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CPC Certificate & Membership Now Offered

aapcBeginning Fall 2013, students enrolled in the Health Information Management program will receive free Student Membership in the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), plus receive a voucher for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam included in their tuition.

AAPC’s Certified Professional Coder credential is the gold standard for medical coding in physician office settings. CPC’s are critical to compliant and profitable medical practices and typically earn 20% more than non-certified coders. The CPC certificate increases your chances of being hired and retained in a competitive job market.*

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A Certified Professional Coder has proven by rigorous examination and experience that they know how to read a medical chart and assign the correct diagnosis (ICD-9), procedure (CPT®), and supply (HCPCS Level II) code for a wide variety of clinical cases and services.

* Source: http://www.aapc.com/certification/cpc.aspx

Jihadist Terrorism to be discussed at InfraGard meeting

Knoxville InfraGard Chapter Meeting

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FBI Intelligence Analysts will discuss internet jihadists and insider threats at the next InfraGard Chapter meeting on Thursday, May 9th, at 4:30 pm at the Fountainhead College of Technology's campus at 10208 Technology Drive in West Knoxville. (See map below.)

This is an open meeting, so visitors are welcome.

During the last decade the greatest terrorist threat has comes from what is referred to as 'jihadist terrorism'. Certainly since 11 September 2001, many bloody terrorist attacks have been carried out under pretext of a religious armed struggle, known as the 'jihad'.

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Spring 2013 Graduation

Congratulations, Graduates!

 

Fountainhead College of Technology will recognize 50 graduating students at its spring graduation ceremony on Friday, April 26.

The college will award 26 Associate's Degrees and 24 Bachelor's of Applied Science Degrees during the ceremony. Fountainhead College is honored to welcome Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett who will present the graduation speech. Tim_Burchett_photo2See Mr. Burchett's full biography below.

Many graduating students have already joined the workforce and are working for local employers, including Clayton Homes, Pilot Flying J, Ruby Tuesday, SAIC, Jewelry TV, Vericom Cabling & Communication Solutions, Canberra Industries, Equipment Locator Services, Tennessee Waste, among others.

This is the first graduating class since the college moved its campus to west Knoxville. The graduation ceremony will take place on April 26 at 10 am at the college's former campus on Tazewell Pike. The graduating class comprises students from all programs in the college, including Network Security & Forensics, Information Technology, Electronics, Wireless Communications, Application Development, Radiological Protection, Health Information Management, and Computer Programming.

Fountainhead College congratulates these graduates as they complete this milestone and turn their full attention to launching their careers and spending more time with their families. We are proud that in our 65-years as an institution of higher education, our graduates continue to have a unique and positive impact on nearly every technology-related industry in the region.

Tim Burchett Bio

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett took the oath of office on Sept. 1, 2010, after completing a successful 16-year career of service in the Tennessee General Assembly.

After taking office as Knox County Mayor, Mayor Burchett started applying his experience in the state capitol at the local level by saving taxpayers millions of dollars, and by restoring public trust in Knox County government. He continues to focus on ensuring quality service to citizens, efficiency in government and financial savings to taxpayers.

Entrepreneurship, confidence in the free market, and a desire to serve the people of Knox County are traits that guide Mayor Burchett. They are a large part of the conservative foundation from which he derives his core principles of service, efficiency and savings.

Mayor Burchett attributes his commitment to a career in public service to his parents, Charlie and Joyce Burchett, who were both educators. Mayor Burchett's father, Charlie, was a WWII veteran who served in the Pacific Theater. He returned home to work his way up to Dean of Student Conduct at the University of Tennessee. Charlie Burchett passed away shortly after his son announced his plans to run for Knox County Mayor.

As a child, Mayor Burchett attended the Little Red Schoolhouse then later attended West Hills Elementary, Bearden Junior High, and Bearden High School. He was a member of the Bulldog graduating class of '82. After high school, Tim stayed in Knoxville, attending the University of Tennessee and earning a degree in education.

After college, Mayor Burchett started a successful small business, which he operated until deciding to run for public office. He began serving in State House of Representatives in 1994.

In 1998, after serving four years as a state representative, he was elected to the first of three terms as 7th District Tennessee State Senator. During his time in the General Assembly, he earned a reputation as an effective legislator who put honesty, integrity and constituent service above partisanship political expediency. He most recently served as the chairman of the Budget Subcommittee in Finance, and was secretary of the Finance, Ways and Means Committee. Mayor Burchett also sat on the State and Local Government Committee, as well as the Commerce, Labor and Agriculture Committee.

Open House: April 18

girl-laptopThursday, April 18

11am - 7pm

You are invited to attend Fountainhead College’s Open House
where you will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with faculty, financial aid counselors, admissions representatives, career counselors, and tour our new campus.

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campus_overview-smallLearn about career fields related to cyber-security and information technologies, wireless communications, electronics & robotics, and health care.

  • Free Food 
  • Door Prizes 
  • Live Radio Broadcasts 

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10208 Technology Drive | Knoxville, TN 37932 

Emergency Preparedness @ InfraGard Meeting

infragard_IMA_logo1-smKnoxville InfraGard Chapter Meeting

How to handle workplace violence and active shooter senarios will be discussed at the next InfraGard Knoxville chapter meeting on Thursday, March 14, from 11:00 – 12:30 pm at Fountainhead College.

Charity Menefee and Capt. Nate Allen will present planning recommendations on preparing for and responding to workplace violence or "active shooters" and facilitate group discussion on those subjects.

Charity Menefee is the Regional Hospital Coordinator for the Emergency Preparedness Department of the Knox County Health Department. Capt. Nathaniel Allen works in Criminal Investigations and Homeland Security with the Knoxville Police Department.

Visitors are welcome at this InfraGard meeting.

A lasagna lunch will be offered to guests for $8. To order lunch, RSVP to Richard Scheuch.

InfraGard Knoxville Members Alliance

The mission of the Infragard East Tennessee Members Alliance is to educate and inform our region's businesses, organizations, law enforcement agencies, educational institutions, as well as private citizens on issues surrounding cybercrime and security. The East Tennessee Infragard Chapter is a 501c nonprofit organization, and is one part of a national networked organization called InfraGard.

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Lunch & Learn Tuesdays

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Free lunch. Free tour. No pressure.

Fountainhead College invites you to visit our new campus, enjoy a catered meal, take a short tour and learn about our Associate and Bachelor degree programs

Starting March 5, the school will sponsor five Lunch & Learn Tuesday events. 

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Job Board Resource for Students & Graduates

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Career Services is now publishing job opportunities on the college's Learning Management System, "Moodle." Once logged in, students can visit the Career Services "course" named Job Board and self-enroll to gain access to job postings and career resources. New jobs are added daily, and so be sure to check it frequently!

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