Medical Occupations provides an introduction and broad exploration into several careers within the medical field including: Medical Assisting, Emergency Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dental Assisting/Hygienist, Geriatric Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Physical Therapy, Surgical Technician and Nursing. Instruction is combined with a hands-on learning experience through instructor approved clinical internships at local medical facilities. After completion of the course, students are eligible to take the California certification exam for Medical Assistants and become a California Certified Medical Assistant—Administrative (CCMA-A).
Requirements for Clinical: 2 Step TB Clearance, Flu Shot, current immunization record, and CPR BLS Health Care Provider training. These prerequisites must be completed prior to the first day of school with the exception of the flu shot (required for all students per hospital policy) administered in October. Clinical internships require that students provide their own transportation.
Additional Requirements: Students must be available for internships daily; Uniforms Required; A multi-step application process is required to be considered for the program, including a spring orientation that must be attended by the student and parent(s).
Campus: Foothill High & Granada High
Course Length: 1 Year / 2 Periods
High School Credits: 20
Potential College Credits: 6
Fulfills a-g: "g"
Certificate Earned: California Certified Medical Assistant Administrative (CCMA-A) (Must pass exam), BLS CPR Certification
For Students Interested In
... learning about careers in the medical field and gaining practical experience through internships at hospitals or medical offices.