Health & Medical Careers

Please check our registration site or catalog for the most up-to-date
class dates, times, and orientation schedules for your specific program.

Prerequisites for 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 of each program.
  2. High School Diploma or Equivalent is required for Phlebotomy & Pharmacy Technician programs.

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For more information regarding class dates, times, and requirements please visit our online registration page

For questions regarding specific program details or financial assistance, contact Transitions Coordinator, Oscar Lopez at [email protected]

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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 clinical setting.
  • Course tuition is $995.00. Additional book and equipment fees are detailed in our catalog and registration page.
  • All students must complete at least a minimum of 80% of all module hours to pass the course.
  • A certificate of completion and a list of competencies is awarded upon successful completion of the requirements for this course.
  • Students are not required but encouraged to participate in a 120-hour administrative specialty externship.
  • 168 hours/14 weeks

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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, labs, and exam rooms.
  • Students learn about the anatomy and physiology of the human body, medical terminology, pharmacology, phlebotomy, basic surgical assisting, and patient care.
  • Course tuition is $1595.00. Additional book and equipment fees are detailed in our catalog and registration page.
  • All students must complete at least a minimum of 80% of all module hours to pass the course.
  • Upon completion of both the Medical Assistant - Administrative and Medical Assistant - Clinical courses, students are not required but encouraged to participate in a 180-hour combined administrative and clinical externship.
  • A certificate of completion and a list of competencies is awarded upon successful completion of the requirements for this course.
  • 264 hours/22 weeks

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 Medical Assistant - Dual Administrative & Clinical Pathway

  • This cohort has students take both the Medical Assistant Administrative & Clinical courses to make them eligible to take the California Certified Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam for both the administrative and clinical specialties at the same time.
  • All students must complete at least a minimum of 80% of all module hours to pass the program.
  • Program tuition is $2590.00 for both courses over two semesters. Tuition can be paid for each course at the beginning of each semester. Additional book and equipment fees are detailed in our catalog and registration page.
  • This cohort also makes students eligible to take one, combined administrative and clinical externship of 180 hours.

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Pharmacy Technician

  • Prepare for a career as a technician in a 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 the requirements for this course. Students can participate in an externship of 120 hours.
  • A High School Diploma or Equivalency is required to enroll in this program.
  • Program tuition is $995.00. Additional book and equipment fees are detailed in our catalog and registration page.
  • 240 hours/21 weeks
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Phlebotomy

  • 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 40 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).
  • A High School Diploma or Equivalency is required to enroll in this program.
  • Please see the Phlebotomy Training Academy page for specific details regarding registration and class schedule.

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

For more information about the pathway that best suits your goals, contact Oscar Lopez, EAS Transitions Coordinator at [email protected] or 760-737-8015 
 

Pre-Requisite or Beginning Course

Additional Credential or Course 

Licensing or Qualifying Educational program. 

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.

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.

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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.

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For information regarding our Health & Medical Uniform requirements please visit this link:

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