Exam
7.0
150
109.0
1630
Courses
Total Credit/Clock Hours
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed a program, and other important
information, please visit our Gainful Employment Disclosures page at
http://www.alliedhealthinstitute.edu/students/GEDisclosures/
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Electrocardiograph Technician
Diploma Program
Length of Program:
Method of Delivery:
6 months
24 Weeks
49.5 Credit Hours
620 Clock Hours
Full Distance Education
Program Description:
This program is designed to prepare students for employment as Electrocardiograph Technicians. Students in this
program will learn to become team members and will have in depth knowledge of the 12 lead EKG and the
conduction system of the heart as well as some of the disorders that can be monitored with the EKG or other
mobile monitoring systems. The courses will provide an understanding of pre-hospital emergency medicine and
life-saving techniques. The program includes a balance of classroom and clinical experiences.
Objectives of the program:
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Provides student with skills to locate the heart and lead placement. Provide students with concepts with 12
lead EKG interpretations
Prepare students to identify the various components cycle, recognize various abnormal heart rhythms, and
utilize other cardiac equipment
Provide student with critical thinking skills in communication, medical law and ethical behavior. Provide
student with the skills of charting, filing and patient intake
Student Outcomes:
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

Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate the professionalism and
communication skills required for a professional entry-level position
Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate that they possess the ability to
perform various administrative duties required for a professional entry-level position in their respective
field of study
Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate that they possess mastery of various
clinical and/or technical duties required for a professional entry-level position in their respective field of
study
Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate that they possess the knowledge of
various legal and ethical concepts in relation to a professional entry-level position in their respective field of
study
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded a diploma. Students who successfully
complete the requirements of the Electrocardiograph Technician program will be eligible to sit for a national exam.
Courses
HS 110 – Electronic Health Records and Administrative
Procedures
MT 103 - Medical Terminology
Credit
Hours
Clock
Hours
Outside
Hours
Financial
Aid Hours
10.0
120
50
6.5
6.0
80
30
4
BS 101 – Anatomy & Physiology
8.0
100
40
5.5
ET 101 – Cardiovascular Diagnostic Procedures
8.0
100
40
5.5
ET 102 - Cardiovascular Drugs and Emergencies
6.0
60
30
3.5
ET 103 - Techniques and Recognition
6.0
60
30
3.5
ET 104 – Clinical Training/Lecture
5.5
100
27.5
5
49.5
620
247.5
33.5
Total Credit/Clock Hours
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed a program, and other important
information, please visit our Gainful Employment Disclosures page at
http://www.alliedhealthinstitute.edu/students/GEDisclosures/
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Massage Therapy
Diploma Program
Length of Program:
Method of Delivery:
7 Months
28 Weeks
700 Clock Hours
Blended
Florida Residents Only
Program Description:
The program prepares students to acquire knowledge and skills necessary for a career as a Massage Therapist. Students will be
introduced to a vast knowledge base required in the areas of anatomy & physiology, pathology, the body systems, kinesiology,
office procedures, bodywork and modalities including Swedish massage, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, shiatsu, sports
massage, and much more. The program includes a balance of didactic classroom instruction and clinical experiences.
Objectives of the program:





Provide an understanding of the structure and function of the human body
To develop the confidence and skills necessary to practice massage therapy
Provide student with the skills necessary for clinical activities including charting, patient intake, and assessment
Provide student with critical thinking skills in communication, ethical behavior and professionalism
Perform massage therapy and bodywork: Swedish massage, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, and Shiatsu
Student Outcomes:




Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate the professionalism and communication skills
required for a professional entry-level position
Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate that they possess the ability to perform various
administrative duties required for a professional entry-level position in their respective field of study.
Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate that they possess mastery of various clinical and/or
technical duties required for a professional entry-level position in their respective field of study
Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate that they possess the knowledge of various legal and
ethical concepts in relation to a professional entry-level position in their respective field of study
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded a diploma. Students who successfully complete the
requirements of the Massage Therapy Program will be eligible to sit for the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam. Successful
completion of the program, passing the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination, and meeting all other state requirements
will qualify the student to be eligible for licensure for massage therapy in the state of Florida. Florida law requires a massage
therapy license for anyone who practices touch therapies for compensation.
Courses
Credit Hours
BS 101 – Anatomy & Physiology
Clock Hours
100
HS 101 – Ethics & Professional Development
50
BS 102 – Kinesiology
80
HS 102 - Administrative Health Science
120
TB 100 – Intro to Massage Therapy
100
TB 101 – Therapeutic Applications
100
TB 103 – Clinical Training
100
HS 103 – MBLEx Review
50
Total Credit/Clock Hours
700
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed a program, and other important
information, please visit our Gainful Employment Disclosures page at
http://www.alliedhealthinstitute.edu/students/GEDisclosures/
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Medical Assistant
Diploma Program
Length of Program:
Method of Delivery:
10 Months
40 Weeks
75 Credit Hours
1090 Clock Hours
Full Distance
Program Description:
The program provides students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in an entry-level
position as a Medical Assistant in a clinic or physician’s office. Throughout the Medical Assistant Program students are introduced
to the required knowledge in anatomy & physiology, pathology, medical terminology, medical front office procedures, x-ray,
electrocardiography and clinical and laboratory diagnostic procedures. The program includes a balance of didactic classroom
instruction, laboratory training and practice at a remote site, and clinical experience.
Objectives of the program:

Prepare a knowledgeable entry-level employee with technical skills and work habits necessary to perform diverse duties
in medical offices, clinics, and health centers

Provide clinical activities that include assisting the physician in patient care responsibilities by recording medical
histories, taking vital signs, preparing the patient for examination , assisting the physician during patient examination
and surgical procedures, collecting and performing various laboratory tests, administering medications as directed by
physician, performing diagnostic procedures, such EKG’s and dressings, and providing patient education

Provide student with critical thinking skills in communication, medical law and ethical behavior. Provide student with the
skills of charting, filing and patient intake
Student Outcomes:

Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate the professionalism and communication skills
required for a professional entry-level position

Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate that they possess the ability to perform various
administrative duties required for a professional entry-level position in their respective field of study

Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate that they possess mastery of various clinical and/or
technical duties required for a professional entry-level position in their respective field of study

Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate that they possess the knowledge of various legal
and ethical concepts in relation to a professional entry-level position in their respective field of study
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded a diploma. Students who successfully complete the
requirements of the Medical Assistant program will be eligible to sit for a national exam.
Courses
Credit Hours
HS 110 - Electronic Health Records & Administrative Procedures
Clock Hours
10.0
120
MT 103 - Medical Terminology
6.0
80
OSL 101 – Occupational Safety, Law and Ethics
8.0
100
BS 101 - Anatomy & Physiology
8.0
100
MA 107 – Basic Radiography Procedures
8.0
100
MA 108 - Clinical Procedures
8.0
100
MA 109 - Basic Medical Laboratory Procedures
8.0
100
MA 110 - Pharmacology for Medical Assistants
8.0
100
MA 111 - Clinical Training/Lecture
6.0
130
MA 112 – Externship
5.0
160
75.0
1090
Total Credit/Clock Hours
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed a program, and other important
information, please visit our Gainful Employment Disclosures page at
http://www.alliedhealthinstitute.edu/students/GEDisclosures/
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Medical Assistant
Residential (Campus-Based) Diploma Program
Length of Program:
Method of Delivery:
10 Months
40 Weeks
75 Credit Hours
1090 Clock Hours
Residential
Program Description:
The program provides students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in an entry-level
position as a Medical Assistant in a clinic or physician’s office. Throughout the Medical Assistant Program students are introduced
to the required knowledge in anatomy & physiology, pathology, medical terminology, medical front office procedures, x-ray,
electrocardiography and clinical and laboratory diagnostic procedures. The program includes a balance of didactic classroom
instruction, laboratory training and practice, and clinical experience.
Objectives of the program:

Prepare a knowledgeable entry-level employee with technical skills and work habits necessary to perform diverse duties
in medical offices, clinics, and health centers

Provide clinical activities that include assisting the physician in patient care responsibilities by recording medical
histories, taking vital signs, preparing the patient for examination , assisting the physician during patient examination
and surgical procedures, collecting and performing various laboratory tests, administering medications as directed by
physician, performing diagnostic procedures, such EKG’s and dressings, and providing patient education

Provide student with critical thinking skills in communication, medical law and ethical behavior. Provide student with the
skills of charting, filing and patient intake
Student Outcomes:

Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate the professionalism and communication skills
required for a professional entry-level position

Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate that they possess the ability to perform various
administrative duties required for a professional entry-level position in their respective field of study

Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate that they possess mastery of various clinical and/or
technical duties required for a professional entry-level position in their respective field of study

Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate that they possess the knowledge of various legal
and ethical concepts in relation to a professional entry-level position in their respective field of study
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded a diploma. Students who successfully complete the
requirements of the Medical Assistant program will be eligible to sit for a national exam.
Courses
Credit Hours
Clock Hours
HS 110 - Electronic Health Records & Administrative Procedures
10.0
120
MT 103 - Medical Terminology
6.0
80
OSL 101 – Occupational Safety, Law and Ethics
8.0
100
BS 101 - Anatomy & Physiology
8.0
100
MA 107 – Basic Radiography Procedures
8.0
100
MA 108 - Clinical Procedures
8.0
100
MA 109 - Basic Medical Laboratory Procedures
8.0
100
MA 110 - Pharmacology for Medical Assistants
8.0
100
MA 111 - Clinical Training/Lecture
6.0
130
MA 112 – Externship
5.0
160
75.0
1090
Total Credit/Clock Hours
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed a program, and other important
information, please visit our Gainful Employment Disclosures page at
http://www.alliedhealthinstitute.edu/students/GEDisclosures/
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Medical Coding Specialist
Diploma Program
Length of Program:
9 Months
36 Weeks
65.0 Credit Hours
900 Clock Hours
Full Distance Education
Method of Delivery:
Program Description:
The program prepares students to analyze medical records and assign codes to medical conditions, diagnoses and procedures
using complex healthcare coding and classification systems. Accurate coding is necessary for research and statistical data, and to
determine reimbursement of health care services. Many Medical Coding Specialists prefer to be self-employed or find positions in
physicians’ offices, hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, medical billing companies and medical financial consulting companies.
Objectives of the program:




Prepare a knowledgeable entry-level employee with a variety of analytical and basic statistical skills necessary to review
and assign codes to medical conditions, diagnoses and procedures
Provide a variety of coding and billing exercises using complex healthcare coding and classification systems to perform
effectively in physicians’ offices, hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, medical billing companies and medical financial
consulting companies
Provide student with critical thinking skills in communication, medical law and ethical behavior
Provide student with the skills of charting, filing and patient intake
Student Outcomes:




Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate the professionalism and communication skills
required for a professional entry-level position
Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate that they possess the ability to perform various
administrative duties required for a professional entry-level position in their respective field of study.
Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate that they possess mastery of various clinical and/or
technical duties required for a professional entry-level position in their respective field of study
Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate that they possess the knowledge of various legal
and ethical concepts in relation to a professional entry-level position in their respective field of study
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded a diploma. Students who successfully complete the
requirements of the Medical Coding Specialist program will be eligible to sit for a national exam.
Courses
HS 110 – Electronic Health Records & Administrative Procedures
Credit Hours
10.0
Clock Hours
120
MT 103 - Medical Terminology
6.0
80
OSL 101 – Occupational Safety, Law and Ethics
8.0
100
BS 101 - Anatomy & Physiology
8.0
100
MS107 – CPT-4/ICD-9 Coding A**
6.0
90
MS 108 – CPT-4/ICD-9 Coding B**
6.0
90
MS 103 – Insurance Carriers
7.0
100
MS 104 – Patient Billing and Collections
7.0
100
MS 109 – Capstone/Administrative Training
7.0
120
65.0
900
Total Credit/Clock Hours
** Course title and description may change to ICD-10 at any time upon CMS approval.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed a program, and other important
information, please visit our Gainful Employment Disclosures page at
http://www.alliedhealthinstitute.edu/students/GEDisclosures/
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Medical Office Assistant
Diploma Program
Length of Program:
Method of Delivery:
6 Months
24 Weeks
45.0 Credit Hours
600 Clock Hours
Full Distance Education
Program Description:
This program provides students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in a
medical facility or physician’s office. Throughout the Medical Office Assistant program, students will be taught
anatomy & physiology, medical terminology and medical front office procedures, including an introduction to
medical billing and coding.
Objectives of the program:



Prepare a knowledgeable entry-level employee with technical skills and work habits necessary to perform
diverse duties in medical offices, clinics, and health centers
Provide a variety of coding and billing exercises using complex healthcare coding and classification systems
to perform effectively in physicians’ offices, hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, medical billing
companies and medical financial consulting companies
Provide student with critical thinking skills in communication, medical law and ethical behavior. Provide
student with the skills of charting, filing and patient intake
Student Outcomes:




Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate the professionalism and
communication skills required for a professional entry-level position
Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate that they possess the ability to
perform various administrative duties required for a professional entry-level position in their respective
field of study
Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate that they possess mastery of various
clinical and/or technical duties required for a professional entry-level position in their respective field of
study
Student upon completion of the program will be able to demonstrate that they possess the knowledge of
various legal and ethical concepts in relation to a professional entry-level position in their respective field of
study
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded a diploma. Students who successfully
complete the requirements of the Medical Office Assistant program will be eligible to sit for a national exam.
Courses
HS 110 – Electronic Health Records & Administrative
Procedures
MT 103 - Medical Terminology
Credit
Hours
Clock
Hours
Outside
Hours
Financial
Aid
Hours
10.0
120
50
6.5
6.0
80
30
4
BS 101 - Anatomy & Physiology
8.0
100
40
5.5
MS 103 – Insurance Carriers
7.0
100
35
5
MS 104 – Patient Billing and Collections
7.0
100
35
5
MS 105 – Medical Coding/Office Practices
7.0
100
35
5
45.0
600
225
31
Total Credit/Clock Hours
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed a program, and other important
information, please visit our Gainful Employment Disclosures page at
http://www.alliedhealthinstitute.edu/students/GEDisclosures/
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Course Descriptions
ACG1001- Principles of Accounting I
This course provides an introduction to basic financial accounting principles and their application to
current business practices for single proprietorships. Major emphasis is placed on the accounting cycle,
current assets and liabilities, merchandising and inventory, non-current assets and payroll.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit hours:
100
none
none
7.0
ACG2011- Principles of Accounting II
This course is a continuation from Accounting I and concludes the study of fundamental accounting
principles. Topics covered include plant assets, current and long-term liabilities, payroll, corporations,
partnerships, cash flow statements, managerial and cost accounting, and master and flexible budgets.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit hours:
100
none
ACG 1001
7.0
ACG2021- Financial Accounting
This course is an introduction to the accounting cycle and financial statements including accounting for
cash, receivables, inventories, plant assets, stocks and bonds. Prerequisites: MAT1033, ACG 1001, ACG
2011.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit hours:
100
none
MAT 1033, ACG 1001, ACG 2011
7.0
AML 1000 – American Literature
This course is a survey of selected authors and readings that represent the literary, cultural, and
historical traditions of American literature through exploration of fiction, poetry, and drama. Students
will engage the relevant literary devices and conventions that support understanding of the genres, and
will study the major periods, schools, and influences that permeate American literature. Interpretive,
analytical, and evaluative skills will be refined as students further their individual processes of discovery
and debate through academic and creative responses to the readings.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
40
0
none
4.0
BS 101 - Anatomy & Physiology
This course covers an overview of the structure and function of the human body. In this course
students will cover the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, sensory and endocrine, circulatory,
lymphatic, digestive, respiratory and reproductive systems.
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Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
100
0
None
8.0 (excludes Massage Therapy)
BS 102 – Kinesiology
This course focuses on musculo-skeletal movement and the concepts of biomechanics. Students learn
to identify the origins and insertions of skeletal muscles and postural expressions they produce.
Students learn physiology and neurology of muscle tissue and movement. Students will also have the
understanding of concentric, eccentric, and isometric function along with the relief of chronic tension.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
80
0
BS 101
BSC 1050 – Environmental Science
This course reviews both the structure and function of ecosystems. Topics include but are not limited
to, general scientific principles of biological and non-biological components and their effect on the
environment. Emphasis is placed on resource availability and the preservation and interplay between
human population and the ecosystems. The course emphasizes an
understanding of human influences and how to realistically evaluate their interaction on environmental
stability on a local, regional and global scale.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
40
0
none
4.0
BSC 1071 – Anatomy & Physiology I
This course provides basic structure, function and chemistry of the human body. Anatomy &
Physiology I is the first sequence course that includes fundamental concepts and principles of cell
biology; histology, the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems. Special
senses are also covered.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
40
20
none
5.0
BSC 1072 – Anatomy & Physiology II
This course is the second sequence of Anatomy & Physiology which includes the study of the remaining
body systems not considered in Anatomy & Physiology I. This course emphasizes the form and
function of the cardiovascular, immune, digestive, respiratory, urinary and reproductive systems.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
40
20
BSC 1071
5.0
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BUL2131- Legal Environment of Business
This course is an introduction to law as it relates to and impacts upon the operation of business.
Consideration is given to the Uniform Commercial Code, social forces, governmental regulations,
administrative agencies, international law, criminal law, torts, consumer protection and environmental
law.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit hours:
100
none
none
7.0
CGS 1000 – Computer Literacy
This course introduces students to the operation of personal computer equipment. The course further
covers the fundamental knowledge required for working with Microsoft Office Word 2010, Microsoft
Office Excel 2010, Microsoft Office Access 2010 and Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010. Topics will
include, but are not limited to: the basics of using a word processor, database, spreadsheets and how
to present a power point presentation.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
30
20
none
4.0
DEP 2004- Human Growth & Development
This course explores human development from conception to death and examines theories and
empirical studies dealing with human cognitive, social, emotional and physical development in context
of a lifespan. Lifespan development emphasizes a multidisciplinary and multicultural approach in
describing and explaining how people change and stay the same over time.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit hours:
40
0
none
4.0
ECO1023- Microeconomics
This course gives the student an introduction to the principles of microeconomics as a foundation for
advanced study. Included in this course is the study of the economic behavior of individual consumers,
firms, and industries and the distribution of total production and income among them. Students will
uncover how microeconomics is used to analyze the market or other type of mechanism that
establishes relative prices among goods and services and allocates society’s resources among their
many alternative uses.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit hours:
100
none
none
7.0
ECO2013- Macroeconomics
This course provides the student with a study of the basic economic concepts emphasizing the various
parts that the US plays in the global economy. The foundations of the economic theory are presented
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using topics from television news and the mass media. Fundamental concepts of GDP, national income
accounting, US fiscal policy, and economic growth are introduced through case studies.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit hours:
100
none
none
7.0
ENC 1101 – English Composition I
This course allows for the development of writing skills to attain career goals. This course introduces
the principles and practices of developing effective communications by using reflective critical thinking
in the writing and reading processes. Topics include, but are not limited to: using the principles
of pre-writing skills, drafting, revising, editing to write clear and concise, well-developed paragraphs,
essays and research papers.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
40
0
none
4.0
ET 101 – Cardiovascular Diagnostic Procedures
This course orients students in basic electrocardiograph patient care techniques. Students learn the use
of medical instrumentation modalities, electrocardiogram theory, and identification of mechanical
problems. This course will also cover other modalities of cardiovascular diagnostic procedures such as
holter monitor and scanning exercise treatment.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
100
0
none
8.0
ET 102 - Cardiovascular Drugs and Emergencies
This course covers the study of cardiovascular drugs, their actions, use and adverse effects. Students
will differentiate between normal and abnormal EKG changes due to drugs. In addition students will
learn how to respond to a cardiac emergency.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
60
0
none
6.0
ET 103 - Techniques and Recognition
This course is designed to cover the normal and abnormal readings of an electrocardiogram. Students
will be able interpret cardiac rhythms and will be able to identify various arrhythmias of the cardiac
cycle.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
60
0
none
6.0
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ET 104 – Clinical Training/Lecture
In this laboratory class students are placed at a remote training site where they actively learn to utilize
hands-on techniques taught by their preceptor. Students will put clinical theory into practice by
demonstrating skills in areas of infection control, sterile technique, vital signs, performing
electrocardiography, and observing telemetry. Students will be exposed to the use and application of a
holter monitor and will also experience various other clinical duties. Documentation and charting
techniques will be observed. Students are exposed to the fundamentals of phlebotomy; this skill is
provided as an additional tool and is not required for completion of the course.
Lecture Hours
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
10
90
Completion of ET 101, ET 102, ET 103 with a minimum grade of “C” in each
course.
5.5
HCM 103 – Healthcare Human Resources
This course introduces students to the importance of human resources in all aspects of healthcare
organizations. Topics include the fundamental processes of recruiting, training, and retaining the
appropriate employees as well as employee relations and short and long term human resource
planning.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit hours:
100
none
none
9.0
HCM 112 – Leadership in Healthcare
This course offers a comprehensive view of the leadership competencies necessary to be successful in
today’s healthcare industry. Topics include contemporary leadership practice and theory, leadership
opportunities, conflict resolution, negotiation skills, and team building.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit hours:
100
none
none
7.0
HCM 117 – Billing, Collections, and Coding Analysis
This course presents in-depth coverage of every common medical billing procedure and practice used in
both medical offices and hospitals, while also introducing students to coding, collections, and basic
office functions.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit hours:
100
none
none
7.0
HCM 121 – Healthcare Marketing
This course teaches students step-by-step how to develop and execute successful marketing strategies.
Concepts covered include practical applications for strategy development, the marketing planning
process, challenges of a competitive marketplace, vision, and other critical aspects of healthcare
marketing.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
100
none
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Prerequisite:
Credit hours:
none
7.0
HCM210 – Health Information Technology Essentials
An in-depth and comprehensive view of healthcare information technology is provided by examining
healthcare regulatory requirements and the functions of a healthcare organization, including its medical
business operations, IT hardware, software, networking, and security.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit hours:
100
none
none
9.0
HCM213 – Legal and Ethical Issues in the Business of Healthcare
This course presents students an overview of the legal and ethical issues facing the health care
industry. It provides students with a basic working knowledge of health law. It is a comprehensive and
inclusive review of a wide variety of health care legal and ethical issues. Students are provided with a
realistic knowledge of health law and its application to the real world.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit hours:
100
none
none
9.0
HCM230 – Financial Management for Healthcare Organizations
This course provides a comprehensive overview of financial management in the healthcare setting.
Major emphasis is placed on budgets, cash and revenue cycle management, investing, borrowing, and
managing financial risk.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit hours:
100
none
none
9.0
HCM240 - Healthcare Project Management
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of effective project management in a healthcare
setting. Real world examples will be used to guide students through the initiating, planning, executing,
monitoring, controlling, and closing phases of project management. Focus will be on the essential
leadership skills necessary to successfully complete a project including people skills, team building
skills, technical skills, and risk management skills. An introduction to project management software will
be included.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit hours:
100
none
none
9.0
HUN 1201 - Nutrition and Diet Therapy
This course provides a review of the principles of basic nutrition and diet therapy. The student will learn
how the human body breaks down, assimilates, and excretes nutrients and their metabolic wastes.
Students will also learn the requirements of a healthy diet as it occurs across the lifespan. The
relationships between nutritional imbalances and diseases will be discussed. Selected dietary
alterations associated with nutritional health will be reviewed.
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Lecture Hours: 40
Laboratory Hours: 0
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 4.0
HS 110 – Electronic Health Records and Administrative Procedures
This course focuses on an overview medical office procedures for allied health employees. Students will
study the administrative elements of the medical office and will be introduced to working with electronic
health records. Topics to be covered include but are not limited to: effective communication,
understanding basic computer applications, medical records & privacy, bookkeeping, medical office
safety & wellness, and medical insurance billing and coding.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
120
0
none
10.0
HS 101 – Ethics & Professional Development
This course will introduce students to the significance of ethics and professionalism in the massage
therapy field. Students will be provided with an overview of state laws, statutes, rules and regulations.
Topics discussed include: personal limitations, business ethics, career plans & employment the
therapeutic relationship, confidentiality and HIPAA, transference and counter-transference, dealing with
emotional release, practice management, scope of practice, success strategies, standards of practice,
indications and contraindications of massage and prevention of medical errors.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisites:
50
0
None
HS 102 – Administrative Health Science
This course covers an overview of the massage therapy field as a wellness profession. The course
focuses on the education standards, history of massage, process of goal-oriented massage, intake
interviews, documentation with an introduction to SOAP charting, developing career plans, and
establishing policies in a massage therapy practice. Students will also learn trends of the industry,
career trends, job placement and business ethics. Students will explore and discuss the legal and
ethical issues that arise from the relationship between healthcare providers and their patients. This
course will also cover HIV, airborne pathogens, preventing infections, universal precautions for
healthcare workers and OSHA standards.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
120
0
None
HS 103 – MBLEx Review
This course provides a review and assists students in preparing for the Massage Bodywork and
Licensing Exam.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisites:
50
0
Successful completion of all didactic courses, TB 100 and TB 101
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MA 107 – Basic Radiography Procedures
This course will introduce students to limited radiography, occupational standards, medical ethics and
law for the limited radiographer. Additionally, students will study proper patient care and medical
asepsis. Students will learn positioning of patients, and film and x-ray equipment handling. The proper
use of equipment, maintenance and film storage, identification of safety hazards and relevant
precautionary measures will also be discussed.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
100
0
none
8.0
MA 108 - Clinical Procedures
This course is designed to orient students to all phases of patient care in the physician’s examining
room. In this course students will learn about vital signs, preparing patients for physical examination,
first aid and become familiar with minor surgeries. Aseptic techniques, instrumentation sterilization,
physical therapy modalities and electrocardiography are also covered.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
100
0
none
8.0
MA108-C - Clinical Procedures
This laboratory course is designed to orient students to all phases of patient care in the physician’s
examining room. In this laboratory course students will learn and perform various procedures
performed in a doctor’s office. These procedures will include but are not limited to charting, vital signs,
preparing patients for physical examination, first aid and minor surgeries. Aseptic techniques,
instrumentation sterilization, physical therapy modalities and electrocardiography are also covered.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
60
40
none
8.0
MA 109 - Basic Medical Laboratory Procedures
This course provides students with clinical medical laboratory procedures through the study of
laboratory studies and instructions. The practice of specimen collection; urinalysis, basic office
bacteriology, hematology and chemistry are also covered. Additional study topics include all aspects of
medical laboratory safety, the use of standard precautions and quality control.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
100
0
none
8.0
MA109-C - Basic Medical Laboratory Procedures
In this laboratory course students will learn about medical laboratory procedures various procedures.
These procedures will include but are not limited to performing phlebotomy, urinalysis, finger sticks and
other diagnostic testing. The practice of specimen collection, basic office bacteriology, hematology and
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chemistry are also covered. Additional study topics include all aspects of medical laboratory safety, the
use of standard precautions and quality control.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
60
40
none
8.0
MA 110 - Pharmacology for Medical Assistants
This course covers the study of the basic math & pharmacology including drug classifications and drug
forms and sources. In addition, students will learn the importance of dosage calculations using dosage
measurements and calculating systems, as well as methods and regulations governing medication
administration.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
100
0
none
8.0
MA110-C - Pharmacology for Medical Assistants
This laboratory course covers the study of basic math & pharmacology including drug classifications,
drug forms and sources. Students will learn the importance of dosage calculations using dosage
measurements and calculating systems, as well regulations governing medication administration.
Students will practice the various methods used to administer medication, including but not limited to
injections, oral and topical applications.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
60
40
none
8.0
MA 111 – Clinical Training/Lecture
In this laboratory class students are placed at a remote training site where they actively learn to utilize
hands on techniques taught by their preceptor. Students will learn to put clinical and administrative
theory into practice. Students will gain experience with venipuncture, injections, medication
administration and other laboratory procedures, as well as the use of computers in the medical office.
The student will have the opportunity to exercise skills in the area of infection control, sterile technique,
vital signs, assisting with examinations, performing EKG’s, and other various back and front office
duties. Customer service and professional behavior are emphasized and monitored throughout the
course.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
10
120
Successful completion of all core didactic courses with a 2.0 minimum CGPA
6.0
MA111-C– Computers in the Medical Office
In this laboratory course students will learn and experience hands-on training involving the use of
computers in the medical office. Practice will include keyboarding, patient data entry, computer billing
and other administrative tasks.
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Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
90
40
none
6.0
MA 112 – Externship
This course consists of experiential learning at an assigned medical facility. The externship experience
will reinforce the lecture and laboratory training courses previously completed. Students will be
expected to demonstrate competency in performing medical assisting skills.
Lecture Hours:
Externship Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
0
160
Successful completion of all core didactic and laboratory training courses
5.0
MAC 1105 - College Algebra
This course delivers the concepts and methods associated with college algebra. Topics include
functions and functional notation; domains and ranges of functions; graphs of functions and relations;
operations on functions; inverse functions; linear, quadratic, and rational functions; exponential and
logarithmic functions, their properties and graphs; systems of equations; and applications.
Lecture Hours:
40
Laboratory Hours: 0
Prerequisite:
none
Credit Hours:
4.0
MAN 1021 – Principles of Management
This course provides students with a broad based outlook at the management process as it has evolved
into the 21st century. Management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling make up
the main framework of the course. Based on the course framework, students will learn the definition of
management and the facets that it entails. Student will learn methods of evaluating ethical business
behavior; the course further provides real-life examples of ethical dilemmas businesses and health
organizations face. Students learn skills for ethical decision making, critical and innovative thinking.
The course addresses diversity on a regional and global scale, and it familiarizes students with recent
workplace developments.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
40
0
none
4.0
MAN 2020 – Introduction to Management
The Introduction to Management course analyzes the management principles that lead to a successful
company, as well as, the nature of business decisions. Students learn about creating and maintaining
organizational structure within leadership and legal contexts, and further examine human resource
principles. The course also contains an introduction to risk management principles and practices,
provides different types of risks and the strategies used to minimize them in relation to physical assets,
legal liability, employee benefit programs, taxes, and retirement costs. In addition, students will learn
the basic principles of financial management, how to manage an organization’s resources to meet its
goals and objectives.
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Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
100
0
none
7.0
MAN2043- Principles of Quality Management
This course is an introduction to the principles, techniques, and basic tools of quality and business
process improvement used by organizations. Students will focus on both the management structure
and the statistical and analytical tools use for quality improvement.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit hours:
100
none
none
7.0
MAN2062- Business Ethics
This course presents an examination of current moral and ethical issues that arise in the world of
business, as well as, an analysis of the main theories of moral obligation, right and wrong action, and
good and bad values.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit hours:
100
none
none
7.0
MAN2163- Customer Relationship Management
This course introduces the concept of customer relationship management (CRM) from a management
perspective and covers how managers develop a customer focus in order to remain competitive in
today’s market. It discusses how CRM links people, process, and technology to optimize an enterprise’s
revenue and profit and provide maximum customer satisfaction.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit hours:
100
none
none
7.0
MAN2300- Human Resource Management
Reviews how the personnel/human resources department contributes to overall planning and
profitability of an organization. Major topics include typical personnel functions: recruitment and
selection, training, performance appraisal, job analysis and compensation and benefits administration.
Class discussions will focus on changing value systems in the work force and the resulting challenges
for managers.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit hours:
100
none
none
7.0
MAR1010 – Fundamentals of Marketing
This course addresses the fundamental concepts and principles of marketing. Students can then put
their knowledge into a framework to understand how each component contributes to the strength of an
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in-depth marketing plan. Students will uncover the means in which world events and cultures influence
marketing.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit hours:
100
none
none
7.0
MAT 0020 – Beginning Algebra
This remedial course covers the arithmetic skills and basic algebra concepts and skills which are needed
for success in higher level mathematics courses. Topics include: operations with real numbers,
fractions, decimals, percent, geometry, ratio and proportion, exponents, solving linear equations and
inequalities in one variable, introduction to the rectangular coordinate system, and applications. (This
course does not count toward credit for graduation requirements.)
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
40
0
0
4.0
MAT 1033 – Intermediate Algebra
This course covers algebraic concepts and operations. Topics include: exponents, scientific notation,
polynomials, factoring, algebraic fractions, radicals, linear equations and inequalities in two variables
and their graphs, systems of two linear equations in two variables, quadratic equations, rational
expressions and equations, radical expressions and equations, and applications.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
40
0
MAT0020 or demonstrated proficiency
4.0
MCB 1000 – Microbiology
An introductory course that covers the principles of microbiology, including cellular organization,
growth, and metabolism of major microbial groups (bacteria, fungi, viruses and protozoa); cultivation
and control of microbes; and the interaction between microorganisms and humans as it relates to
disease transmission, pathogenesis, control measures and treatment.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
40
20
none
5.0
MS 103 – Insurance Carriers
This course introduces students to insurance terminology. Students will learn additional information
regarding the history and eligibility guidelines of commercial carriers, managed care plans and
governmental programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, CHAMPUS, CHAMPVA, Worker’s Compensation and
Disability.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
100
0
none
7.0
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MS 104 – Patient Billing and Collections
This course is designed to provide the fundamental knowledge and skills required to complete the
Universal Health Insurance Claim Form for a variety of insurance carriers. This course offers a study of
the billing functions in medical facility settings, including an examination of the common terms related
to physician billing terminology.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
100
0
none
7.0
MS 105 – Medical Coding/Office Practices
The focus of this class is to introduce students to medical coding and office procedures in the medical
office environment. Students will learn the basics of diagnostic and procedure coding through case
studies and practical applications. In the lab portion of the course, students will be placed at a remote
training site where they will actively learn and perform various administrative medical procedures under
supervision. Students will apply front office skills including, but not limited to registering and checking
out patients, performing reception duties, telephone techniques, and accepting and posting insurance
payments.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
60
40
completion of all other required MOA courses with a minimum CGPA of 2.0.
7.0
MS 107 - CPT-4 & ICD-9 Coding A **
This course is an examination of the ICD-9-CM, CPT-4 and Healthcare Common Procedural Coding
Systems including an overview on the use of the manual formats, content, conventions and official
guidelines information. Students will search and assign both ICD-9 and CPT-4 codes, according to legal
and ethical guidelines, for conditions and procedures related to Evaluation and Management Services,
the Integumentary, Musculoskeletal, Respiratory, and Cardiovascular systems.
Lecture Hours:
90.00
Laboratory Hours:
0
Prerequisite:
none
Credit hours:
6.0
** Course title and description may change to ICD-10 at any time upon CMS approval.
MS 108 - CPT-4 & ICD-9 Coding B **
This course is an examination of the ICD-9-CM, CPT-4 and Healthcare Common Procedural Coding
Systems including an overview on the use of the manual formats, content, conventions and official
guidelines information. Students will search and assign both ICD-9 and CPT-4 codes, according to legal
and ethical guidelines, for conditions and procedures, including Radiology, Pathology, and Laboratory
Services, related to the Digestive, Urinary, Reproductive, Endocrine, Nervous, and Special Senses
Systems.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
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Credit hours:
6.0
** Course title and description may change to ICD-10 at any time upon CMS approval.
MS 109 – Capstone/Administrative Training
The focus of this class is to review topics covered on the physician certification exams. Topics include
anatomy, terminology, and pathology for each organ system; reimbursement concepts; an overview of
CPT, ICD-9-CM,** and HCPCS coding. Practice exams and a mock final exam will simulate the testing
experience to help students prepare for certification success. In addition, students will also receive
hands on experience in a remote onsite medical billing environment where they will continue to learn to
apply the skills under the direction of a medical billing professional, enabling them to hone their skills.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit hours:
40
80
Successful completion of all core didactic classes
7
** Course title and description may change to ICD-10 at any time upon CMS approval.
MT 103 - Medical Terminology
This course will cover the basic structure of medical words, including prefixes, suffixes, roots,
combining forms and plurals. Students will become familiar with the anatomical structures of the body
and will learn correct pronunciation, spelling and definition of medical terms.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
80
0
none
6.0
NUR 110 – Fundamentals of Nursing
This course introduces the practice of nursing and identifies the role of the professional nurse in the
provision of quality healthcare to patients. The importance of critical thinking, clinical judgment, theory,
global health, research and evidence-based practice to the discipline of nursing will be emphasized.
Legal and ethical aspects of professional nursing are emphasize along with principles of patientcentered care, family-centered care, safety, caring, patient education, and therapeutic communication.
Students will be exposed to the importance of cultural and diversity values. Concepts of health,
wellness, and illness will be reviewed as well as healthcare delivery systems utilized in communitybased nursing practice.
Lecture Hours: 40
Laboratory Hours: 0
Clinical Hours: 0
Clinical Simulation Hours: 0
Prerequisite: Successful completion of all general education requirements
Credit Hours: 4.0
NUR 120 – Nursing Skills I
This course provides an introduction to the basic principles and skills utilized in the practice of
professional nursing. Students will learn to incorporate the use of the nursing process, patient safety,
and the principles of infection prevention and control in the delivery of nursing care. Students will
perform basic health assessment and physical examination, which includes the performance of vital
signs. Skills associated with patient hygiene, comfort, rest, and elimination will be practiced. Beginning
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mathematical skills necessary for safe and accurate medication administration will be performed.
Students will utilize basic medical terminology during electronic documentation. At the conclusion of
this course, validation of competence in specific nursing procedural skills and related knowledge are
required.
Lecture Hours: 20
Laboratory Hours: 40
Clinical Hours: 0
Clinical Simulation Hours: 0
Prerequisite: NUR110
Credit Hours: 4.0
NUR 121 – Nursing Skills II
This course provides a continuation of the principles and skills utilized in the practice of professional
nursing. Students will incorporate the use of the nursing process, patient safety, community-based
care, and the principles of infection prevention and control in the delivery of evidenced-based nursing
care to meet patient-centered needs for nutrition, activity and exercise, mobility, oxygenation and
perfusion, sexuality, and fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance. Nursing skills will be performed for
patients experiencing alterations in skin integrity, mobility, and sensory function. Students will hone
their performance with health assessment, physical examination techniques and psychomotor skills.
Medication dosage calculations and safe non parenteral and medication administration will be
performed. Students will utilize correct medical terminology during electronic documentation. At the
conclusion of this course, validation of competence in specific nursing procedural skills and related
knowledge is required.
Lecture Hours: 20
Laboratory Hours: 40
Clinical Hours: 0
Clinical Simulation Hours: 0
Prerequisite: NUR120
Credit Hours: 4.0
NUR 130 – Pharmacology for Nurses
This course provides the concepts of pharmacotherapeutics in using medications to promote, maintain,
and restore health. The student learns common medication actions, interactions, adverse effects and
nursing interventions using the nursing process. Emphasis is placed on professional nursing
responsibilities for meeting patient needs across the lifespan and maintaining a safe and effective
environment that includes legal, ethical, and educational implications. Factors influencing the
administration, use, and effectiveness of medications, such as nutritional status, culture, growth and
development and psychosocial health are explored. At the conclusion of this course, validation of
competence in specific nursing procedural skills and related knowledge is required.
Lecture Hours: 40
Laboratory Hours: 20
Clinical Hours: 0
Clinical Simulation Hours: 0
Prerequisites: NUR121
Credit Hours: 5.0
NUR 140 – Nursing Concepts and Patient Care I
This course presents nursing concepts related to chronic illness, disability, rehabilitation, immobility,
pain, and perioperative experience. Physiological alterations and nursing implications related to
musculoskeletal and metabolic imbalance are reviewed. There is a strong focus on the needs and
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physiological changes of the geriatric population. Direct patient-care activities will occur in complex
long-term, sub-acute and/or acute healthcare facilities. Clinical experiences provide the student with
the opportunity to apply prior knowledge and skills learn to provide safe and effective patient using the
nursing process. Students will continue to hone skills in assessment, communication and collaborative,
cultural awareness, nursing process, evidence-based nursing practice, critical thinking and clinical
judgment, patient education, electronic documentation, and psychomotor skills including medication
administration.
Lecture Hours: 30
Laboratory Hours: 0
Clinical Hours: 50
Clinical Simulation Hours: 10
Prerequisite: NUR130
Credit Hours: 5.0
NUR 150 – Nursing Concepts and Patient Care II
This course builds upon concepts and skills introduced in previous curriculum content. The focus of this
course includes concepts and physiologic alterations related to sensory, immune, hematology, and
oncology disorders experienced by adult and geriatric populations. Emphasis is placed on sensory and
immune alterations and implications for safe and effective patient care using the nursing process.
Concepts related to patient-centered care, family-centered care, community-based care, and end-of-life
care are also reviewed. This clinical course will involve direct patient-care activities in complex longterm skill, sub-acute and/or acute healthcare facilities. Clinical experiences provide the student with the
opportunity to continue honing skills in assessment, communication and collaborative, cultural
awareness, nursing process, evidence-based nursing practice, critical thinking and clinical judgment
skills, patient education, electronic documentation, and psychomotor.
Lecture Hours: 30
Laboratory Hours: 0
Clinical Hours: 50
Clinical Simulation Hours: 10
Prerequisite: NUR140
Credit Hours: 5.0
NUR 220 – Adult Healthcare I
This course focuses on the role of the nurse in promoting, maintaining, and restoring health for adults
and older adults with commonly occurring alterations in health. Students use the nursing process to
formulate care plans/maps for individuals experiencing respiratory, cardiovascular and neurological
alterations in health. Clinical experiences provide the student with the opportunity to utilize the nursing
process to provide safe and effective care. Students will continue to hone skills in assessment,
communication, cultural awareness, nursing process, critical thinking, teaching, and psychomotor skills
in acute and community-based settings. Students will also continue to develop skills when collaborating
with patients, families, peers, and health care providers in the delivery of nursing care.
Lecture Hours: 30
Laboratory Hours: 0
Clinical Hours: 80
Clinical Simulation Hours: 10
Prerequisite: NUR150
Credit Hours: 6.0
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NUR 225 – Adult Healthcare II
This course focuses on the role of the nurse in promoting, maintaining, and restoring health for adults
and older adults with commonly occurring alterations in health. Students use the nursing process to
formulate care plans/maps for individuals experiencing gastrointestinal, genitourinary, skin and
reproductive alterations in health. Clinical experiences provide the student with the opportunity to
utilize the nursing process to provide safe and effective care. Students will continue to hone skills in
assessment, communication, cultural awareness, nursing process, critical thinking, teaching, and
psychomotor skills in acute and community-based settings. Students will also continue to develop skills
when collaborating with patients, families, peers, and health care providers in the delivery of nursing
care.
Lecture Hours: 30
Laboratory Hours: 0
Clinical Hours: 80
Clinical Simulation Hours: 10
Prerequisite: NUR220
Credit Hours: 6.0
NUR 230 – Pediatric Nursing
This course focuses on the physiological, developmental, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual, and safe
health care of the child within the family unit. The nursing process, evidence-based nursing practice,
concepts of family dynamics, legal-ethical principles, and community-based care are used by the
students to promote, maintain, and restore optimum functioning of the family unit. Emphasis is placed
on age-related health risks and common childhood health alterations using the nursing process. Clinical
experiences provide the student with opportunities to provide safe and effective care to pediatric
patients. Students will continue honing skills in assessment, communication, cultural awareness,
nursing process, critical thinking, teaching, medication administration and psychomotor activities in
pediatric settings.
Lecture Hours: 30
Laboratory Hours: 0
Clinical Hours: 50
Clinical Simulation Hours: 10
Prerequisite: NUR225
Credit Hours: 5.0
NUR 235 – Maternity Nursing Care
This course explores the concepts and skills necessary for the evidence-based nursing care of
childbearing families and newborn infants. The childbirth process from conception, antepartum,
intrapartum, and postpartum periods is discussed. The course focuses on the role of the nurse in
promoting, maintaining, and restoring health for the childbearing family and newborns including both
normal and high risk pregnancy using the nursing process. The course also includes topics related to
women’s health such as contraception, abortion and infertility. Clinical experiences provide the student
with opportunities to provide safe and effective care to obstetric and newborn patients. Students will
continue honing skills in assessment, communication, cultural awareness, nursing process, critical
thinking, teaching, medication administration and psychomotor activities in newborn and obstetric
settings.
Lecture Hours: 30
Laboratory Hours: 0
Clinical Hours: 50
Clinical Simulation Hours: 10
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Prerequisite: NUR230
Credit Hours: 5.0
NUR 240 – Mental Health Nursing
This course focuses on concepts basic to psychiatric-mental health nursing including neurobiology,
therapeutic communication, cultural diversity, spirituality, family dynamics, loss and grieving, stress
and coping, crisis intervention, violence, abuse, psychiatric disorders, and community resources. Mental
health issues across the life span are explored. The course introduces specialized assessment and
communication skills necessary for the care of the individual experiencing situational and maturational
stressors as well as mental illness using the nursing process. Clinical experiences provide the student
with the opportunity to continue honing communication skills, cultural awareness, critical thinking skills,
teaching skills, and collaborative skills in acute in-patient, chemical dependency, outpatient, and
adolescent units.
Lecture Hours: 30
Laboratory Hours: 0
Clinical Hours: 50
Clinical Simulation Hours: 10
Prerequisite: NUR235
Credit Hours: 5.0
NUR 250 – Multi-System Nursing Care
This course focuses on the role of the nurse in promoting, maintaining, and restoring health for adults
experiencing complex and life-threatening health alterations. Emphasis is placed on the clinical
judgment and decision-making process required for complex clinical situations requiring close
collaboration among various interprofessional healthcare team members. Clinical learning experiences
allow the student to integrate prior knowledge and skills learned with actual clinical experiences in
acute care and critical care settings. Students will prioritize patient needs, focus on ethical decision
making, use evidence to provide patient care, observe complex skills, practice various advanced
psychomotor skills, serve as a patient and family advocate, and understand cultural practices for the
critically ill patient. The principles of critical care, emergency, transplant, and disaster nursing will be
explored.
Lecture Hours: 20
Laboratory Hours: 0
Clinical Hours: 90
Clinical Simulation Hours: 0
Prerequisite: NUR240
Credit Hours: 5.0
NUR 260 – Management and Leadership Concepts Applied to Nursing
This course examines managerial and leadership concepts, issues, roles, and functions as applied to the
role of the professional nurse in various healthcare settings. The course also examines nurses’
responsibility and accountability in evidence-based nursing practice, professional values, legal-ethical
issues, health care delivery systems, health care policy, change process, conflict resolution,
interprofessional collaboration, risk management, quality improvement, and informational technology.
Students will begin the process of reviewing for the NCLEX-RN licensure examination.
Lecture Hours: 40
Laboratory Hours: 0
Clinical Hours: 0
Clinical Simulation Hours: 0
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Prerequisite: NUR250
Credit Hours: 4.0
NUR 255 – Preceptorship/Exam
This course draws on previously acquired knowledge and skills in the nursing curriculum while using the
nursing process to provide safe and effective care to patients in a variety of healthcare settings. A
combination of relevant management, organizational culture and interpersonal relationship principles
are imparted with developing independence in the practice of nursing. This course affords the student
the opportunity to evaluate principles and practices of the profession of nursing while supporting the
role transition to a practicing registered nurse. Clinical rotations may include medical/surgical, mental
health, pediatric, maternity, newborn critical care, nursing homes and emergency room settings.
Additionally, preparation for NCLEX-RN will be the focus of the course by providing a systematic review
of nursing material.
Lecture Hours: 30
Laboratory Hours: 0
Clinical Hours: 120
Clinical Simulation: 0
Prerequisites: NUR260
Credit Hours: 7.0
OSL 101 – Occupational Safety, Law and Ethics
This course will provide students with an introduction to occupational safety and medical law and
ethics. Students will cover the history of medicine and specialized fields within allied health.
Occupational safety topics will include HIV (history, modes of transmission, prevention and clinical
management), universal precautions for healthcare workers and OSHA standards. Students will also
learn about legal and ethical issues in healthcare, professional liability, medical records and HIPAA
regulations.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit hours:
100
0
none
8.0
PSY 1012 - Psychology
This course covers and introduces the student to terms and concepts dealing with preliminary
psychological research methods, animal and human behavior, states of consciousness, memory,
learning, stress and coping, life-span development, personality, behavior disorders, social pressures
while touching on cultural causes. This course lends itself to teach students how to apply critical
thinking strategies during their participation with their peers in various types of discussions dealing with
psychological theories and concepts.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
40
0
none
4.0
SPC 1012 – Speech
In this course students will become acquainted with the communication process and how to deliver a
speech. The course illustrates and focuses on the preparation and delivery of various types of
speeches. Techniques to improve interpersonal communication, verbal and non-verbal use in public
speaking, communication in team work and interviewing skills are also included.
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Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
40
0
none
4.0
STA2023- Statistics
This course covers statistical concepts and operations. Topics include: sample spaces, experiments,
events, frequency distributions, histograms, stem-and-leaf displays, box-plots, measures of central
tendency and spread, probability, conditional probability, counting principles, random variables,
binomial, normal, and t distributions, the central limit theorem, parameter estimation, and hypothesis
testing.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit hours:
40
none
Either College Math, College Algebra, or Intermediate Algebra
4.0
SYG1000 – Sociology
This course provides an understanding of the basic sociological concepts and vocabulary. It will also
acquaint the student with the methods and procedures used by social scientists in collecting data and
conducting research. Topics generally covered include: society and culture, identity and socialization,
social control, social groups, structure and institutions, social class and mobility, economy, deviance
and crime, family, aging, gender and sexuality, race and ethnic status, education, religion, health,
population, environment, and social movements.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
Credit Hours:
40
0
none
4.0
TB 100 – Intro to Massage Therapy
In this laboratory course students are introduced to the foundations of massage therapy, specifically
draping, body mechanics to prevent injury, theories and techniques of massage in preparation for the
laboratory skills. Students will learn to design a basic body massage as well as different massage
variations using the Swedish (classic) massage techniques. Students will learn a thirty to sixty minute
Swedish massage sequence using proper body mechanics and palpation skills. Students will be
provided with an overview of classical massage movements, clinical massage, hydrotherapy, and other
massage modalities. Students will learn to put clinical theory into practice by utilizing hands on
techniques taught by their skills preceptor at the campus.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
50
50
Successful completion of all didactic courses
TB 101 – Therapeutic Applications
In this laboratory course students are provided with an overview of complementary modalities,
including introduction to massage for special populations, lymph massage, sports massage, massage in
medicine, chair massage, reflexology, shiatsu, chakra energy work, and therapeutic touch. Students
will learn how to assess and develop session strategies based on specific client’s needs to develop a
therapeutic massage session. Customer service and professional behavior are emphasized and
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monitored. Students will learn to put clinical theory into practice by utilizing hands on techniques
taught by their skills preceptor at a campus/remote site.
Blended Program:
Lecture Hours:
0
Laboratory Hours:
100
Prerequisite:
TB 100
TB 103 – Clinical Training
In this laboratory course students are at a campus/remote site guided by their skills preceptor to apply
clinical theory as well as assess and evaluate clients. Students will utilize client intake forms and
questionnaires, which enable a practitioner to explore patterns contributing to client concerns. Topics to
be reviewed include but are not limited to the following: client assessment, HIPAA guidelines, SOAP
notes, creating and modifying treatment plans, range of motion and precautions in massage therapy.
Customer service and professional behavior are emphasized throughout the course.
Lecture Hours:
Laboratory Hours:
Prerequisite:
20
80
TB 101
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ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2014
CLASS START DATES
CLASS END DATES
2014 HOLIDAYS
January 6, 2014
February 1, 2014
January 20, 2014
February 3, 2014
March 1, 2014
February 17, 2014
March 3, 2014
March 29, 2014
March 31, 2014
April 26, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
President’s Day
April 20, 2014
Easter
April 28, 2014 – May 3, 2014
Spring Break
May 26, 2014
Memorial Day
May 5, 2014
May 31, 2014
June 2, 2014
June 28, 2014
June 30, 2014
July 26, 2014
July 4, 2014
Independence Day
July 28, 2014
August 23, 2014
August 25, 2014 - August 30, 2014
Summer Break
September 1, 2014
September 27, 2014
September 1, 2014
Labor Day
September 29, 2014
October 25, 2014
October 27, 2014
November 22, 2014
November 24, 2014
December 20, 2014
November 27, 2014
December 22, 2014 - January 3, 2015
Thanksgiving
Winter Break
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ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2015
CLASS START DATES
CLASS END DATES
January 5, 2015
January 31, 2015
January 19, 2015
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 2, 2015
February 28, 2015
February 16, 2015
President’s Day
March 2, 2015
March 28, 2015
March 30, 2015
April 25, 2015
April 5, 2015
Easter
May 4, 2015
May 30, 2015
June 1, 2015
June 27, 2015
June 29, 2015
July 25, 2015
July 27, 2015
2015 HOLIDAYS
April 27, 2015 – May 1, 2015
Spring Break
May 25, 2015
Memorial Day
July 3, 2015
Independence Day
Observed
July 4, 2015
Independence Day
August 24, 2015 - August 29, 2015
Summer Break
September 7, 2015
Labor Day
November 26, 2015
Thanksgiving
December 21, 2015 - January 2, 2016
Winter Break
August 22, 2015
August 31, 2015
September 26, 2015
September 28, 2015
October 24, 2015
October 26, 2015
November 21, 2015
November 23, 2015
December 19, 2015
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Administrative Staff
President
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President
Vice President
Jennifer Anglin
Nadine Thompson
Sondra Gerhoff
Ellen Chiofalo
Dean of Academics
Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant
Anne Fillette
Paula Vulcain
Arlene Davis
Director of Nursing
Administrative Assistant
Lolita McCarthy
Nina McKenna
Senior Registrar
Jennifer Tosun
Extern/Laboratory Coordinator
Clinical Coordinator Supervisor
Site Coordinator
Site Coordinator
Ramona Daniely
Doris Hampton
Jacqueline Carter
Santia Pineiro
Student Advisor
Student Advisor
Lorraine Gallerani
Fabiola LaGardere
Director of Admissions
Assistant Director of Admissions
Campus Admissions Representative
Campus Admissions Representative
Admissions Representative
Admissions Representative
Admissions Representative
Reentry Coordinator
Helmi Hernandez
Jeffrey Medved
Charnelle Charlestin
Joey Foster
David Aime
Juliana Baniqued
Theodore Prystal
Marsha Wesner
Director of Financial Aid
Financial Aid Advisor
Financial Aid Advisor
Bursar
Bursar Office/ Temp
Michael Marajh
Garnett McKinney
Claudia Diazgranados
Guerda Pamphile
Gary Walker
Business Office Manager
Karen Thompson
Director of Compliance &
Curriculum Development
Administrative Assistant/Bookstore
Carolina Bodner
Andrea Berger
Director of Placement
and Career Development
Career Services Coordinator
Career Services Coordinator
Doris Hampton
Ines Arriaga
Melanie Ranger
IT Administrator
Online Librarian
Carlton Anglin
Keisa Williams
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Adjunct Faculty
Shazia Ashraf
M.S.A., Administration, California State University, 2008
B.S., Business Administration, Walden University, 2006
A.A., Health Information Technology, Santa Barbara City College, 2009
Paula Allard
A.S., General Studies, Colorado Technical University, 2010
Certified Professional Coder, American Academy of Professional Coders
Pierrot Badio
B.S.N, Miami Dade College School of Nursing, 2012
A.S.N., Miami Dade College School of Nursing, 2007
Registered Nurse
Brett Bloom
A.S., Radiographic Technology, Keiser College, 2004
Licensed General Radiographer, Florida and Texas
Adrienne Bolten
M.S., Nutritional Sciences, Florida International University, 2007
B.S., Nutritional Sciences-Dietetic Option, Rutgers University, 2004
A.S., Biology, Middlesex County College, 2002
Registered Dietician, national certification and LD/N in Florida
Mercedes Braithwaite
M.S.N., Nova Southeastern University, 2008
B.S.N., Barry University, 2006
A.S.N., Lewisham Hospital, London, England 1985
Registered Nurse
Erin Brofman
M.A., Criminology and Justice, St. John’s University, 2008
B.S., Criminal Justice, S>U>N>Y> at Oneonta, 2007
A.S., Criminal Justice, Nassau Community College, 2005
Raquel Brown
M.S.N., University of West Indies, 2004
Midwife Certificate, 1998
Registered Nurse
Carl Cajuste
M.S. Math Education, Nova Southeastern University, 1999
B.S. Electrical Engineering, New York Institute of Technology, 1992
Rebecca Cathon
A.S., Medical Assisting, Keiser University, 1998
Registered Medical Assistant, American Medical Technologists
Basic X-Ray State of Florida
Ali Choudhry
Ph.D., Business Administration, Touro University International, 2007
M.S. Ed., Teaching Mathematics, Kaplan University, 2011
M.S., Statistics, Colorado State University, 2003
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Katina Davis-Kennedy
M.S.N., Florida Atlantic University,2007
B.S.N., Florida A&M University,2003
ARNP 2007-present
Winston Erasme
M.P.A., Public Administration/Financial Management, Long Island University, 1994
B.B.A., Finance, Baruch College, 1987
Rodney Floyd
D.C., Palmer College of Chiropractic, 1977
M.S., Public Health, Walden University, 2008
B.S., Education, Nova Southeastern University, 2000
Janette Gallegos
A.S., Medical Assisting, Keiser College, 2000
B.S., Health Sciences, Keiser University, 2010
Registered Medical Assistant, American Medical Technologists
Rose Goodson
B.S., Health Sciences, Keiser University, 2008
A.S., Medical Assisting, Keiser College, 1999
Medical Assistant, Phillips Junior College, 1991
Registered Medical Assistant, American Medical Technologists
Licensed Basic X-Ray Machine Operator, Florida
National Registered Certified EKG Technician
Tasha Green
M.A., English, University of Louisiana-Lafayette, 1994
B.A., Mass Communication, 1992
Reynalda Gross
A.S. Healthcare Management, Allied Health Institute, 2012
Certified Professional Coder, American Academy of Professional Coders
Anissa Harris-Smith
M.S.N., Florida International University, 2005
B.S.N., Florida International University, 1996
A.S.N., Miami-Dade Community College, 1989
Registered Nurse
Nicole Hosford
J.D., University of Florida, 2005
B.A. Political Science, University of Florida, 2002
Patricia Jones
M.B.A., Business Administration, Grand Canyon University, 2008
B.A., Management and Leadership, Judson College, 2005
Certified professional Coder, American Academy of Professional Coders
A.A.S. Respiratory Care, Rock Valley College, 2000
Eugene Klein
M.A., Mathematics, Brooklyn College, 1988
B.S., Physics, Columbia University, 1984
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Tricia Maharaj
A.S., Radiologic Technology, Keiser University, 2005
Licensed General Radiographer, Florida
Certified in Computed Tomography
Lolita McCarthy
Ph.D., Nursing, Barry University, 2013
M.S.N./M.B.A, University of Phoenix, 2007
B.S.N., University of South Florida, 1989
Registered Nurse
Geanyra Medina
B.S. Health Information Management, Florida International University, 2009
Member of AHIMA
Tabitha Mocilan
B.S., Health Care Management, Herzing University, 2011
A.S.., Medical Office Management, Herzing University, 2009
Shane Neely-Smith
Ph.D., Nursing, Barry University, 2003
MSN, Nursing Education, 1997
BSN, Nursing, Barry University, 1995
Diploma, Nursing, Bahamas School of Nursing, 1986
Registered Nurse, State of Florida
Duyen Nguyen
M.Sc, Environmental/Agriculture Science, McGill University, 1998
B.Sc, general Science, University of Ottawa, 1990
Jennifer Pugliese
Bachelor of Business Administration, AIU, 2006
Diploma, Medical Assisting, Ultrasound diagnostic School, 1998
Registered Medical Assistant
John Reguzzoni
M.S. Marine Biology/Marine Environmental Science, Nova Southeastern University, 2003
B.S. Marine Biology 1982
Christine Schaeffer
Ph.D ABD status, Communications Media, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2012
M.B.A., Alvernia University, 2002
B.A., Communication, Alvernia University, 1999
Debra Silverman
M.S., Counseling Psychology, Nova University, 1989
B.S., Psychology, Florida State University, 1986
Shelly Sowers
A.S., Registered Nursing, Keiser University, 2007
A.S., Health Services Administration, Keiser University, 2005
A.S., Medical Assisting, Keiser University, 2004
Registered Medical Assistant, American Medical Technologists
Basic X-Ray Operator, Florida
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Nerissa Tucker
M.S., Health Administration, Pfeiffer University, 2008
B.S., Health Care Administration, Oakwood University, 1999
Certified Professional Coder, American Academy of Professional Coders
Certificate in Medical Reimbursement Management, Central Piedmont Community College
Marianne Van Deursen
M.S. Ed. St. Joseph’s College of Maine, 2008
B.S. Professional Arts-Allied Health Education, St. Joseph’s College of Maine, 2004
Certified Medical Assistant, American Association of Medical Assistants
Patricia Vineski
M.F.A., Writing, Vermont College at Norwich University, 2000
M.S., Teaching, State University of New York - Potsdam, 2004
B.A., English Writing, State University of New York - Potsdam, 1995
Carrie Wahl
M.B.A., Management and Strategy, Western Governors University, 2007
B.S., Business Management, Lewis-Clark State College, 2006
Amy Weinberg
Ph.D., Cellular and Molecular Biology,University of Wisconsin,2007
B.S.,Biology, Bucknell University, 2001
Janice Williams
B.S. Biology, Lynn University, 2003
A.S. Physical Therapy Assistant, 1999
Certified Professional Coder, American Academy of Professional Coders
Nikisia Williams
M.B.A., University of Phoenix, 2007
M.S., Computer Information Systems, University of Phoenix, 2005
B.S., Electrical Engineering Technology, University of Central Florida, 2003
Kathleen Woolever
B.S. Healthcare Administration, Capella University, 2013
A.A. Business, University of Phoenix, 2009
Diploma, Medical Assisting, American School of Technology, 1994
Registered Medical Assistant
Full Time Faculty
Lisa Bannerman
E.J.D., Healthcare Law, Concord Law School, 2010
M.B.A., Healthcare Management, Baker Center for Graduate Studies, 2002
B.S., Health Service Administration, University of Detroit – Mercy, 1997
Certified Medical Assistant, Malcomb Community College, 1993
Ramona Daniely
B.S., Marketing, Strayer University, projected graduation 2014
Diploma, Georgia Medical Institute, 1995
Registered Medical Assistant
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Clara Samuels
M.S.N., Florida Atlantic University, 2006
B.S.N., Chicago State University, 1999
Certificate in Nurse Midwifery, West Indies, 1990
Diploma, Nursing, West Indies, 1987
Licensed Registered Nurse, Florida
Aaliyah Shabazz
B.S. Health Science, Keiser University, 2010
A.S. Medical Assisting, Keiser University, 2006
Registered Medical Assistant
Sonia Wisdom
M.S.N., Barry University, 2007
B.S.N., University of West Indies, 1994
Certificate in Nursing Education, University of West Indies, 1990
Midwifery Diploma, West Indies, 1989
Diploma, Nursing, West Indies, 1983
Licensed Registered Nurse, Florida
KEY TO DEGREE TITLES
Ph. D – Doctor of Philosophy
M.A. - Master of Arts
B.A. - Bachelor of Arts
A.S. - Associate of Science
A.A. - Associate of Arts
M.B.A. – Master of Business Administration
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M.S.N. – Master of Nursing
M.S. - Master of Science
B.S. - Bachelor of Science
B.S.N. – Bachelor of Nursing
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Program Cost, Tuition & Fee Schedule
2014 Academic Year
Total Program Cost
Degree Programs
A.S.
A.S.
A.S.
A.S.
A.S.
Business Administration
Healthcare Management
Medical Billing and Coding
Medical Assisting
Nursing
$
$
$
$
$
31,897.00
25,263.00
25,736.00
25,336.00
39,149.00
$
$
$
$
$
9,763.00
11,039.00
16,078.00
14,837.00
9,497.00
Diploma Programs
Diploma
Diploma
Diploma
Diploma
Diploma
–
–
–
–
–
Electrocardiograph Technician
Massage Therapy
Medical Assistant
Medical Coding Specialist
Medical Office Assistant
A.S. Business Administration
Tuition
Books & Materials*
Other Costs**
Educational Fees***
Allied Health Fee *****
Total Program Cost
A.S. Healthcare Management
$ 24,360.00
$ 4,287.00
$
250.00
$ 3,000.00
0.00
$ 31,897.00
Tuition
Books & Materials*
Other Costs**
Educational Fees***
Allied Health Fee*****
Total Program Cost
A.S. Medical Billing and Coding
Tuition
Books & Materials*
Other Costs**
Educational Fees***
Allied Health Fee*****
Total Program Cost
$
$
$
$
$
$
19,488.00
2,876.00
499.00
2,400.00
0.00
25,263.00
A.S. Nursing
$19,488.00
$ 3,149.00
$ 599.00
$ 2,400.00
$ 100.00
$25,736.00
Tuition
Books & Materials*
Other Costs****
Educational fees***
Allied Health Fee*****
Total Program Cost
$28,014.00
$ 6,014.00
$ 1,671.00
$ 3,450.00
$
100.00
$39,149.00
A.S. Medical Assisting
Tuition
Books & Materials*
Other Costs**
Educational Fees***
Allied Health Fee*****
Total Program Cost
$ 19,488.00
$ 2,723.00
$
625.00
$ 2,400.00
$
100.00
$ 25,336.00
Massage Therapy
Tuition
Books & Materials*
Other Costs**
Educational Fees***
Allied Health Fee*****
Total Program Cost
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Medical Office Assistant
$ 8,526.00
$ 668.00
$ 695.00
$ 1,050.00
$ 100.00
$ 11,039.00
Tuition
Books & Materials*
Other Costs**
Educational Fees***
Allied Health Fee*****
Total Program Cost
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$ 7,308.00
$ 784.00
$ 405.00
$ 900.00
$ 100.00
$ 9,497.00
Medical Assistant
Tuition
Books & Materials*
Other Costs**
Educational Fees***
Allied Health Fee*****
Total Program Cost
Medical Coding Specialist
$ 12,180.00
$ 1,673.00
$
625.00
$ 1,500.00
$
100.00
$ 16,078.00
Tuition
Books & Materials*
Other Costs**
Educational Fees***
Allied Health Fee*****
Total Program Cost
$ 10,962.00
$ 1,826.00
$
599.00
$ 1,350.00
$
100.00
$14,837.00
Electrocardiograph Technician
Tuition
Books & Materials*
Other Costs*
Educational Fees***
Allied Health Fee*****
Total Program Cost
$ 7,308.00
$ 895.00
$ 560.00
$ 900.00
$ 100.00
$ 9,763.00
* The “Books & Materials” cost is an estimate and subject to change at any time
** “Other Costs” consist of registration Fee, Graduation Fee, Student ID Fee, National Certification Testing Fee (ASHM,ASMBC,
ASMA, EKG, MT, MA, MCS, MOA) and liability insurance (ASMA, EKG, MT, MA, MOA). National certification exam fees are
included in the total program cost and are not refundable unless requested in writing by the student within one year of program
completion.
*** Educational fees are $150.00 for each month of enrollment. This fee covers expenses for the online platform, LIRN and
technical support.
**** “Other Costs” for ASN consist of Registration Fee, Student ID, NCLEX-RN Exam Fee, Liability Insurance, 2-Hour CEU, RN
Licensure Fee (FL Board of Nursing).
*****” Allied Health Fee” to cover background check and verification fees.
Additional Fees
Application $50.00
Diploma Duplicate $10.00
Reprocessing Fee $50.00
Drop $85.00
Re-entry $85.00
Transcript $7.00
Replacement of Student ID Card $25.00
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed a program, and other important
information, please visit our Gainful Employment Disclosures page at
http://www.alliedhealthinstitute.edu/students/GEDisclosures/
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Catalog Certification
Allied Health Institute certifies that the information contained in this publication is current and correct,
but is subject to change without notice, and does not constitute a binding agreement. If changes are
made to the information in this catalog, informational addenda will be provided. While this catalog
contains a great deal of information, the Student Handbooks complement this information, providing
specifics on policies and procedures. The Student Handbooks are received by the student from the
Admissions Representative and the Nursing department. It is suggested that the student keep a
current Student Handbook as a reference.
The information contained in this catalog is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.
Jennifer Anglin, President & Chief Executive
Officer
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 CATALOG ADDENDUM
Effective Immediately:
Pg. 24-25 Rate of Progress toward Completion Requirements
Replace with:
In addition to the CGPA requirements, a student must successfully complete at least 57% of the overall
credits attempted cumulatively, in order to be considered to be making satisfactory academic progress.
Credits attempted are defined as those credits for which students are enrolled in the term and have
incurred a financial obligation. As with the determination of CGPA, the completion requirements will be
reviewed at the end of each quarter after grades have been posted to determine if the student is
progressing satisfactorily.
Pg. 28 Financial Aid Probation
Replace with:
Students on Financial Aid Probation, with or without an Academic Success Plan, must participate in
academic advising as deemed necessary by AHI as a condition of their academic monitoring. During the
FA Probation period, students remain eligible for Title IV funds. At the end of the student’s
probationary quarter, the student will be removed from Probation and returned to regular status if s/he
meets or exceeds the minimum standards of satisfactory academic progress. At the end of the
Probationary quarter, if the student still has not met SAP (2.0 CGPA and successful completion of at
least 57% of attempted credits), but s/he has demonstrated progress toward that goal by reaching a
2.0 GPA and successfully completing at least 57% of attempted credits for that quarter, the student will
remain on Probation for an additional quarter while continuing to attempt to make SAP. As long as the
student adheres to the requirements of the Academic Success Plan, s/he will remain on Probation and
will continue to be eligible for financial aid, subject to maximum timeframe limitations.
If at the end of the student’s probationary quarter the student does not achieve the minimum
standards of satisfactory academic progress (2.0 CGPA and successful completion of at least 57% of
attempted credits) the student will be dismissed and ineligible for any further Title IV funds.
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