Health and Medical Careers

Fall classes have begun! Please register online today!

Prerequisites for all Medical Classes:

  1. Mandatory Orientation prior to the first scheduled class. Please see the class registration page for details regarding the date, time, and location for each program.
  2. High School Diploma or Equivalent

For more information about our medical classes please visit our online registration page

For questions regarding specific program details or financial assistance, contact Transitions Coordinator, Oscar Lopez at Olopez@euhsd.org

If you are interested in a Health and Medical program but are not quite sure if it is right for you, please fill out the interest form below and we will contact you with an invitation to attend an orientation for the program of interest. Please be sure to provide a valid email address where we can send your invitation.

Health & Medical Interest Form

Certified Nurse Assistant - TBD classes available for Spring 2022

  • This course provides entry-level training that leads to nurse assistant certification.
  • Instruction covers basic nursing skills, medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology, ethics, health, and safety.
  • A certified nursing assistant, or CNA, helps patients or clients with healthcare needs under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
  • Upon successful completion, students are qualified to take the California State Board Certified Nurse Assistant written and clinical examinations.
  • A certificate of completion and a list of competencies is awarded upon successful completion of requirements for this course.
  • 264 hours/11 weeks

 

Certified Home Health Aide - TBD classes available for Spring 2022

  • This class is for certified nurse assistants, only, who want to get their Home Health Aide state certification in order to work with hospice and home health care providers.
  • Home health aides help people with disabilities, chronic illness, or cognitive impairment with the activities of daily living. They often help older adults who need assistance.
  • A certificate of completion and a list of competencies is awarded upon successful completion of requirements for this course.
  • 48 hours / 8 days

 

Medical Assistant, Administrative - Classes begin Aug. 2021

  • This class prepares the student to work in the front office of a doctor's office, clinic, or other administrative areas of healthcare facilities.
  • A medical assistant is an allied health professional that supports the work of physicians and other health professionals, usually in a clinic setting.
  • A certificate of completion and a list of competencies is awarded upon successful completion of requirements for this course.
  • 168 hours / 14 weeks

 

Medical Assistant, Clinical - Classes begin Aug. 2021

  • This course is only for MA students who have successfully completed Medical Assistant, Administrative.
  • MA-Clinical prepares the student to assist physicians in the back office.
  • Students learn about the anatomy and physiology of the human body, medical terminology, pharmacology, phlebotomy, basic surgical assisting, and patient care.
  • Upon completion of MA, Admin, and MA, Clinical, students can participate in an externship of 160 to 180 hours.
  • A certificate of completion and a list of competencies is awarded upon successful completion of requirements for this course.
  • 18 weeks

 

Pharmacy Technician - Classes begin Aug. 2021

  • Prepare for a career as a technician in retail pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, mail-order pharmacy, or other locations.
  • The pharmacy technician assists the pharmacist with mixing and packaging prescriptions, maintaining client records, and referring clients to the pharmacist for counseling assistance.
  • A pharmacy technician is a health care provider who performs pharmacy-related functions, generally working under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist.
  • A certificate of completion and a list of competencies is awarded upon successful completion of requirements for this course. Students can participate in an externship of 120 hours.
  • 21 weeks 

 

Medical Billing and Coding - TBD classes available for Spring 2022

  • From clinics to hospitals to physician's offices, medical billers and coders use medical codes to document patient diagnoses and treatments.
  • Duties include reading and analyzing patient records; determining the correct codes for patient records; using codes to bill insurance providers; interacting with physicians and assistants to ensure accuracy; keeping track of patient data over multiple visits; managing detailed, specifically coded information; maintaining patient confidentiality and information security.
  • Once the student has successfully completed this course, the student can participate in a 180hr externship at a local medical facility.
  • A certificate of completion and a list of competencies is awarded upon successful completion of requirements for this course.
  • 200 hours - 25 weeks.

 

CPR / Basic Life Support - See our online catalog for class dates

  • This course provides healthcare professionals and novices, the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely, and effective manner. Intended for certified or non-certified, licensed or non-licensed healthcare professionals.
  • The class covers CPR and Basic Life Support for adults, children, and infants.
  • Two-year card and certification fees are included in the registration fee.
  • Must register in advance. Classes must meet in person.
  • 1 day - 5hrs

 

Phlebotomy - Classes begin Aug. 2021

  • Launch your career as a Phlebotomy Technician, collecting blood samples from patients in a hospital, clinical laboratory, medical office, or clinic.
  • Through lectures and hands-on training, learn about the circulatory system, venipuncture technique and specimen collection, risk factors and complications, and quality assurance.
  • This course provides a complete learning experience, with 48 hours of classroom instruction and a 40-hour hands-on externship, which prepares you to take the National Certification exam to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician1 (CPT1).
  • Class is presented through AUMT Institute, The Phlebotomy School.
  • Contact Shelby at 858-882-4496 for more information.

Potential Health & Medical Career Pathways offered to Escondido Adult School students

  • All Pathways and Courses require a High School Diploma. 
  • For more information about the pathway that best suits your goals, contact Oscar Lopez, EAS Transitions Coordinator at olopez@euhsd.org or 760-737-8015 
 

Pre-Requisite or Beginning Course

Additional Credential or Course 

Licensing or Qualifying Educational program. 

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)

Qualified to pursue additional nursing program education such as your Vocational Nursing license (LVN) or Register Nursing (RN)

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA)

Qualified to pursue job opportunities for CNA and/or CHHA positions in hospitals, hospice, nursing facilities, and home hospice or elderly care.

Medical Assistant - Administrative

Medical Assistant - Clinical 

Qualified to pursue job opportunities for Medical Assistant Administrative and Clinical positions

Medical Assistant - Administrative and/or Clinical

Phlebotomy

Qualifies you to take the NHA Phlebotomy exam to become a certified Phlebotomist.

Medical Assistant - Administrative

Medical Billing & Coding

Qualifies you to pursue career opportunities for both MA and MBC positions. Often these positions require both skills.

Medical Billing & Coding

Microsoft Office Training

Provides you with the marketable technology certifications to pursue higher-paying MBC positions.

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Licensing 

Qualifies you to pursue higher education Pharmacology programs such as the Pharmacology program at UCSD or UCSD extensions.

*(ESL students)* Integrated Education & Training (IET) Basic Nursing Assistant Program

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA), or Medical Assistant

Integrated Education & Training (IET) refers to contextualized English as a Second Language (ESL) or Basic skills classes that prepare EL Learners to succeed in health & medical career technical classes. IET classes are specialized ESL classes to help prepare language learners for eligibility to enroll in CTE courses. ESL students in Intermediate High and Advanced levels are eligible.