[Updated for Fall 2015 Semester]

HEALTH CAREER PROGRAMS

 

Support Services/Dental Assistant
Dental Assisting Program
Support Services/Medical Assistant
Medical Assistant
Administrative - Front Office Procedures
Clinical - Back Office Procedures
Support Services/Optical Dispensing Technician
Support Services/Nurse Assistant - CNA Certification Program
Caregiver Certification Course
Nurse Assistant CNA
NEW in August 2015! - Nurse Assistant Program
    Package
Individual Classes
Home Health Assistant (HHA)
Acute Care - CNA
Support Services/Continuing Education for CNA &
Medical Assistant

CNA and MA Continuing Education
Support Services
Pharmacy Technician

Health Informatics/Insurance Clerk
Medical Billing and Coding
Medical Terminology (Online)
Medical Secretary
Medical Secretary
Medical Terminology
College Level General Education
Therapeutic Services/LVN, 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

 

 
 


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

 
 
  ORIENTATION:
May 27, 2015 at 10:00 pm.

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 American Dental Association (ADA). 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). Students starting January 2016 will pay $3,395 for Spring semester and balance will be due with Fall registration.

  Course No Days Time Location Teacher
  06545011 M - F 8:00 am - 2:30 pm Willow Center Pasicznyk
  August 17, 2015 - January 8, 2016
Lunch 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
 


ORIENTATION: May 27, 2015 at 10:00 am,
June 25, 2015 at 10:00 am & July 28, 2015 at 10:00 am.
Click here to see the Appraisal dates.
 

SUPPORT SERVICES/
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.)

 

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. (260 hours externship.) Assistance provided for 260 hours of externship.
Cost: Total cost $3,045 (includes registration $2,500, Simchart $110, Stethoscope/BP Cuff $44, CPR $90, insurance $18, ID badge $6, books $244 and uniform $33). Requires flash drive.

  Course No Days Time Location Teacher
  06576011 M - F 8:00 am - 2:30 pm Willow Center, 21 M. Vena
  August 17, 2015 - May 27, 2016
Lunch 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
 

 

SUPPORT SERVICES/OPTICAL DISPENSING TECHNICIAN

 
  ORIENTATION:
June 25, 2015 at 10:00 pm.

Optical Dispensing Technician
As a Dispensing Optician, you’ll work with other opticians and optometrists 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. Click here for more information. (250 hours.)
Cost: Total cost $353 per semester (includes registration $250, materials $75, insurance $18 & tool Kit $10). Students provide lab coat and books.

  Course No Days Time Location Teacher
  06620011 MTh 8:00 am - 3:30 pm Willow Center E. Hengstebeck
  August 17, 2015 - January 7, 2016
Lunch 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

 

 

 

 





 


  ORIENTATION
May 27, 2015 at 10:00 am,
July 28, 2015 at 10:00 am.
 
  If applying for financial aid,
CNA students must also complete
Home Health and Acute Care.
(600 hour requirement.)
 

SUPPORT SERVICES/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
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 17, 2015 - September 3, 2015 M - Th 8:00 am - 2:30 pm M. Balucanag
  06501023 October 19, 2015 - November 16, 2015 M - Th 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm D. Speegle
  06501021 January 5, 2016 - January 26, 2016 M - Th 8:00 am - 2:30 pm D. Speegle
  Lunch 11:30 am - 12:00 pm.

 

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.)

  Course No Date Days Time Location Teacher
  06501011 9/8/15 - 1/6/16 M - Th 7:00 am - 3:30 pm Willow Center, Portables M. Balucanag



 
ORIENTATION:
May 27, 2015 at 10:00 pm.

NEW, Fall 2015! - Nurse Assistant Program Package

Prerequisite: Only students who were successful participants and received certification from the Caregiver class.
Package Cost: Total cost $2,350 (Includes books, uniform and ID badge). *Additional fees include white shoes, stethoscope & blood pressure cuff, watch with second hand, gait belt, physical exam &
2 step PPD and ARC State Competency exam fee.
  • CNA              480 hours
  • HHA              40 hours (requires CNA certification)
  • Acute Care  80 hours (requires CNA certification)
Additional Requirement for CNA Orientation: Successful completion of the Caregiver Certification course is required for selection in to the CNA course. Must take as a package if eligible for Financial Aid.

  Course No Days Time Location Teacher
  CNA - 06505011
HHA - 06502011
Acute Care - 06503011
M - Th
TTh
TTh
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Willow Center Portables M. Balucanag
D. Speegle
D. Speegle
  CNA - 9/8/15 - 1/6/16
HHA - 1/12/16 - 2/4/16
Acut Care - 2/9/16 - 3/31/16
 


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 Days Time Location Teacher
  06502013 8/17/15 - 9/3/15 M - Th 8:00 am - 1:00 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 Dates Days Time Location Teacher
  06503013 9/8/15 - 10/12/15 M - Th 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Willow Center, Portables D. Speegle

 





SUPPORT SERVICES/CONTINUING EDUCATION 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: $5 per unit (Includes all practice materials and CE certificate). *Non-refundable. Limited to 30 students.
  Course No Date Day Time Location Teacher
  06500014 9/2 Wednesday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Willow Center, MPR* D. Speegle
  06500024 10/28 Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Willow Center, MPR* D. Speegle
  06500034 11/4 Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Willow Center, MPR* D. Speegle
  06500044 12/2 Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Willow Center, MPR* D. Speegle
  *Please park on Willow St. Parking Lot behind Multipurpose Room (MPR).
**BLS + $10 card.
 


ORIENTATION
June 25, 2015 at 10:00 am and
July 28, 2015 at 10:00 am.
 

SUPPORT SERVICES

 

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 356. (HLPAE Recommends 220 hours of externship and will assist students with interviews for placement at a pharmacy.)
Prerequisites: Appraisal test, TB clearance, High School Diploma/GED®.
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. For required books to be purchased by the student for approximately $397*.

  Course No Dates Days Time Location Teacher
  06625013 8/18/15 - 3/24/16 TWTh 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Willow Center, Portables S. Peralta
  *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.
 



ORIENTATION
July 28, 2015 at 10:00 am.
 

HEALTH INFORMATICS/INSURANCE CLERK

 

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: 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 8/18/15 - 1/7/16 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.

  Course No Dates Day Time Location Teacher
  06580013 8/18/15 - 1/7/16 T 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Willow Center, 23 S. Peralta
 


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.
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 8/17/15 - 1/6/15 MW 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Willow Center, 23 S. Peralta
 

Medical Terminology

  Course No Date Day Time Location Teacher
  06580013 8/18/15 - 1/7/15 T 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Willow Center, 23 S. Peralta





 

COLLEGE LEVEL GENERAL EDUCATION

 

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

Information Workshop: May 4, 2015 at 3:00 pm in Room #113 Willow Campus.
Classes Beginning in June and August 2015. Adult Education Students.
Articulation with Rio Hondo College for certain classes.

 





THERAPEUTIC SERVICES/LVN, PSYCHIATRIC TECHNICIAN
If interested in Financial Aid Benefits, you must apply early in the registration process at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
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 GED. 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: July 6, 2015 - June 23, 2016.
Theory & clinical program prepares graduate for licensing exam. Nursing fundamentals, medical-surgical, pharmacology, nutrition, gerontology, obstetrics & pediatrics are covered. (1530 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) 934-28166.
Cost: $1,000 Fundamentals (non-refundable) + $18 insurance + $6 name tag.
  VN1  $3,250
  VN2  $3,250 + $18 insurance
  06590011 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: Anderson, 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.


 

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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Psychiatric Technician
August 24, 2015 - August 18, 2016
Theory and clinical program prepares graduate for licensing exam. Includes: medical-surgical nursing, pharmacology, nutrition, gerontology, developmental disabilities, psychiatric nursing. (1530 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  $2,5000 + $18 insurance
  06600011 Fundamentals
  06600011 PT 1
  06605011 PT 2
Instructor: Anderson, Davila.
Location: Willow Center & various clinical sites.
Time: Varies; average 32 hours a week.
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.



 

ENTRANCE EXAM: Vocational Nurse Program & Psychiatric Technician Program Computerized Assessment Test
Requires pre-registration.
Testing Fee: $45.
Re-test Fee per section: $10.
06592011    W    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Willow Center, 14104 E. Nelson Ave., La Puente.
Testing for the January 2016 and February 2016 classes: 8/20/15, 8/24/15, 9/2/15, 9/9/15, 9/14/15, 9/25/15, 10/7/15, 10/12/15, 10/23/15.
Deadline for Vocational Nurse: July 2015 class is April 15, 2015.
Deadline for Psychiatric Technician: August 2015 class is April 15, 2015.
BLS is required for Vocational Nursing (LVN) and Psychiatric Technician PRIOR to registration.




 






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