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STUDENTS MUST MEET WITH CAREER PROGRAM SPECIALIST MARY WILT BEFORE REGISTERING. PLEASE CALL 302-697-4545 OR EMAIL mary.wilt@polytech.k12.de.us

AAPC Medical Coding Specialist

Medical coding is one of the fastest-growing Allied Health occupations. Individuals who complete this course are eligible to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder Exam Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Exam. AAPC is recognized as a professional level industry standard. Textbook, AAPC membership, online practice exams, and certification exam fee are included in tuition. Coding Books are required for the course and are provided by the student.

Prerequisite: Anatomy and Physiology and Medical Terminology. Prior coding experience is recommended.

An appointment with a career program specialist is required prior to enrollment. Call 302-697-4545 to schedule an appointment.

VM132 | 81 Hours | $1,725.00
Sect 16 | Sept 10 – Dec 12 | T/TH | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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 45 | Sept 16 – Nov 8 | M/W/F | 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Sect 48 | Sept 10 – Dec 11 | 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.

VM302 | 72 Hours | $389.00
Sect 13 | Sept 24 – Dec 17 | T/TH| 6:00 PM -9:00 PM

VM302 | 72 Hours | $389.00
Sect 14 | Sept 24 – Dec 17 | T/TH| 8:30 AM -11:30 AM

Certified Nursing Assistant

Start a career in healthcare with the challenging Certified Nursing Assistant program. Learn to provide compassionate and competent patient care. Job placement, drug screen, and state certification exam fees are included in the tuition. Students must meet with a workforce development specialist prior to enrollment.

Please call 302-697-4545 to schedule an appointment.

VM106 | 184 Hours | $2,099.00
Sect 91 | Oct 14 – Nov 22 | M-F | 8:30 AM -3:30 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 51 | Sept 24 – Dec 17 | T/TH | 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

VM102 | 72 Hours | $389.00
Sect 52 | Sept 24 – Dec 17 | 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 59 | Sept 4 – Sept 30 | M/W/F | 12:30 PM -3:30 PM

VM202 | 36 Hours  | $195
Sect 60 | Sept 4 – Oct 14 | M/W | 6:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Direct Care Worker (ELL) English Language Learners

​​​​​​​The Direct Care Worker program is designed for English Language Learners interested in starting a career in the healthcare field. The program consists of 80 hours of integrated classroom/lab training and adult literacy instruction. Graduates of the program are prepared for employment as Direct Care Workers and have the opportunity to continue their education in the Direct Support Professional program and advance intho the other area of the healthcare profession.

VM098 | 80 Hours | $599.00
Sect 02 | Oct 1 – Dec 10 | 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 40 | Oct 2 – Nov 22 | M/W/F | 12:30 PM -3:30 PM

VM202 | 66 Hours  | $345
Sect 41 | Oct 16 – Jan 22 | 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 22 | Nov 13 – Dec 2 | M/W/F | 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

VB112 | 24 Hours | $195.00
Sect 23 | Dec 16 – Jan 27 | M/W | 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Medical Insurance Billing

This class is designed to prepare students for billing and insurance operations in the medical office setting. Participants will be taken through the billing process from insurance plans to claim coding and documentation. This is a good orientation for anyone new to billing or who may have expanded office duties involving insurance.

NOTE:  This course is a requirement for Medical Assistant students who wish to sit for the NHA Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam.

VM104 | 72 Hours | $389.00
Sect 64 | Sept 24 – Dec 17| T/TH | 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 25 | Sept 3 – Sept 19| T/TH | 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

VM401 | 18 Hours | $115.00
Sect 26 | Sept 3 – Sept 19 | 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.

VM212 | 6 Hours | $49.00
​​​​​​​Sect 37 | July 1 only | M | 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

VM205 | 54 Hours | $285.00
Sect 93 | Oct 7 – Dec 11 | M/W | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

VM205 | 54 Hours | $285.00
Sect 92 | Nov 20 – Jan 15 | M/W/F | 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

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