Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Health Care Careers

Allied Health

Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
Medical administration is one of the fastest-growing careers in America. By becoming a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), you can quickly earn the nationally recognized credentials healthcare employers are searching for. You will have the opportunity to receive one or two nationally recognized and respected certifications.
Includes all materials and vouchers for certification testing.

Level 1
CMAA (Certified Medical Administrative Assistant) from the National Health Career Association
 • Medical terminology
 • Introduction to Medical Coding and Billing
 • Insurance Overview
 • HIPAA Regulations
 • Legal and Ethical Issues

COM 3305 Length: 108 hours
Cost: $3,495

CRN 1442 Tues & Wed
Oct. 15-Dec. 18
9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Marple
Level 2
CMAA (Certified Medical Administrative Assistant) from the National Health Career Association. DPRC (Digital Patient Records Certification) from the American Medical Informatics Association.
 • Electronic Medical Records(DPRC)
 • Medical terminology
 • Introduction to Medical Coding and Billing
 • Insurance Overview
 • HIPAA Regulations
 • Legal and Ethical Issues

COM 3300/ Length: 168 hours
Cost: $4,995
CRN 1443 Tues-Thurs
Oct. 15-Dec. 19
Tues & Wed: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Thurs: 6-10 p.m.
Marple

Digital Patient Record Certification (Electronic Medical Records)
Learn the competencies needed to successfully manage electronic data in a variety of heath care settings. Information provided in this course is essential for anyone going into the healthcare field because it covers a wide range of topics necessary to work with patient sensitive data. Gain necessary skills regarding patient records and electronic health record systems, HIPAA concepts, policy and procedural methods on legal documents and the financial implications, and information about protected health information (PHI), and other security measures taken in health care. You will be prepared to take the Digital Patient Record Certification exam as developed by the American Medical Informatics Association.

COM 3304 / Length: 60 hours
Cost: $1,495 (includes all materials and vouchers for certification testing)

CRN 1444 Thursdays
Oct. 17-Dec. 12*
6-10 p.m. Marple

* No class 11/28
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: 60 hours | Cost: $995 (includes book and materials)

CRN 1766 Mon & Wed
Sept. 9-Nov. 13
6-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 2329 Mon & Wed
Sept. 30-Nov. 25
6-9:30 p.m.  Exton
CRN 2317 Mon & Wed
Oct. 7-Dec. 11
2:30-5:30 p.m. Upper Darby
CRN 892 Tues & Thurs
Oct. 8-Dec. 17*
6:30-9:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 1767 Fri & Sat
Oct. 25-Dec. 21
F: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
S: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Marple


 

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
Cost: $2,150

CRN 2339 Tues & Thurs
Oct. 1-Dec. 12*
6-8:30 p.m. Marple
* No class 11/28

Electrocardiography (EKG Technician) 
Prepare to become a certified EKG technician 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. For tuition loans, please call Sallie Mae at 800-472-5543. No class 7/4.

JSPD 2822 / Length: 50 hours
Cost: $1,595

CRN 987 Tues & Thurs
Oct. 1-Nov. 19
6-9:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 2330 Tues & Thurs
Oct. 15-Dec. 5*
6-9:30 p.m. Exton
* No class 11/28

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 800-472-5543.

CAR 4127 / Length: 52 hours
Cost: $1,250

CRN 2340 Mon & Wed
Sept. 30-Dec. 11
6-8:30 p.m. Marple

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS®) Prep
The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) measures basic essential skills in the academic content areas of reading, mathematics, science and English and language usage. The objectives assessed on the TEAS exam are those which nurse educators deemed most appropriate and relevant to measure entry-level academic readiness of nursing program applicants. Book is included.

CAR 4123 / Length 16 hours
Cost: $225