Allied Health

Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)

Train for positions in one of the fastest growing arenas in today’s workforce – health care! If you like working with the public, are compassionate, and able to deal with people who are sick or experiencing stress, a career in medical office administration/unit health coordination could be your path to success.

You will have the opportunity to sit for nationally recognized and respected certification: the National Health Career Association CMAA (Certified Medical Administrative Assistant). You will also train for a position as a Health Unit Coordinator. The coursework blends training that will provide you the opportunity to gain employment in two of the most sought after positions in today’s workforce. 

Curriculum prepares individuals for employment in medical and other healthcare related areas. Course work will include medical terminology, medical information systems, office management, basic medical coding and billing, insurance, legal and ethical issues, HIPPA regulations, formatting documents, and word processing. Students will learn administrative and support functions and develop skills applicable in medical environments.

COM 3300 / Length: 168

CRN 1139, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Oct. 14-Dec. 11, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: $4,999 (includes all materials and vouchers for certification testing)

Multi-Skilled Health Technician (EKG and Phlebotomy Technician)

Each session in this program consists of 86 hours
(Venipuncture 36 hours; EKG 50 hours)

Students must be 18 years of age to enroll in this program and present a high school diploma or GED and proof of completion or beginning of the Hepatitis B series. In compliance with the recommendations for standard precautions from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), students should be vaccinated with the Hepatitis B vaccine. The vaccine takes 6 months to provide adequate protection. The college states that students check with a family physician/nurse practitioner regarding the advisability of receiving the vaccine, its complications, and dates of administration.

Book and materials are included in the tuition. Loan for tuition may be available; call Sallie Mae at 888-272-
5543. There is an additional fee for the phlebotomy and the EKG certification exams which are given by a third party after the class ends.

Cost: $2,095

Dental Assistant

Become familiar with a dental office, treatment, patient management and members of the dental team. Skill development includes oral and dental anatomy, infection control, radiology theory and technique, and instrument identification, use and maintenance. Includes five College classroom lectures at the College, and four practicums plus the final exam at the Dental Learning Center in Exton. Upon successful completion, you will be able to perform the duties of a dental assistant. Training provided in radiology prepares you for the Pennsylvania Dental Radiology Certification Exam. Books and materials included. Loan for tuition may be available; call Sallie Mae at 888-272-5543.

CAR 3932 / Length: 80 hours | Cost: $2,995

NOTE: When tuition payment is received in full, you may pick up your two textbooks, and homework due prior to the first class, in room 4157 at the Marple Campus. Registration deadline is two business days prior to class start date. You may contact Nina at the Dental Learning Center at 610-363-1980 to receive more details on the program, the field of dental assisting, job potential, and expected salary levels.

CRN 775, Saturdays, Sept. 13-Nov. 15, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: $3,495

Venipuncture (Phlebotomy Technician)

This course teaches basic venipuncture techniques for adults, children and infants as it prepares the student to take the phlebotomy exam. Coursework includes aseptic methods and isolation procedures. There is an additional fee for the phlebotomy exam.

JSPD 2820 / Length: 36 hours

CRN 2646, Mondays, Sept. 15-Dec. 1
6:30-9:30 p.m., Marple Campus

CRN 2623, Tuesdays, Sept. 16-Dec. 2
6-9 p.m.,  Phoenixville Campus

CRN 2624, Thursdays, Sept. 25-Dec. 18
6-9 p.m., Chester County Hospital

CRN 2648, Tuesdays, Sept. 30-Dec. 16
1-4 p.m., Upper Darby Center

CRN 2645, Wednesdays, Sept. 24-Dec. 10
9 a.m.-noon, Marple Campus

CRN 2647, Fridays and Saturdays
Oct. 10-Nov. 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Marple Campus

CRN 2649, Tuesday and Thursday
Oct. 28-Dec. 4, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Marple Campus

Cost: $625

Pharmacy Technician

Prepare to enter the pharmacy field in hospitals and community pharmacies as an ancillary, working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist, and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Includes medical terminology, reading and interpreting prescriptions, and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Learn dosage calculations, IV flow rates, drug compounding and dose conversions. Discusses dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control, billing and reimbursement. Offered in cooperation with Condensed Curriculum International, Inc. Book and learning materials included. A loan for tuition may be available; call Sallie Mae at 888-272-5543. 

CAR 3904 / Length: 52 hours

CRN 2524, Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 16-Nov. 4,
6-9:30 p.m., Pennocks Bridge Campus

CRN 2525, Monday and Wednesday, Oct. 6-Nov. 24,
6-9:30 p.m., Phoenixville Campus

CRN 2526, Monday and Wednesday, Oct. 13-Dec. 3,
6-9:30 p.m., Downingtown Campus

CRN 705, Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 14-Dec. 9, 
6-9:30 p.m., Marple Campus

Cost: $1,899

Dialysis Technician

Dialysis technicians, also called hemodialysis or renal dialysis technicians, work under the direction of senior technicians, nurses and doctors, operating kidney dialysis machines that filter waste products and excess fluids from the blood of patients whose kidneys can no longer perform this function. Dialysis technicians initiate, monitor, and discontinue dialysis treatments for the renal failure patient. Offered in cooperation with Condensed Curriculum International, Inc. Books and materials included. Loan for tuition may be available; call Sallie Mae at 888-272-5543.

CAR 4127 / Length: 52 hours

CRN 2415, Tuesday and Thursday, 
Sept. 30-Nov. 18, 6-9:30 p.m., Downingtown Campus

CRN 2527, Monday and Wednesday, Oct. 13-Dec. 3, 6-9:30 p.m., Marple Campus

CRN 2426, Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 14-Dec. 4, 6-9:30 p.m., Phoenixville Campus

CRN 2418, Monday and Wednesday, Oct. 27-Dec. 17, 6-9:30 p.m., Pennocks Bridge Campus

Cost: $999

Medical Surgical Update for RNs Returning to Practice

This course has been developed for all Registered Nurses who hold a current Pennsylvania license who are looking to update their knowledge and refresh skills in current medical surgical practice. The course will cover, but is not limited to: Legal, Ethical, Quality of Care Issues; Pharmacology and Medication Administration; Diabetes Education; Electronic Medical Record; Infection Control; Fluid and Electrolyte Balance, Abnormal Laboratory Values; IV Course with Simulation; Advanced Physical Assessment; Wound, Ostomy, Skin Care.

PDS 1005 / Length: 64 hours | Cost: $1,195

For the schedule, more information and to register: call 610-359-7344

Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology is a basic study of the professional language of medicine. It is designed to include word construction, pronunciation, spelling, definition and use of terms related to all areas of medical science, hospital service, and health related professions.

JSPD 0003 / Length 30 hours

CRN 2643, Thursdays, Oct. 16-Dec. 4
12:30-4:30 p.m., Marple Campus

Cost: $479

Health Unit Coordinator

Health Unit Coordinators are members of the supporting cast that helps maintain a health care facility’s service and performance. These trained individuals may also be known as unit clerks, ward clerks, or unit secretaries. The coursework will cover, but is not limited to: medical terminology, HIPAA, an overview of medical coding, and Health Unit Coordinator theory.

JSPD 2814 / Length: 70 hours

CRN 2644, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 
Oct. 15-Dec. 10, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 12:30-4:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Marple Campus

Cost: $2,700

Physical Therapy Aide

As a Physical Therapy Aide you work under the direction of a physical therapist and are generally responsible for non-technical duties such as preparing treatment areas, ordering devices and supplies, and transporting patients. You assist with services that help improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent disabilities. You may be employed in nursing homes, hospitals, sports rehab centers and some orthopaedic clinics. Offered in cooperation with Condensed Curriculum International, Inc. Books and materials included. Loan for tuition may be available; call Sallie Mae at 888-272-5543.

NOTE: This program does not include a national or state certification as part of its overall objectives.

CAR 3961 / Length: 52 hours

CRN 1159, Monday and Wednesday,
Oct. 13-Dec. 10, 6-9:30 p.m., Marple Campus

Cost: $999

Chiropractic Assistant

Prepares students for a career as a chiropractic assistant in the expanding field of chiropractic healthcare through both classroom lecture and hands-on labs. Students receive an overview of administrative front-office duties, chiropractic and patient education issues, anatomy and physiology, chiropractic terminology, chiropractic billing & coding, and the legal aspects of chiropractic care. Additionally, students will review “therapeutic skills” including massage basics, vital signs, T.E.N.S., ultrasound, cryotherapy, and other therapeutic modalities. 

NOTE: This program does not include a national or state certification or a clinical rotation as part of its overall objectives.

CAR 4323 / Length: 52 hours

CRN 2398, Monday and Wednesday
Sept. 29-Nov. 17, 6-9:30 p.m.
Pennocks Bridge Campus

Cost: $999

EKG Technician (Electrocardiograph)

This Certification Program prepares students to be EKG technicians and to take the American Society of Phlebotomy Technician (ASPT) – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam. Provides practice with equipment and hands-on lab experience, anatomy, use of the EKG machine and other clinical practices. Offered in cooperation with Condensed Curriculum International, Inc. Books and materials included. Loan for tuition may be available; call Sallie Mae at 888-272-5543.

JSPD 2822 / Length: 50 hours

CRN 2661, Tuesday and Thursday
Sept. 9-Oct. 23, 6-9:30 p.m., Marple Campus

CRN 2427, Monday and Wednesday
Sept. 29-Nov. 17, 6-9:30 p.m., Downingtown Campus

Cost: $1,470


Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®) Prep

Reviews all components of the TEAS Prep exam, including math, reading strategies, vocabulary, science, and critical thinking skills. Includes test-taking strategies. Required textbook not included; must be purchased by student in advance and prices may vary.

CAR 4123 / Length: 12 hours

CRN 2411, Saturdays, Sept. 6-27, 9 a.m.-noon
Southeast Center

CRN 2416, Monday and Wednesday, Sept. 8-24, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Marple Campus

CRN 2528, Monday-Thursday, Oct. 6-9, 6-9 p.m., Exton Center

CRN 2724, Fridays, Sept. 12-Oct. 3, noon-3 p.m., Upper Darby Center

Cost: Spon. $155; Non-spon. $185


CPR Training

The College’s Emergency Services Education Department offers the following CPR training courses, which include the new 2010 guidelines and are conducted by American Heart Association instructors. Upon successful completion you will receive a course completion card issued by the American Heart Association.

• BLS Healthcare Provider
• BLS Healthcare Provider Renewal
• BLS/Heartsaver Instructor
• BLS/Heartsaver Instructor Renewal

Call 610-723-6315 for current course schedule and registration.