This competency-based course contains information and training to prepare persons to function as medical assistants through training in ethics, medical terminology, and the preparation of medical forms. In addition, students will gain expertise in the day-to-day functions of the following specialties: ambulatory care, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, out-patient surgery, urology, orthopedics, internal medicine, cardiology, and laboratory.
Certified Nursing Assistant Program
Nursing Assistant : Long Term Care
This competency-based course offers an overview of anatomy, physiology, nutrition, medical terminology and an introduction to diseases and disorders. Emphasis is given to safety principles, infection control and the philosophy of nursing. This course also integrates methods for meeting the social and psychological needs of the patient. Nursing skills and clinical procedures are practiced in the classroom skills laboratory before being demonstrated in community health facilities. Upon completion of the required 60 hours of theory and 110 hours of clinical practice, the student will be qualified to take the state certification test. Successful completion of this examination will enable the student to be employed in a health care facility.
Home Health Aide (Supplemental)
This competency-based course trains students to give basic nursing care in the home setting. Emphasis is given to the philosophy of nursing, safety principles in the home, and infection control methods as used by the home health aide. Nutrition in relation to maintenance of health is stressed. Integrated throughout the program are methods for meeting the social and psychological needs of the client.
This competency-based course is designed to prepare students for employment in a pharmaceutical setting. The class consists of theory and clinical preparation to include: medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmaceutical settings, duties and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician, pharmaceutical terms, abbreviations and symbols, metric and apothecary systems, drug requirements, record-keeping, dispensing prescriptions, knowledge of manufacturing, packaging, and labeling of drug products. At the successful completion of this course, students will be qualified to register with the California State Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician. Students will perform community classroom activities while under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.
Vocational Nurse Program
This competency-based course prepares students with classes in ethics, safety principles, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, medical terminology, growth and development, psychology and nutrition. Also studied are medical, surgical, obstetrical and pediatric nursing. The students are prepared clinically in health care facilities supervised by the instructor and staff members. Upon completion of this course the graduates may take the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination). Grads passing this examination may work as Licensed Vocational Nurses under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Physician.