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Medical Careers

Description 

An extensive medical program offering instruction in a range of health related careers such as Pharmacy Aide, Central Supply Aide, Laboratory Aide, and Radiology Aide. Clerical preparation includes front office skills: bookkeeping, reception, telephone, insurance records, and patient relations. Administrative procedures and terminology needed to perform paperwork associated with the operation of a medical facility or physician’s office. Instruction stresses patient and insurance records, reception area, typing and bookkeeping. First semester covers:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Vital signs
  • Career research and individualized instruction in specific fields
  • Second semester provides on-site training in community medical facilities &/or exam preparation to become a California Certified Medical Assistant (CCMA). 
NOTE: Bus Transportation will NOT be provided to or from community work sites

Term

2 semesters/2 terms
August to June
Advanced 2nd year available

Credits

Meets the graduation requirement at the following high schools:
Science: Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro, & San Lorenzo
Unified School Districts.
Health & Safety: San Leandro & San Lorenzo Unified School Districts 

Approved for UC “g” entrance requirement

Medical Occupations Program participates in articulation with Chabot and Las Positas Colleges

Eligibility

High School juniors, seniors and adults

Requirements 

High School students must currently be enrolled in a high school in the Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro, or San Lorenzo High School.

Adult students must attend a mandatory orientation prior to enrolling the class.  

Hours

3 hours (daily)
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
or 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Costs

$50 Registration Fee

$150 Lab Fee

$50.00 – $100.00 = Physical, TB, Rubella, hepatitis vaccine
$35.00 – $ 50.00 = Career

specific texts
$25.00 – $ 50.00 = uniform / lab coat (estimate)
$ 64.00 = textbook

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