Three career training programs prepare Paterson-area students for the workforce
Woodland Park, formerly known as West Paterson, is home to New Jersey’s first campus of Branford Hall Career Institute. Branford Hall is proud to be part of the Garden State, and proud to serve the Paterson region in Passaic County.
For adult learners in the Paterson region, we invite you to explore our three career training programs. If you are just finishing high school, or looking for a career change, or recently unemployed, you may find a Branford Hall education to be a good match for you. Most of our programs can be completed in less than one year’s time, giving students a relatively quick way to enter into the job market with marketable skills.
Professional Medical Assistant training
This program trains you with the clinical skills and medical knowledge you need to begin a career as a medical assistant. No prior experience is required. Medical assistants can work in private medical offices, specialists’ offices, surgery centers, outpatient clinics, hospitals, and long-term care facilities. In this program, you will learn:
- Medical terminology
- Human anatomy and physiology
- Measuring vital signs
- Administering injections
- Drawing blood
- Computer skills
- Communications skills
- First Aid skills
- Medical office administrative skills
Health Claims Specialist (Medical Billing and Coding)
In the field of Health Information Technology, this training program focuses on the skills you need to become a medical biller and coder. Medical billers work in the billing department of medical offices and hospitals, and take care of submitting insurance claims and resolving payments. Medical coders also work in medical offices and hospitals, and are responsible for providing accurate codes and other information in the patients’ records. In this program, you will learn:
- How to process insurance claims
- How to handle Medicare and Medicaid claims
- Medical terminology
- Electronic Health Records
- Ethics, privacy, and HIPAA
- Current Procedure Terminology (CPT-4)
- International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10)
Computer Networking Management
Students enrolled in this program are prepared with the computer knowledge and technical skills that are needed in today’s ever-changing job market. Computer network specialists can work for IT departments in many industries. They handle a range of responsibilities, such as installing operating systems, trouble-shooting, and network security. No computer experience is necessary to start this program—just an interest in learning about the world of IT. In this program, you will learn:
- How to install operating systems
- How to configure networks
- How to perform preventative maintenance
- How to load new software
- How to handle network security issues
- How to trouble-shoot
The Woodland Park campus is proud of all of its students enrolled in these three challenging programs. Keep up the great work!
And we invite new students to come and explore our offerings. Our Woodland Park campus is located just 15 minutes outside of Paterson on McBride Avenue, and can easily be reached from Route 46 and Route 80, as well as NJT bus 704. Our admissions process is rolling, so you can enroll at any time of the year.
If you are interested in learning more about our programs, and live in the Paterson region, simply contact one of our representatives by filling out our online form. We would be happy to answer your questions and schedule a tour so you can see with your own eyes what goes on at Branford Hall.