Health Science and Medical Technology

 

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

  • Take and  Reading Assessment –
    You must sign up for an orientation at the school site of your choice prior to the start of the class.  You will be given the CASAS Assessment on the day of orientation.A CASAS Score of 236 or higher – a student can enroll in the medical pathway of their choice.A CASAS Score of 221-235 – To be successful it is recommended that  student attend VABE and the corresponding medical pathway class.
  • 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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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

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

Schedule of Classes:

Monday & Wednesday – 5:45pm to 9:00pm

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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

  •       January 15 – April 5, 2019
  •       April 15 – June 21, 2019

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

National City Adult School (NCA)
(619) 336-9400

Schedule of Classes:

Tuesdays by Appointment.  You must attend the first day of class for orientation. Please check with school site for additional information.

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 (CVA)
(619 ) 796-7000

Monday and Wednesday – noon to 2:30pm

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

 Monday and Wednesday – 1pm to 4:15pm

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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: $25 supply fee

Chula Vista Adult School
(619 ) 796-7000

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – 8:00am to 11:30am

San Ysidro Adult School
(619 ) 428-7200

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – 8:00am to 10:00am
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – 10:15am to 12:15

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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

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

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – 8:00am to 12:00pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – 5:15pm to 9:00pm

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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 (CVA)
(619 ) 796-7000

Tuesday and Thursday – 12:00pm to 3:15pm

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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.

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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. Reading Assessment

COST: $25 supply fee

San Ysidro Adult School
(619 ) 428-7200