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Do your dreams involve obtaining your high school diploma? If you answered yes, adult education can help. Don't wait; pass the general education diploma test by December 2013. Finish the test now so you won't have to retake the parts you've already passed. We offer GED preparation classes and the GED test. The classes are designed so that students can work at their own pace online or in a small, comfortable, and quiet setting.
All students must register in person and attend a GED orientation. Once GED orientation is complete, students may utilize the online option or attend class. GED classes are available at the Adult Education School in Vero and Sebastian River High School. The cost is $30 per term ($90 per year). The next term begins July 1. Allow adult education assist you in earning your high school diploma and making your dream a reality.
The next medical coder/biller class will be offered in August. Class will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. every other Saturday. The class will begin Aug. 26. This course teaches students how to determine accurate codes for diagnoses, procedures and services performed by physicians and providers. This is a fast-paced class that will require much time and commitment. The cost for the class is $1,638.
All students who successfully pass the course and have a high-school diploma are eligible to sit for AAPC's national coding exam and billing exam; the exams are not included in the cost of the course.
Are you interested in a career in the culinary arts? The culinary arts program is a hands-on program that teaches students basic cooking, knife skills, safety, sanitation and nutritional facts. Students that successfully complete the program will have a Florida Food Handler and a State of Florida Food Manager certification.
The course will begin on Aug. 13 and is complete on Dec. 21. The class meets from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday. The cost is $1,264, and includes textbooks.
Adult Education is offering a daytime Certified Nursing Assistant course. This is a 215-hour course, and students who successfully complete this program are prepared to take the Florida State Certification test. Class will meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday -through Thursday, beginning on Aug. 12 and running through Oct. 1. It is held at the Gifford Medical Academy site. The cost of the course is $909. Students should register as soon as possible as space is limited.
Adult Education is pleased to announce that we be offering a Medical Assistant program this August. This class is scheduled to start Aug. 19 and run through Dec. 12. This program is designed for those students who wish to work as a medical assistant. The course will cover anatomy, universal precaution, patient care skills, insurance billing, patient charting, phlebotomy, ECG and much more. Those interested should prepare for a very rigorous program that will require much commitment and hard work. This is a fast-paced program and students should consider this full-time obligation carefully prior to enrolling. Students will attend class from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; students are then expected to complete reading and homework assignments outside of the classroom. The cost for this program is $1,451. After successful completion of the program, students may choose to sit for the national CCMA (certified clinical medical assistant) exam through National Health Career Association for an additional cost.
Adult Education will offer a part-time evening Pharmacy Technician Program beginning Aug. 28 and continuing through May 28, 2014. Students will attend class from 4 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every other Saturday. We will also be offering a daytime class that will begin on Aug. 20 and end on Dec. 18. This class will meet from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The cost for the Pharmacy Technician program is $1,697 for a Florida resident. Students are encouraged to register as soon as possible as space is limited. Students who complete this program and pass the national exam will be able to register with the state of Florida as a registered pharmacy technician as well as given the designation as a nationally certified pharmacy technician.
Consult a full course schedule for times, dates and course fees. The course schedule is available at the office, at area libraries and on the internet at indianriverschools.org.
Gift certificates are available. Adult Education, a division of the Indian River County School District, is located at 1426 19th St. in downtown Vero Beach.
The mission at the Adult and Community Education School is to provide lifelong learning and career educational programs in an atmosphere of encouragement and support.
Please visit the office to register or call (772) 564-4970 for further information about any of the programs.