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MiraCosta College Programs


120000 -- Health
Instructional programs that study the theories and techniques for the restoration or preservation of mental and physical health through the use of drugs, surgical procedures, manipulations, or other curative or remedial methods.

Degrees

Administrative Medical Assisting
Medical Office Professional

Principles and techniques to assist with administration in health care offices and clinics. Includes receptionist duties, maintaining patient records, billing, insurance, bookkeeping, appointments, and scheduling.
Units needed for degree: 29.5 units

Surgical Technician
Surgical Technology

Procedures, skills, and use of equipment to assist in surgery.
Units needed for degree: 39 units

Registered Nursing
Generic Registered Nurse

Programs leading to licensure by the Board of Registered Nursing. Includes nursing care in specialty areas.
Units needed for degree: 78.5 units

Registered Nursing
LVN - RN Career Ladder

Programs leading to licensure by the Board of Registered Nursing. Includes nursing care in specialty areas.
Units needed for degree: 61 units

Licensed Vocational Nursing
Licensed Vocational Nursing

Programs leading to vocational nurse licensure by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. Technical and manual nursing skills, practiced under the direction of a registered nurse, physician, or other medical staff, specific to the scope of practice of the licensed vocational nurse.
Units needed for degree: 72 units

Health Professions, Transfer Core Curriculum
University Studies: Pre-Nursing

Studies that satisfy the academic transfer requirements of the core curriculum for health professions.
Units needed for degree: 36 units

Massage Therapy
Massage Therapist 500 Hours

Preparation for certified practice of various styles of massage, such as Swedish, sports, and deep tissue, for therapeutic and relaxation purposes, including business aspects of massage practice.
Units needed for degree: 24 units



Certificates:

Administrative Medical Assisting
Medical Office Professional

Principles and techniques to assist with administration in health care offices and clinics. Includes receptionist duties, maintaining patient records, billing, insurance, bookkeeping, appointments, and scheduling.
Units needed for certificate: 29.5 units

Surgical Technician
Surgical Technology

Procedures, skills, and use of equipment to assist in surgery.
Units needed for certificate: 39 units

Registered Nursing
LVN - RN Career Ladder

Programs leading to licensure by the Board of Registered Nursing. Includes nursing care in specialty areas.
Units needed for certificate: 53 units

Licensed Vocational Nursing
Licensed Vocational Nursing

Programs leading to vocational nurse licensure by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. Technical and manual nursing skills, practiced under the direction of a registered nurse, physician, or other medical staff, specific to the scope of practice of the licensed vocational nurse.
Units needed for certificate: 72 units

Massage Therapy
Massage Practioner 250 Hours

Preparation for certified practice of various styles of massage, such as Swedish, sports, and deep tissue, for therapeutic and relaxation purposes, including business aspects of massage practice.
Units needed for certificate: 12 units

Massage Therapy
Massage Therapist 500 Hours

Preparation for certified practice of various styles of massage, such as Swedish, sports, and deep tissue, for therapeutic and relaxation purposes, including business aspects of massage practice.
Units needed for certificate: 24 units