Dabney S. Lancaster offers slate of new classes

Medical Billing and Coding, an 80-hour non-credit course offered by Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-9:30 p.m., starting Feb. 2. The class will meet in Room 302, Scott Hall, on the DSLCC Clifton Forge campus, through Apr. 7.

Students will learn the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT, ICD-9 and ICD-10 manuals), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims, and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures.

The cost of the course is $1,899,which includes tuition and books.

Intro to Herbal Healing, a six-week course being offered by the Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Non-Credit program, will be held on Thursday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 28, in Room 220, Backels Hall, on the DSLCC Clifton Forge campus. Herbalist and Aromatherapist Chin Velasquez is the instructor.

This is a class for beginners who want to learn about herbs and start using them in their daily life. Students will learn how to prepare various herbal products, including herbal tea, tincture (extracts), syrups, oxymels, salve, crème, and body oils. Students will also learn how to identify many herbs growing wild as well as those cultivated in the garden. Harvest techniques, drying and storing herbs will also be taught.

Tuition for the full series is $250; there is an additional materials fee of $25.

Introduction to Computers I, a three-night non-credit course for beginning computer students offered by Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, will be held in two locations this spring: Room 907, in the DSLCC Rockbridge Regional Center in Buena Vista on Tuesdays, Feb. 2, 9 and 16, from 6-8:30 p.m.; and in Room 504, McCarthy Hall, on the main campus in Clifton Forge on Wednesdays, Feb. 3, 10 and 17, also from 6-8:30 p.m.

This is a continuation of the “Computers for the Absolute Beginner” course, and is a beginner course for anyone with little computer experience. Keyboarding skills are helpful. Tuition is $65, and the textbook is “Microsoft Office 2013.” Ed Mays is the instructor.

For more information or to register for any of these classes, contact DSLCC Programs Coordinator Doug Jones at 540-863-2870 or email djones@dslcc.edu.