Health and Medical Careers
Pre-Requisites for all Medical Classes:
- High School Diploma or Equivalent
- Email Oscar Lopez at Olopez@euhsd.org to schedule an individual appointment.
Certified Nurse Assistant
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 the successful completion of this course. 280 hours / 40 days
Certified Home Health Aide
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 the successful completion of this course. 48 hours / 8 days
Medical Assistant, Administrative
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 this course. 216 hours / 18 weeks
Medical Assistant, Clinical
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 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 the successful completion of this course. 18 weeks
Prepare for a career as a technician in retail pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, mail-order pharmacy, or other location. 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 the successful completion of this course. 21 weeks Followed by a 120-hour pharmacy externship.
Medical Billing and Coding
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. 200 hours - 25 weeks. Once the student has successfully completed this course, the student will have the opportunity to participate in a non-paid externship at a local medical facility. A certificate of completion and a list of competencies is awarded upon the successful completion of this course.
CPR / Basic Life Support
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. Class covers CPR and Basic Life Support of adults, children, and infants. Two-year card and certification fees included in registration fee. Must register in advance.