Health Science and Medical Technology

Overview

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
  • Completion of Health Care Essentials (HCE) or Medical Terminology (depending on which program you want to enter)

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.

National City Adult School
(619) 336-9400

San Ysidro Adult School
(619 ) 428-7200

Certified Nursing Assistant (cc)

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. 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.

San Ysidro Adult School
(619 ) 428-7200

National City Adult School
(619) 934-6605

Medical Assistant – Administrative (cc)

Prerequisite: Reading Assessment score of 560+ AND Medical Terminology – 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 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 (cc)

Prerequisite: Reading Assessment score of 560+ AND Medical Terminology – 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.

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

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

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.

San Ysidro Adult School
(619 ) 428-7200

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).

Chula Vista Adult School
(619 ) 796-7000