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Curriculum

Calbright programs are specifically designed with California employers who need to fill good paying, upwardly mobile jobs.  That means you get a focused, practical education, linked with real world opportunities, for free.

We add new learning pathways with each new partnership we make.  Right now we have three programs:

  • Medical Coding
  • IT
  • Cybersecurity

Learn more about each, and how to enroll, below.

 

 

Pathways to in-demand jobs

Everything we do is built around real-world jobs and economic gain. As we seek to learn about what helps working adults and hiring managers most, we’re starting with pathways to high-growth jobs.

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College and Career Essential Skills

This competency-based noncredit course is designed to prepare adult learners to develop essential skills necessary for college and career success through contextualized academic preparation. In the area of college success, learners will focus on the reading, writing, and math skills needed to be successful within an academic and professional environment. The course will focus on improving critical reading and writing as well as a conceptual understanding of basic math skills. In the area of career success, students will develop awareness and competency of the 21st Century employability skills identified by employers as essential to career success through self-directed learning modules, self-exploration, and practiced-based exercises.

Introduction to Information Technology Support (A+)

This competency-based, noncredit, program pathway is designed to prepare learners to successfully complete the CompTIA A+ certification, which is an industry recognized certification. It will include study of the content found in the CompTIA A+ Exams (Exam 220-1001 & 220-1002), including practice examinations, as well as application of the material on the job. Subjects include hardware, operating systems, software, mobile devices, basic networking, basic security, operational procedures, printers, and troubleshooting. Learners will gain a working familiarity with the concepts of documentation, safety procedures, and Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) technologies. Learners will understand how to assemble components based on customer requirements, and also master the installation, configuration, and maintenance of PCs and Mobile devices. The basics of networking and security forensics will also be covered. Other subjects include application of troubleshooting methodology and provision of appropriate customer support. Networking and security forensics will be introduced along with the basics of scripting, virtualization, desktop imaging, and deployment, as well as basic cloud technology and deployment.

Pathway Program-Level Learner Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate the ability to identify issues across a broad range of computing skills, both in software and hardware.
  • Implement solutions to common problems and issues raised by customers.
  • Apply a wide variety of skills in customer support and troubleshooting, ranging from installation and configuration, to networking, operating systems, mobile devices, and security.

Introduction to Cybersecurity (Security+)

This competency-based, noncredit program pathway prepares adult learners for employment in the Information Security field. Learners will progress through the program pathway by mastering a working knowledge of the fundamental principles and topics of information security and risk management, and demonstrate appropriate diagnostic, risk management, and solution application at the organizational level. This includes hardware, software, processes, communications, applications, and policies and procedures with respect to organizational cybersecurity. Learners in this program pathway will be prepared to successfully complete the CompTIA Security+ certification exams (SY0)-501, which is an industry-recognized certification.

Pathway Program-Level Learner Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe key principles of information and risk management at the organizational level.
  • Analyze a wide variety of technical issues in Information Security from networking, operating systems, mobile devices to various technical systems.
  • Recommend and/or apply appropriate solutions at the policy, procedure communications, applications levels for hardware, software, and processes.

Enrollment For Medical Coding Is Currently Closed

Unfortunately, as of November 8th, 2019, all open seats in our medical coding program pathway have been filled. Calbright is at an early stage of development, and is in many ways still under construction. Though we would love to be able to take on as many learners as possible, we aren’t able to accommodate everyone who expresses interest in this particular pathway.

However, we still have openings in our Information Technology and Cybersecurity pathways, and would be happy to explore whether those options would be a good fit. If neither work for you, don’t get discouraged. Stay in touch so you can be alerted when we announce brand new program pathways, or if new seats open in the medical coding pathway.

Please know we’re here to help every step of the way in your new education journey. In the meantime feel free to check your local college here and do a keyword search for medical coding.

Medical Coding for Professional Services (AAPC CPC Certification)

This competency-based, noncredit, program pathway prepares adult learners for employment in the medical coding field. Learners will progress through the program pathway by mastering entry-level competencies in medical law and ethics as related to medical billing and coding; medical terminology; pharmacology;
anatomy and physiology for healthcare coding; disorders of the human body; diagnostic tests; treatment modalities; and CPT (Current Procedural Terminology), ICD-10-CM ( International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification), and HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) Level II coding. Learners mastering these competencies will achieve a broad knowledge in reviewing and assigning the correct procedure and diagnosis codes for professional (physician) services. Upon completion, learners will be prepared to take a national medical coding exam including, but not limited to, the AAPC CPC* exam to achieve an industry-recognized certification.

*American Academy of Professional Coders Certified Professional Coder

Pathway Program-Level Learner Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate legal and ethical issues that apply to healthcare billing and coding.
  • Analyze medical documentation and define medical terminology, diseases/disorders, procedures & treatment to identify appropriate CPT®, ICD-10-CM Code Set and HCPCS Level II codes.
  • Distinguish the rules and procedures to effectively navigate and code from the CPT®, ICD-10-CM Code Set and HCPCS Level II books.
  • Adapt principles of medical coding related to the three main code books: CPT®, ICD-10- CM Code Set and HCPCS Level II.
  • Apply skills and knowledge needed as a professional medical coder to take a national certification exam.