Federal Financial Aid, Scholarships & Texas Workforce (WIOA) Funding
Professional Career Training is an investment in your future and there are a number of financial aid options available for funding your choice of career training programs. A dedicated Financial Aid Representative will assist you in determining which financial aid programs you qualify for and design a Financial Plan that best suits you.
Currently, programs are only available in English.
Enrollment in full programs requires U.S citizenship/permanent residency. However, you may enroll in individual classes without meeting the above requirement.
There is no cost to apply for admission to the school.
Admissions requirements include proof of high school graduation/ GED, passing the assessment exam, passing the admissions interview.
Information Technology FAQ
Several classes in the IT department focus on desktop skills.
Several classes in the IT department focus on IT security certifications.
Several classes in the IT department include MS Server installation, support, and troubleshooting.
The IT programs at CCI Training Center include courses related to a dozen different certifications. Successful passing of an industry certification provides employment opportunities related to that certification.
IT jobs are in high demand. A good source to get the latest demand occupation information may be the Local Workforce office in your area. Reliable information sources related to employment opportunities in the DFW region include: https://www.wfsdallas.com/https://dfwjobs.com/https://workforcesolutions.net/
You may also read about job opportunities in: https://nj.gov/labor/lpa/lbrdmand/LaborDemand_index.html
The IT industry is vast and includes hundreds of job descriptions. The Federal Department of Labor provides a list of job descriptions. https://nj.gov/labor/lpa/lbrdmand/LaborDemand_index.html
The Federal Department of Labor provides a list of job descriptions and the skills required to be successful in each position. https://nj.gov/labor/lpa/lbrdmand/LaborDemand_index.html
The Dallas Fort Worth market provides great IT employment opportunities. Many of the advertised positions are listed on www.indeed.com
The Dallas Fort Worth market provides great IT employment opportunities. Our career services professionals offer job placement and career networking opportunities.
MTA is a series of technology-related certifications and is related to acquiring basic or intermediate skills as a programmer develop programs or support the client in three areas:
- technology fields in programming /development
- infrastructures such as Windows Operating Systems Server and IT security
Job opportunities are quite varied depending on your certification.
CompTIA is an international non-profit technology-related trade association. It is a major player in issuing IT-related certifications globally.
Primary employment opportunities would be in IT support including desktop, applications, storage, backup, and remote support.
It is possible to get an IT job just with a certification. However, most employers look for hands-on training or on-the-job training in addition to an IT certification before they hire you.
Healthcare FAQ - Medical Assistant
Medical assistants perform a variety of roles, including administrative toles, clinical roles, or support in specialized medicine.
Depending on experience, certification(s) or individual preference, medical assistants may work in a doctor’s office, a clinic, care centers, medical labs, or in a hospital setting.
Medical Assisting can also be a springboard to other healthcare careers, like nursing.
There are many opportunities in the allied health field.
Most require proper education and certification. Some involve direct patient contact while other opportunities may not require direct patient contact. The Federal Department of Labor provides a list of job descriptions. https://nj.gov/labor/lpa/lbrdmand/LaborDemand_index.html
Some related courses to medical assistant may be delivered online. But primary courses, especially clinical courses, require some campus-based clinical training. Successful education programs provide hybrid training including both online and on-campus training.
Physician assistants must have proper four-year college degree and in most cases a master’s degree while medical assistant positions require schooling and proper certification but do not require a four-year degree. Among other differences, Physician Assistants may see patients and write prescriptions but under the supervision of a licensed M.D. while medical assistants provide care to patients and assist doctors and nurses, and complete administrative duties related to the patient.
You must consult with the organization that provided you with the credential. But in most cases, they do not expire. However, you and your employer would want you to continue with additional continuing education courses to stay current with the industry.
Healthcare FAQ - Medical Billing and Coding
CCI’s proven online program can be completed in as little as 28 weeks and it’s a great place to start your journey in the healthcare field.
The job market for medical billing and coding specialists in the Dallas-Fort Worth area is strong. Texas has the second-highest level of employment of medical billing and coding specialists in the country.
Courses include general education for communication in a clinical setting, foundational healthcare training, and subjects specific to success in the Medical Billing and Coding major.
Focus is placed on data organization, medical terminology, billing and coding software, and more:
- Computer Fundamentals
- Allied Health Math
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medical Terminology
- Medical Coding
- Electronic Medical Records
- Medical Law
- Insurance Billing
Medical Billing & Coding Specialists are hired by organizations that provide direct patient-centered health care or that service the healthcare industry.
- Outpatient care centers
- Physicians offices
- Ambulance services
- Acupuncturist offices
- Nursing homes
- Physical therapist offices
Medical billers and coders primarily work with other departments, insurance companies, and other vendors. They have little-to-no contact with patients, and never in a clinical capacity.
Healthcare - Pharmacy Technicians
CCI Training Center pharmacy technician students gain the knowledge required to:
- Operate the equipment used in the preparation of prescription medicines, including capsules, creams, solutions, and coloring/flavoring.
- Learn how to properly handle supplies such as needles, fillers, and syringes.
- Process prescription requests from patients and doctors’ offices.
- Measure medication amounts accurately.
- Package and label prescriptions for patients, hospital staff, doctors, etc.
- Establish and maintain records relating to patients’ prescriptions.
- Take payments for prescriptions and process insurance claims.
- Assist with the pharmacy’s inventory
- Participate in an externship that is designed to help students put their skills to the test in a real-world work environment and build a network of valuable contacts.
- Sit for pharmacy technician certification exams and register to work in the state of Texas.
There is work for pharmacy technicians in a variety of settings. You can find them at your local retail pharmacy, of course, but there are also pharmacy technician roles in:
- Compounding pharmacies
- Mail-order pharmacies
- Public and private hospitals
- Nursing homes
- Mental health facilities
- Prison medical centers
- Military medical facilities
The many different places you can work means that no matter where you are, there is likely a need for a pharmacy technician, and not only in the normal places you might think of.
here are a range of options open for career progression if you start out as a pharmacy technician. Most people train up to become senior certified pharmacy technicians and stop there, but other options include registered nurses, lead pharmacy technicians, and pharmacists. Each of those paths leads, in turn, to new opportunities.
- Pharmacy Technician Career Paths (United States)
- Pharmacy TechnicianCertified
- Pharmacy Technician (CPHT)Senior Certified
- Pharmacy TechnicianHospital
- Pharmacy TechnicianPharmacy Technician
- Lead Senior Pharmacy Technician
- Pharmacy Technician Instructor
- Retail Pharmacist
- Emergency Room
- Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician
- Pharmacy Technician, Lead
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
- Charge Nurse (RN)Pharmacist
- Pharmacist in Charge
Pharmacy technicians need to have a variety of skills, including the ability to memorize and learn medication names, strong attention to detail, strong customer services skills, and an understanding of the technology used by pharmacists. Pharmacy technicians need to be very reliable
Computer Fundamentals: Students will receive introductory training in business computer fundamentals, including how to use Microsoft Word to write letters, create forms, and format documents, how to print documents, conduct basic Internet research, and effectively use various Microsoft browser tools. Students also learn the fundamentals of creating and formatting spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel.
Computers in the Pharmacy: Students learn and practice using a common pharmacy management software application. In addition, students will practice entering patient information, prescriptions, nursing home data, running reports, tracking inventory, and label printing and application.
FAQ: Business and Accounting
Yes, the business and accounting program is completed online.
The program is designed to provide direct instructor/student engagement. Managed with the student in mind, virtual meeting spaces allow instructors to provide live lectures and personalized guidance.
Our online instructor-led classes allow for rich collaboration and engagement amongst students and instructors.
CCI also calls on local business professionals to engage students in hands-on learning in business operations.
The unique nature of this online program ensures that students meet regular minimum requirements and progress each week. (Additional tutoring is also available.)
Successful completion of the business and accounting program at CCI broadens your opportunities for personal and professional growth. With an understanding of what it takes to be successful in business you can:
- learn the skills to start your own business, or how to run your current business more efficiently and profitably
- achieve advancement in your current career
- find meaningful work in an office or business environment
- develop marketable skills that nearly every company needs
Many of our students have been working in a job with little or no opportunity for advancement or are in a job with hours and pay that no longer suits their lifestyle and/or career goals. By gaining an understanding of business skills and principles, they have more control of their career path and trajectory.
After you have completed the program, you can feel confident pursuing many new areas of opportunity, including:
- Freelancing or Consulting
- Franchise Ownership
CCI’s business and accounting program offer classes in:
Upon completion of the program, you will find that your job prospects have improved, and you have gained confidence in the added value you bring to your current position. You will have developed practical skills in:
- Business Basics
- Business Functions/Components
- Ethics in Business
- Financial Document Preparation
- Customer Service
- Workplace Communications
- Branch, Retail, and Department Management
- Principles for Business Success
- Business Operations Management
- Business Finance
Finance and Accounting Workshops
- Payroll Administration
- Corporate Accounting
Bookkeeping Jobs and Accounting Careers
Other financial and/or accounting careers these courses prepare you for include:
- Accounts Payable/Receivable
- Financial Reporting
- Payroll Assistant
- Inventory Control
- Accounting Clerk
- Business Office
- Office Positions
- Retail Management
- Cash Management
The business and accounting program is ideal for small business owners or prospective small business owners.
This program teaches the fundamental skills needed to run a business.
Absolutely! For those seeking an office job, promotion, or managerial position the business and accounting program demonstrates to employers or prospective employers that you understand the business and accounting skills needed to be effective in business.
In the Business and Accounting Program, you will learn the basics of BOTH business and financial principles that will prepare you for a career in almost any organization.
On the business side of the program, you will cover skills such as business basics, ethics in business, customer service, and business functions/components.
On the accounting side, you will develop skills in business finance and financial document preparation.
Basically, business covers more general business basics, so you leave with basic knowledge on how an organization is set up and how it operates. Accounting is more specialized because it covers financial topics and prepares you to take on financial responsibilities in your new job role.
Even for positions that don’t require specific financial skills, the Business and Accounting program provides you with an understanding of business financial principles, which makes you a more valuable asset to any organization, in any role.
Read CCI’s article about the essential skills that should be covered in a business and accounting program.