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Southwestern 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 Laboratory Technology
Medical Laboratory Technician

Application of chemical, physical science, engineering, and technological concepts, principles, and practices to human and other living systems.
Units needed for degree: 42 units

Clinical Medical Assisting
Medical Assistant: 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: 35 units

Administrative Medical Assisting
Medical Assistant: 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 degree: 41.5 units

Administrative Medical Assisting
Medical Office Management

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: 43 units

Surgical Technician
Surgical Technology

Procedures, skills, and use of equipment to assist in surgery.
Units needed for degree: 36 units

Registered Nursing
Nursing: A.S.

Programs leading to licensure by the Board of Registered Nursing. Includes nursing care in specialty areas.
Units needed for degree: 72 units

Licensed Vocational Nursing
Nursing, Vocational

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: 55.5 units

Dental Hygienist
Dental Hygiene

Oral health education, control of oral disease, preventive, educational, and therapeutic techniques used in dental treatments specific to the licensure examination.
Units needed for degree: 89 units

Paramedic
Emergency Medical Technology & Paramedic

Training specific to the certification standards for EMT-P (Paramedic).
Units needed for degree: 53 units

Health Professions, Transfer Core Curriculum
Transfer Education Preparation for Nursing

Studies that satisfy the academic transfer requirements of the core curriculum for health professions.
Units needed for degree: 27 units



Certificates:

Clinical Medical Assisting
Medical Assistant: 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: 33 units

Clinical Medical Assisting
Medical Assistant: Clinical - Basic

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: 18 units

Clinical Medical Assisting
Medical Assistant: Clinical - Intensive

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: 22 units

Administrative Medical Assisting
Medical Assistant: 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: 18.5 units

Administrative Medical Assisting
Medical Assistant: Administrative Intensive Training

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: 21 units

Administrative Medical Assisting
Medical Office Assistant-Bilingual (Eng/Span) Intensive

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: 22 units

Administrative Medical Assisting
Medical Office Management

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: 22 units

Surgical Technician
Operating Room Nursing

Procedures, skills, and use of equipment to assist in surgery.
Units needed for certificate: 18 units

Surgical Technician
Surgical Technology

Procedures, skills, and use of equipment to assist in surgery.
Units needed for certificate: 36 units

Health Information Coding
Medical Assistant: Coding & Insurance

Training to assign numerical codes to diagnoses, symptoms, and procedures using standard international classifications and terminology.
Units needed for certificate: 34 units

Health Information Coding
Medical Assistant: Coding & Insurance - Basic

Training to assign numerical codes to diagnoses, symptoms, and procedures using standard international classifications and terminology.
Units needed for certificate: 20.5 units

Licensed Vocational Nursing
Nursing, Vocational

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: 45.5 units

Paramedic
Emergency Medical Technology & Paramedic

Training specific to the certification standards for EMT-P (Paramedic).
Units needed for certificate: 44 units