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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
Class offered by C. Williams, RN

 

This program trains students to work as a Certified Nurse Assistant for a skilled nursing
facility using the NAAP Test. Instructor will register and schedule test. (Books not included).
Partial scholarships may be possible for students.

Prerequisite: Must Attend MANDATORY ORIENTATION on Aug. 12 and Aug. 17 at 12 noon (NO CLASS: NOV 11)

$1500 includes book and Facets Healthcare subscription for one year 
Theory Instruction:  August 24th, 2021 - September 23rd, 2021  Tues/Thur

Section 4700   Location: 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville, Room 7
Clinical: September 28, 2021 - November 23, 2021 Tues/Thurs.

Section 4700 Location: Valley Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center, 919 Freedom Blvd. Watsonville

RegisterMedical Terminology -50 Classroom Hours  Section 4560
Class offered by C. Williams, RN

Upon successful completion of 50 hours of Medical Terminology students earn a Certificate of Competency. The student will learn basic word structure, abbreviations, body systems, basic anatomy and physiology.
Location: 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville, Room 5
Wed  5:00p.m. – 8:00 p.m.           Williams
August 20th, 2021 - December 12th, 2021   $100
Section 4560

 

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

Students will learn the skills and vocabulary necessary to work as a personal care assistant. Class modules will include infection control, patient care, nutrition, safety, transfers and communication. Students who complete this class are prepared to provide non-medical care for clients in their home and will receive a certificate of completion. This class is designed for intermediate high and advanced English language students.

 

Location: Green Valley Center (GVC), Room 7, 294 Green Valley Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076

Mondays     6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m Williams

Free September 24th, 2021 - December 10th, 2021 

Section 99720
 

Clinical Medical Assistant:

This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career in healthcare. This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. 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. 

Theory Instruction: Green Valley Center Room 7, 294 Green Valley Rd. Watsonville, CA 95076

Tues/Thurs. 5:30p.m - 8:30 p.m 

Section 4520  August 17th, 2021 - December 9th, 2021
$2599 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:

 

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.

Prerequisite: Must Attend MADATORY ORIENTATION on Monday October 4th, 2021 at 5:30 p.m 

 

 Green Valley Center, Room 6, 294 Green Valley Rd, Watsonville

Mon & Wed 5:30 p.m - 8:30 p.m  (NO CLASS: Nov 24)

Section 4581 Oct. 4th, 2021 - Dec. 13th, 2021    $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.) 

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).

Prerequisite: Must Attend MANDATORY ORIENTATION on Wed. Oct. 6th, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

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

 Wed  & Fri. 5:30 p.m - 8:30 p.m  

Section 4570 Oct. 6th, 2021 - Dec. 10th, 2021    $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.

Prerequisite: Must Attend MANDATORY ORIENTATION on Tuesday Oct. 5th, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. (NO CLASS Nov. 11, Nov 25)

 Green Valley Center, Room 7, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Tue & Thu                           5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.                                                                         Staff
Section 4530                        Oct 5th, 2021 - Dec 7, 2021                                                             $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

 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). 

           Location: Distance Learning                                                                                                Ong 

           Mondays & Fridays 12pm- 2pm

           September 13th, 2021 - December 17th, 2021

           Section 4590

 

 

 

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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