FAQ

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Review our frequently asked questions. If you need more help, call us at (800) 927-5159

HarperRand specializes in administering allied healthcare training programs for public institutions in California and Texas. We pride ourselves on providing affordable fast-paced programs that have a positive impact on the lives of the students we serve. Our team has decades of experience helping public institutions expand their program offerings and tailoring trainings to meet the needs of businesses in the local community. While we recognize and utilize technology to support students, it does not take the place of hands-on training in the classroom or on the job.

In-person learning is any form of instructional interaction that occurs “in person” and in real
time between teachers and students or among colleagues and peers.

Hybrid programs are those that combine learning both online and in a classroom. Instead of taking every class in a classroom on campus, you will have the chance to take approximately half of the program through online classes. Typically, lectures will be online and the skills portion will take place in-person.

An online class is a course conducted over the internet. They are generally conducted through a learning management system, in which students can view their course syllabus and academic progress, as well as communicate with fellow students and their course instructor.

Accreditation can be achieved by education institutions such as schools, colleges, universities, and even divisions within those institutions through regional and national accrediting organizations. Accreditation is voluntary and designates that the school, college, or universities meets the academic standards established by the accrediting organization. Certain accreditations qualify the education entity  to offer state and federal financial aid programs, such as PELL grants for students seeking degrees and academic certificates.

While most of our partner schools are accredited, accreditation is NOT required for a school, college or university to teach non-credit programs such as Phlebotomy, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, and Billing and Coding. Successful completers in our non-credit programs DO NOT earn academic, transferable credit hours even when taken at an accredited school. However, their training and job-ready skills prepare them to sit for their respective national certification exam and for employment in high growth healthcare jobs. 

For more information on accreditation, read the blog post “Accreditation – What’s it all about”.

Enrollment Process

You can enroll over the phone by calling (800) 927-5159.

You must be:

  1. At least 18 years of age.
  2. Have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

Foreign Diplomas must be evaluated for U.S equivalency. For more information go to Academic Evaluation Services.

No felony/certain misdemeanor convictions on record.

Payment plans are offered through HarperRand. During the enrollment process, you will make a deposit to secure your place in a class. The remaining balance of the program fee can be spread over 5 to 8 months depending on the length of the program. A credit card or debit card is required to set up automatic reoccurring monthly payments. For more information, contact HarperRand.

Classroom Requirements (Items Sold Separately)

Phlebotomy Technician, Medical Assistant and Pharmacy Technician Students:
Are required to wear navy blue scrubs and leather-upper closed-toed shoes to the first day of class and each class thereafter. Clean white athletic shoes are also acceptable (No clogs, sandals or shoes with openings of any kind).

EMT Students:
Are required to wear navy blue EMT pants, light blue shirt and black steel-toe boots.

Medical Billing and Coding:
Students are required to wear either professional attire or navy blue scrubs to the first day of class and each class thereafter.

For the Medical Assistant program, you will need a stethoscope and blood pressure cuff. They can be purchased together in a kit. Purchase here

For the EMT program, you will need a medical kit. Purchase here.

Externship

An Externship is a learning opportunity that allows students to practice skills that they have learned while in class in a professional environment. Externships are unpaid and are generally full-time, Monday – Friday. For more information on externships, check out the blog post “Externship – What is it Exactly”.

In order to be placed in externship, you must:

  1. Successfully complete the classroom portion of the program
  2. Meet the financial obligations according to your enrollment and payment plan agreements
  3. Complete the required externship prerequisites

You are required to provide the following documents to your instructor by the end of the 5th week of class. Priority placement is given to students who complete their externship prerequisites on time.

  1. Background Check and Drug Screening
  2. Immunizations including
    • Hepatitis B
    • Measles/Mumps, Rubella
    • Varicella
    • Tuberculosis (PPD-Skin/Chest x-ray, within the last 12 months)
    • Tetanus/Diphtheria
    • Influenza Vaccine (required during flu season)
  3. Current BLS (Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers) – Included in program fee
  4. Resume

The Externship Booklet is your guide to successfully complete externship. Bring your Externship Booklet with you to class and to externship. Click on a link below to download an Externship Booklet.

Licensure/Certification

Certification exams are provided by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) for the Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician, Pharmacy Technician, and Billing and Coding Specialist programs on or near the last day of class. Instructions for signing up for the exam are provided the instructor in class.

Your tuition includes one certification exam attempt. To receive the exam at no charge, you must take the exam on the date assigned. Students who miss the exam or who cannot take the exam on the date assigned will have to schedule and pay for the exam themselves.

Please note:
• If you fail the exam the first time, you must pay for all subsequent attempts and fees.

Exam Day:
Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your exam time. You are only permitted to bring your car keys and ID into the exam room. The proctor will not delay the start of the exam to accommodate late candidates.

Test Results:
You should receive your test results approximately 48 hours after you take the exam. CalRegional does not receive exam information. If you do not receive results or if you have any questions, contact NHA at (800) 499-9092.

Texas is one of a few states that require pharmacy technician candidates to obtain certification before registering with the state Board of Pharmacy. Students must have a Current Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT) Certificate Number. Do not complete your application until you have your PTCB or ExCPT certificate in hand.

How to apply to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy:
Go to www.pharmacy.texas.gov/regtech.aspww.pharmacy.ca.gov/forms/tch_app_pkt.pdf

Phlebotomy Technician or Phlebotomists are not licensed or certified by the state of Texas. However, some employers require that Phlebotomy Technicians pass an examination administered by a private testing organization like the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Interested in becoming Nationally Certified?

  1. Pass the certification exam administered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). If you have not scheduled your exam, see the section above titled “National Exam”.
  2. Once you have taken and passed the NHA Exam – you should receive your NHA Certificate within 48 hours of passing your exam.

Medical Assistant are not licensed or certified by the state of Texas. However, some employers require that Medical Assistants pass an examination administered by a private Medical Assistant testing organization like the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Interested in becoming Nationally Certified?

  1. Pass the certification exam administered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). If you have not scheduled your exam, see the section above titled “National Exam”.
  2. Once you have taken and passed the NHA Exam – you should receive your NHA Certificate within 48 hours of passing your exam.

Billing and Coding Specialists are not licensed or certified by the state of Texas. However, some employers require that Medical Assistants pass an examination administered by a private testing organization like the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Interested in becoming Nationally Certified?

  1. Pass the certification exam administered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). If you have not scheduled your exam, see the section above titled “National Exam”.
  2. Once you have taken and passed the NHA Exam – you should receive your NHA Certificate within 48 hours of passing your exam.