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Registered Dental Assistant 

National Accreditation for Dental Assisting!

For more information regarding the Registered Dental Assistant program, please call (626) 934-2890.                                                           


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. 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. (945 Hours)

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: Tuition $2,510, materials $750, CPR $96, books $254, uniform $134, insurance $18, and ID badge $5.                  Total Program Cost: $4,187

Days Time                 Location Teacher
M - F 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Willow Center Pasicznyk

Module #1: Dental Assistant Core Sciences

In Dental Assistant Module I, you will gain knowledge in dental assistant core competencies and foundation skills. Topics include an overview of dental history, dental office, dental assisting application of biomedical terms and functions, dental anatomy, infection prevention and control, medical and dental emergencies, vital signs, anesthetic and syringe, topical, ethics and professionalism, patient interaction, business administration, communication skills, practice management, professional portfolio, delivering dental care, introduction to dental instruments, moisture control, dental charting, dental computer software, community health and diversity, and basic laboratory skills.

Module #2: Pre-Clinical Dental Sciences

In this course module, students become proficient in dental materials including their physical, mechanical, thermal, electrical, corrosive, adhesive, and solubility properties. Students will identify a variety of dental and clinical materials, and will then learn proper manipulation of these materials. Dental laboratory procedures are introduced, such as working with impression materials, plaster and stone pouring, trimming models, fabricating and polishing dental appliances. Students will learn about clinical care delivery, ergonomics, the necessary skills of chairside procedures, instrument transfer, instruments, and dental handpieces and burs. Students will learn how to perform oral evacuation, dental dam application, and assist in operative dentistry. Students will study the dental specialties of the following: preventative dental health, caries prevention, general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, Periodontics, oral surgery, implants, and prosthodontics. Mouth mirror inspection, fluoride, class II temporary restorations, provisional crowns, will be practiced to a proficient level. Students assist in the San Gabriel Valley Foundation Dental Health Clinic.

Module #3: Radiation Safety

Lecture: This course covers the didactic, pre-clinical work on mannequins and clinical instruction on patients as required by the California State Practice Act in regard to radiation safety. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be certified to take x-rays on patients in the dental office.

Clinical: This course provides advanced clinical instruction on the exposure of intraoral and extra oral radiographs. The bisecting angle technique; paralleling technique, panoramic machine; and adjunct dental radiology aids will be utilized. Emphasis in this course is placed upon the student's performance and demonstrated ability to consistently produce diagnostic radiographs.

Module #4: Coronal Polishing and Pit & Fissure Sealants

In this course, you will learn the correct procedures and skills to successfully place dental sealants and perform coronal polishing on live patients. Topics include and overview on dental occlusal anatomy, infection prevention and control, ethics and professionalism, patient interaction, dental charting, and basic laboratory skills.

Module #5: Clinical Practice

This course module focuses on career development training, and on future success. Students assist the SGV Dental Foundation Clinic which is on site as a hands-on experience for chairside and operatory dentistry for a minimum of 110 hours. Upon successful completion of classroom and SGV clinic training, students will start an internship in a general dental office off site for a minimum of 222 hours. The students will observe in one specialty office for one full day, equal to 8 hours. Internship offices are at an approved facility off site, where an RDAis employed. Students work under the direct supervision of qualified personnel in participating institutions and under general supervision of the school. Interns will be evaluated by supervisory personnel every 40 hours, and will be evaluated by an instructor from the school every 24 hours. Completed evaluation forms will be signed by the dental office and then filed in the students file folders. Students must successfully complete their internship training in order to fulfill requirements for graduation. They will continue to work on becoming efficient in their skills, practicing with a variety of dental procedures as a dental assistant until completion of a minimum of 360 hours total.


Medical Assistant


Pre-requisites: Proof of High School diploma or equivalent. Basic computer knowledge, including internet use, email, uploading and downloading files. Meeting CASAS assessment testing requirements. Students must attend program orientation prior to entering the program.
Program Includes: Medical Assistant program will prepare you for employment in medical offices and clinics in various disciplines in health care. This program is 2 semesters long, during which you will learn front and back office skills as well as complete medical terminology, Electronic health records, human anatomy and physiology and review of most common diseases associated with each system and much more. You will also receive your BLS and first aid certification by attending a prescheduled course as part of you Medical assistant training. (1080 hours, includes Front Office and Back Office, Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology & 180 hours externship.) Externship hours may vary.

Cost: Tuition $2,350, Simchart $125, Stethoscope/Blood Pressure Cuff $50, CPR-AED/First Aid Certification $96, books $392, uniform $33, insurance $18, and ID badge $5. Students will require a flash drive. Total Program Cost: $3,069

Days Time Location Teacher

8:00 am - 3:00 pm 

Externship hours may vary

Willow Center, 5 A. Pakzad
T-TH 8:00 am - 12:00 pm  Online A. Pakzad
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Medical assistants helping a patient


Certified Nursing Assistant - CNA 

The Certified Nursing Assistant Program prepares students tu take the California Nurse Assistant Competency Exam and to find employment in a skilled nursing or other long-term facility. Includes resident care, nutrition, rehabilitation, and emergency care. Health packets will be given at mandatory orientations and must be completed by start of class.  Students must speak, read & write English. (200 hours)

Certified Nursing Assistant CNA

Prerequisite: 1.) Proof of High School Diploma Or High School Diploma Equivalency , and pass reading and basic math asseement. 2.) Complete physical examination by MD or Nurse Practitioner. Must use HLPUSD Physical form. Please obtain form from school, complete it and submit by the start of CNA Class. Must include 2 step PPD and Flu vaccine. If TB test is positive please obtain CXR and submit copy of report. All health documents must be current and valid for 1 year prior to enrollment into the CNA class.  3.) Students must undergo fingerprinting and background clearance through HLPAE before the start of class.                                                
Cost: Tuition $435, CPR/First Aid Card $96, Book $86, Uniform (2 ) $100, White shoes $65, Black stethoscope/Black Blood Pressure cuff $50, Silicone band watch $35, Gait belt $15, 2-step PPD approx. $90, State competency $120, insurance $18, ID badge $5, Live scan $50, Urine drug screen $71, Flu shot $45, Physical exam $120.                  Total Program Cost: $1,401

Days Time Location Teacher
M - Th 7:00 am - 3:30 pm Willow Center, 1 A. Morgan-Hunt/J. Pi

Continuing Education (C.E.U) For CNA & Medical Assistant

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 (see above). The course prepares 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. (20 hours theory / 20 hours clinical)

Prerequisites: Completed an approved and have an active CNA certificate, Physical examination, TB clearance by PPD/Chest X-Ray and Medical insurance.

Cost: Registration $231, book $66, insurance $18, and ID badge $5. Total Program Cost: $320

Course No Days and Time Location Teacher 
61430.019 May vary Willow Center, 1-2 -

*Schedule may vary. Call the office for more info.

Acute Care - CNA

Prepares students for employment in Acute Care Facilities/Hospital. Role of CNA in the following hospital areas: Medical and Surgical Unit, Emergency Room, Orthopedic Unit, Pediatrics Unit, Ambulatory or Outpatient Unit. (30 hours theory/50 hours clinical)

Prerequisites: Students with active CNA certificate.

Cost: Registration $550, book $89, insurance $18, and ID badge $5. Total Program Cost: $662

Note: Due to different Hospital policies, clinical rotations may require additional immunization and drug clearance checks.

Course No Days and Time Location Teacher 
61440.019 May vary Willow Center, 1-2 -

*Schedule may vary. Call the office for more info.

C.E.U.'s for CNA & Medical Assistant
For more information call (626) 934-2962.

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. Titles to be determined. Please call to inquire.

Cost: $20 per class (includes all practice materials and CE certificate).

*Non-refundable. Limited space available and no same day registration.

Pharmacy Technician

Orientation: Call main office for more details.


Course prepares students for entry-level employment in various pharmaceutical settings.  Pharmacy technicians assist pharmacists in reviewing patient information and preparing prescription medications.  Pharmacy technicians perform many other duties including inventory management, third party billing for insurance claims, and maintaining patient profiles. All duties are performed under the direct supervision of a pharmacist. The course consists of both theory and clinical components, including Medical Terminology, Pharmacy Law, Anatomy, and Physiology.  Total of 600 Hours. 

Prerequisites: Appraisal test, TB clearance, High School Diploma or High School Equivalency (HSE) Certificate (GED® or HiSET), and clear criminal background.

Cost: Tuition $1,845, CPR $96, uniform $100, insurance $18, and ID badge $5. (A separate fee of $195 payable to Pharmacy Board and drug testing, live scan (prices vary) will be required for licensing. See for required books to be purchased by the student for approximately $200*.)                                                                          Total Program Cost: $2,537     

24 week program broken into four 6 week modules.

Module              Days Time                       Location

Module 1

Pharmacy Fundamentals


9:00 am - 1:00 pm 

Distance Learning: 16 hours per week

Willow, Rm 108

Module 2

Community Pharmacy Setting

Tues & Thurs

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Distance Learning: 12 hours per week     

Willow, Rm 108

Module 3

Hospital Pharmacy Setting

Tues & Thurs

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Distance Learning: 12 hours per week  

Willow, Rm 108

Module 4



8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Externship Hours: 20-36 hours per week

Willow, Rm 108

*New cohort starting every six weeks!

Medical Biller and Coder

Medical Biller and Coder including Basic Medical Terminology

This entry level course covers ICDM9 CM and coding, risk management and HCPCS/CPT coding and its principles.  A Biller/Coder is employed by medical offices, HMO’s, insurance companies, and hospitals to perform coding/ billing, claim search, and authorizing procedures. (177 hours)

Cost: Tuition $465, Insurance $18, and ID badge $5. Total Program Cost: $488

See instructor for required book to be purchased by the student for approximately $350.

Articulation with Mt. San Antonio College.

Days Time Location Teacher
T/Th 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Willow Center, 10 I. Gonzalez
Customer at counter with pharmacist


Smiling student sitting at a computer


Licensed Vocational Nurse (lVN)

If interested in Financial Aid Benefits, you must apply early in the registration process at prior to enrollment. 

Due to the current over enrollment in the LVN program, we are no longer accepting new students.

Licensed Vocational Nurse - LVN    


Program Duration: 1530 hours.
Theory and clinical program prepares graduates for state licensing exam. 


  • Age 17.5, proof of 12th grade High School Diploma or High School Equivalent. 
  • Must provide proof of current, valid CNA certification prior to CASAS assessment.
  • Must pass CASAS assessment with required scores.
  • Successfully complete Transitions to Nursing Module.

Cost: Tuition for Fundamentals  $1000, VN 1  $2133, VN 2  $2133, CPR/BLS $96, Insurance $36, ID badge $5, Fit Test $50, LiveScan $207, Books $666.50, Supplies and Equipment $179, Uniforms/Shoes $298, Health Screening Fees $750, State Board Exam Fees (Payable to the BVNPT) $300, Licensing Fee (payable to the licensing agency) $300      Total Program Cost: $8,153.50

*Additional fees for textbooks, fit test, uniform, health screening and background check. Prices vary. 

VN Program Courses:

Pre-Vocational Nurse (Pre-VN)                                                                     

VN Fundamentals
VN 1      62111.019
  • Medical Surgical Nursing 1
  • Pharmacology 1
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology
  • Growth and development
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing 2
  • Pharmacology 2
VN 2      62210.019
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Obstetrical Nursing
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing 3
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Pharmacology 3

Instructor: Allen, Davila, and Fawcett
Location: Willow Center & various clinical sites
Time: Varies; some evenings & Saturday included.

Psychiatric Technician

If interested in Financial Aid Benefits, you must apply early in the registration process at  prior to enrollment.

Psychiatric Technician


See Psychiatric Technician Cost List (PDF)

Theory and clinical program prepares graduate for licensing exam. Includes: medical-surgical nursing, pharmacology, nutrition, gerontology, developmental disabilities, psychiatric nursing. (1576 hours)


  • Age 17.5, proof of 12th grade High School Diploma or High School Equivalent.

 • Must provide proof of current, valid CNA certification prior to CASAS assessment.

  • Must pass CASAS assessment with required scores. 
  • Successfully complete Transitions to Nursing Module.

Cost:  Tuition for Fundamentals $1,000 (non-refundable), PT 1 $1250, PT 2 $1250, CPR/BLS $96, insurance $36, and ID badge $5, Fit test $50, Background Check/Live Scan $212, Books $819, Supplies/Equipment $179, Uniform $298, Health Screening Fes $750, State Board Exam fees (Payable to the testing agency) $345, License Fee (Payable to the licensing agency) $300. Total Program Cost: $6,590

Psychiatric Technician Program Courses:

PT Fundamentals      63111.019
PT 1      63110.019
  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing 1
  • Pharmacology 1
  • Nutrition Normal & Therapeutic
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing 2
  • Developmental Disabilities 1
  • Pharmacology for the DD client
  • Growth and Development

PT 2      63210.019
  • Developmental Disabilities 2
  • Mental Disorders 1
  • Pharmacology for the MD client
  • Mental Disorders 1
  • Geriatrics 
  • Leadership and Supervision

Instructor: Davila, Hernandez-Monsivais, and Staff.

Location: Willow Center & various clinical sites.

Time: Varies; some evenings and Saturdays included.

BLS is required for: Vocational Nursing (LVN) and Psychiatric Technician PRIOR to registration.

American Heart Association (AHA) for healthcare providers with AED. (BLS). (BLS) is required PRIOR to registration and must be valid for the duration of the program.

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Nurse attending to a patient in a wheelchair


Smiling medical assistant holding a patient s hand


Entrance Exam

CASAS Assessment Test for Licensed Vocational Nurse Program and Psychiatric Technician Program

Students must fill out the HLPAE Career Technical Education Online Interest Form at