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HEALTH CARE

* Proof of High School Diploma and/or GED are required for all Health Career Courses

Mandatory Acute Care I Orientation for SPRING 2017 

Students who are interested in this class MUST attend MANDATORY ORIENTATION where students learn what is necessary for 25 hours of Theory, 3 hours Hospital Orientation and 25 hours Clinical Rotation to receive Certificate of Completion and 53 hours of CEUs. Students must have current state Nursing Assistant License. Prefer students who are currently working as Nursing Assistants, plus the time, commitment to fulfill the health and background check required by Watsonville Community Hospital (where clinical rotation is held). 

ILC- Institute of Language and Culture, Room 2, 320 Rodriguez St., Watsonville 
Thu Jan 19   6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Staff 

Acute Care

Upon successful completion of 53 hours of combined theory, lab skills and supervised clinical acute care experience, students earn a Certificate of Competency, as an Acute Care Certified Nursing Assistant. This allows the student to work as an Acute Care CNA in the hospital, sub-acute hospital or Hospice settings. Requirements: Current CNA state license, current American Heart Assoc.-CPR. Current First Aid card. Before clinical: Verification of vaccinations for MMR or blood titer. Current PPD or (if positive PPD) current chest x-ray report. Physical and drug testing. As required by Watsonville Community Hospital. 53 CEUs available. (No Textbooks Required) 

Theory/Skills Instruction: ILC, Room 2 320 Rodriguez Street, Watsonville
   
Mar 11 - May 17 . $225
   Tue & Wed 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Staff

Orientation: Watsonville Community Hospital, 75 Nielson Street, Watsonville
   TBD STAFF
Clinical Instruction: Watsonville Community Hospital, 75 Nielson Street, Watsonville
  
May 23 - May 24 
   Tue & Wed 1:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Staff


Mandatory Certified Nurse Assistant I Orientation for Spring 2017

Class introduces interested students to the program, book, and classroom. Students must pass a basic Reading/Math assessment prior to attending this orientation and must provide a copy of their high school diploma or GED prior to registration. Call 831- 786-2160 to schedule an assessment. Please bring a note pad and pen. Instructor will explain the application process and answer any questions. 

Green Valley Center, Room 7, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville 
 
Thu Jan 19  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Staff 


Certified Nurse Assistant I Program for SPRING 2017

This program trains students to work as a State Certified Nurse Assistant for a skilled nursing facility using the American Red Cross Program.

Students will be State Certified after passing the American Red Cross CNA Test. Instructor will register and schedule this test. $1,000 fee- no checks accepted ($40 book not included) (dates approximate) 

Class runsClass runs Feb 21 - Mar 9. 

Theory Instruction: Green Valley Center, Room 7, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville 
   First 3 weeks: Mon/Tue/Wed 12:00 noon - 6:00 p.m. Staff
Rest of semester: Mondays only 12:00 noon - 6:00 p.m. $1,200

Clinical Instruction: Country Villa, 525 Auto Center Drive, Watsonville

Mar 1 - May 17 Tue/Wed/Thu 6:30 a.m. - 12:30 noon Staff
No Classes on school holidays (see page 3 for school calendar).


EKG Technician Certification Program

This comprehensive 50 hour EKG Techician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the ASPT - Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing. Additionally, students will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical pratices.

(Textbooks included).
Green Valley Center, Room 7, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Tue & Thu 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Staff
Mar 7 - May 2 (NO CLASSES Apr 4 & 6) $1,199


Clinical Medical Assistant Program - 140 Classroom Hours + A Clinical Externship 

This program is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes among other things preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture and hands on labs and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider. To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 140 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements. Note: Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the National Health career Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. 

Green Valley Center, Room 7, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
   TBD  $2,599  

   Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Staff 


Pharmacy Technician Program

This comprehensive 50 hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classification, “the top 200 drugs”, I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parental nutrition (TPN), dispersing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement. (Textbooks included)

Green Valley Center, Room 7, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville 
    
Mar 14 - May 9 $1,199 
   Tue & Thu 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Staff  


Restorative Nurse Assistant

Students must be a Nursing Assistant who has a current Nursing Assistant license. Upon successful completion of 16 hours of theory, written tests and lab skills the students will receive a Certificate of Completion. The RNA job provides exercises, ADLs and encouragement to residents in the Skilled Nursing Facility. 16 CEUS. 

ILC, Room 2, 320 Rodriguez St., Watsonville
   
Mar 14 - Mar 28 $100  
   Tue & Wed 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Staff

 

First Aid Standard/CPR (Adults only)

This comprehensive course trains individuals to prevent, prepare for and respond to any type of workplace or home emergency. Participants will learn and practice adult CPR and rst aid skills. Students should wear comfortable clothing. The certi cate is valid for two years. (materials included)

Green Valley Center, Room 6, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville

Fri   8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Tapiz $80
Session 1: Sep 2

Session 2: Oct 14 

Session 3: Nov 4

Session 4: Dec 9

First Aid Standard/CPR (Adults only)

This comprehensive course trains individuals to prevent, prepare for and respond to any type of workplace or home emergency. Participants will learn and practice adult CPR and rst aid skills. Students should wear comfortable clothing. The certi cate is valid for two years. (materials included)

Green Valley Center, Room 6, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville

Fri   8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Tapiz  $80

Session 1: Feb 3 
Session 2: Mar 3
Session 3: Apr 28
Session 4: May 12

DISTANCE LEARNING EL

Distance Learning is a program to help EL students learn English at home at their own pace by checking out videotapes or DVDs and textbooks. Call during regular office hours to make appointments. There is a $15 materials deposit per Semester.

 

Aprend izaje a Distancia es un programa de Inglés como Segundo Idioma que le ayudara a aprender inglés usando videos, DVDs y libros de texto. Llame durante las horas regulares de oficina para hacer una cita. Deposito de $15 para materiales por semestre.
Costo por Semestre $35

ILC - Institute of Language and Culture,
Distance Learning, 320 Rodriguez St., Watsonville
Tues, Wed/Mar, Mier 11:00 a.m. - 12 noon Fine
Jan 12- May 31 FREE

 

Vocational EL Healthcare/Caregiver Training

Upon successful completion of each Module 1 through 6, the student will receive a Certificate of Completion. Modules can be taken separately or all Modules completed in order for Certificate of Completion for a Home Health Caregiver. Students must speak, understand and read at intermediate or advanced English. Additional costs to students: CPR and First Aid Training, 1 Text Book, 1 Workbook (books $10 each)

Vel entrenamiento de enfermeria/Cuidador de salud

Después de terminar exitosamente cada Módulo el estudiante recibirá un certificado. Al terminar todos los módulos el estudiante recibirá certificado de Home Health Caregiver. Cada módulo se puede tomar por separado o todos juntos en el semestre. Los estudiantes deben hablar, entender y leer el Inglés a nivel intermedio a avanzado. Costos adicionales al estudiante: entrenamiento de CPR y Primeros Auxilios, un libro de texto y libro de trabajo.

ILC - Institute of Language and Culture, Room 2, 320 Rodriguez St., Watsonville

Tue & Wed/Mar & Mier 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Miyoshi
Aug 22 - Nov 17

Module 1 - Introductions, Goal Setting, Healthcare Team,
Confidentiality, Residents Rights, Abuse, Ombudsman
Aug 22, 25, 29 and Sept 1:

Module 2 - Interpersonal Skills 6 Principals of Care, the human body,
Diseases, Infection Control,
Sep 5, 8, 12 and 15:

Module 3 - Body mechanics, positioning Clients, Providing Basic Care,

Sept 19, 22, 26 and 29:

Module 4 - Intake-Output, Taking vital signs, weight and measurements, safety, nutrition

Oct 3, 6, 10, 13, 17 and 20:

Module 5 - Range of Motion, Activities of Daily Living, Charting, Assessments
Oct 24, 27, 31 and Nov 3

Module 6 - Pain, Death and Dying, Resumes, Cover letters, Job interviews

Nov 7, 10, 14 and 17: