Health Career Classes

Escondido Adult School

Health Science and Medical Technology

 

Prerequisites for all medical classes.

·        High school diploma or equivalent

·        A basic reading and math test. This test is given every Wednesday at 10 am or 5 pm, or email Oscar Lopez at Olopez@euhsd.org to schedule an individual appointment.

 

For more information about our medical classes please contact Oscar Lopez, Transitions Coordinator.

 

Certified Nurse Assistant. This course provides entry level training that leads to nurse assistant certification. Instruction covers basic nursing skills, medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology, ethics, health and safety.  A certified nursing assistant, or CNA, helps patients or clients with healthcare needs under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Upon successful completion, students are qualified to take the California State Board Certified Nurse Assistant written and clinical examinations.  A certificate of completion and a list of competencies is awarded upon successful completion of this course.  280 hours / 40 days

 

Certified Home Health Aide. This class is for certified nurse assistants, only, who want to get their Home Health Aide state certification in order to work with hospice and home health care providers. Home health aides help people with disabilities, chronic illness, or cognitive impairment with the activities of daily living. They often help older adults who need assistance. A certificate of completion and a list of competencies is awarded upon successful completion of this course. 48 hours / 8 days

 

Medical Assistant, Administrative. This class prepares the student to work in the front office of a doctor’s office, clinic, or other administrative area of healthcare facilities. A medical assistant is an allied health professional that supports the work of physicians and other health professionals, usually in a clinic setting.  A certificate of completion and a list of competencies is awarded upon successful completion of this course.  216 hours / 18 weeks                                                                     

 

Medical Assistant, Clinical. This course is only for MA students who have successfully completed Medical Assistant, Administrative. MA, Clinical prepares the student to assist physicians in the back office. Students learn about anatomy and physiology of the human body, medical terminology, pharmacology, phlebotomy, basic surgical assisting,

and patient care. Upon completion of MA, Admin and MA, Clinical, students can participate in an externship of 120 hours. A certificate of completion and a list of competencies is awarded upon successful completion of this course. 18 weeks                                                                                                                              

Pharmacy Technician. Prepare for a career as a technician in retail pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, mail order pharmacy, or other location. The pharmacy technician assists the pharmacist with mixing and packaging prescriptions, maintaining client records, and referring clients to the pharmacist for counseling assistance. A pharmacy technician is a health care provider who performs pharmacy-related functions, generally working under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist.  A certificate of completion and a list of competencies is awarded upon successful completion of this course. 21 weeks

 

Medical Billing and Coding (on-line class). From clinics to hospitals to physicians’ offices, medical billers and coders use medical codes to document patient diagnoses and treatments. Duties include: reading and analyzing patient records; determining the correct codes for patient records; using codes to bill insurance providers; interacting with physicians and assistants to ensure accuracy; keeping track of patient data over multiple visits; managing detailed, specifically-coded information; maintaining patient confidentiality and information security. Medical Billing and Coding classes must be taken in the following order: Medical Terminology and Anatomy for ICD-10 Coding, Medical Billing, Medical Coding, and Electronic Health Records for the Physician’s Office.

Technology requirements: Windows PC, version 7, 8 or 10; DSL cable Internet connection; e-mail; and basic computer skills knowledge.

 A certificate of completion and a list of competencies is awarded upon successful completion of this course.   

Must be completed in the specified time of 8 or 16 weeks. Full-time (30-32 hours per week) students can complete in six months or less, including a 120-hour internship.

 

 

 


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