HEALTH CARE TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

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The Health Care Technology Department offers several technical and administrative health programs that offer training and clinical experience designed to serve San Francisco Bay Area communities. Certificate programs include:

Cardiovascular and EKG Technicians

These programs prepare students to work as technicians in non-invasive cardiac laboratory units in hospitals and medical clinics. Students will learn to perform and interpret echocardiography (Echo) or EKG exams. The Cardiovascular Technology program is a 2-semester credit program that trains students to enter the health care field as a cardiac sonographer or ECG and exercise stress test technician. CVT students learn to perform and interpret echocardiography (ultrasound) exams and utilize high-tech instrumentation to evaluate a patient's cardiac status.

For more information, call 415.561.1900 or click here.

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Emergency Medical Technician

The EMT certification eligibility program trains students in various areas of specialized emergency problems and advanced first aid including initial patient assessment, respiratory emergency care, medical trauma, CPR, basic life support, and much more. The EMT Basic and EMT-B Refresher programs offer the required didactic and clinical experiences necessary for the performance of all aspects of basic life support and pre-hospital care. Graduates of the program are eligible to become certified Emergency Medical Technicians in California. The EMT-B is a prerequisite for entry into any paramedic program. The EMT Refresher is for students seeking EMT re-certification.

For more information, call 415.561.1900 or click here.

Health Information Technology

This multi-faceted certificate program provides students with the knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to process, analyze, disseminate, organize and manage health care records in medical office settings. Specializations include Accredited Records Technician, Health Information Clerks, HIT Coding Specialist, and Medical Transcription. Health Information professionals are responsible for maintaining components of health information systems consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, regulatory and accreditation requirements of a health care delivery system. Successful graduates are eligible for national accreditation as an Accredited Record Technician (ART).

For more information, call 415.561.1900 or click here.

Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting program trains students to perform administrative and clinical procedures in physicians' offices, outpatient clinics, medical laboratories, and home care agencies. Students can earn an Award of Achievement in Medical Assisting or Medical Administrative Assisting, or a Certificate of Completion in Medical Assisting or as a Medical Biller.

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Pharmacy Technician

The Pharmacy Technician Program is a 2-semester credit program which will prepare the graduate for a career in retail, homecare, or hospital-based pharmacy. A technician assists the pharmacist in the purchasing, preparation, and dispensing of prescribed medications. Applicants to the program must apply at least six months before the fall semester begins. Applicants must demonstrate a proficiency in algebra and complete a successful interview. Graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion and be qualified to sit for the national certification exam.

For more information, call 415.561.1900 or click here.

Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is widely recognized for its effectiveness for chronic, systemic illnesses, and has its strength in disease prevention and early identification of illness. Chinese medicine has evolved over thousands of years of observation, study, and clinical experience of the body.

Unit Coordinator

This program is designed to introduce the student to the clerical aspects of the hospital unit coordinator or ward clerk, and to familiarize the student with basic procedures and communication skills. This one-semester non-credit program provides training in the clerical aspects of maintaining patient charts, facilitating hospital admissions, and coordinating communications.

For more information, call 415.561.1900 or click here.

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