Occupations within the criminal justice field are more varied than the title suggests. Are you interested in working in a social or human services setting? Perhaps you want to be a positive force for change in your local community. If you are curious about the many facets of criminal justice, please join us at SBBCollege Ventura on Thursday, June 20th at 6:00 p.m. when we host a Criminal Justice Career Information Session.
This presentation will inform prospective students about the variety of career paths available in this occupational area and discuss how relevant coursework can provide a foundation to pursue job opportunities in this field. Guests will hear from a graduate from the SBBCollege Criminal Justice program who has been accepted into the Department of Corrections Rehabilitation and Training Academy for a career in corrections. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with and hear from SBBCollege instructors who have real-world experience in the field, and are invited to work through a mock crime scene at the campus.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth in this area is projected at 18% through the year 2020.
Lorraine Bunt, SBBCollege Ventura Campus Director, comments: “We look forward to this interactive information session and hope that it sparks the participants’ interest in exploring the Criminal Justice curriculum.”
Photos from SBBCollege Ventura's criminal justice courses.
SBBCollege Santa Maria is holding a program to address the nursing shortage in California. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the state of California is looking to fill 800,000 vacant positions in the nursing field within the next two years*.
SBBCollege Santa Maria will be holding a Nursing Career Information Session on Tuesday, June 18th at 4:30pm. This session will educate perspective students on the benefits of a career in nursing and on the relevant courses offered at the College. A former graduate from the nursing program at the College and who is now currently employed in the nursing profession will be on hand to offer their experiences and to inspire students considering a career in this area.
Currently, California falls far short of the national average of 825 registered nurses employed per 100,000 head of population. The state has only 653 registered nurses employed per 100,000 people – and a shortage for vocational nurses is similar.
Joseph Liddicote, Campus Director of SBBCollege Santa Maria, comments: ‘Nursing is a challenging yet incredibly rewarding career and is a crucial part of the healthcare team. We aim to train the next generation of caregivers for the Santa Maria community — and in all care settings, including hospitals, outpatient centers, community clinics, physician offices, schools and nursing homes.
‘Job outlook is expected to be strong for years to come with The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimating that nursing will create approximately 587,000 new jobs nationally by 2016*. The program is designed for students looking to realize their potential in the nursing field and I look forward to meeting them at the event.’
Students in the SBBCollege Vocational Nursing Program learn vital signs assessment, medication administration and other patient care skills in a clinical setting. The hands-on training provides students an understanding of skills for patient care and safety, such as hygiene, feeding, transfer techniques, medication administration, oxygen administration, Foley catheter insertion and care, tracheostomy care, and wound care. The students practice the techniques they learn in a supervised laboratory setting and then perfect them at clinical sites with real patients.
Click here to learn more about how to get started in nursing in Santa Maria. Or, call 1-866-749-7222.
Bakersfield celebrity and one of rock’s most talented musicians, Kris Kohls, lent his support to SBBCollege Bakersfield's vital life-saving initiative.
To coincide with National CPR Week (June 1-7) SBBCollege Bakersfield, in partnership with the American Heart Association (AHA) and Kern County Emergency Medical Services, hosted the 2nd annual Sidewalk CPR Day on Tuesday, June 4th from 10a-12pm.
Kris, who is a drummer for rock band Adema, attended, along with SBBCollege CPR instructors who were on hand to demonstrate the basics and proper techniques of hands-only CPR. Participants had the opportunity to practice on mannequins and were provided with information on relevant courses at the College if they wished to pursue a career in the medical field.
Most of the students in SBBCollege Bakersfield’s healthcare programs, including medical assisting and nursing, have been CPR-certified and were also on hand to answer any questions and assist with the live demonstrations as well.
Rebecca Hoskins, Campus Director of SBBCollege Bakersfield, commented: ‘We are delighted to be hosting the 2nd annual Sidewalk CPR Day and are expecting a strong turnout similar to last year’s event. The importance of CPR training cannot be stated strongly enough as it is a critical link in the chain of survival for cardiac arrest victims. We strongly believe that everyone should know how to do this as it really can be the difference between life and death.’
Business Administration bachelor’s degree graduate of our Santa Barbara college campus, Marylu, has started her career working in the business field. Marylu is an administrative assistant in the accounting department of a local university!
“I’m an administrative assistant at UCSB. What I do now [in my job] I couldn’t do before school. I do reconciliations, I do payroll. I do paperwork for new hires, expense transfers. I work in the general ledger system….Thank you to all of you [at SBBCollege] for pushing us to our limits!”
Congrats on your new career, Marylu!
SBBCollege Santa Barbara is located at 506 Chapala Street. With bachelor's degree and fast-track job training programs in business, management, medical assisting and medical office, this trade school in Santa Barbara is accepting applications for their summer and fall starts. Transfer students welcome.
Are you interested in starting a medical office job or training to be a medical coder or biller? Consider medical office administration training and earn a degree in health information technology.
SBBCollege offers medical office training, including a health information technology online degree program. With medical courses in medical office procedures, medical billing, electronic health records and more, students can train for an administrative position in a medical office or facility.
Medical Office Training Courses at SBBCollege include:
Medical Office Procedures
The medical office procedure class is designed for students to become familiar with confidentiality and HIPAA. This topic is huge in today’s world, as people are more and more concerned with privacy. It also covers professional responsibility and the interaction of patients and the healthcare profession.
Medical Insurance Claims
This course in the medical office degree program includes CPT and ICD coding, both diagnosis and procedure coding. Students will understand the basic health insurance claim process – starting from when the patient is seen, the patient’s information is entered in the computer, the claims form is filled out and payment is received. Students receive hands-on training in this course, as they are given scenarios and fill out specific claims forms based on those scenarios.
Medical Billing Procedures
Another hands-on medical course, as health information technology students learn how to use computerized procedures, such as accounts receivables. Students also receive training on how to enter charges and payments made by insurance companies, insurance billing and scheduling appointments.
Electronic Health Records
Electronic health records (EHR) are more prevalent in the medical field, as all medical records are required to be electronic by 2014. It’s important for our students to receive training in EHR. This course also covers up-to-date industry news to receive real-world knowledge.
Medical Law and Ethics
This course is designed for students to learn privacy and the responsibility of patient confidentiality. Students will learn key medical legal terms, review actual court cases and what ethics are and how to apply them to the healthcare profession. For instance, if a family member of a patient comes in to the medical facility and wants to see the patient’s records, as a medical professional, you can’t just give it to them. You need the patient’s signature. Without it, there could potentially be a law suit.
Medical Document Coding
Students learn new ICD-10 coding. Scheduled for use on October 1, 2014, students need to learn the new diagnosis codes and the theory of the new coding.
As a health information technology school in California, SBBCollege offers the medical program at the college campuses in Bakersfield, Rancho Mirage, Ventura, Santa Maria and Santa Barbara, as well as online medical classes.
Click here to learn more about medical coding and billing classes near Palm Desert or your community. Or, call 1-866-749-7222.
For the second year in a row, SBBCollege Ventura has been voted as a favorite trade school of West Ventura County in the VC Star’s 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards.
Voted by the readers of the Star, the annual Reader’s Choice Awards showcases the community’s favorite dining, shopping and services (including schools) in the County.
SBBCollege would like to thank all of our students who voted us your favorite school!
Once again, Santa Barbara Business College has been voted a west county favorite for Trade School.
SBBCollege has been preparing students for great careers for 125 years. Founded in 1888, Santa Barbara Business College is one of the oldest schools in California.
The College’s local campus on Market Street in Ventura offers bachelor’s degree and fast-track job training programs, preparing students for rewarding careers in business, management, criminal justice, paralegal studies and medical assisting.
SBBCollege offers job-placement assistance for graduates, and financial assistance is available to those who qualify.
Accredited by ACICS, SBBCollege is now enrolling for the summer and fall terms. Transfer students welcome. Both on-campus and online instruction is available.
Santa Barbara Business College is at 4839 Market St. in Ventura.
Students, faculty and staff of Santa Barbara Business College joined the ‘Walk4Water’ charity walk on Santa Barbara’s East Beach last Saturday, May 4th, and raised $268 for families in need around the world.
The charity walk’s goal was to raise awareness for the need for clean and safe water, as every day 25,000 people die globally because of no access to sanitized water. Organized by ‘Hands4Others,’ a movement fighting to change the world one person at a time with drinkable water, the donations of the walk will be used to help families and villages in poverty stricken countries in Middle America, Africa and South East Asia. With nearly 2 million children dying each year of water related causes, water supply and treatment systems are greatly needed.
Students, faculty and staff of SBBCollege Santa Barbara participated in the walk as part of the College’s community service program, SBBCollege Cares, which calls out the Santa Barbara campus into the community to provide service where needed.
The money raised from SBBCollege will provide five families or 27 children with access to a safe water source.
The four mile walk, which went along the beautiful shoreline park towards the harbor and back, was greatly enjoyed by all. SBBCollege Cares will be back next year to increase awareness and raise more donations!
For more information on SBBCollege or SBBCollege Cares, please call the Santa Barbara campus at (805) 967-9677 or visit www.sbbcollege.edu.
Congratulations to SBBCollege Online instructor, Lyn Johnson, for receiving the 2013 MERLOT Peer Reviewer Extraordinaire Award!
The MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) Peer Reviewer Extraordinaire award honors the hard work and generous donation of a member’s time, energy and enthusiasm that they direct towards the growth and development of MERLOT.
A registered nurse based out of Virginia, Lyn teaches medical courses through the College’s Online campus, including medical terminology and drug fundamentals.
As evident with instructors like Lyn Johnson, SBBCollege hopes to continue offering students the best education the College can, provided by dedicated and caring instructors.
MERLOT is an international initiative enabling faculty to integrate technology into higher education. It is an online community of faculty and institutions collaborating to increase the quantity of high quality web-based, interactive teaching and learning materials.
SBBCollege offers bachelor’s and fast-track job training programs in the fields of healthcare, business, criminal justice, nursing and more.
Students at SBBCollege Rancho Mirage are donating blood as part of a “125 Pints for 125 Years” campaign in celebration of the College's 125th anniversary.
In partnership with the Desert Blood Services, the students aim to collect 125 pints of blood during a series of blood drives held at the Rancho Mirage college campus as part of a year-long schedule of commemorative events.
The first blood drive was held May 2nd at their campus on Monterey Ave. The students, along with the faculty and staff, collected 31 pints!
"Thanks to your effort, we set a new campus record (at least that I’m aware of) for pints donated with 31! This was a good start to our goal of 125 pints for the year to celebrate our 125th anniversary.
A few of our students really stepped up to the plate and donated their time to help with the BBQ. If you see Juan Aleman, Cesar Perez or Sandra Galindo, please tell them you appreciate their efforts helping us out. Sandra grilled for about 3 hours and had a smile on her face the whole time. It was very refreshing to see our students having fun while helping out."
Craig Lansley, Campus Director
SBBCollege Rancho Mirage
For information about the next blood drives, please contact the SBBCollege campus in Rancho Mirage at (760) 341-2602 or visit www.sbbcollege.edu.
There are a lot of different types of professional roles in a medical office, especially those working in the front medical office. For students in a medical office job training program, below are some of the jobs in the medical field they could potentially have.
• Assisting practices and/or hospitals with coding and billing, insurance claims and entering them into a practiced management software system. This is a very important task -- if medical codes are not correct, an insurance company can delay or even deny a patient’s medical claim.
• Medical transcriptionist such as interpreting and typing of operative reports, lab work and physician visits for entry into the patient medical record.
• Collections and accounts receivables follow up and patient financials, including appeal letters, contacting insurance companies and/or patients for payment. This is also important because this brings the money into a practice – which helps the practice pay its overhead, employees, etc.
• Examine insurance company claims and/or process claims sent in by medical practices. Another important job, as one would need to process everything and make sure it matches the medical records – vital for denying and approving claims.
• Health information technology (aka medical records) within medical practices to oversee electronic health records. All offices’ records are supposed to be electronic by 2014, so this is a very important position.
• Approve/recommend referrals so that patients can see a specialist, surgery authorizations, and scheduling of procedures for physicians.
These are just a sampling of medical office support duties. If these types of medical office positions interest you, a degree in health information technology may be for you.
SBBCollege offers an associate’s degree in health information technology at the college campuses in Bakersfield, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Ventura, and Rancho Mirage, as well as medical office administration courses online. Medical office training courses include medical office procedures, medical document coding, medical insurance forms, medical billing procedures, electronic health records and more.