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San Diego Mesa 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

Medical Assisting
Medical Assisting

Administrative, clerical or technical support services for a licensed physician, podiatrist, or health care services plan, and related support functions in a health care facility.
Units needed for degree: 40 units

Physical Therapist Assistant
Physical Therapist Assistant

Principles and procedures used to assist a physical therapist in implementing a prescribed plan of therapy for a patient, including patient instruction and administration of treatments.
Units needed for degree: 46 units

Health Information Technology
Health Information Technology

Compilation and maintenance of medical records, development of statistical reports, coding of diseases and operations, maintenance of indexes, and handling of requests for medical records information.
Units needed for degree: 52 units

Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology

Principles and techniques used in diagnostic radiography. Including radiographic techniques, radiation protection, equipment maintenance, and film processing and darkroom techniques.
Units needed for degree: 62 units

Dental Assistant
Dental Assisting: RDA, CDA

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: 29.5 units



Certificates:

Medical Assisting
Medical Assisting

Administrative, clerical or technical support services for a licensed physician, podiatrist, or health care services plan, and related support functions in a health care facility.
Units needed for certificate: 34 units

Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology

Principles and techniques used in diagnostic radiography. Including radiographic techniques, radiation protection, equipment maintenance, and film processing and darkroom techniques.
Units needed for certificate: 62 units

Dental Assistant
Dental Assisting: RDA, CDA

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: 29.5 units

Other Health Occupations
Mental Health Advocate/Aide

Specified, includes all emerging occupations.
Units needed for certificate: 24 units