Health Science and Medical Technology

 

All prospective Health Science/Medical Technology students must meet the following prerequisites before enrolling in any classes:

  • Take and pass a TABE Reading Assessment with Score 560+
  • Completion of Prerequisite class, either Health Care Essentials or Medical Terminology (depending on which program you want to enter)
  • Students are required to purchase a textbook.
  • Students must wear burgundy scrubs to class.

Health Care Essentials – HCE

Course is a prerequisite for CNA

Learn the skills necessary to pursue a career in professional health care, focusing on body structure and functions, vital signs, emergency procedures, safety and health maintenance, ethical and legal responsibilities, and medical terminology. Course is offered as either 18 or 9 week course.

COST: $25 supply fee

National City Adult School
(619) 336-9400

San Ysidro Adult School
(619 ) 428-7200

 

Certified Nursing Assistant (cc)

Gain the skills needed to care for ill, aging or disabled patients and prepare for the California State Board Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Examination. This class includes clinical practice in a skilled nursing facility. Students who have met the prerequisites may apply by completing the online CNA application. Openings are filled on a first-come/first-served basis, there is no waiting list.

Purchase Book

COST: $115 minus the cost of fingerprinting when using recommended service

San Ysidro Adult School
(619 ) 428-7200

National City Adult School
(619) 934-6605

CNA Application

CNA Forms

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Medical Terminology-Online Course

This course is a prerequisite for Medical Assistant and Medical Insurance Billing/Introduction to Coding.  Take this course online! Schedule weekly appointments to meet one-on-one with your instructor. Prepare for work in the health industry by learning medical terminology in this Gateway course into health occupations.

Purchase Access Code

COST: $25 supply fee

Chula Vista Adult School
(619 ) 796-7000

National City Adult School
(619) 336-9400

Medical Terminology-Lecture Course

This course is a prerequisite for Medical Assistant and Medical Insurance Billing/Introduction to Coding.  Learn medical terminology in a hybrid classroom setting. Prepare for work in the health industry by learning medical terminology. Purchase textbook, workbook, and dictionary for class .

Purchase Book

COST: $25 supply fee

Chula Vista Adult School
(619 ) 796-7000

San Ysidro Adult School
(619 ) 428-7200

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Medical Assistant – Administrative (cc)

Prepare for work in the health industry as a Medical Assistant-Administrative (front office). Qualified Medical Assistants are in demand in today’s employment market. This course will prepare you for work in a variety of positions and teach you medical software.

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COST: $25 supply fee

Chula Vista Adult School
(619 ) 796-7000

San Ysidro Adult School
(619 ) 428-7200

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Medical Assistant – Clinical (cc)

Prepare for work in the health industry as a Clinical Medical Assistant (back office), a multi-skilled member of a health care team. Receive hands on training to take temperature and pulse, measure respiration and blood pressure, and give injections. Due to government health requirements students must be at least 18 years old to perform injections and venipunctures.

Purchase Book

COST: $50 supply fee

National City Adult School
(619) 934-6605

San Ysidro Adult School
(619 ) 428-7200

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Medical Billing/Introduction to Coding

This course focuses on the understanding and importance of medical claims in the healthcare reimbursement process. Comprehension of legal, regulatory, and ethical issues associated with claims completion and submittal are emphasized; including compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

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COST: $25 supply fee

Chula Vista Adult School
(619 ) 796-7000

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Workplace Communication for Medical Pathways

The Workplace Communication for medical careers pathway provides communication language skills necessary for successful completion of medical pathways leading to Certi­fied Nurse Assistant. The program is designed for English Learners who want a career in Certified Nurse Assistant or Medical Assisting.

Pre-requisite:

  1. TABE reading assessment score between 461 to 517.

COST: $25 supply fee

San Ysidro Adult School
(619 ) 428-7200