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HCC launches night program

WATERLOO — Hawkeye Community College is launching a new medical assistant evening program beginning this fall, with all classes offered after 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

The program will prepare students for an entry-level career helping patients navigate the health care system and assisting health care providers in appointments.

They will learn administrative clinic duties, including office management and procedures, scheduling and billing practices, procedural and diagnostic coding, and third-party reimbursement.

Students will also gain the skills necessary to care for patients and assist health care providers, including taking vital signs, collecting and preparing lab and diagnostic tests, administering medication and educating patients.

The program will include hands-on learning opportunities as well as more than 190 hours of real-world practicum work experience.

Classes begin on August 20, 2018. For more information, call 296-4000 or visit www.hawkeyecollege.edu/medical-assistant.

Public forum

rescheduled

WATERLOO — The Legislative Public Forum originally scheduled for May 29 has been rescheduled due to community conflicts on that date. The forum will be June 11.

The public is invited to attend the wrap up Legislative Public Forum from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Waterloo Public Library. Area legislators have been invited to discuss major legislation passed, accomplishments, disappointments and plans for next legislative session.

The public will have an opportunity to ask questions at the forum.

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