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Health Science & Medical Technology

 
Medical Assistant
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.
 
 
 
 
Pharmacy Technician
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.
 
 
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Health Information Technology Program
Medical Billing & Coding
 
Health Information Tech/1: Terminology
This competency-based course is the first in a sequence of five designed for health information technology. It provides students with project-based experiences in medical and dental health informatics. Technical instruction includes an orientation, workplace safety policies and procedures, resource management, and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on medical word formation, analysis, spelling, pronunciation, abbreviation, and applications, an overview of healthcare specializations, and understanding of case reports, body systems, clinical/diagnostic/surgical procedures, pathological conditions, and medications. Practice in the use of a medical dictionary and other medical reference books is also included.
 
Health Information Tech/2: Electronic Recording and Filing
This competency-based course is the second in a sequence of five designed for health information technology. It provides students with project-based experiences in electronic recording and filing. Technical instruction includes an introduction, and reviews of workplace safety policies and procedures, resource management, and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on the legal and ethical issues of electronic recording and filing, operation and maintenance of healthcare office tools, equipment, and software, processing and using forms, reports, correspondence, and financial records, and the overall principles and procedures used in records management.
 
Health Information Tech/3: Insurance and Billing
This competency-based course is the third in a sequence of five designed for health information technology. It provides students with project-based experiences in insurance and billing. Technical instruction includes an introduction, reviews of workplace safety policies and procedures, resource management, and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on the policies and procedures used to complete Workers’ Compensation, State Disability Insurance, (SDI), group and private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid (Medi-Cal), Medi/Medi Crossover, managed care, TRICARE, and CHAMPVA forms, claims, and contracts. Advanced training in the use of healthcare software is also covered.
 
Health Information Tech/4: Diagnostic Coding Systems
This competency-based course is the fourth in a sequence of five designed for health information technology. It provides students with project-based experiences in diagnostic coding used in medical offices, hospitals, clinical laboratories, private and governmental insurance agencies, and other healthcare-related facilities. Technical instruction includes an introduction as well as reviews of workplace safety policies and procedures and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on the official coding guidelines of the two latest editions of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Specific sections of the Tabular List including infectious and parasitic diseases, neoplasms, diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs, endocrine/nutritional/ metabolic diseases, and the conditions and diseases of the nervous system, eye and adnexa, ear and mastoid process, circulatory system, respiratory system, digestive system, skin and subcutaneous tissue, musculoskeletal system and connective tissue, and the genitourinary system are covered. Also included are coding conventions for pregnancy, childbirth, and puerperium, congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities, injury and poisoning, external causes of morbidity and mortality, factors influencing health status, and codes for special purposes.
 
Health Information Tech/5: Ambulatory Coding Systems
This competency-based course is the last in a sequence of five designed for health information technology. It provides students with project-based experiences in ambulatory coding used in medical offices, hospitals, clinical laboratories, private and governmental insurance agencies, and other health-care related facilities. Technical instruction includes an introduction as well as reviews of workplace safety policies and procedures and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on the official coding guidelines of the latest editions of the Current Procedural Terminology ® (CPT®) Manual and the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Levels I and II code books. The coding applications of the Evaluation and Management (E&M), Anesthesia, Surgery, Radiology, Pathology and Laboratory, and Medicine Sections and subsections of the said code books are covered extensively.
 
 
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.