Health Science and Medical Technology

 

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

  • 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.
  • Students MUST attend the first day of class for orientation.

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Healthcare Essentials – Prerequisite course for CNA program.

This introductory course is designed to provide an overview of the elements and systems involved in a health care career. In addition to their work on body structures and functions, students will learn study strategies, interpersonal dynamics, job search skills, legal and ethical responsibilities, and computer skills.

BOOK: None needed

COST: $25

San Ysidro Adult School (SYA)
(619 ) 428-7200

DAYS: Monday – Wednesday

Time: 4:30pm – 7:30m

Length: 9-weeks

Certified Nursing Assistant (cc)

VA Approved Course

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.

BOOK

A Nursing Process Approach 10th Edition ISBN 1-4180-6607-9

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

National City Adult School (NCA)
(619) 934-6605

 Evening class:  4pm – 8pm M-Th

Length: 9-weeks

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.

Book: MindTap Instant Access Code for Ehrlich/Schroeder’s Medical Terminology for Health Professions, 7th Edition ISBN# 978-1-2851-7209-5

COST: $25 supply fee

Chula Vista Adult School
(619) 796-7000

Day:  Tuesday

Length: 1 Semester

Time: By appointment between 3:15pm – 6:15pm.  You must attend the first day of class for orientation. 

 

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 .

BOOK: Ehrlich/Schroeder’s Medical Terminology for Health Professions, 7th Edition ISBN# 978-1-1115-4327-3

COST: $25 supply fee

Chula Vista Adult School
(619) 796-7000

DAYS: Monday – Wednesday

Time: 12:00 pm to 2:30pm

Length: 1 Semester

San Ysidro Adult School (SYA)
(619 ) 428-7200

 DAYS: Monday – Wednesday

Time: 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Length: 1 Semester

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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.

Purchase Book

COST: $50 supply fee

Chula Vista Adult School
(619 ) 796-7000

DAYS:Monday – Thursday

Time:8:00am to 11:30pm

Length: 1 Semester

San Ysidro Adult School
(619 ) 428-7200

 DAYS: Monday – Thursday

Time: 8:00am – 12:15pm

Length: 1 Semester

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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: $75 supply fee

San Ysidro Adult School (SYA)
(619 ) 428-7200

 DAYS: Monday – Thursday

Length: 1 Semester

Times:
8:00am – 12:15pm
4:15pm – 6:15pm

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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).

Purchase Book

COST: $25 supply fee

Chula Vista Adult School
(619 ) 796-7000

 DAYS: Monday – Wednesday

Time: 12:00pm – 2:30pm

Length: 1 Semester

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Distance Learning Externship/Internship for Medical Assisting Program

Unpaid Internship opportunities may be available for students completing the Medical Assisting programs at one of our adult schools. Interested students should register at the school site of their choice and will be required to meet with the medical instructor on the first day of class for orientation.

Please have the following items prior to the start of any internship:

  • Updated Resume
  • CPR Card for Healthcare Provider, Professional Rescuer, or Basic Life Support
  • Proof of Scrubs

(other requirements may apply as specified by instructor)

COST: $25 supply fee which includes a photo ID.  You are required to get a photo ID and wear at the work site at all times.

Length: 1 Semester

Chula Vista Adult School
(619 ) 796-7000

San Ysidro Adult School
(619 ) 428-7200

Schedule for Externship based on assignment.  Meet with instructor to determine Schedule, placement, and requirements.