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HEALTH CARE

Students will receive their instructors contact information and how to get started after registration

Note: All clinical experiences are subject to change pending COVID restrictions

To be eligible for a clinical externship, students must successfully complete the program, submit to a background check/live scan, drug screening and meet other requirements (covid screen, flu vaccine)

Students must pass a basic Reading/Math assessment except for the Certified Nurse Assistant course. All students must provide a copy of their High School Diploma or GED/HiSET prior to registering. Certificates of Completion will be handed on Graduation Day May 27, 2021. Letter of Completion available upon request.

RegisterCertified Nurse Assistant I Program  Section 4700

Program- 76.5 Classroom Hours + 100 Clinical Hours

Class offered by C. Williams, RN

Students will learn the skills needed to provide care to residents who live in long term care
facilities including body mechanics, infection control, patient rights, vital signs, personal
care and more. Students will participate in direct patient care at a local long term care
facility. Enrollment is limited to 15 students and early registration is encouraged.
All CNA students are required to co-enroll in one of the medical terminology classes
(exception: proof of prior completion of medical terminology or anatomy/physiology)
Students must purchase their materials and textbooks by the first day of class.
Mandatory Orientation:    January 11, 2021           12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m.                              Room 7
Registrations forms must be submitted to the office by January 21, 2022

Theory Instruction: Green Valley Center (GVC), Room 7, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Tue/Thu                       8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.                                    Williams
Section 4700               Jan 25 - Mar 1 $1,500

Clinical Instruction: Valley Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center, 919 Freedom Blvd. Watsonville
Tue/Thu                      6:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.                                      Williams
Section 4700              Mar 3 - May 5

RegisterMedical Terminology -50 Classroom Hours  Section 4560

This course is open to all students. All CNA and CMA students are required to enroll in
one of the medical terminology classes
. Medical Terminology is a foundational course
that is essential to student success in all allied health programs. Students will learn about
body systems, diseases, word pronunciation and the language of medicine. Students who
are planning to enroll in a health career program in the future are encouraged to attend.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be provided with a certificate of
completion.
Students are required to purchase and use an online textbook.
Green Valley Center (GVC), Room 7, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Mon 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                       Williams
Section 4561 Jan 24 - May 16                    $100


Wed 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.                           Salinas
Section 4560 Jan 26 - May 18                      $100

 

RegisterHealthcare-Personal Care Assistant (CareGiver Training)    Section 99720
Class offered by C. Williams, RN

Personal care assistants help people who are living with a physical or mental disability and
who live at home. Students will learn how to help clients with bathing, dressing, grooming,
eating and moving around the home. In addition, students will learn how to provide emotional
support and accompany clients to medical appointments. Upon completion of this course
students will be eligible for a certificate of completion. NOTE: The two classes listed below
are separate.

Green Valley Center (GVC), Room 7, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Mon 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Salinas
Section 99719 Jan 24 - May 23


Santa Cruz Center (SCC), Room TBD, 319 La Fonda Ave, Santa Cruz
Wed 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Williams
Section 99720 Jan 19 - May 25


 

Clinical Medical Assistant
140 Classroom Hours + 160 Clinical Externship Hour

This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career in healthcare. This class will prepare students to pass the National Healthcareer Association Clinical Medical Assistant exam. Students will learn how to perform back office medical assistant
clinical duties including preparation of patients for examination, infection control, giving
injections, and operating electrocardiographs (EKG). Instruction includes among other things preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy, and the cardiac life cycle.  Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, professional workplace behavior, ethics, and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 140 hours of classroom lectures and hands on labs and clinical externship opportunities at a local healthcare provider. To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 140-hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening, and meet other requirements. 

Students must purchase their own textbooks, stethoscope and blood pressure kit.
All CMA students are required to co-enroll in one of the medical terminology classes.
Theory Instruction:
Green Valley Center (GVC), Room 7, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Tue/Thu                                  6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Salinas
Section 4520                          Jan 18 - May 24                                                $2,599
Includes books and supplies 

Externship TBD

To enroll please contact WASCAE Office for testing

294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville, CA  95076
Phone: (831) 786-2160 - Fax: (831) 722-2749
Monday – Friday 
8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
(Office window closes at 4:00 p.m.) 

Dental Assisting:

60 Classroom Hours + 80 Clinical Externship Hours

The 60 hour Dental Assisting Program prepares students for entry level positions in one of the fastest growing health care positions - Dental Assisting. The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with all areas of pre-clinical dental assisting and provide training in the professional skills required to function as an assistant in the dental practice. This course covers the following key areas and topic - Administrative Aspects include: the history of dentistry and dental assisting; introduction to the dental office; the legal aspects of dentistry; policies and guidelines. Clinical Aspects include: introduction to oral anatomy; dental operatory; dental equipment, introduction to the tooth structure; primary and permanent teeth; the oral cavity and related structures; proper patient positioning; dental hand-pieces; sterilization; and other areas. In addition to entry-level administrative jobs, this course is ideal for students interested in pursuing a future formal Dental Hygienist program.

National Certification: This program meets the necessary requirements to take the Dental
Assisting National Board (DANB) Radiology Health and Safey (RHS) Examination.
Clinical Externship: As part of this Dental Assisting program, you will be eligible to participate
in a 40 hour clinical externship.
Green Valley Center (GVC), Room 6, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Mon & Wed                           5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.                                   Staff
Section 4581                          Mar 7 - May 23                                             $1,399

 

To enroll please contact WASCAE Office for testing

294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville, CA  95076
Phone: (831) 786-2160 - Fax: (831) 722-2749
Monday – Friday 
8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
(Office window closes at 4:00 p.m.) 

Administrative Medical Assistant

This course is designed to introduce the student to administrative and general duties found
in a medical office, and includes appointment scheduling, records management, electronic
health records, written communications, preparation of medical records, ICD-10-CM and CPT
medical coding, health insurance, billing and collections, transcription of letters and medical
reports, and telephone procedures. Office simulations and administrative competency based
examinations are included.
Green Valley Center (GVC), Room 7, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Fri                                 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.                                                     Salinas
Section 4582                TBD                                                                                 $500

 

EKG Technician:

This comprehensive 50 hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the ASPT - Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam and other National Certification Exams. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient
contact, electrocardiography and stress testing. Additionally, students will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices. (Textbooks included).

 

Green Valley Center, Room 7, 294 Green Valley Rd, Watsonville

 Wed  & Fri.                        5:30 p.m - 8:30 p.m                                                                         Staff

Section 4570                        Mar 9-May 13                                                                                 $1,299

To enroll please contact WASCAE Office for testing

294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville, CA  95076
Phone: (831) 786-2160 - Fax: (831) 722-2749
Monday – Friday 
8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
(Office window closes at 4:00 p.m.) 

Pharmacy Technician:

This comprehensive 50 hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, “the top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions,
aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parental nutrition (TPN), dispersing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement.

Note: In addition to classroom lecture and labs,this program includes a clinical externship through a local pharmacy. To be eligible for a clinical externship, students must successfully complete the 50 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements.
National Certification: This program meets the necessary requirements to take the pharmacy
Technician Certification Board (PTBC) - Pharmacy Technician Certification (PTCE) Exam.

 Green Valley Center, Room 7, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Tue & Thu                           5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.                                                                         Staff
Section 4530                        Mar 15 - May 17                                                                              $1,399

 

To enroll please contact WASCAE Office for testing

294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville, CA  95076
Phone: (831) 786-2160 - Fax: (831) 722-2749
Monday – Friday 
8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
(Office window closes at 4:00 p.m.) 

Health Career Health Career

Register    Home Health Aide-  Section 4510

Home Health Aide is a 44 hour course for licensed CNAs to learn the skills needed to care for people in their homes. Students must have a California CNA certification, recent Physical and TB test within 90 days, and live scan. MMR immunization or blood titer test is recommended. (Books not included)
Prerequisite: Must attend MANDATORY ORIENTATION on Mon Oct 19th, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. 
Online
(Students will receive their instructors contact information,  and how to get started)

Theory Instruction:
Location: Online
(Students will receive their instructors contact information,  and how to get started)
Mon - Fri 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Williams
October 26-30   $550
Clinical Instruction:
Location: 
Pacific Coast Manor, 1935 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010
Mon - Wed  6:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
November 2 - 4
Section 4510

RegisterHealth Career Pathways  Section 4100, 4101

This is a great opportunity while you are enrolled in your HSE/diploma program to get your foot in the door at Cabrillo College. Cabrillo College offers courses for careers in the Health Fields that have lucrative pay and are meaningful fields for the community. These include Medical Assistant, (a 3 semester course), Radiologic Technology, Dental Assistant, Nursing, and a free certificated class that includes an internship for working as an administrative assistant in a dental office. There will be guest speakers and a tour of the Cabrillo College state of the art health facilities where you will be taking your health career classes. When you obtain your diploma or HSE from Watsonville/Aptos/Santa Cruz Adult Education at graduation you will also receive a certificate of completion for Health Career Pathways.

Location: Online (Students will receive their instructors contact information,  and how to get started)
Thu 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Kaskey
Sep 20 - Dec 17 (Labs at Cabrillo TBD) FREE
Section 4100

Location: TBD
Mon - Wed 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Kaskey
Sep 17 - Dec 16  (Labs at Cabrillo TBD) FREE
Section 4101

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Exam Preparation

This class is designed to assist students to prepare and successfully pass the National HealthCareer Association CCMA exam. Students will be encouraged to use online study materials and take practice exams that are designed to help students focus on remediation as needed. Students must purchase their own textbooks
Green Valley Center (GVC),
Room 7, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville

Tue & Thu                                    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                                            Williams
Section 4522                               Jan 11 - Jan 20                                                       $100

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Exam

Students who have completed a clinical medical assistant training program are eligible to
take the National Healthcareer (NHA) exam. The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
exam provides validation to employers that students have the most relevant knowledge and
skills needed to provide comprehensive care to patients. Students who pass this exam, which
is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies, can prove to employers
that they are dedicated to excellence as a clinical medical assistant.
Green Valley Center (GVC), Room TBD, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
By Appointment Only                                                          Williams
FEE TBD

 

 Register                                                      Optician Assistant Section 4590

Students who are interested in the optician assistant program will learn clinical, customer service, sales, eyewear styling skills, and how to work with ophthalmologists and optometrists. Students who complete this course will have the opportunity to participate in an optician assistant externship. This course will prepare students to take the National Opticianry Competency exam administered by the American Board of Opticianry(ABO).  Optical assistants are frequently hired to work in Optometrist (Eye Doctor) offices.

Students are required to purchase their textbook.
Green Valley Center (GVC), Room 6, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Friday                                12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.                            Williams
Section 4590                     Jan 21 - May 27                                       $175

 

 

 

Optician Assistant II

This is the second of two classes required to be prepared to pass the American Board
of Opticianry (ABO) exam for optical assistants. Students will learn how to use precision
optical instruments and review anatomy and physiology of the eye. Students are required
to participate in an externship in an optometrist office or opticianry lab.
Students are required to purchase their textbook.
Location: Online
Monday                                    4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.                                                    Garcia
Section 4592                            TBD                                                                                 $175

 

 

RegisterEnglish for Healthcare Aid-  Section 99725

An introduction to skills necessary for an entry-level personal care attendant position. The class will prepare students with communicative language, expressions, and basic directives on how to assist patients and their families in the home or assisted living environment. Class topics include: care attendant skill-building, preventing incidents, nutrition, elder patient challenges, and interfacing with family members.

Location:  TBD
Thurs  3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.                                                                                        Allen

August 11th, 2021- Dec. 15th, 2021
Section 99725

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