Medical Assisting Program


8 Months - Includes 160 hour externship

Experience level: Beginner


Medical assistants perform clinical and administrative tasks for physicians, chiropractors, podiatrists and optometrists that are critical in running an effective office on a daily basis.  Medical assisting is one of the nation’s fastest growing careers, according to a report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Administrative duties of medical assistants often consist of answering phones, greeting patients, charting for medical records, scheduling patients and handling billing and insurance. Clinical duties may include: medical history and patient assessment, patient preparation for procedures, basic laboratory testing, specimen collections and more.

The Northwest Laser Institute program covers both the clinical and the administrative duties over the course of an eight month period. At the conclusion of the program there is 160 hours of externship hours required to complete the program. Course materials are given via print-out and with an online platform. This program prepares students for the nationally recognized NCMA with NCCT OR CCMA with NHA exams.

Competencies students are expected to master upon completion:

Administrative Duties:

  • Billing and Collections on Patient Accounts
  • Scheduling/Handling Patient Appointments
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Basic Insurance Claims
  • HIPAA Privacy Certification
  • Patient Charting
  • Basic Patient Communication Skills
  • Management and Bookkeeping Software

Clinical Skills:

  • Vital Signs
  • Specimen Collection
  • Phlebotomy/Venipuncture
  • Infection Control
  • Administration of Medication
  • Sterilization and Disinfection
  • Diagnostic Procedures
  • Sutures and Staples
  • Minor Surgery Assistance
  • 12 Lead Electrocardiography


14 Week Phlebotomy Program


14 Weeks - 1 day of class per week

Experience level: Beginner

The 14 week Phlebotomy Program is designed to prepare students for a rewarding professional career in a healthcare setting such as a hospital or clinic. Students leave this course with the confidence to safely collect a blood samples.

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  • Roles
  • Safety
  • Professionalism
  • Laws and Ethics
  • Consent
  • Blood borne pathogens
  • Draw technique
  • Lab departments
  • Tube additives
  • Draw order


American Heart Association CPR BLS Course


6 Hours

Experience level: Beginner

The one-day American Heart Association CPR BLS Course is taught by certified AHA instructors.  The course meets the AHA guidelines for health care providers, including the Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) guidelines.

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Topics covered:

  • Recognition of cardiac arrest
  • Compression/ventilation ratio
  • Activation of emergency response system
  • Use of an AED
  • Use of a bag valve mask (BVM)
  • Aspects of team rescue
  • Choking

This course provides Basic Life Support (BLS) training for healthcare providers, which is required for all hospital and medical facilities, including the clinics used for our externship programs.

This course includes a workbook, a skills sign off and a written test. An 80% score is required to receive a certificate of completion for the course.


Medical Coding Course



21 Weeks - 1 day of class per week

The Medical Coding Course is taught using the AAPC curriculum.  This is a preparatory class for the AAPC national certification exam (CPC). This course will provide hands-on practice using HCPCS, CPT and ICD-10-CM.

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Competencies Upon Completion:

  • Proficient ability to read and assign accurate medical codes for diagnoses, procedures and services provided by qualified healthcare providers or physicians.
  • Knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology related to coding correctly.
  • Knowledge of guidelines and regulations regarding Medical Coders.
  • Student will be able to understand changes in the medical coding and payment policies, and ability to implement those changes in a practice’s reimbursement process.
  • Medical terminology knowledge


  • Course textbook & workbook
  • CPT
  • ICD-10 coding


40 Hour Laser Technician Certification 


40 hours

Certification: 40 Hour Laser Certification, Laser Safety Officer Certification


This course covers laser theory & fundamentals and includes a Laser Safety Officer certification.  Topics include Laser, Foto Facials, Intense Pulse Light and Broadband Light for Hair Removal, Vein Removal and Acne Treatments, as well as, classroom education on Microdermabrasion and Advanced Medium Grade Chemical Peels during this week-long course. Students will get hands-on practice with models for Broad Band Light in Hair Removal, Vein Treatments, Foto Facials and Acne Treatments.

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Students learn the basics of skin histology, laser physics and laser safety. Real-life applications and possible complications are also discussed using before/after photos.


  • Laser theory and fundamentals
  • Laser physics
  • Basics of skin histology
  • Laser safety
  • Broadband light for hair removal
  • Intense pulse light
  • Vein removal
  • Photo Rejuvenation
  • Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Acne treatment
  • Advanced medium grade chemical peels
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Possible complications
  • Applications
  • Before/after photos

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Consult with patients regarding possible treatment options available including Laser, IPL, or BBL.
  • Discuss with patients the potential reactions that may occur.
  • Identify prior skin conditions and anticipate skin reactions to treatments.
  • Demonstrate proper laser safety practices and protocols.
  • Operate one of the world’s leading Intense Pulsed Light system, the BBL by Sciton.


6 Hour Cosmetic Injection Certification


6 hours

Experience level: Beginner

Certification: Students receive a certificate indicating competency, knowledge and completion of the course.

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  • Techniques
  • Products - BOTOX, Juvederm, Dysport, Radiesse, Restalyne
  • Anatomy of the skin nerves and muscles of the face
  • Botox injections demonstration in at least three different facial areas, oral commissures, filler in the lips and nasolabial folds


6 Hour AAEG Aesthetic Training In Platelet Rich Plasma CE Certification


6 hours

CE Credits: 6

Certification: AAEG (Advanced Aesthetics Education Group) Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Certification

This comprehensive training course covers Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) with a focus on facial aesthetics. Offering Platelet Rich Plasma therapies at any practice is a natural progression of services as the popularity of these procedures has increased dramatically. The PRP training includes all of the major areas of the face and gives students the tools to be successful immediately upon completion of the course.

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The goal of this course is to ensure that each attendee will understand and be proficient with the aesthetic uses of platelet rich plasma. Attendees will receive didactic training on the various FDA approved spin methods, advantages of dual spin vs. single spin methodologies and the biological mechanism of action for the procedure.

Students learn about patient selection, indications for use, the different forms of PRP, and the contraindications for the use of PRP. They will learn the various injection techniques, recommended dosing, special handling, potential risks, possible effects of the treatment and other considerations. They will be given hands-on training through demonstrations on each other. By taking this course, students will receive a PRP treatment valued at $1500.

Join the thousands of providers nationwide that are taking advantage of this new innovative aesthetic treatment that has become the fastest growing segment within aesthetics!


  • Treatment of all major facial areas
  • Didactic training on FDA approved spin methods
  • Necessary tools
  • Patient selection
  • Dual spin vs. single spin
  • Biological mechanism of action
  • Indications for use
  • Forms of PRP
  • Injection techniques
  • Contraindications for use of PRP
  • Dosing
  • Handling and other considerations
  • Treatment risks and possible effects


6 Hour AAEG Medical Microneedling CE Certification 

$3,200 (includes kit)

$595 – Stand-alone price

CE Credits: 6

Certification: AAEG (Advanced Aesthetics Education Group) Microneedling Certification

The AAEG provides a world class clinical education and certification in the emerging field of medical micro-needling.   The AAEG has become the leading resource for Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) training due to the quality of its faculty, its knowledge and its expertise.  The AAEG promotes the highest standards of patient care, a comprehensive knowledge of micro-needling procedures and ethical standards through Continuing Medical Education (CE) hours, yearly conferences and workshops.

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Course Agenda:

  • History of Micro-Needling
  • Conceptual Knowledge
  • Indications for Use
  • Marketing Micro-Needling
  • Understanding Growth Factors
  • Pre & Post Programs
  • Hands on Demonstrations
  • Combination Treatments
  • Patient Information

Student Kit includes:

  • Full system
  • Box of 10 tips


VI Medium Depth Chemical Peel Certification


4 hours

Certificate: Each student who successfully completes this course will receive a certificate indicating their knowledge, competency and completion of the course

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  • VI Peel medical products
  • Product formulation philosophy
  • Treatment
  • Common skin conditions
  • Skin care product ingredients
  • VI Peels
  • Peeling fundamentals
  • Hands-on demonstrations


Skin Tightening/Body Contouring Certification

$500 – When taken with the Laser Certification Course

$800 – Stand-alone price

6 Hours

Certification: Certificate indicating knowledge, competency and completion of the course.

In this Certification course students learn about the exciting new radio frequency energy technology used for body and face contouring and skin tightening.  This non-surgical office procedure reduces fat and firms skin on the face and body. The frequency heats the deeper layers of the skin causing fat cells to shrink while the skin contracts, stimulating new collagen.

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While not a suitable replacement for a facelift or necklift procedure, this procedures is often a nice alternative for those seeking a non-surgical solution, or a supplemental treatment following facial surgery.

Attendance at this course will include material for further review and hands-on experience. Our hands-on training is done using the Exilis Elite system by BTL Aesthetics.


3 Day Microblading Certification

$2,900 (includes kit)

3 days

Prerequisite: Online blood borne pathogen class, $25


During this in-depth class, students learn how to design and sculpt beautiful eyebrows using Microblading, or 3d brows.  This procedure is wildly popular and demand for the procedure is growing every day.  Our students are taught how to artistically create each individual’s ideal eyebrow shape and how to apply hair strokes for a natural look.  The results of the procedure are beautiful eyebrows that need very little care for years to come. 

Each class is limited to four students.  The first section of the course will be spent learning the fundamentals of color theory, skin types and proper technique.  During the second and final portion of the course, students perform Microblading on a live model, while under the supervision of the instructor.  This immersive, 40 hour course, will give students the fundamental, hands-on training needed to succeed as a Microblading artist. A Microblading starter kit is included with tuition (valued at over $500).

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Course subjects:

  • Fundamentals of color theory
  • Skin types
  • Application methods
  • Shaping for a natural look

Student kit includes:

  • 6 LI Aqua Tattoo Pigments
  • Sharps container
  • Blades/hand piece/measuring tools
  • Qtips/micro brushes/mascara wands
  • Numbing products
  • Brow scissors/eyebrow pencils
  • Alcohol pads
  • Pigment rings
  • Practice skin/practice ink
  • Dental bibs/gloves/face mask
  • and more!