Spencerian specializes in quality training for today's most in-demand healthcare careers. We’ve crafted our programs down to the essentials, so you’ll spend most of your time directly preparing for your career.
Depending on your course of study, you can move from the classroom to your career in six to 33 months. Our fast, 11-week quarters combined with a stair-step curricular progression of certificates, diplomas and associate degrees can help you stay on course and move quickly into a position in the field you choose.
Our classes are kept small by design, so individual attention comes standard and your instructors will be invested in your success from the start.
Personal trainers work with clients to help them achieve their health goals and improve their overall wellbeing. Spencerian's personal training program teaches you the exercise planning and safety skills needed to be a personal trainer, along with the business skills needed to start and grow your client base. Personal trainers can coach clients in a group or one-on-one setting while working as a trainer or manager in fitness centers, health clubs, private training studios, universities, hospitals, resorts and clients' homes.
Phlebotomists are medical professionals who collect specimens from patients for various lab tests and procedures. Many professionals who plan to become a nurse or a medical technologist often start out by working in a medical office or hospital as a phlebotomist. Phlebotomy entails a fairly short training period and is a great way for you to begin your medical profession. Jobs for phlebotomists are available at hospitals, medical offices, clinics and reference labs.
Nursing is one of the most popular medical careers and it offers you a chance to work in hospitals or doctor's offices. As a nurse, you'll work under the direction of a doctor or a nurse practitioner, and your main duties will be to dispense medication, start IVs, take vital signs, operate various medical equipment, and directly care for patients. The Practical Nursing diploma program is approved by the Kentucky State Board of Nursing. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN and NCLEX-RN). The Practical Nursing program has enjoyed a first attempt pass rate of the NCLEX to exceed the Kentucky Board of Nursing minimum percentage of students passing the first attempt.
The mission of the Radiologic Technology program is to provide a progressive academic and clinical educational environment by training students to become highly competent and qualified to administer ionizing radiation for medical diagnostic imaging purposes while preparing them for future licensing examination.
The Radiographic Science Administration program helps you develop professional leadership skills, acquire advanced knowledge of other imaging modalities, and gain exposure to healthcare administration. It gives you the opportunity to explore and integrate information beyond the specific focus of radiography.
Once accepted into the Respiratory Therapy program at Spencerian College, you begin a two-year advanced track curriculum that prepares you to pass your credentialing examination and work as a respiratory therapist. Respiratory therapists (RTs) are part of a dynamic medical team treating patients with lung and breathing disorders. As an RT, you can interview, evaluate, treat and educate patients in a hospital setting. You can also administer breathing medication(s), oxygen, perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), manage ventilators and draw arterial blood gases. The program can be completed in 24 months with our evening classes.
Surgical technologists, also called "scrubs," "surgical technicians" or "operating room technicians," are crucial to a hospital. A surg tech assists in surgeries under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses or other surgical personnel. This program provides classroom education and supervised clinical experience. You will take courses in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, pharmacology, professional ethics and medical terminology. Other topics covered include the care and safety of patients during surgery, sterile techniques and surgical procedures. You will also learn sterilization techniques, prevention and control of infection and proper handling of surgical drugs, solutions, supplies and equipment. Our program can be completed in 18 months in our day classes.
The medical administrative assistant is an asset to physicians in private practice or other outpatient clinical settings. They perform administrative procedures such as answering phones, scheduling appointments, billing and collections, insurance verification and precertification, maintaining medical records, and communicating with all patients and visitors. The purpose of this program is to prepare you to perform administrative duties in a variety of medical settings. Medical administrative assistants can find employment in physician offices, outpatient clinics and other similar facilities. Our program can be completed in nine months for students in our day classes, or in 15 months for those in our evening/online courses.
The objectives of the Medical Administrative Management program are to prepare you to be a multi-skilled professional able to perform administrative, clinical and managerial duties in a physician's office, outpatient clinic or other similar type of healthcare facility. The program curriculum prepares you first as a medical assistant, then continues with course work in medical office management duties. Most of our graduates typically begin employment as medical assistants or clinical assistants in a physician's office or other outpatient clinical settings. With experience, you'll have advancement opportunities in medical office management or leadership positions.
As an essential part of the medical billing process, a medical coder is responsible for verifying that documented medical care performed by healthcare providers contains the use of standard medical coding language that is recognized by health insurance providers. The function of the medical coder is to ensure that the correct codes are assigned so that the insurance company can quickly and efficiently review and process medical claims. As a medical coder, you can work in various settings such as physician offices, hospitals, billing companies, insurance companies, etc. Our program can be completed in 12 months for students in our day classes, or in 18 months for those in our evening/online courses.
As a medical assistant, you can work in a physician's office, primary care facility, clinic or other similar outpatient facilities. Medical assistants' duties are different according to the place of employment, but usually include administrative tasks such as answering phones, scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, registering patients, and billing/insurance. Duties also include clinical tasks such as drawing blood, taking vital signs, performing injections and EKGs, and assisting the physician with in-office procedures. Our program can be completed in 12 months for those in our day classes, or in 18 months for students in our evening/online courses.
The objective of the Medical Clinical Specialties program is to prepare you to perform clinically in a physician's office or other medical facility. By graduation, you will possess the skills necessary to obtain quality laboratory specimens, perform x-rays, handle administrative duties, and assist in patient care and examinations, as well as perform appropriate medical procedures. Externships will prepare you to perform the roles of a medical assistant, phlebotomist and limited medical radiographer, offering you many avenues to pursue in finding employment in the medical community. Our program can be completed in 24 months for students in our day classes, or in 33 months for those taking evening courses.
If you are interested in a career that involves science and medicine, consider working in a medical laboratory or clinical setting. Laboratory tests are an integral part of the diagnostic evaluation of any patient, and constitute up to 80% of a physician's diagnosis and treatment choices. MLTs are employed in hospitals, physician offices, reference laboratories and research laboratories.
The program is designed to provide you with the skills needed to assess and treat specific disorders through various modalities for soft tissue manipulation and stretching techniques; to communicate with and direct clients on how to manage and maintain their own health and wellness; how to maintain a high standard of ethics and professionalism when dealing with clients; and ways to establish a medical massage therapy practice with guidelines on business plans, networking, marketing, record keeping and client retention. Graduates of this program will be prepared to meet the increasing demand by clients for alternative therapies that medical massage therapists can provide. Medi-spas and doctors in a variety of specialties employ medical massage therapists. Many medical massage therapists are employed in rehabilitation centers, but you may enjoy the freedom of being self-employed. Massage therapists working in spas and salons are able to help a wider range of clients after studying medical massage techniques. Our program can be completed in 15 months for students in our day classes, or 24 months for those taking evening courses.
The Associate of Applied Science in (A.A.S.) Nursing program is designed for practical nurses who have graduated from a Practical Nursing program and wish to continue their nursing education at the registered nurse level. Program graduates function as providers of care, managers of care, and members of the discipline of nursing in a variety of structured health care settings. Our program can be completed in 18 months for students taking day classes, or in 24 months for those taking web assisted classes.
Spencerian College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award certificates, diplomas, associate degrees and bachelor’s degrees.
4627 Dixie Highway
Louisville, KY 40216
2355 Harrodsburg Road
Lexington, KY 40504