The Sussex Tech Adult Education Division is now taking enrollment for its Health Professions Certificate programs. These classes will begin the second week of September. A core curriculum, core classes and a career development class, as well as an externship geared toward the student’s career path are included in the syllabus. The following courses are being offered:
Medical Office Administration – Clerical instruction prepares students for entry-level employment in a physician’s office or hospital. Students taking this class learn all aspects of office procedures.
Medical Assistant – Clinical instruction prepares students to work in a physician’s office or hospital. Students will learn all aspects of healthcare.
Pharmacy Technician – Students are trained for a career in a retail or hospital pharmacy. Students will learn to receive, interpret and fill prescriptions.
Medical Billing and Coding – Students learn to use ICD and CPT coding to prepare for a career in this area. Charting and diagnostic information are taught. ICD 10 is also introduced.
Dietary Assistant – Students are taught the skills necessary to obtain a job in food service in order to provide healthy, safe and nutritious food.
Rehabilitation Therapy Aide – Students work closely with physical and occupational therapists in order to assist patients. This program allows students to work in a variety of settings such as a hospital, therapy office or rehabilitation center.
Electronic Health Records – Students learn the skills necessary to work with and utilize computer skills in the physician’s office or the hospital setting. Students learn troubleshooting while using computers, learn HIPPA compliance, and gain hands-on use with computers.
Ophthalmic Assistant – Students learn to work in an eye doctor’s office. Students learn about optics, eye exam procedures and important instruments used in the office.
Most books and materials are included in the cost of the class. All classes offer an externship. There is a criminal background check, drug test and a tuberculosis skin test that must be completed prior to the externship. These requirements and one set of uniforms are included in the cost of tuition. Tuition also includes one administration of a national certification exam. Funding is available through the Department of Labor and the Governor’s Grant.
For more detailed information, contact Lynn DeFelice, RN, Health Professions coordinator, at 302-856-9035.