FAQs

Health Care Technology

Cardiovascular Technology Program (CVT)

What will the CVT program do for me?

This program combines computer technical skills with patient care. If you are interested in health care and technology this may be a good career for you.

What kind of job can I get once I complete the CVT program?

Program graduates can work as ECG techs, exercise stress techs and cardiac ultrasound techs.

How much can I earn in this career?

This will vary within each institution and based on duties performed: ECG (only) about $12/hr, Echo Technologist between $18-24/hr. Please refer to the Occupational Outlook Handbook for more information regarding job outlook and salary scales.

How long will the CVT program take?

Students should try to see this as an AA Degree Program and should spend at least one year preparing for it by taking anatomy, physiology, physics and algebra. The CVT program itself takes one full academic year and can be used as a major for your AA Degree.

Where will classes be held?

John Adams Campus, Phelan Campus and at various Bay Area medical centers for clinical experience.

Where do I get more information?

Information/orientation meetings are held in the late Spring to recruit Fall students. Please contact the John Adams Campus main office for information at (415) 561-1900. Or please visit the department Web site: Health Care Technology Department.

What time of day are classes offered?

Fall Semester

CVT course      M      9a-12p      lab 12-2p
ECHO course      Tu/Th      9a-12p      lab 6-9p (1 night a week)


Spring Semester

CVT course      M      6-9p      lab 4-6p
ECHO course      Tu/Th      9a-12p      8 hours per week in clinic


Please refer to Schedules for Credit Classes for a listing of current class times and locations.

When do classes start?

Interviewing for enrollment is in late spring. Courses begin each Fall Semester usually the third week of August.

How do I enroll?

Meet prerequisites, interview in the late spring.

What are the prerequisites?

College level anatomy (C or better)

  1. Highly recommended:
  2. computer literacy
  3. algebra
  4. medical terminology
  5. hospital experience (even as a volunteer)

How much money can I expect to spend?

Please refer to Tuition Information for details on costs. Financial Aid may be available at the Financial Aid Office: (415) 239-3576.

EKG Technician

What will the EKG Technician program do for me?

This program prepares students to operate an EKG machine and work as technicians in non-invasive cardiac diagnostic laboratory units in hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, and medical clinics, and facilities. Students will be able to prepare patients for, KG mountings and tracing, will learn the cardiovascular system, and interpret EKG readings.

Upon completing the program, students will also become cognizant of advanced arrhythmias, hypertrophies, and myocardial infarction. Students will also be able to operate a 12-lead, 3-channel EKG machine. For more information please call (415) 561-1900.

How much can I earn in this career?

The average starting salary is $13 to $15 an hour as an EKG Technician. Please refer to the Occupational Outlook Handbook for job prospects and salary information.

How long will the program take?

It takes approximately two semesters to complete. To find out more about the course requirements for the program, please refer to the Program Information.

Where will classes be held?

Classes are held at the John Adams Campus. Please refer to the Schedules for Credit Classes for more information on class times and locations.

Where do I get more information?

Contact Peggy Guichard at (415) 561-1967 or by e-mail at  mguichar@ccsf.edu or visit the department Web page: Health Care Technology Department.

What time of day are classes offered?

Evening classes are offered from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Please refer to the Schedules for Credit Classes for more information on class times and locations.

When do classes start?

Classes start every August and January. Please refer to the Schedules for Credit Classes for more information on class times and locations.

How do I enroll?

For new students, click here to apply for admission. You may also call Admissions directly at (415) 239-3285.

What are the requirements for certification?

Certificate is offered after successful completion of the second semester. Please refer to Program Information for specific requirement information.

How much money can I expect to spend?

Please refer to Tuition Information for specifics on costs. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. You may also call the Financial Aid Office at (415) 239-3576.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

What will the EMT program do for me?

The program will assist the EMT trainees in developing skills in areas of specialized emergency problem, initial patient assessment and care, transportation, and communication. For more information call (415) 561-1900.

What kind of job can I get once I complete the program?

Employment opportunities include ambulance service, security guard, required entry for most fire departments or emergency room technician.

How much can I earn in this career?

$9.00 an hour or higher. Please refer to Occupational Outlook Handbook for current information on salary and job prospects.

How long will the program take?

The certificate can be completed in one semester. Please refer to Program Information for specific requirement information.

Where will classes be held?

John Adams Campus. Go to Schedules for Credit Classes for class times and locations.

Where do I get more information?

Please contact the John Adams Campus at (415) 561-1900 or visit the department Web page: School of Health & Physical Education.

What time of day are classes offered?

Classes are offered Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Check the Schedules for Credit Classes for class times and locations.

When do classes start?

Classes begin each Fall and Spring Semester. Check the Schedules for Credit Classes for class times and locations.

How do I enroll?

Request to have an informational packet mailed to you by calling (415) 561-1900. For new students, click here to apply for admission. You may also call Admissions directly at (415) 239-3285.

What are the requirements for certification?

Successful completion of all course work, 75% minimum on all exams, passing all skills examinations and a minimum of 10 hours of clinical attendance. Please refer to Program Information for specific requirement information.

How much money can I expect to spend?

Please refer to Tuition Information for specifics on costs. Financial Aid is available. You may also call the Financial Aid Office at (415) 239-3576.

Health Information Technology (HIT)

What will the Health Information Technology Program do for me?

The Health Information Technology (HIT) curricula provides instruction and professional practice experience to assist students in developing the theoretical and technical skills necessary to maintain components of health information systems consistent with the medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the healthcare delivery system.

The college and faculty are committed to providing a learning environment for students. Instructors are health information professionals dedicated to the highest standards of professional excellence.

The HIT program offers an associate of science degree in Health Information Technology. The HIT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Information and Informatics Management (CAHIIM)

In addition to the degree program we offer a Certification of Accomplishment in Health Information Clerk I, or Certification of Achievement in Health Information Clerk II, Health Information Coding Specialist, and Health Information Technology. HIT program orientation session(s) are held each semester. You are invited to attend. Please call (415) 561-1900 for specific dates and times.

Mission Statement:

The City College of San Francisco's Health Information Technology Program provides instruction and professional practice experience that prepare students to write the national qualifying examination for certification as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) and for entry-level employment opportunities at various healthcare facilities, government agencies, and other healthcare organizations.

Program Overview:

Students in the HIT program may enroll and take courses on part-time or full-time basis. The number of semesters to complete the certificate program(s) or degree program will vary. HIT courses are offered in the fall and spring semesters. General education courses are offered in the fall, spring, and a limited number of classes in the summer.

The curricula are based on an explicit set of competencies approved by CAHIIM. These competencies have been determined through a job analysis conducted of health information practitioners. The competencies are subdivided into domains, subdomains, and tasks. Tests are structured and developed to measure a student's cognitive level in the areas of recall, application, and analysis.

Successful graduates of the program qualify to sit for the national examination and for entry-level employment opportunities in the healthcare arena.

What are Health Information Technicians?

A career as a health information professional offers a unique opportunity to be a member of the health care team and combine an interest in health information, business, and computer information systems. This is one of the few health occupations in which there is little or no direct contact with patients.

What is the nature of the work?

Each time a patient receives treatment from healthcare providers, a record is maintained of the observations, medical or surgical interventions, and treatment outcomes. This record includes information that the patient provides concerning his or her symptoms and medical history, the results of examination, reports of x-rays and laboratory tests, diagnoses, and treatment plans. Health information professionals organize and evaluate these records for completeness and accuracy. Because accuracy is essential in their jobs, health information professional must pay close attention to detail.

What is the Job Outlook for Health Information Technicians?

The U. S. Bureau of Labor predicts a 47% shortage of credentialed Health Information professionals by the year 2010 (>90,000 jobs). Employment for health information professionals is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2012, due to rapid growth in the number of medical tests, treatments, and procedures that will be increasingly scrutinized by third-party payers, regulators, courts, and consumers.

Increasing legislation, consumer awareness, and computerization of health information allows more career opportunities for trained health information professionals. Ranks in the top ten in the nation's as most employable career.

The American Health Information Management Association projects a 69% shortage of health information professionals by the year 2012 (>216,000 jobs).

Although employment growth in hospitals will not keep pace with growth in other healthcare industries, many new jobs will nevertheless be created. The fastest employment growth and a majority of the new jobs are expected in offices of physicians, due to increasing demand for detailed records, especially in large group practices. Rapid growth also is expected in long term care facilities, home healthcare services, and outpatient care centers. Additionally job openings will result from the need to replace technicians who retire or leave the occupation permanently.

How much can I earn in this career?

Based on the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition, the median annual earnings of medical records and health information technicians were $28,030 in May 2006. About 37 percent worked in hospitals, and another 22 percent worked in outpatient care centers, long term and residential care facilities. Most of the remainder worked in home health care services, Federal Government health care facilities, physician offices, insurance carriers, and HIM consulting companies.

Credentialed health information technicians may have the opportunity to supervise or manage a small HIM department. In large to medium-sized facilities, a bachelor's degree may be required for a management positions. Medical and health services managers held about 262,000 jobs in 2006. The Median annual earnings of medical and health services managers were $73,340 in May 2006.

Job outlook and earnings information were obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, and on the Internet at http:// www.bls.gov/oco/ocos103.htm (visited April. 30, 2009)

What type of related occupations are available for Health Information Technicians?

Health Information Technicians need a strong clinical background to analyze the contents of medical records. Other workers who need knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology but have little or no direct contact with patients include medical secretaries, medical transcriptionists, medical coders/billers, and cancer registrars.

Where do I get more information?

Information on careers in medical records and health information technology, including a list of programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM) are available from:

The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
233 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2150
Chicago, Illinois 60601-5800
Telephone: (312) 233-1100
http://www.cahiim.org

The American Health Information Management Association
233 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150
Chicago, IL 60601-5800
Telephone: (312) 233-1090
http://www.ahima.org

Medical Administrative Assisting

What will this program do for me? 

The program offers a Certificate of Completion or Award of Achievement in Medical assisting. Graduates are eligible to take the Certification Examination offered by the American Associating of Medical Assistants, Inc. (AAMA).

What kind of job can I get once I complete the program?

Employment opportunities are available in physicians' offices, outpatient clinics, independent laboratories, home care agencies, and other medical facilities.

How much can I earn in this career? 

Varies depending on medical specialty and geographical location. Please refer to Occupational Outlook Handbook for current information on salary and job prospects.

How long will the program take? 

Three semesters plus one summer session students enrolling in the Fall Semester. Please refer to Program Curriculum for specific requirement information.

How do I enroll?

For new students, click here to apply for admission. You may also call Admissions directly at (415) 239-3285. Next, take the City College Placement Test and attend the program orientation. You must then arrange for an appointment with an advisor. You may also enroll on the first day of classes after meeting with the program advisor. Bring your placement scores and unofficial transcripts for any classes you have completed

Where will classes be held?

Most Medical Assisting classes are offered at the John Adams Campus. A few courses may be available at other sites.

Where do I get more information?

The Medical Assisting Program is located at the Phelan Campus in Room 302. Please call (415) 561-1900 for an informational packet. Or visit the department Web page: Health Care Technology Department.

What time of day are classes offered?

Classes are generally offered during the day. Some classes may be available during the evening. Please refer to the Schedules for Credit Classes for more information on class times and locations.

When do classes start?

January and August. Please refer to the Schedules for Credit Classes for more information on class times and locations.

What are the requirements for receiving a degree?

Completion of all courses within the Medical Assisting Program with a “C” grade or higher and a grade point average of 2.5. Please refer to Program Curriculum for specific requirement information.

How much money can I expect to spend?

Please refer to Tuition Information for specifics on costs. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. You may also call the Financial Aid Office at (415) 239-3576.

Medical Office Assisting

What will this program do for me? 

The program of study for the Certificate of Completion in Medical Office Assisting is designed to prepare students for employment in medical offices, clinics, and health centers.

What kind of job can I get once I complete the program?

Employment opportunities are available in physicians' offices, outpatient clinics, independent laboratories, home care agencies, and other medical facilities.

How much can I earn in this career?

Varies depending on medical specialty and geographic location. Please refer to Occupational Outlook Handbook for current information on salary and job prospects.

How long will the program take?

Students beginning Medical Administrative Assisting courses in the Fall Semester will take three semesters plus one summer session to complete the program requirements.

How do I enroll?

For new students, click here to apply for admission. You may also call Admissions directly at (415) 239-3285. Next, take the City College Placement Test and attend the program orientation. You must then arrange for an appointment with an advisor. You may also enroll on the first day of classes after meeting with the program advisor. Bring your placement scores and unofficial transcripts for any classes you have completed.

Where will classes be held?

Most Medical Administrative Assisting Classes are offered at the John Adams Campus. A few courses may be available at other sites.

Where do I get more information?

The Medical Administrative Assisting Program is located in Room 302 at the John Adams Campus. Please call (415) 561-1900 and ask that an informational packet be mailed to you.

What time of day are classes offered?

Classes are generally offered during the day. Some Classes may be available during the evening. Please refer to the Schedules for Credit Classes for more information on class times and locations.

When do classes start? 

January and August. Please refer to the Schedules for Credit Classes for more information on class times and locations.

What are the requirements for the certification?

Completion of all courses within the Medical Administrative Assisting Program with a “C” grade or higher and an overall grade point average of 2.5.

How much money can I expect to spend while enrolled in this program?

Books and supplies cost approximately $400.00. Please refer to Tuition Information for specifics on costs. Financial Aid is available. You may also call the Financial Aid Office at (415) 239-3576.

Medical Biller

What will this program do for me?

A certificate of Completion in the Medical Biller Program is offered.

What kind of job can I get once I complete the program?

Employment opportunities are available in physicians' offices, outpatient clinics, independent laboratories, home care agencies and other medical facilities.

How much can I earn in this career? 

Varies depending on medical specialty and geographical location. Please refer to Occupational Outlook Handbook for current information on salary and job prospects.

How long will the program take? 

Students beginning Medical Billing courses in the Spring Semester will take two semesters to complete the program requirements.

How do I enroll? 

Take the City College Placement Test and attend the program orientation. You may also enroll on the first day of classes. Bring your placement scores and unofficial transcripts for any classes you have completed.

Where will classes be held? 

Most Medical Assisting classes are offered at the John Adams Campus. A few courses may be available at other sites.

Where do I get more information?

The Medical Assisting Program is located at the John Adams Campus in Room 302 at the John Adams Campus. Please call (415) 561-1900 and ask that an informational packet be mailed to you.

What time of day are classes offered?

Classes are generally offered during the day. Some classes may be available during the evening.

When do classes start? 

January and August.

What are the requirements for receiving a degree? 

Completion of all courses within the Medical Assisting Program with a “C” grade or higher and a grade point average of 2.5.

How much money can I expect to spend? 

Books and supplies cost approximately $400.00. Please refer to Tuition Information for specifics on costs. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. You may also call the Financial Aid Office at (415) 239-3576.

Medical Receptionist

What will this program do for me?

The program of study for the Certificate of Completion in Medical Office Assisting is designed to prepare students for employment in medical offices, clinics, and health centers. 

What kind of job can I get once I complete the program?

Employment opportunities are available in physicians' offices, outpatient clinics, independent laboratories, home care agencies, and other medical facilities.

How much can I earn in this career? 

Varies depending on medical specialty and geographic location. Please refer to Occupational Outlook Handbook for current information on salary and job prospects.

How long will the program take? 

Students beginning Medical Administrative Assisting courses in the Fall Semester will take three semesters plus one summer session to complete the program requirements.

How do I enroll

For new students, click here to apply for admission. You may also call Admissions directly at (415) 239-3285. Next, take the City College Placement Test and attend the program orientation. You must then arrange for an appointment with an advisor. You may also enroll on the first day of classes after meeting with the program advisor. Bring your placement scores and unofficial transcripts for any classes you have completed.

Where will classes be held?

Most Medical Administrative Assisting Classes are offered at the John Adams Campus. A few courses may be available at other sites. 

Where do I get more information? 

The Medical Administrative Assisting Program is located in Room 302 at the John Adams Campus. Please call (415) 561-1900 and ask that an informational packet be mailed to you.

What time of day are classes offered?

Classes are generally offered during the day. Some Classes may be available during the evening. Please refer to the Schedules for Credit Classes for more information on class times and locations.

When do classes start? 

January and August. Please refer to the Schedules for Credit Classes for more information on class times and locations.

What are the requirements for the certification? 

Completion of all courses within the Medical Administrative Assisting Program with a “C” grade or higher and an overall grade point average of 2.5.

How much money can I expect to spend while enrolled in this program?

Books and supplies cost approximately $400.00. Please refer to Tuition Information for specifics on costs. Financial Aid is available. You may also call the Financial Aid Office at (415) 239-3576.

Paramedic Training

What will this program do for me?

The paramedic program at CCSF provides didactic instruction, hospital clinical and field internship experience to assist students in developing the theoretical and technical skills consistent with the goals and objectives of the 2009 EMS Education Standards.

The program takes approximately 18 months to complete and consists of over 700 hours of didactic instruction, at least 160 hours of clinical hospital internship and at least 480 hours of field internship. This program complies with the standards set forth in the California Health and Safety Code, Division 9, Title 22, Chapter 4 and the Standards and Guidelines of the Commission on Accreditation for EMS Education Programs (CoAEMSP accreditation number 600-218). 

Upon successful completion of the CCSF Paramedic Program, students will receive a course completion certificate and be eligible to take the National Registry Examination and apply for California State licensure as an EMT-Paramedic.

The program will offer a good foundation areas of specialized emergency problems, initial patient assessment and care, transportation, and communication. For more information call (415) 561-1900. 

 

What are the requirements for the Paramedic training program?


  1. High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent
  2. Immunizations are required during the first semester of enrollment after accepted into the program
  3. Current California Driver’s license, EMT-Basic certification and CPR certification
  4. 3-6 months of work experience as an EMT-Basic (prehospital experience preferred)
  5. Passing score on the qualifying written examination (held every two years in the Fall semester) 

What does a Paramedic profession involve? 

Paramedics are emergency medical technicians (EMT’s) with additional advanced training to more thoroughly evaluate the clinical condition of patients and provide advanced life support care in the prehospital setting.

As the highest level of emergency medical responder in EMS systems, paramedics respond to incidents as varied as motor vehicle collisions, heart attacks, drownings, childbirth, seizures, and gunshot wounds. Most commonly, paramedics provide this vital attention as they care for the patient on the scene and during transport to a medical facility.

Paramedics work for various agencies such as private ambulance companies, fire departments, rural emergency departments, helicopters and other private industries, in full-time, part-time and volunteer capacities.

Paramedic work is physically strenuous and stressful involving life or death situations and suffering patients. For a more thorough look at the profession and the occupational outlook, see the Bureau or Labor and Statistics website at www.bls.gov or the California EMS Authority website at www.emsa.ca.gov.

How much can I earn in this career?

Please refer to Occupational Outlook Handbook for current information on salary and job prospects.

How long will the program take?

It takes approximately 18 months to complete.

Where will classes be held?

Classes are held at the John Adams Campus at 1860 Hayes Street San Francisco.

During the Fall semester students begin clinical hours at San Francisco General Hospital in the Emergency Department, Psychiatric Emergency Services, Pediatrics, Labor & Delivery and the Intensive Care Unit. Students also complete rotations in the Operating Room of a contracted local hospital. Clinical and field internship hours are arranged outside of and in addition to didactic hours.

Please refer to Schedules for Credit Classes for current specific course locations and times.

Where do I get more information?

Please contact Megan Corry at (415) 561-1938. For information regarding program requirements, please refer to the Program Curriculum.

What time of day are classes offered?

Please refer to Schedules for Credit Classes for current specific course locations and times.

When do classes start? 

Classes start every CCSF semester. Please refer to Schedules for Credit Classes for current specific course locations and times.

How do I enroll? 

Call (415) 561-1900 to request for a an enrollment form. If you are new to City College, please also fill out a general application. You may also call Admissions directly at (415) 239-3285.

What are the requirements for receiving certification?

Certificate is offered after successful completion of the Paramedic Studies program.

What are the requirements for receiving a Paramedic Studies degree?

If you are interested in earning your Associate of Science in Paramedic Studies, you must complete the  requirements for General Education in addition to successfully completing the Paramedic Program curriculum as described above. You can find out more about the CCSF General Education program in the College Catalog.

How much money can I expect to spend?

Please refer to Tuition Information for specifics on costs. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. You may also call the Financial Aid Office at (415) 239-3576.

The approximate costs which are subject to change without prior notice include:

  • $46.00 per semester unit for California 
  • $146.00 per semester unit for non-residents (plus $18 per semester unit enrollment fee)
  • $17.00 for Student Health Benefit Fee for ALL students
  • Books (approx. $600)
  • Lab fee (due the first week of class) $100.00
  • PHTLS, ACLS and PEPP certification fees (required for paramedic practice in most California EMS Systems)Field internship fee varies with ALS provider internship programs. City College of San Francisco Paramedic Program has written agreements with many internship providers around the Bay Area and in Northern California. A student may choose to apply for an internship at any of these internship providers. Additional fees for internships will apply if the student chooses to apply for an internship at the San Francisco Fire Department or American Medical Response. These fees are paid directly to the internship provider.
  • NOTE: Once you have completed your paramedic training and receive a course completion certificate, you will be eligible to take the California State EMT-Paramedic licensing examination (National Registry) and apply for the State license. Please refer to the California State EMS Authority and the National Registry of EMT's for additional fees associated with the examination and licensure process. 

What technical standards are required to be a Paramedic?

The following identifies the technical standards needed for the profession of a paramedic and for students enrolling in the CCSF Paramedic Program:

  • Sufficient ability to lift at least 125 lbs unassisted
  • Stand, carry and balance on uneven terrain
  • Stoop, kneel, climb, crouch and crawl as needed to reach patients and safely remove and transport
  • Carry and utilize emergency medical equipment appropriately
  • Communicate verbally to patients, physicians, nurses and co-
  • Hear, understand and react quickly to verbal instructions and patient needs

In addition, students must be able to travel to clinical and field sites as assigned and work varying shifts and hours as assigned

As a CCSF Paramedic Studies student how do I keep informed about the program?

Request to be put on the emailing list at paramed@ccsf.edu.

Pharmacy Technician

What will this program do for me?

This certificate program prepares students to work as technicians in pharmacies utilizing automation and math ability for safe medical dosages. Emphasis will be on optimum patient clinical outcome and customer services. For more information, please call (415) 561-1900.

What kind of job can I get once I complete the program? 

Positions available are pharmacy technician in a retail pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, or home care pharmacy.

How much can I earn in this career?

$10.00 - $18.00/hour depending on responsibility, duties and work schedule. Please refer to Occupational Outlook Handbook for current information on salary and job prospects.

How long will the program take? 

The program should take two semesters if the applicant does not need to take college algebra or remedial English courses. Student should have taken chemistry in high school and some anatomy or medical terminology courses.

Where will classes be held?

City College of San Francisco
John Adams Campus
School of Health
1860 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

Where do I get more information?

You may write to: CCSF, John Adams Campus, 1860 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA, 94117. Ask for the Pharmacy Technician Information Sheet and Application Form or call: (415) 561-1900. Or visit the department Web page: Department of Health & Physical Education.

What time of day are classes offered?

Classes are offered Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Clinical experience is scheduled during daytime hours. Students must be available Monday through Friday and evening hours. Please refer to Schedules for Credit Classes for current specific course locations and times.

When do classes start?

Every semester. Please refer to Schedules for Credit Classes for current specific course locations and times.

How do I enroll? 

The applicant must follow a competitive application process by submitting an application and successfully passing the interview. 

What are the requirements for certification?

Please refer to Program Curriculum for specific requirement information.

How much money can I expect to spend?

$150 for supplies, books, and uniform. Please refer to Tuition Information for more specifics on costs. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. You may also call the Financial Aid Office at (415) 239-3576.

Unit Coordinator (Hospital)/Ward Clerk

What will this program do for me? 

This program is designed to introduce the student to the clerical aspects of the hospital unit coordinator or ward clerk, liaison between the inpatient and the medical professionals in a hospital or other medical facility, and to familiarize the student with basic procedures and communication skills.

How much can I earn in this career?

San Francisco civil service entry-level salaries for Unit Coordinators are $30,000 per year. Please refer to Occupational Outlook Handbook for current information on salary and job prospects. 

How long will the program take? 

It takes approximately one semester to complete. Please refer to the Program Curriculum for more information regarding course requirements.

Where will classes be held?

Classes are held at the Southeast Campus at Oakdale and Phelps Streets.

Where do I get more information?

Please call (415) 561-1900. Or visit the department Web page: Health Care Technology Department. 

What time of day are classes offered?

Evening classes are offered from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Please check the Schedules for Credit Classes for class times and locations.

When do classes start?

Classes start every CCSF semester. Please refer to the Schedules for Credit Classes for class times and locations.

How do I enroll?

Call (415) 561-1900 to request an enrollment request form. Please keep in mind, if you are new to CCSF, you must fill out an additional application. For more information, please call Admissions directly at (415) 239-3285.

What are the requirements for receiving a degree?

The curriculum is offered after successful completion of one semester. Please refer to the Program Curriculum for more information regarding course requirements.

How much money can I expect to spend?

Please refer to Tuition Information for specifics on tuition costs. Materials for the class will cost approximately $75.00. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. You may also call the Financial Aid Office at (415) 239-3576.