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Palomar 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

Clinical Medical Assisting
Clinical Medical Assisting

Principles and techniques to assist with patient care and examination in health care offices and clinics. Includes taking vital signs, preparing patient, assisting with physical exams, collecting specimens, performing basic laboratory tests, and maintaining examination rooms. May include administration of oral or injectable medications under direction of a nurse or physician.
Units needed for degree: 31.5 units

Administrative Medical Assisting
Administrative Medical Assisting

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: 32 units

Registered Nursing
Associate Degree Nursing

Programs leading to licensure by the Board of Registered Nursing. Includes nursing care in specialty areas.
Units needed for degree: 40 units

Registered Nursing
LVN-to-RN

Programs leading to licensure by the Board of Registered Nursing. Includes nursing care in specialty areas.
Units needed for degree: 22 units

Registered Nursing
Registered Nursing

Programs leading to licensure by the Board of Registered Nursing. Includes nursing care in specialty areas.
Units needed for degree: 39 units

Dental Assistant
Dental Assisting (Registered Dental Assistant)

Techniques used in the clinical chairside procedures of dentistry, including preparation of the patient, radiographic exposures, the mixing of dental materials, dental office management specific to the licensure examination.
Units needed for degree: 39.5 units

Paramedic
Paramedic Training

Training specific to the certification standards for EMT-P (Paramedic).
Units needed for degree: 40.5 units



Certificates:

Clinical Medical Assisting
Clinical Medical Assisting

Principles and techniques to assist with patient care and examination in health care offices and clinics. Includes taking vital signs, preparing patient, assisting with physical exams, collecting specimens, performing basic laboratory tests, and maintaining examination rooms. May include administration of oral or injectable medications under direction of a nurse or physician.
Units needed for certificate: 31.5 units

Administrative Medical Assisting
Administrative Medical Assisting

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: 32 units

Dental Assistant
Dental Assisting (Registered Dental Assistant)

Techniques used in the clinical chairside procedures of dentistry, including preparation of the patient, radiographic exposures, the mixing of dental materials, dental office management specific to the licensure examination.
Units needed for certificate: 39.5 units

Paramedic
Paramedic Training

Training specific to the certification standards for EMT-P (Paramedic).
Units needed for certificate: 40.5 units