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 387 Tues & Wed
July 9-September 11
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 388 Tues-Thurs
July 9-September 12
Tues & Wed: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Thurs: 6-10 p.m.

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 304 Thursdays
July 11-September 26
6-10 p.m. Marple

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 452 Mon & Wed
May 13-July 17
1:30-4:30 p.m. Marple
CRN 453 Mon & Wed
May 13-July 17
6-9 p.m. Marple
CRN 150 Mon & Wed
June 3-August 7
6-9 p.m. Upper Darby
CRN 94 Mon & Wed
June 10-August 14
2:30-5:30 p.m. Exton
CRN 113 Tues & Thurs
July 23-September 26
6:30-9:30 p.m. Marple

Dental Assistant
Become familiar with a dental office, treatment, patient management and the members of the dental team. Skill development includes oral and dental anatomy, infection control, radiology theory technique, and instrument identification, use and maintenance. The
course includes four classroom lectures at the College and six practicums plus the final exam at the 4-Learning Group (office of Donald Robbins, DMD in Exton, PA). Upon successful completion, you will be able to perform the duties of a dental assistant. Training provided in radiology prepares you for the Radiology Health and Safety Exam (administered by the Dental Assisting National Board). Books and materials are included. No class 9/30 and 11/25.

CAR 3932 / Length: 80 hours
Cost: $3,580


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


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 531 Tues & Thurs
June 25-August 15 (no class 7/4)
6-9:30 p.m. Exton
CRN 384 Mon & Wed
July 29-September 18 (no class 9/2)
6-9:30 p.m. Marple

Multi-Skilled Health Technician (EKG and Phlebotomy Technician)
We are proud to offer a challenging Medical Multi Skilled Technician Certificate Program. This program prepares students with cross-training in up to five medical skill areas: Venipuncture (Phlebotomy), EKG Technician, CPR/First Aid, Medical Billing and Coding, and Dialysis. These areas continue to have projected job growth. Each level increases the number areas of training concentration. Choose the level that is right for you!

You must be 18 years of age to enroll in this program, present a high school diploma or GED and provide proof of completion or beginning of the Hepatitis B vaccine series. Please check with your family physician/nurse practitioner regarding the advisability of receiving the vaccine, its complications, and dates of administration. Book and materials are included. For tuition loans, please call Sallie Mae at 800-472-5543. An additional fee for the phlebotomy and the EKG certification exams is required.

Level 1
EKG Technician, Venipuncture Technician, and CPR/First Aid
JSPD 2831 / Length: 118 hours
CRN 382 | Cost: $2,999 | Marple & Exton

Level 2
EKG Technician, Venipuncture Technician, CPR/First Aid, and Electronic Medical Records
JSPD 3067 / Length: 178 hours
CRN 383 | Cost: $3,999 | Marple & Exton

Level 3
EKG Technician, Venipuncture Technician, CPR/First Aid, Electronic Medical Records, and Dialysis
JSPD 3068 / Length: 230 hours
CRN 384 | Cost: $4,999 | Marple

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 598 Mon & Wed
July 8-August 19
6-9:30 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

CRN 596 Tues & Thurs
August 6-29
6-8 p.m. Marple