[Updated for Fall 2016 Semester]

HEALTH CAREER PROGRAMS

 

Dental Assisting Program
Medical Assistant

Administrative - Front Office Procedures
Clinical - Back Office Procedures
Optical Training/ABO Preparation
Nurse Assistant - CNA Certification Program
Caregiver Certification Course
Nurse Assistant CNA
Individual Classes
Home Health Assistant (HHA)
Acute Care - CNA
Continuing Education (CEU) for CNA &Medical Assistant
CNA and MA Continuing Education
Pharmacy Technician
Health Informatics/Insurance Clerk
Medical Billing and Coding
Medical Terminology (Online)

Medical Secretary
Medical Secretary
Medical Terminology
College Level General Education
Licensed Vocational Nurse Program, Psychiatric Technician
Pre-Vocational Nurse - LVN
Vocational Nurse - LVN
Pre-Psychiatric Technician
Psychiatric Technician
ENTRANCE EXAM: Vocational Nurse Program &
     Psychiatric Technician Program Assessment


  Click here for Vocational
Nursing Program Cost List

 

 
 


DENTAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM
For more information regarding the Dental Assisting program, please call (626) 934-2890.

 
 
  ORIENTATION:
July 20, August 10, November 30
and May 3, 2017 at 10:00 am.

Dental Assisting Program
All students are responsible for full payment by first day of class. TB & Hepatitis B clearance required prior to first day of class.
Prerequisite: Attend Dental Assistant Orientation & Appraisal. Call (626) 934-2890. Click here to see the Appraisal dates and times for a written assessment. Enrollment is contingent upon space availability and selection. Must have high school diploma or HSE (GED® or HiSET) prior to the first day of class. Please have financial aid in order prior to first day of class.
Program includes: Patient exam and treatment prep, x-ray technique, and assisting in general dentistry and specialty areas. Accredited by the CODA (Commission on Dental Accreditation). Graduates are eligible for Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Exam. Requires CPR. (1170 hours, includes 350 hours clinical externship.)
Bloodborne Pathogens & Radiation Safety: Policies and procedures have been developed related to bloodborne and infectious disease. These policies, which may be obtained from the Dental Department, are available to applicants for admission and patients. Radiation policies and procedures are taught during x-ray techniques. Students will expose, develop, mount and critique radiographs including conventional, panoramic and digital Radiographic images.
Cost: Total cost $5,720 (includes registration $4,650, materials $709, CPR $86, insurance $18, ID badge $6, books $185 and uniform $66). CLICK HERE FOR FINANCIAL AID INFO.

  Course No Days Time Location Teacher
  06545011 M - F 8:00 am - 2:30 pm Willow Center Pasicznyk
  August 15, 2016 - May 26, 2017
 


ORIENTATION:
Call main office for more details.
 

MEDICAL ASSISTANT
Call (626) 934-2892 for more information.

 

Medical Assistant
Proof of Hepatitis B, Physical Exam and TB clearance required.
Program Includes: Prepare for employment in a medical office or clinic by taking Administrative Front Office and Clinical Back Office Procedures. (1008 hours, includes Front Office and Back Office, Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology + 260 hours internship.) CLICK HERE FOR FINANCIAL AID INFO.

 

Administrative - Front Office Procedures
Medical office management, basic insurance billing, computer applications, medical terminology and anatomy, ethical and legal issues are covered. 25 WPM typing recommended.

 

Clinical - Back Office Procedures
Principles of infection control, diagnostic tests, medications and injections, electrocardiography, venipuncture are covered.
Cost: Total cost $3,550 (includes registration $2,900, Simchart $110, Stethoscope/Blood Pressure Cuff $50, CPR-AED/First Aid Certification $96, insurance $18, ID badge $6, books $335 and uniform $35). Requires flash drive.

  Course No Days Time Location Teacher
  06576011 M - F 8:00 am - 2:30 pm Willow Center, 21 M. Vena
  August 15, 2016 - May 26, 2017
 

 

OPTICAL TRAINING/ABO PREPARATION

 

Optical Training/ABO Preparation
This course will prepare you to take the ABO (State License for Optician). As an Optician, you'll work as part of a vision-care team. You’ll fill eyeglass prescriptions and ensure a proper fit by measuring patients eyes and facial contours, learn HIPAA compliance.
Prerequisite: Appropriate score on the appraisal assessment. (250 hours.) Takes 2 semesters for Certificate. Click here for more information.
Cost: Total cost $353 per semester (includes registration $250, materials $75, insurance $18 & tool Kit $10). Students provide lab coat and books. CLICK HERE FOR FINANCIAL AID INFO.

  Course No Days Time Location Teacher
  06620011 MTh 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Willow Center Staff
  August 15, 2016 - January 7, 2017

 

 

 

 





 


  ORIENTATION for 2016: monthly. Last Thursday of the month at 12:00 noon.
Contact: Virginia Garcia at ext 2956.
 
  If applying for financial aid,
CNA students must also complete
Home Health and Acute Care.
(600 hour requirement.)
 

NURSE ASSISTANT - CNA CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Prepares students for immediate employment in a skilled nursing or other long-term hospital facility. Includes resident care, nutrition, rehabilitation and emergency care. Graduates are eligible to take the state competency exam for CNA. Students must speak, read & write English. Call (626) 934-2956 for information.

 

Caregiver Certification Course
NEW STUDENTS must attend Appraisal Testing. Call (626) 934-2801 for dates and times.
This class is a required prerequisite for consideration for CNA course.
Caregiver Certification course, designed for in-home and assisted living caregivers, includes training in ethics, client’s rights, and elder abuse as well as training in emergency first aid, personal care and assistance with daily living tasks like mobility, bathing, and toileting. Throughout the course students are taught to respect the individual’s rights to privacy and dignity and provide care in such a way that the person’s independence is enhanced and supported rather than removed. The entire course provides a comprehensive program of more than 70 hours of caregiver training.
Cost: Total cost $153 (includes registration $100, CPR $20, insurance $18 and book $15).

  Course No Date Days Time Teacher
  06501021 August 15, 2016 - September 1, 2016 M - Th 8:00 am - 2:30 pm M. Balucanag

 

Nurse Assistant CNA
Prerequisite: Only students who are successful participants and received certification from the Caregiver class will be considered for the CNA program.
Cost: Total cost $1,260 (includes registration $1,110, ID badge $6, book $78 and uniform $66).
Students provide white shoes, stethoscope/BP cuff, watch with second hand, gait belts, basic physical exam & 2 step PPD and ARC State Competency exam fee. (480 hours.) CLICK HERE FOR FINANCIAL AID INFO.

  Course No Date Days Time Location Teacher
  06501011 9/5/16 - 1/4/17 M - Th 7:00 am - 3:30 pm Willow Center, Portables M. Balucanag
 


INDIVIDUAL CLASSES

 

Home Health Assistant (HHA)
Outside students contingent on space availability and approval by CNA Program Director. Prior to completing the home health assistant nursing program, student must have completed an approved Certified Nurse Assistant Program (see above). The course introduces the student to provide direct patient care under the direction of a nurse or doctor in a variety of health care settings. Using technical skills learned in both the classroom and clinical setting, home health assistants perform such tasks as feeding, bathing, positioning, ambulating and comfort measures for the patient. The program consists of 40 hours theory and clinical training under direct supervision. (40 hours.)
Prerequisites: Completed an approved Certified Nurse Assistant Program and have an active CNA certificate, Physical examination, TB clearance by PPD/Chest X-Ray and Medical insurance.
Cost: Total cost $565 (includes registration $550 and book $15) + insurance $18 if needed.

  Course No Date Day Time Location Teacher
  06502013 8/19/16 - 9/2/16 F 8:00 am - 2:30 pm Willow Center, Portables D. Speegle


 

Acute Care - CNA
Prepares students for skills in Acute Facilities/Hospital. Role of CNA in the following hospital areas: Medical and Surgical Unit, Emergency Room, Orthopedic Unit, Pediatrics Unit, Ambulatory or Outpatient Unit. (80 hours.)
Prerequisites: Students with active CNA certificate.
Cost: Total cost $630 (includes registration $550 and book $80) + insurance $18 if needed.

  Course No Date Days Time Location Teacher
  06503013 Schedule may vary.
Call the office for
more info.
M - Th 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Willow Center, Portables D. Speegle

 





CONTINUING EDUCATION (C.E.U) FOR CNA & MEDICAL ASSISTANT
For more information call (626) 934-2856.

  CNA and MA Continuing Education
Classes meet CE requirements for MA and CNA certificate renewal. Approved by the California Department of Health Services. (CEP #13075) (NAC #6019) Must pre-register in Willow Center Registration Office during regular weekday business hours.
Cost: $20 per class (includes all practice materials and CE certificate). *Non-refundable. Limited to 30 students.
  Course No Date Day Time Location Teacher
  06500014 9/7/16 Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Willow Center, 108 D. Speegle
  06500024 10/5/16 Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Willow Center, 108 D. Speegle
  06500034 11/2/16 Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Willow Center, 108 D. Speegle
  06500044 12/7/16 Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Willow Center, 108 D. Speegle
  06500054 1/11/17 Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Willow Center, 108 D. Speegle
  06500064 2/1/17 Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Willow Center, 108 D. Speegle
  06500074 3/1/17 Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Willow Center, 108 D. Speegle
  06500084 4/5/17 Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Willow Center, 108 D. Speegle
  06500094 5/3/17 Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Willow Center, 108 D. Speegle
  BLS + $10 card.
 


 
ORIENTATION:
Call main office for more details.

Pharmacy Technician
Course prepares students for entry level employment working in various pharmacy settings. Students are trained to assist the pharmacist in multiple areas of pharmacy practice. The course consist of both theory and clinical components, including: Medical Terminology, Pharmacy Law, Anatomy and Physiology.
Total Hours 570 (HLPAE Recommends 240 hours of externship and will assist students with interviews for placement at a pharmacy.)
Prerequisites: Appraisal test, TB clearance, High School Diploma/GED®, Clear criminal background.
Cost: Total cost $1,271 (includes registration $1,200, CPR $20, insurance $18, and uniform $33). A separate fee of $105 payable to Pharmacy Board and drug testing, live scan (prices vary) will be required for licensing. See www.hlpae.com for required books to be purchased by the student for approximately $397*. CLICK HERE FOR FINANCIAL AID INFO.

  Course No Dates Days Time Location Teacher
  06625013 8/16/16 - 3/23/17 TTh 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Willow Center, Portables L. Mozell
  *PHARMACY TECHNICIAN Students must provide these books:
• Workbook and Lab Manual for Mosby's Pharmacy Technician, 3rd Edition; Teresa Hopper, BS, CPhT; Paperback; ISBN# 9781437706710; 2011
• Mosby's Pharmacy Technician, 3rd Edition; Teresa Hopper, BS, CPhT; Paperback; ISBN# 9781437706703; 2011
• Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians, 2nd Edition; Kathy Moscou, RPh, MPH, BSc(Pharm) and Karen Snipe, CPhT, AS, BA, Med; Paperback; ISBN#9780323084970; 2013
• Workbook for Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technician, 2nd Edition; Kathy Moscou, RPh, MPH, BSc(Pharm) and Karen Snipe, CPhT, AS, EA, Med; Paperback; ISBN#9780323084987; 2013.
 



HEALTH INFORMATICS/INSURANCE CLERK

 
ORIENTATION:
August 10, November 30
and May 3, 2017 at 10:00 am.

Medical Billing and Coding
Covers ICD 9 CM & ICD10 coding, risk management and HCPCS/CPT coding and its principles. A Biller/Coder is employed by medical offices, HMOs, insurance companies and hospitals to perform coding/billing, claim search and authorizing procedures. Current coding information prepares student for certification with AAPC, AHIMA and addresses HIPPA requirements. (120 hours.)
Prerequisite for Coding, Medical Secretary class. May be taken concurrent.
Prerequisites: Typing/Keyboarding and working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Basic Medical Terminology.
Cost: $250 (includes study guide and reference materials). Required books to be purchased by the student for approximately $195*.

  Course No Dates Days Time Location Teacher
  06625011 8/16/16 - 1/5/17 TTh 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Willow Center, 23 S. Peralta
  *MEDICAL BILLING & CODING Students must provide this book:
• Practice Management and HER: A Total Patient Encounter for Medisoft Clinical, 1st Edition; By Susan Sanderson; ISBN# 0073374946/9780073374949; 2011.


 

Medical Terminology (Online)
Basic anatomy and medical language necessary for persons entering the medical occupations. Required for students enrolled in Medical Secretary/Ward Clerk program.
Co-requisites: Medical Billing and Coding (see above), or Medical Secretary (see below).
Cost: $75 per session. Students provide book.
Articulation with Mt. San Antonio College.

  Course No Dates Day Time Location Teacher
  06580013 8/16/16 - 1/5/17 T 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Willow Center, 23 S. Peralta
 


NEW STUDENTS must attend Appraisal Testing.
Call (626) 934-2801 for dates and times.
 

MEDICAL SECRETARY

 

Medical Secretary prepares the student to work in a clinical setting as a Medical Secretary in a variety of Health related industries. Students will learn about the health care field culture and current practices, medical terminology, scheduling and electronic filing system used in the Health Care Industry and Electronic Health Record.
Prerequisite: Assessment of computer knowledge and ability to type a minimum of 35 words per minute. Assessment will be held Tuesdays and Wednesdays during Computer Lab times 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm in room 102.
Cost: $75 per session + enrollment in Medical Terminology (Online) $75 per session. Students provide books.

 

Medical Secretary

  Course No Date Days Time Location Teacher
  06575013 8/15/16 - 1/6/17 MW 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Willow Center, 23 S. Peralta
 

Medical Terminology

  Course No Date Day Time Location Teacher
  06580013 8/16/16 - 1/3/17 T 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Willow Center, 23 S. Peralta





 

COLLEGE LEVEL GENERAL EDUCATION

 

Course Offerings (based on interest):
  • Biology 101
  • Health Science & Nutrition
  • English 101
  • Counseling 101
  • Mathematics 70
  • Spanish 1/2
  • Speech Communication
  • Psychology 101
  • Math 130 (Statistics)
  • Intro to Anatomy

REGISTRATION AND ASSESSMENT INFORMATION:
Complete registration and pick classes at www.riohondo.edu
Apply early, it takes about 24-48 hours to obtain a Rio Hondo ID# which you will need before you take the Assessment and selecting classes. For assessment contact Rio Hondo Assessment Center at (562) 463-7226
Classes Beginning in August 22, 2016.
Articulation with Rio Hondo College for certain classes.
Leads to an Associates of Applied Science Degree for LVN Graduates.

 







LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE PROGRAM, PSYCHIATRIC TECHNICIAN
If interested in Financial Aid Benefits, you must apply early in the registration process at www.fafsa.ed.gov prior to enrollment.
If you are interested in the Practical Nurse (LVN) or Psychiatric Technician programs please follow the following procedures:
Step 1: Register at the Willow Campus, 14101 E. Nelson Avenue, La Puente, CA 91746 to take the Computerized TABE - $45.
Step 2: Upon qualifying test scores you will be invited to submit an application to the program to include a Personal Statement, 10 Essay Interview Questions, Letter of Recommendation from 2 sources, and an Official High School Transcript or State issued High School Equivalency Certificate (HSE). Complete your Pre-Check Clearance (background check). All required documents must be submitted in person to the Willow Campus Front Office.
Step 3: Upon complete submission of the above documents your eligibility will be determined based on a standardized screening. Upon qualification, you will be invited to register for the Pre-VN or Pre-PT class. You must register for these classes prior to the first day of attendance - $25.
Step 4: Complete a Basic Life Support class (BLS). See below for classes offered at the Willow Campus this Spring and Summer.

 

Pre-Vocational Nurse - LVN
Prerequisites:
Only students who attained an appropriate score on the Computerized TABE, submitted the required documentation, met the screening requirements and been invited to enroll.
Financial Aid Application must have been completed prior to enrollment in the Pre-LVN class. Apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.


 

Vocational Nurse - LVN
LVN: January 3, 2017 - December 13, 2017.
Testing Deadline: October 19, 2016.
Pre LVN: November 9, 2016.
Theory & clinical program prepares graduate for licensing exam. Nursing fundamentals, medical-surgical, pharmacology, nutrition, gerontology, obstetrics & pediatrics are covered. (1576 hours/1 year.)
Prerequisites: Age 18, proof of 12th grade HS Diploma/ HES (GED or HiSET), computerized TABE entrance assessment, health screening, and meeting all of the objectives of the Pre-VN class. For more information call (626) 934-2816.
Cost: $1,000 Fundamentals (non-refundable) + $18 insurance + $6 name tag.
  VN1  $3,250
  VN2  $3,250 + $18 insurance
  06591011 Fundamentals
  06590011 LVN 1
  06595011 LVN 2
Vocational Nursing Program Courses Fundamentals of Nursing
Vocational Nursing I
(Medical-Surgical Nursing I, Pharmacology I, Nutrition, Psychology for Nurses, Growth and Development, Advanced Nursing Skills I, Medical-Surgical Nursing 11, Pharmacology II).
Vocational Nursing II (Pediatric Nursing, Obstetrical Nursing, Advanced Nursing Skills II, Medical-Surgical Nursing III, Psychiatric Nursing, Geriatric Nursing, Home Health Nursing, Professional Issues, Pharmacology III).
Instructor: Staff, Haight, Hunt, Morgan, Temple.
Location: Willow Center & various clinical sites.
Time: Varies; average 32 hours a week.
Additional fees provided (for textbooks, fit test, uniform, health screening, background check) to outside agencies by the student. COST SHEET for entire program click here.
CLICK HERE FOR FINANCIAL AID INFO.


 

Pre-Psychiatric Technician
Prerequisites:
Only students who attained an appropriate score on the Computerized TABE, submitted the required documentation, met the screening requirements and been invited to enroll. Financial Aid Application must have been completed prior to enrollment in the Pre-PT class. Apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.




 



 
 
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for Cost List

Psychiatric Technician
PT: January 3, 2017 - December 14, 2017.
Testing Deadline: October 19, 2016.
Pre PT: November 10, 2016.
Theory and clinical program prepares graduate for licensing exam. Includes: medical-surgical nursing, pharmacology, nutrition, gerontology, developmental disabilities, psychiatric nursing. (1576 hours/1 year.)
Prerequisites: Age 18, proof of 12th grade HS Diploma/ HES (GED or HiSET), computerized TABE entrance assessment, health screening, and meeting all of the objectives of the Pre-PT class. For more information call (626) 934-2817.
Cost: $1,000 Fundamentals (non-refundable) + $18 insurance + $6 name tag.
  PT1  $2,500
  PT2  $2,500 + $18 insurance
  06600011 Fundamentals
  06602001 PT 1
  06605011 PT 2
Instructor: Davila, Zemer, Staff.
Location: Willow Center & various clinical sites.
Time: Varies; average 32 hours a week.
BLS is required for: Vocational Nursing (LVN) and Psychiatric Technician PRIOR to registration.
Additional fees provided (for textbooks, live scans, uniform, back-ground check, health screening) to outside agencies by the student. COST SHEET for entire program click here.
CLICK HERE FOR FINANCIAL AID INFO.



 

ENTRANCE EXAM: Vocational Nurse Program & Psychiatric Technician Program Computerized Assessment Test
Students must PRE-REGISTER for testing dates in the front office due to limited space available per testing date.
Testing Fee: $45.
Re-test Fee per section: $10 for 2 or less section missed, $45 for 3 or more sections missed.
06592011   Days are varies    8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Willow Center, 14104 E. Nelson Ave., La Puente.
Testing dates for the January 2017 Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technician programs: 8/29/16, 9/14/16, 10/19/16. Additional dates will be posted in the front office.
Deadline for January 2017 Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technician classes is October 19, 2016.




 






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