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Orange Coast 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

Health Occupations, General
Health

General and introductory occupational programs in the health occupations. Does not include transfer preparation programs (see 1260.00).
Units needed for degree: 18 units

Medical Assisting
Medical Assisting: CMA Eligible Program

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: 38 units

Clinical Medical Assisting
Medical Assisting: Clinical

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: 19 units

Administrative Medical Assisting
Medical Transcription

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: 20 units

Respiratory Care/Therapy
Respiratory Care

Clinical assistance in the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of acute and chronic respiratory disease, including pulmonary function, drug administration, mechanical ventilation, medical gas therapy, airway management, patient assessment, and assistance to the physician in carrying out special procedures, and as part of emergency and life-support team.
Units needed for degree: 62.5 units

Polysomnography
Polysomnographic Technology

Diagnosis and treatment of disorders of sleep and daytime alertness, and evaluation of various treatment methods.
Units needed for degree: 51.5 units

Electro-Neurodiagnostic Technology
Neurodiagnostic Technology

Techniques used to perform non-invasive diagnostic procedures on the nervous system, including electroencephalography.
Units needed for degree: 55.5 units

Cardiovascular Technician
Cardiovascular Tech: Echocardiography & Vascular Ultrasound

Principles and techniques used in performing invasive, noninvasive, and peripheral examinations of the cardiovascular system to aid in diagnoses and therapeutic treatments.
Units needed for degree: 55.5 units

Electrocardiography
Cardiovascular Technology: Electrocardiography Technician

Prepares individuals in the operation and maintenance of electrocardiograph machines.
Units needed for degree: 31 units

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Principles and procedures used to assist in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of hearing and speech disorders under the supervision of a licensed speech-language pathologist or audiologist.
Units needed for degree: 52.5 units

Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology: Diagnostic

Principles and techniques used in diagnostic radiography. Including radiographic techniques, radiation protection, equipment maintenance, and film processing and darkroom techniques.
Units needed for degree: 64.5 units

Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Diagnostic Medical Sonography [degree]

Techniques used to assist physicians in diagnosing disease or injury by means of high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) that create body images showing the shape and composition of body tissues.
Units needed for degree: 65.5 units

Dental Assistant
Dental Assisting: Registered

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: 27.5 units



Certificates:

Medical Assisting
Medical Assisting: CMA Eligible Program

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: 38 units

Clinical Medical Assisting
Medical Assisting: Clinical

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: 19 units

Administrative Medical Assisting
Medical Assisting: Administrative

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: 18 units

Administrative Medical Assisting
Medical Transcription

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: 20 units

Respiratory Care/Therapy
Respiratory Care

Clinical assistance in the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of acute and chronic respiratory disease, including pulmonary function, drug administration, mechanical ventilation, medical gas therapy, airway management, patient assessment, and assistance to the physician in carrying out special procedures, and as part of emergency and life-support team.
Units needed for certificate: 62.5 units

Polysomnography
Polysomnographic Technology

Diagnosis and treatment of disorders of sleep and daytime alertness, and evaluation of various treatment methods.
Units needed for certificate: 51.5 units

Electro-Neurodiagnostic Technology
Neurodiagnostic Technology

Techniques used to perform non-invasive diagnostic procedures on the nervous system, including electroencephalography.
Units needed for certificate: 55.5 units

Cardiovascular Technician
Cardiovascular Tech: Echocardiography & Vascular Ultrasound

Principles and techniques used in performing invasive, noninvasive, and peripheral examinations of the cardiovascular system to aid in diagnoses and therapeutic treatments.
Units needed for certificate: 55.5 units

Electrocardiography
Cardiovascular Technology: Electrocardiography Technician

Prepares individuals in the operation and maintenance of electrocardiograph machines.
Units needed for certificate: 31 units

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Principles and procedures used to assist in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of hearing and speech disorders under the supervision of a licensed speech-language pathologist or audiologist.
Units needed for certificate: 52.5 units

Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology: Diagnostic

Principles and techniques used in diagnostic radiography. Including radiographic techniques, radiation protection, equipment maintenance, and film processing and darkroom techniques.
Units needed for certificate: 64.5 units

Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Techniques used to assist physicians in diagnosing disease or injury by means of high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) that create body images showing the shape and composition of body tissues.
Units needed for certificate: 65.5 units

Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Techniques used to assist physicians in diagnosing disease or injury by means of high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) that create body images showing the shape and composition of body tissues.
Units needed for certificate: 65.5 units

Dental Assistant
Dental Assisting: Registered

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: 27.5 units