Sussex Tech Adult Education
- Post: 11 September 2013
- In: News
Sussex Tech Adult Division in Georgetown will start two new Electrical courses in October.
The Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers is a 60-hour course combining lecture and hands-on lab lessons. It will utilize Allen-Bradley software and cover PLC Electrical Safety, Hardware, Ladder Logic Theory, Programming Instructions: Inputs, Outputs, Bit, Timer and Counters, Math Functions, Networks, Troubleshooting and Servicing, and Troubleshooting the PLC System.
The class will be held on Saturdays from October 5 through December 7 from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The cost is $399.
The Solar Design and Installation course is also 60 hours. Students are taught solar panel system design, installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance from a North American Board of Certified Energy Practioners (NABCEP) certified instructor. This course is recognized as required training to become a Participating Contractor with the Delaware Green Energy Program as a Solar Installer.
The Solar Design and Installation course is taught ever Friday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and every Saturday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. from October 11 through November 30. The cost is $749.
For more information about these two career-building programs, contact the Sussex Tech Adult Division at 302-856-9035.
Sussex Tech Adult Division will be offering a 36-hour course for current medical professionals preparing to meet the 2014 ICD-10 Medical Coding Requirements. The course will be held on five Saturdays beginning September 21st and will end on Saturday, October 26th. Class times will be 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Students should have some knowledge of anatomy and physiology and experience in the coding profession. Advanced topics in diagnosis, anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology will be covered.
The cost of the course is $499, which includes all required textbooks. Home Internet access is recommended. Students may register in person at Sussex Technical School District’s Adult Education Office or by calling 302-856-9035.
The Sussex Tech Adult Education Division is now taking enrollment for its Health Professions Certificate programs. These classes will begin the second week of September. A core curriculum, core classes, and a career development class, as well as an externship geared toward the student’s career path, are included in the syllabus. The following courses are being offered:
Medical Office Administration – Clerical instruction prepares students for entry-level employment in a physician’s office or hospital. Students taking this class learn all aspects of office procedures.
Medical Assistant – Clinical instruction prepares students to work in a physician’s office or hospital. Students will learn all aspects of healthcare.
Pharmacy Technician – Students are trained for a career in a retail or hospital pharmacy. Students will learn to receive, interpret, and fill prescriptions.
Medical Billing and Coding – Students learn to use ICD and CPT coding to prepare for a career in this area. Charting and diagnostic information are taught. ICD 10 is also introduced.
Dietary Assistant – Students are taught the skills necessary to obtain a job in food service in order to provide healthy, safe, and nutritious food.
Rehabilitation Therapy Aide – Students work closely with physical and occupational therapists in order to assist patients. This program allows students to work in a variety of settings such as a hospital, therapy office, or rehabilitation centers.
Electronic Health Records – Students learn the skills necessary to work with and utilize computer skills in the physician’s office or the hospital setting. Students learn troubleshooting while using computers, learn HIPPA compliance, and gain hands-on use with computers.
Ophthalmic Assistant – Students learn to work in an eye doctor’s office. Students learn about optics, eye exam procedures, and important instruments that are used in the office.
Most books and materials are included in the cost of the class. All classes offer an externship. There is a criminal background check, drug test, and a tuberculosis skin test that must be completed prior to the externship. These requirements and one set of uniforms are included in the cost of tuition. Tuition also includes one administration of a national certification exam. Funding is available through the Department of Labor and the Governor’s Grant.
For more information contact Lynn DeFelice, RN, Health Professions Coordinator, at 302-856-9035.
James H. Groves Adult High School, Sussex Center, graduated 30 students at its 49th annual commencement on August 14 in the Sussex Tech gymnasium. Sussex Technical School District is one of the six out of 19 school districts in the state that supports adult education. Tyra Evans, Barbara Hodge and William R. Krouse, II gave the graduation speeches.
Tyra Evans of Seaford confessed that she enrolled at Groves three times before completing the course. “Tonight we are celebrating overcoming obstacles,” she told her classmates. “I set a goal to have my high school diploma by the time I was 35 years old … Tonight I stand before you at 30 years old. I have earned my high school diploma.”