Allied Health

IF INTERESTED IN THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS, STUDENTS MUST MEET WITH CAREER PROGRAM SPECIALIST MARY WILT BEFORE REGISTERING. PLEASE CALL 302-697-4545 OR EMAIL mary.wilt@polytech.k12.de.us

 

Administrative Medical Practices

This class is designed for the learner who plans to work as an administrative or clinical medical assistant in a private physician’s office, specialty clinic, or hospital setting. Legal and computer information are integrated throughout this course. Students will progress from learning professional and career responsibilities, records management, written communication, financial administration, and managing the medical office to preparing for employment.

VM113 | 72 Hours | $389.00
Sect 54 | Jan 4 – Mar 29 | M/W| 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Anatomy and Physiology

Study the structure and systems of the human body in this fast paced A&P course. Included in this course is discussion of body functions, major organs, diseases and disorders, and much more. This course is recommended for students who have completed Medical Terminology.

VM401 | 72 Hours | $389.00
Sect 33 | Mar 16 – Jun 15 | T/TH| 6:00 PM -9:00 PM

Clinical Support Practices

This exciting course addresses the clinical role of the health care provider. Students will learn about assisting with the physical exam and minor office surgery as well as effectively handling medical office emergencies. This expanded course will also cover taking an accurate medical history, vital signs, and performing EKGs. Diagnostic testing and pharmacology are also covered.

VM102 | 72 Hours | $389.00
Sect 55 | Nov 9 – Jan 15 | M/W/F | 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

VM102 | 72 Hours | $389.00
Sect 59 | Mar 16 – Jun 15 | T/TH | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Computer Fundamentals

Medical offices are fast-paced and require proficiency with a variety of computer programs and applications. This interactive course prepares students to work with Microsoft Office programs in medical office settings. Throughout the course, students are introduced to Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; and are provided with opportunities to perform a number of other essential computer tasks.

VM202 | 36 Hours  | $195
Sect 66 | Feb 18 – Mar 30 | T/TH | 6:00 PM -9:00 PM

Home Health Aide (ELL) English Language Learners

​​​​​​​The Home Health Aide program is designed for English Language Learners interested in starting a career in the healthcare field. The program consists of 120 hours of integrated classroom/lab training and adult literacy instruction. Graduates of the program are prepared for employment as Home Health Care Aides and/or to continue on in further healthcare education. NOTE: Grant funding may be available to qualified applicants.

VM204 | 120 Hours | $799.00
Sect 16 | Jan 12 – May 27 | T/TH | 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Electronic Health Records

Having a working knowledge of computer-based health information systems is essential for success in the healthcare environment. This course provides hands-on experience with Electronic Medical Record software and covers related topics that include implementing systems, different types of electronic records, creating and retrieving patient information, and maintaining privacy and security. Students will be introduced to industry standards, federal requirements, and be informed about government programs, such as Incentive Payments and Meaningful Use.

VM114 | 66 Hours  | $345
Sect 46 | Jan 8 – Feb 9 | M-F | 12:30 PM -3:30 PM

VM114 | 66 Hours  | $345
Sect 47 | Mar 22 – Jun 30 | M/W | 6:00 PM -9:00 PM

Employment Prep

This course prepares you for your job search. Students create a resume, prepare a cover letter, network for job leads, develop interviewing skills, and discuss career success strategies. Other topics will include showing initiative, the critical thinking process, and the importance of good communication skills.

VB112 | 24 Hours | $195.00
Sect 26 | Dec 15 – Jan 19 | T/TH | 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

VB112 | 24 Hours | $195.00
Sect 27 | Dec 15 – Jan 19 | T/TH | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

VB112 | 24 Hours | $195.00
Sect 28 | Jan 20 – Feb 5 | M/W/F | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

VB112 | 24 Hours | $195.00
Sect 29 | Apr 13 – May 6 | T/TH | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Insurance Billing

This course prepares students to perform billing and insurance operations in the medical office. Participants are taken through the gilling process from insurance plans to claim coding and documentation. NOTE: This course is one of the requirements for students wishing to sit for the NHA Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam.

VM104 | 72 Hours | $389.00
Sect 67 | Jan 8 – Feb 11 | M-F | 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

VM104 | 72 Hours | $389.00
Sect 68 | Mar 31 – Jun 9 | M/W | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Medical Terminology

Learn and recognize word roots, prefixes, and suffixes used in medical language today. This course will cover medical terms related to all major body systems, including: muscular system, skeletal system, respiratory system, circulatory system, digestive system, reproductive system, and urinary system. Whether you are new to the medical profession, or just need a refresher class, this medical terminology course is for you!

VM401 | 18 Hours | $115.00
Sect 23 | Jan 5 – Jan 21 | T/TH | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

NHA Certification Prep

Having a national certification demonstrates to the healthcare industry that you are proficient in your specific area of study. This certification can provide you the competitive edge needed and may very well be the deciding factor in obtaining a job or promotion. For anyone determined to stay in demand in the healthcare field, nation certification can be the passport to success. This review class is open to current students as well as graduates. Certification fee is not included in course cost.

VM212 | 6 Hours | $49.00
​​​​​​​Sect 41 | Feb 23 Only | T | 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Phlebotomy

Learn the proper procedure for venipuncture, butterfly, and microcapillary collection of blood samples and the complications encountered during phlebotomy in this introductory course. Other topics include proper order of draw, specimen handling, and special phlebotomy procedures. Nurses and other clinical healthcare professionals may find this course helpful as a refresher.

Prerequisite: A&P or equivalent experience

VM206 | 54 Hours | $285.00
Sect 70 | Jan 8 – Feb 3 | M-F | 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

VM206 | 54 Hours | $285.00
Sect 71 | Mar 31 – Jun 9 | M/W | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Allied Health Externship – Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting program students spend time in actual work settings employing skills learned throughout the program. Externship experience is anticipated to begin at the completion of classroom training. Start dates may vary and daytime hours are required. Students must be pre-registered for externship training 60 days prior to the start date of the externship and are required to attend mandatory externship meeting(s) in advance. See Career Program Specialist for details.

VM203 | 120 Hours | $899.00
Sect 132 | Feb 10 – Mar 2 | M-F| 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Allied Health Externship – Insurance Billing

Medical Insurance Billing program students spend time in actual work settings employing skills learned throughout the program. Externship experience is anticipated to begin at the completion of classroom training. Start dates may vary and daytime hours are required. Students must be pre-registered for externship training 60 days prior to the start date of the externship and are required to attend mandatory externship meeting(s) in advance. See Career Program Specialist for details.

VM204 | 120 Hours | $899.00
Sect 00 | Feb 16 – Mar 1 | M-F| 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Allied Health Externship – Phlebotomy

Phlebotomy Technician program students spend time in actual work settings employing skills learned throughout the program. Externship experience is anticipated to begin at the completion of classroom training. Start dates may vary and daytime hours are required. Students must be pre-registered for externship training 60 days prior to the start date of the externship and are required to attend mandatory externship meeting(s) in advance. See Career Program Specialist for details.

VM208 | 120 Hours | $899.00
Sect 0 | Feb 16 – Mar 1 | M-F| 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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