Adult Programs

Current Programs

Workforce Development

Join us for our six-month Food Lab Quality Control Program. We are also currently enrolling students in our Maintenance Mechanics and Healthcare Information Technology classes!

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Job Preparation

Now is a great time to brush up on your skills and polish your resume. CHICAT is also offering no-cost help with Microsoft Office, job search, interview skills and resume development Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30am. Click here to register.

Please contact trudy@chicat.org for more information or to sign up for any of our classes or programs.

Health Information Technology (AHIMA & AAPC)

Program Length: 9 months

CHICAT’s health information technology program provides students with a thorough understanding of the healthcare revenue cycle, medical records management, and medical coding. This thirty-six week program meets Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Courses include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology/Medical Terminology
  • Pathopharmacology
  • Health Insurance and Reimbursement
  • International Classification of Diseases, ICD 9, ICD 10 Encoder
  • Current Procedural Terminology Healthcare
  • Common Procedure Coding System
  • Electronic Health Record and Practice Management
  • Externship Experience

This program enables graduates to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC), leading to healthcare careers like:

  • Medical Biller
  • Medical Claims Processor
  • Ancillary Coder/Physician Coder
  • Emergency Department Coder/Ambulatory Surgery Coder
  • Patient Business Service Representative
  • Insurance Verification Specialist
  • Insurance Follow-up Representative

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    Maintenance Mechanics

    Program Length: 6 months

    Maintenance Mechanics work with production machines, typically in factories, and oversee machine performance and upkeep. CHICAT’s advanced manufacturing program provides students with a thorough understanding of the food manufacturing industry, but can also lead to careers in industries like:

    • Energy Maintenance and Engineering
    • Water/Environmental Maintenance and Engineering

    This free program meets Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Program coursework includes:

    • Hydraulic Fluid Power
    • Pneumatic Fluid Power
    • Mechanical Tools and Drive Systems
    • AC/DC Electrical Systems and Programmable Logic Controllers
    • Flexible Manufacturing Conveyor & Robotic Systems
    • Shop Fundamentals

    Completion of the Maintenance Mechanics program will provide students with Manufacturing Service Skills Council (MSSC) certification as Certified Production Technicians (CPT).

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      Lab Tech & Quality Control

      Program Length: 6 months

      Food Quality Laboratory Technicians ensure that manufactured products meet safety standards and company specifications. CHICAT’s Food QC/QA Laboratory Technician program provides students with a thorough understanding of the food manufacturing industry as well as obtaining certifications in Allergens, Six Sigma White Belt and HACCP, which can lead to careers in industries like: Quality Assurance, Technician Quality Assurance Auditor, Quality Control Inspector

      Typical Employers:  Food production companies (Dean Foods, Mondelez International, Cargill, etc.), Food chemical supply companies (Airgas Inc, Stepan Company, Solvay, etc.),Government inspection agencies (USDA, FDA, FSIS, etc.)

      This is a 22-week course that meets from 8:30am to 2:30pm, Monday through Friday.

      Program includes: Introduction to Food Science and Quality, Food Chemistry/ Food Analysis/Nutrition/ Food Sensory, Food Microbiology/ Food Toxicology, Food Processing, Food Product Development, Food Laws & Regulations/GMP/PPE, Food Capstone/ New Food Product Development, Mock Manufacturing/ Mock Recall/Customer complaints/ Product Hold, including HACCP, HARPC, SQF, Quality Manuals, FMSA, and Externship.

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