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Healthcare Certifications

Start Off Your Healthcare Career in the Right Direction—Get Certified!

*NEW* ACE Certification for Personal Fitness Trainer

Start your career as a personal trainer!

Prepare for the American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Fitness Trainer exam.
Learn the fundamentals of human anatomy and physiology as it applies to the movement of the body during daily living and exercise; how to conduct client interviews, perform pre-program assessments, determine corrective exercise measures, develop fitness plans, and how to coach clients in making behavioral changes for a healthy lifestyle. Identify correct exercise posture and movement for skeletal-muscular improvements. 

Discounted rate on textbooks and exam only available for participants of this program!

Occupational Requirements

Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Must be 18 or older.

September 30-October 30, 2019
SUNY Corning Community College campus
1 Academic Drive
Corning, NY 14830
Room:  GYM121

Cost:  $450

Please email the participant registration form TO ILEARN@CORNING-CC.EDU

Certified Professional Coder (CPC®)

Become a certified medical coder by earning your Certified Professional Coder certification (CPC®), the most recognized medical coding certification in the healthcare industry. The CPC is the gold standard for medical coding in physician office settings. Over 105,000 certified professionals help maintain compliance and profitability within medical practices through accurate medical coding and documentation.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for certified medical coders will increase 22 percent through the year 2022. Prepare yourself to meet the industry demand by becoming a certified professional coder. This is your first step to a career in healthcare. Increase your chances of being hired in a competitive job market.

What is Medical Coding?

There are tens of thousands of codes the health care industry uses to document its activities. As a medical coder, it’s your job to enter the right codes so records are accurate and doctors’ invoices properly reflect the work performed. Don’t worry; you don’t have to memorize every code in the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) directory. But you do have to be familiar with the codes associated with the kind of medicine your particular employer practices, and know the often-subtle differences between them.

Part 1: Online Prerequisites

The two online classes below are required as prerequisites for our in-person Certified Professional Coder® class.  Click on each link to register for these separately ($100 each):

Register for Medical Terminology

Register for Anatomy & Physiology

Part 2: Classroom Instruction

80 hours of expert, in-person, classroom instruction

October 14-December 18, 2019
Academic and Workforce Development Center
318 Madison Avenue
Elmira, NY

$2,749 and includes:

Physician Bundle 1 (CPT, HCPCS, ICD-10)

Workbook & textbook for CPC

Membership to AAPC

Practicode CPC-A Practicum

CPC Exam

Please email the participant registration form TO ILEARN@CORNING-CC.EDU



Take the path to Certification as a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP)

This is the required seminar for those working in the health care industry or human services field and who are interested in learning more about working with individuals with dementia/Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.

Who should attend:

All health care/human services professionals and front line staff working with aging individuals. This course is required for individuals interested in achieving the Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) Certification. The CDP application will be provided in class and you will have 30 days to submit the CDP application to the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.

The modules include:

  • Introduction to Dementia; Diagnosis, Prognosis and Treatment
  • Communication and Feelings
  • Depression and Repetitive Behaviors
  • Paranoia, Hallucinations, Wandering and Hoarding
  • Aggressive Behaviors, Catastrophic Reactions and Intimacy and Sexuality
  • Personal Care Pain and Nutrition
  • Activities
  • Environment
  • Staff and Family Support
  • Spiritual Care and End of Life

Instructor: Jennifer McKeown, LMHC, CDP, CADDCT

Continuing Education: This course is equal to 8 continuing education hours.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Health Education Center
132 Denison Parkway East
Corning, NY 
$150 includes coffee morning refreshments

Please email the participant registration form TO ILEARN@CORNING-CC.EDU



RN Refresher

The RN Refresher - Transitioning Back to Practice is a course to update and enhance the nursing knowledge and clinical skills of registered nurses seeking to transition from a non-acute care environment (long-term care, school nursing, occupational health, home care, etc.) and seek employment at an acute care facility. The course is also designed for nurses who have been out of the nursing workforce, perhaps to raise a family, who would like to review necessary information in order to return to work as an RN. Content will afford the non-working RN up-to-date information on health problems, new technology, and the current role expectation of the registered professional nurse. The course will provide a review of fundamental competencies for medical-surgical nursing in the currently increasingly complex healthcare practice settings. Participants will experience both a skills practice and a hands-on clinical care in an acute care facility.

Prerequisites: NCLEX-RN , U.S. licensed RN, U.S. hospital experience, Health Insurance (can be purchased separately) Current CPR certification, Current PPD, immunization, PA Child Abuse and Criminal Background clearances.


Contact us if you would like to be notified of upcoming dates! or 607-936-5501

Peer Recovery Advocacy & Coaching Training

46 Hours- Complete your training for NYS certification in six days!

Develop non-clinical, peer based recovery advocacy and coaching skills designed to engage peers beyond initial contact through stabilization and into recovery maintenance within the community. Identify multiple pathways to recovery, build recovery capital and individualized recovery wellness plans, assist in self-monitored progress, integrate personal experience, facilitate peer support groups, identify community and individual supports and service; and practice effective coping skills.

Important Note:

Peer recovery advocates and coaches do not engage in counseling or treatment interventions; diagnosis and assessment; or other medical, psychiatric or psychological services. Their role focuses on the tasks, skills and knowledge required to provide helpful and effective recovery coaching and emphasizes linking recoverees with individualized recovery support services to enhance recovery.

This training (46 contact hrs.) is authorized by OASAS and approved by ASAP New York Certification Board (NYCB) for both Certified Recovery Peer Advocate and Certified Addiction Recovery Coach. For additional application requirements: or

Who should take this course:

Anyone with a lived experience of addiction- personal, friend or family

For more information pertaining to the course, contact Elaine Corwin: or call 607-962-9395 (N326)

$684 for credit course for NYS Residents. $575.00 for non-credit

Cost includes Experiential Nutrition with Healthy Snacks & Refreshments and all course materials

Wednesdays, 4:00pm-7:00pm
September 25-December 15, 2019
Academic & Workforce Development Center
318 Madison Avenue
Elmira, NY

For non-credit course, EMAIL THE participant registration form TO ILEARN@CORNING-CC.EDU

For more infomation on the course, contact Elaine Corwin or 607-962-9395