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 56 | Sep 13 – Nov 5 | M/W/F| 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

VM113 | 72 Hours | $389.00
Sect 57 | Sep 14 – Dec 9 | T/TH| 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 40 | Sep 27 – Nov 19 | M/W/F| 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

VM401 | 72 Hours | $389.00
Sect 41 | Sep 29 – Dec 22 | M/W| 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 61 | Sep 14 – Dec 9 | T/TH | 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

VM102 | 72 Hours | $389.00
Sect 62 | Sep 13 – Dec 6 | M/W | 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 68 | Sep 14 – Oct 21 | 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 | 150 Hours | $799.00
Sect 17 | Nov 16 – Apr 7 | 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 49 | Sep 30 – Dec 21 | T/TH | 8:30 AM -11:30 AM

VM114 | 66 Hours  | $345
Sect 50 | Oct 6 – Dec 22 | M/W | 6:00 PM -9:00 PM

Employment Prep

Employment Prep is designed to prepare you for the job search. Students create a resume, compose a cover letter, network for job leads, develop interviewing skills, and learn career success strategies. This is an online, instructor-led, project-based course.

VB112 | 24 Hours | $195.00
Sect 31 | Nov 23 – Dec 21 | 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 70 | Sep 27 – Nov 19 | M/W/F | 8:30 AM -11:30 AM

VM104 | 72 Hours | $389.00
Sect 71 | Sep 14 – Dec 9 | 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 38 | Sep 13 – Sep 24 | M/W/F | 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

VM401 | 18 Hours | $115.00
Sect 39 | Sep 8 – Sep 27 | M/W | 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 44 | Jan 31 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

VM206 | 54 Hours | $285.00
Sect 74 | Nov 8 – Dec 22 | M/W/F | 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

VM206 | 54 Hours | $285.00
Sect 75 | Oct 14 – Dec 21 | T/TH | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Allied Health Externship

Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Insurance Billing students spend time in actual work settings employing skills learned throughout their programs. 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 137 | Jan 3 – Jan 28 | M-F| 8:00 AM – 4:00

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