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    High-Tech Institute Kansas City to Offer Six New Associate of Science Degree Programs

    Kansas City, MO, Nov. 18, 2009 – High-Tech Institute in Kansas City will begin offering six new degree programs, with a class start set for January 11, 2010 for all programs. The school is located at 9001 State Line Road in Kansas City.

    High-Tech Institute Kansas City will offer six new Associate of Applied Science degree programs in Criminal Justice, Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Medical Billing & Coding, Massage Therapy and Surgical Technologist. The school also offers diploma programs in Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Medical Billing & Coding, Massage Therapy and Surgical Technologist.

    “We are excited to now introduce associate degree programs in addition to our diploma offerings,” said Marilyn Knight, president of High-Tech Institute Kansas City. “These degree offerings broaden the opportunities for our students to gain additional educational experience, making them qualified for a wider range of career opportunities.”

    Among the new Associate of Applied Science degree programs:

    Criminal Justice – An increased emphasis on homeland security had meant a demand for new graduates in criminal justice. Graduates will be prepared to work as a corrections officer, juvenile detention officer, retail loss prevention officer, court bailiff and others in a variety of settings.

    Dental Assistant – Students learn the fundamentals of dental x-ray, education in dental science, chair-side training, dental equipment set up, lab procedures, dental health and basic dental office administrative duties. Upon graduation students are qualified to work as a dental assistant, chair-side assistant or a dental receptionist.

    Medical Assistant – The Medical Assistant is a multi-skilled health professional who plays an important role as a member of the health care team in a variety of medical settings. This program introduces students to anatomy and physiology of the body systems, medical terminology, and required clinical and administrative skills. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to as an entry-level Clinical Medical Assistant, Administrative Medical Assistant, Medical receptionist, Medical Bookkeeper, and Laboratory Assistant.

    Medical Billing & Coding – Students will receive training in all areas of insurance billing and medical coding, medical records, as well as study the human anatomy, physiology and common diseases and an introduction to medical terminology and pharmacology. Upon graduation, students will be qualified to work as a medical insurance biller, a medical records coder or health information technician.

    Massage Therapy -- Students will study anatomy, physiology and pathology in relation to soft tissue injury and treatment and train in various methods of massage. Upon graduation, students will be qualified to work in a variety of settings as a massage therapist – from private practice to nursing homes, resorts to pain management clinics.

    Surgical Technologist – Students will study the anatomy and physiology of the body, receive an introduction to the operating room as well as training in skills of a Surgical Technologist, laboratory procedures and CPR certification. An externship at a medical facility will be part of the education process and students will be qualified to work in hospital operating rooms, delivery rooms, surgical centers and clinics upon graduation.

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