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Requirements for ALL Health Classes:

Students must pass a basic Reading/Math assessment prior to attending orientations and must provide a copy of their High School Diploma or GED/ HiSET prior to registering. Certificates of Completion will be handed on Graduation Day May 21, 2020. Letter of Completion available upon request.

Continuing Education Units for Certified Nurse Assistant

Sections 4501,4502, 4503, 4504, 4505
Upon completion of this 4 hour class the nursing assistant will receive a certificate for 4 CEUs. Each class will cover 4 different topics. Classes are offered once a month.
Prerequisite: Current State certified CNA.
Santa Cruz Center, Room 5, 319 La Fonda Avenue, Santa Cruz
Thurs 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Cantero

1.Dementia: Then and Now, Dementia: How to Communicate and Help With ADLs, Dementia: Providing A Safe Environment & Dealing With Behavior, What Is PPE - How and When To Use
Jan 30    $20
Section 4501

2. Managing Incontinence, SDS - Your Right To Know, Combating Pressures Sores and Preventive Measures, The Rules of HIPPAA.
Feb 27   $20
Section 4502

3. Psychosocial Aspects of Aging, Elder Abuse and Prevention, Fire and Disaster Preparedness, Providing Dignity and Respect 24/7/365.
Mar 26   $20
Section 4503

4. Practice Teamwork, Using Restraints - Chemical and Physical, Are You Ethical and Professional?, Policy and Procedure for Theft and Loss.
Apr 30 .  $20
Section 4504

5. Practice Teamwork, Using Restraints - Chemical and Physical, Are You Ethical and Professional?, Policy and Procedure for Theft and Loss.
May 28   $20
Section 4505

Health Career Health Career

Certified Nurse Assistant | Program  Section 4700 - 76.5 Classroom Hours + 100 Clinical Hours

This program trains students to work as a Certified Nurse Assistant for a skilled nursing facility using the American Red Cross CNA test. Instructor will register and schedule test. 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. (Books not included). Partial scholarships may be possible for students.
(No Class: Nov 11, 27)
Prerequisite: Must attend Mandatory Orientation on Tue Jan 14, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.

Theory instruction: Green Valley Center Room 7, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Mon/Tue/Wed 11:30 noon - 5:30 p.m. Staff   $1,200 
 Jan 27 - Mar 21 .   
Section 4700
Clinical instruction: Valley Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center, 919 Freedom Blvd. Watsonville
Saturday   Williams

Clinical Medical Assistant Program- 140 Classroom Hours + 160 Clinical Externship Hour -Section 4520

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.
Prerequisite: Must attend Mandatory Orientation on Wed Jan 15, 2020 at 6 p.m.
Theory Instruction: Green Valley Center, Room 7, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Mon, Wed, Fri  6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Staff
Jan 27 - May 15  $2,599
Section 4520

Healthcare-Caregiver Training/Entrenamiento de Enfermeria-Cuidador de Salud  Section 99720

Students will learn the skills and vocabulary necessary to work as a caregiver. Class Modules include: Infection Control, Patient Care, Nutrition, Human Body, Safety, Transfers, and Communication. Course curriculum includes First Aid CPR Certification. Prepare for jobs in healthcare and caregiving. Certificates of Completion are awarded upon successful completion of all modules. This class is for Intermediate High and Advanced EL students.
Institute of Language and Culture (ILC),Room 2, 320 Rodriguez Street, Watsonville
Thu 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Bush
Feb 6 - Jun 4 . 
Section 99720

Home Health Aide-  Section 4510

Home Health Aide is a 44 hour course for licensed CNAs to learn the skills needed to care for people in their homes. Students must have a California CNA certification, recent Physical and TB test within 90 days, and live scan. MMR immunization or blood titer test is recommended. (Books not included)
Prerequisite: Must attend MANDATORY ORIENTATION on Mon Aug. 26, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.
Theory Instruction: Green Valley Center Room 7, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Mon - Fri 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Simpson
Apr 20 - Apr 24   $550
Clinical Instruction: Pacific Coast Manor, 1935 Wharf Rd, Capitola, CA 95010
Mon - Wed 6:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Apr 27 - Apr 29
Section 4510

Medical Terminology -50 Classroom Hours  Section 4560
Upon successful completion of 50 hours of Medical Terminology students earn a Certificate of Competency. The student will learn basic word structure, abbreviations, body systems, basic anatomy and physiology. (Textbook included).
Prerequisite: Must attend MANDATORY ORIENTATION on Mon. Apr 6, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
Green Valley Center, Room 6, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Mon & Wed 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Williams
Apr 15 - May 27  $100
Section 4560

Health Career Pathways  Section 4100, 4101

This is a great opportunity while you are enrolled in your HSE/diploma program to get your foot in the door at Cabrillo College. Cabrillo College offers courses for careers in the Health Fields that have lucrative pay and are meaningful fields for the community. These include Medical Assistant, (a 3 semester course), Radiologic Technology, Dental Assistant, Nursing, and a free certificated class that includes an internship for working as an administrative assistant in a dental office. There will be guest speakers and a tour of the Cabrillo College state of the art health facilities where you will be taking your health career classes. When you obtain your diploma or HSE from Watsonville/Aptos/Santa Cruz Adult Education at graduation you will also receive a certificate of completion for Health Career Pathways.

Green Valley Center, Room 3, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Thu 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Kaskey
Jan 16 - Jun 4 (Labs at Cabrillo TBD) FREE
Section 4100

Santa Cruz Center (SCC), Room 2, 319 La Fonda Avenue, Santa Cruz
Mon - Wed 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Kaskey
Jan 13 - Jun 3  (Labs at Cabrillo TBD) FREE
Section 4101


Dental Assisting Program- 60 Classroom Hours + 80 Clinical Externship Hours Section 4581

The 60 hour Dental Assisting Program prepares students for entry level positions in one of the fastest growing health care positions - Dental Assisting. The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with all areas of pre-clinical dental assisting and provide training in the professional skills required to function as an assistant in the dental practice. This course covers the following key areas and topic - Administrative Aspects include: the history of dentistry and dental assisting; introduction to the dental office; the legal aspects of dentistry; policies and guidelines. Clinical Aspects include: introduction to oral anatomy; dental operatory; dental equipment, introduction to the tooth structure; primary and permanent teeth; the oral cavity and related structures; proper patient positioning; dental hand-pieces; sterilization; and other areas. In addition to entry-level administrative jobs, this course is ideal for students interested in pursuing a future formal Dental Hygienist program. (Textbooks included).
National Certification: This program meets the necessary requirements to take the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) Radiology Health and Saftey (RHS) Examination.
Clinical Externship: As part of this Dental Assisting program, you will be eligible to participate in a 40 hour clinical externship.
Prerequisite: Must attend Mandatory Orientation on Mon jan. 13, 2020 at 6 p.m.
Green Valley Center Room 6/7, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Mon & Wed 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Staff   $1,399  
Jan 22 - Mar 25 . 
Section 4581

English for Healthcare Aid-  Section 99725

An introduction to skills necessary for an entry level personal care attendant position. The class will prepare students with communicative language, expressions and basic directives on how to assist patients and their families in the home or assisted living environment. Class topics include: care attendant skill building, preventing incidents, nutrition, elder patient challenges and interfacing with family members.
Schapiro Knolls, 33 Minto Road, Watsonville
Tue/Mar 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m. Allen
Jan 14 - Jun 2 . 
Section 99725

First Aid Standard/CPR for Infant, Child and Adult

This comprehensive course trains individuals to prevent, prepare for and respond to any type of workplace or home emergency. Participants will learn and practice infant, child and adult CPR and first aid skills. Students should wear comfortable clothing. The certificate is valid for two years through the American Heart Association (materials included) .
Green Valley Center Room 6, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Fri   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Laurent  $65
Session 1: Jan 17    (Section 7140)
Session 2: Feb 21   (Section 7141)
Session 3: Mar 20  (Section 7142)
Session 4: Apr 17   (Section 7143)
Session 5: May 15  (Section 7144)