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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 49 | Jan 6 – Mar 4 | M/W/F | 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Sect 50 | Jan 6 – Apr 1 | 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 15 | Jan 28 – Apr 23 | T/TH| 8:30 AM -11:30 AM

VM302 | 72 Hours | $389.00
Sect 16 | Jan 28 – Apr 28 | 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 53 | Mar 9 – May 11 | M/W/F | 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

VM102 | 72 Hours | $389.00
Sect 54 | Mar 17 – Jun 16 | 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 61 | Jan 6 – Feb 3 | M/W/F | 12:30 PM -3:30 PM

VM202 | 36 Hours  | $195
Sect 62 | Jan 6 – Feb 19 | 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 03 | Mar 17 – May 28 | 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 42 | Feb 5 – Mar 27 | M/W/F | 12:30 PM -3:30 PM

VM202 | 66 Hours  | $345
Sect 43 | Feb 24 – May 21 | 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 24 | Mar 10 – Apr 2 | T/TH | 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

VB112 | 24 Hours | $195.00
Sect 25 | Apr 28 – May 21 | T/TH | 6:00 PM – 9:00 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.

VM104 | 72 Hours | $389.00
Sect 64 | TBD | 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 27 | Jan 7 – Jan 23 | T/TH | 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

VM401 | 18 Hours | $115.00
Sect 28 | Jan 7 – Jan 23 | 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 40 | July 16 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 95 | Jan 6 – Mar 11 | M/W | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

VM205 | 54 Hours | $285.00
Sect 94 | Mar 16 – May 20 | M/W/F | 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

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