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Allied Healthcare Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your interest in Cayuga Community College's Allied Healthcare career training programs. Below you will find the answers to frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Community Education and Workforce Development at (315) 294-8841 and our staff would be happy to assist you.


Is financial aid available for Allied Healthcare career training programs?

The Allied Healthcare career training programs are credit-free and therefore, do not qualify for traditional financial aid. If you are currently working with Access VR or a Workforce N.Y. office, you should contact your counselor or case manager to inquire if there may be funding available. If you are not currently working with an agency, please contact your personal financial institution to inquire about low-interest personal loans or credit-cards. If you are unable to secure funding, please contact the CEWD office to inquire about a payment plan. Please note, all payment plans require the balance to be paid in full prior to the conclusion of the course and are subject to approval by the Dean of Community Education and Workforce Development.

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What forms of payment are accepted?

The office of CEWD will accept checks, money orders, or Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit or debit cards. No cash payments please. Unless other payment arrangements have been approved, the full course fee is due at the time of registration.

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How do I register for the course?

You may register online at, by phone by calling (315) 294-8841 during regular business hours, in-person by coming to the CEWD office in room R209 on the Auburn campus, or by mail by completing the registration form found in the back of the catalog. Unless other payment arrangements have been approved, the total cost of tuition must be paid in full at the time of registration. We recommend registering as soon as possible, but at least two-weeks prior to the course start date. The registration process generally takes less than five minutes. After registering for the course, students will be mailed an enrollment packet.

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What will the enrollment packet include?

The enrollment packet will include a letter confirming your registration in an Allied Healthcare career training program and welcoming you to the program. It will also include an enrollment form and health report which you will need to complete and submit to the CEWD one week prior to the course start date. Along with the completed forms, you will also need to submit a copy of their high school diploma or GED and a copy of their immunization records, including an up-to-date PPD.

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What does the course fee include and are there any additional fees?

The course fee includes tuition, textbooks and all supplies. Your program may require you to acquire professional attire to participate in an internship experience.

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What are the course pre-requisites?

In order to enroll in an Allied Healthcare career training program you must be at least 18 years of ages, have a high school diploma or GED, and a completed health report.

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When and where will I complete my internship experience?

If your program includes an internship experience, your instructor will provide you with a list of potential sites. Currently, our Allied Healthcare students are working with healthcare facilities in Cayuga and Oswego counties. All internships will begin once a student has completed at least 75% of the course, and must be completed by the end of the course.

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Are these courses accredited?

Yes, Cayuga Community College is unit of the state university of New York and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education, a unit of the Middle State Association of College and Schools. The College's programs are registered by the NYS Department of Education and SUNY.

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What type of certificate will I receive upon completion of this course?

Upon the completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion from Cayuga Community College.

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What type of certification will I be eligible for upon completion of this course?

In N.Y., medical assistants are not required to hold a certification. Upon completion of the course, you would be eligible to work as a medical assistant in N.Y. Medical coding and pharmacy technician students will be prepare to sit for the national certification exams from the American Association of Professional Coders and the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, respectively. These exams are not included in the course and are not required.

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Can I transfer these credits?

No, because these are credit-free programs, you will not be able to transfer any credit to other institutions or programs.

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