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, Physical Therapy, Surgical Technician and Nursing. Instruction is combined with a hands-on learning experience through instructor approved clinical work-based learning placements 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).
NOTE: Spring orientation is required in order to be enrolled in the program and must be attended by the student and parent/guardian(s).
Requirements for Clinical: Current immunization record and CPR BLS Health Care Provider training must be completed prior to the first day of class. Flu shot (required for all students per hospital policy) is administered in September. Quantiferon TB test is required to be completed 60 days prior to the beginning of clinical work-based learning placement. Additional immunizations may be required by employer partner (for example, COVID vaccination and booster). Clinical work-based learning placements require that students provide their own transportation. Students must be available for work-based learning placements daily. Uniforms required.
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), various industry recognized certifications
For Students Interested In
... learning about careers in the medical field and gaining practical experience through internships at hospitals or medical offices.