Health Science and Medical Technology

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

  • Take and pass a Health Occupations Reading Assessment test with a score of 560* or higher (Click Here for Reading Assessment Schedule)
  • Completion of Health Care Essentials (HCE) or Body Basics

*If you score between 518-559, you must enroll in VABE in order to register for HCE. If you score below 518, you will need to enroll in ABE or ESL but will not be able to enroll in HCE until you retest and obtain a passing score.


Health Care Essentials – HCE

(Online Registration)

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.

Chula Vista Adult School
(619) 796-7000

National City Adult School
(619) 336-9400

San Ysidro Adult School
(619 ) 428-7200


Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide (2+2)

Prerequisites: Reading Assessment score of 560+ AND Healthcare Essentials

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, and the class at CVA also includes Home Health Aide preparation. 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.

Chula Vista Adult School
(619) 934-6605

National City Adult School
(619) 934-6605


Medical Assistant – Administrative (2+2)

(Online Registration)

Prerequisite: Reading Assessment score of 560+ – may be taken concurrently.

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 to take the California Certifying Board for Medical Assistant (CCBMA) exam for work in a variety of positions and teach you medical software.

Students are required to purchase a textbook.

Chula Vista Adult School
(619 ) 796-7000

San Ysidro Adult School
(619 ) 428-7200


Medical Assistant – Clinical (2+2)

(Online Registration)

Prerequisite: Reading Assessment score of 560+ – may be taken concurrently.

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. This course prepares students to take the California Certifying Board for medical Assistant (CCBMA) exam.

Students are required to purchase a textbook.

National City Adult School
(619) 934-6605

San Ysidro Adult School
(619 ) 428-7200


Medical Terminology-Online Course

(Online Registration)

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.

National City Adult School
(619) 336-9400



TEAS Prep – Online course

Prerequisites: TABE score of 560 or higher AND referral slip from the CTE office*

This online class will prepare you for the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). A TEAS pre-test will be administered at class orientation. You will work online and check in with your instructor by appointment on a weekly basis. When your instructor feels you are ready, you can sign up to take the TEAS.

*Contact CTE at 619-934-6605 to obtain a referral slip.


VABE

Gain the reading comprehension skills necessary to pass the Reading Assessment test with 560+ score using interactive online curriculum. This course is required for those Health Science/Medical Technology students scoring 518-559 on the Reading Assessment. Also open to students in select CTE industries.

Chula Vista Adult School
(619) 796-7000

National City Adult School
(619) 336-9400

San Ysidro Adult School
(619) 428-7200