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HEALTH CARE

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
Fri 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Cantero

1. Understanding Blood Borne Pathogens, Implementing Bowel and Bladder Training, Handwashing 101 and TLC of Skin.
Section 4501 Aug 30 $20

2. Upholding Confidentiality, Problems and Needs of the Elderly, Resident Rights and Violations, Practice Safety and Accident Prevention.
Section 4502 Sep 27 $20

3. Know and Practice Cultural Diversity, Delivering 5 Star Customer Service, What is Sensory Deprivation, Developing interpersonal Relationships and Communication.
Section 4503 Oct 25 $20

4. What You Should Know About End of Life, Performing Oral Hygiene, Providing Adequate Nutrition and Preventing Dehydration, Know the S/S of Cardiopulmonary Distress.
Section 4504 Nov 22 $20

5. The Importance of Proper Body Mechanics, How to Prevent Elopement, Documentation: How To’s and Do’s and Don’ts, Utilization of Time Management.
Section 4505 Dec 13 $20

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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 Mon. Aug. 19, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.
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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 
Section 4700  Sep 16 - Dec 18
Clinical instruction: Watsonville Post Acute and Nursing Center, 525 Auto Center Drive, Watsonville
Tue & Wed 6:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Staff
TBD

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 Aug. 14, 2019 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
Aug 19 - Nov 25 
$2,599 -Section 4520

EKG Technician Certification Program  Section 4570

This comprehensive 50 hour EKG Technician 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 practices.
(textbooks included).
Prerequisite: Must attend Mandatory Orientation on Tue Oct. 15, 2019 at 6 p.m.
Green Valley Center, Room 7, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Tue & Thu 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Staff
Oct 22 - Dec 19  $1,199  Section 4570

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 (IL C),Room 2, 320 Rodriguez Street, Watsonville
Thu 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Bush
Sep 5 - Dec 19

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
Sep 16 - Sep 20 $550
Clinical Instruction: Valley Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center, 925 Freedom Blvd. Watsonville
Mon - Wed 6:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Sep 25 - Sep 27

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 Wed Sep. 4, 2019 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. Bush
Sep 9 - Oct 16  $100

Medical

Pharmacy Technician Program   Section 4530

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 classifications, “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.)

Note: In addition to classroom lecture and labs, this program includes a clinical externship through a local pharmacy. To be eligible for a clinical externship, students must successfully complete the 50 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements. National Certification: This program meets the necessary requirements to take the pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTBC) - Pharmacy Technician Certification (PTCE) Exam.
Prerequisite: Must attend Mandatory Orientation on Tue Aug. 13, 2019 at 6 p.m.
Green Valley Center, Room 3, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Tue & Thu 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Staff
Aug 20 - Oct 10   $1,399  Section 4530

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
Section 4100 Aug 14 - Dec 19 (Labs at Cabrillo TBD)
FREE
Santa Cruz Center (SCC), Room 2, 319 La Fonda Avenue, Santa Cruz
Mon - Wed 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Kaskey
Section 4101 Aug 14 - Dec 18 (Labs at Cabrillo TBD) FREE

CNA
 

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 Oct. 7, 2019 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  Section 4581
Oct 16 - Dec 18

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
Aug 20 - Dec 17