Is The Initiative For Me?

If you are a Camden resident looking for an exciting career in health care and you are prepared for college-level academic work, the CHCI may be for you.

How does the CHCI work and what does it cost?

Qualified individuals have to apply to participate in the CHCI. The program is open to young adult residents of Camden, who:

• Are prepared for a college-level course of study or are high school seniors attending Camden County Technical Schools (CCTS) or
• May be underemployed or unemployed

Hopeworks and CCTS will serve as the recruiting and administrative partners for CHCI and will determine if applicants meet the qualifications for the program. Hopeworks also will to help applicants meet all the necessary requirements, including assistance with obtaining and completing necessary paperwork to pre-program training.

The CHCI is designed to provide qualified applicants with the financial resources to fully pay the cost of education and training to obtain a medical coding certificate. If you meet the program requirements and you are accepted in to the CHCI, you will not have to pay anything for the program. The CHCI partners will work with you to obtain public and private financial resources to pay the full cost of your education and training, which is approximately $12,000.

In addition to financial resources, once accepted into CHCI, you will receive an individualized plan and schedule to start and complete the Camden County College medical coding certificate program. The CHCI is designed in stages and you are given support at each stage to ensure your success.