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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.

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                             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
Tue                                      2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.                                                                                   Williams
Section 4582                      Oct 4 - Dec 6                                                                                                 $500

 

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
Wed 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.                        Williams
Section 4560 Aug 24 - Dec 7                     $100

 

 

RegisterCaregiver/Personal Care Assistant    Section 99720
 

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.                                                                                                
Section 99719                Aug29 - Dec 5                                                                                      Williams

Santa Cruz Center (SCC), Room 9, 319 La Fonda Ave, Santa Cruz
Wed                                12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.                                                                          Allen
Section 99720               Aug 31- Dec 7


 

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                                                      Clinical Medical Assistant Program 
                                           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 cuff and national exam.
All CMA students are required to co-enroll in the medical terminology class which will occur on Wednesdays, 6-9pm Aug 24-Dec 7.
Theory Instruction:
Green Valley Center (GVC), Room 7, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Orientation: August 18        6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tue/Thu                                  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm                                         Williams 
Section 4520                          Aug 23 - Dec 13                                               $2,599

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.) 

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                                                                    Dental Assisting Program

60 Classroom Hours + 40 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
Tue & Thu                           5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.                                   Howard
Section 4581                       Aug 23 - Oct 27                                            $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.) 

New Program Fall 2022
In-Person CNA Continuing Education Units

Upon completion of each two-hour class, students will receive a certificate of completion. The CDPH requires CNAs to complete a total of 48 CEUs prior to renewal. Up to 24 units may be completed online. The remaining 24 units must be taken in person (12 units per year).

Class location: Green Valley Center (GVC), 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Mon                                                                             2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.                                 Williams
                                                                                          Sept 12 - Dec 15
Prerequisite: Students must register five days prior to the class

Dates TBD - Working Safely: Body Mechanics in Healthcare
                Section TBD                                                                                                                                          2 CEUs $50 Dates TBD - Preventing falls in the elderly
                Section TBD                                                                                                                                           2 CEUs $50 Dates TBD - The Challenge of Dementia: Managing activities of daily living and difficult behaviors

                Section TBD                                                                                                                                           2 CEUs $50 Dates TBD - Responding to the spiritual and psychosocial needs of those in your care
                 Section TBD                                                                                                                                          2 CEUs $50 Dates TBD - Preventing falls in the elderly
                 Section TBD                                                                                                                                          2 CEUs $50 Dates TBD - Who cares for the caregiver? Learning to take care of yourself while caring for others
                 Section TBD                                                                                                                                           2 CEUs $50

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. 


NWCA National Certification: This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) EKG Technician (CET) national exam.
NHA National Certification: This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Healthcare Association (NHA) Certified EKG Technician (CET) national examination.

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

Dates and Times To Be determined.                                                                                      Staff

                                                                                                                                                      $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 3, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Tue & Thu                           5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.                                                                         Staff
Section 4530                        Aug 23 - Oct 18                                                                                  $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.) 

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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

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

NEW! CDPH approved Certified Nurse Assistant Exam

 The Califronia Department of Public Health (CDPH) has apporved D&S Diversified Technologies - Headmaster to provide tests and scoring services for the nurse aide testing at the Green Valley Center in Watsonville. Students who have completed a CDPH CNA approved nurse aide training program are eligible to complete the knowledge and/or the skills test. Please contact connie_williams@pvusd.net to obtain more infromation.

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