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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - Two medical assistant programs will begin this fall. The day class will run Aug. 21 to Dec. 18. This program is designed for students who wish to work as medical assistants. The course will cover anatomy, universal precaution, patient care skills, insurance billing, patient charting, phlebotomy, ECG and more.
Those interested should prepare for a 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 Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Students are then expected to complete reading and homework assignments outside of the classroom.
The evening class will run Sept. 24 to May 8 and students will attend class Monday and Wednesday evenings from 4:30-9 p.m. and one Saturday per month. Cost is $1,447.
After successful completion of the program students may choose to sit for the national certified clinical medical assistant exam through National Healthcareer Association for an additional cost.
A culinary program will take place Tuesday and Thursday evenings and all day on Saturday. Class begins Aug. 21 and will be completed on Dec. 22.
Successful students will leave with the skills and certificates needed to work in the food industry. The cost of this program is $1,257.
A 165-hour phlebotomy class will run from Aug. 21 to Dec. 22. Students will attend class on Tuesday and Thursday from 6-9 p.m. and every other Saturday from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost is $674.
Successful students may choose to sit for the national exam at the end of the program. The exam is for an additional fee and students who pass the exam will be given the designation of certified phlebotomy 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 web at indianriverschools.org. Gift certificates are available. Adult Education, a division of the Indian River County School District, is at 1426 19th St., Vero Beach. For more information, call (772) 564-4970.