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Certificate Programs            
Medical Assistant Front Office & Clinical Back Office
This course provides the basic skills necessary for employment in a physician's office or medical clinic.    Instruction includes training in basic secretarial, financial, accounting, and receptionist duties, as well as the use of office equipment typically found in a medical office environment. The clinical component provides instruction in anatomy and physiology, patient preparation, laboratory and diagnostic procedures, pharmacology and assisting the physician with minor surgical procedures.  Students use medical terminology and abbreviations common to the occupation and appropriate written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills with colleagues, patients, patient's families, and physicians.  Medical Terminology is a pre-requisite for this course.
  • 01/08/2018-04/27/2018 Monday – Thursday 8:45 to 2:00 pm                 Applications are being accepted now!
Medical Insurance Billing & Coding
This course prepares students for an entry-­‐level position in the Medical Billing and Coding field. Student will demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary to perform medical coding process medical billing and claims within the health care setting. Perform clerical funcation and communitcate with other professional, patients and vistitors in the health care setting. Demonstrate proficienfy in critical thinking, information management . Medical Billing and Coding need to have a basic understanding of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, health data requirements and standards, clinical classification and coding systems, data analysis, health care reimbursement methods, database security and management, and quality improvement methods.
  • 01/08/2018 – 05/03/2018 Monday – Thursday 5:00 pm to 8:15 pm          Applications are being accepted now!
Pharmacy Technician
·          This competency-based course is designed to prepare students for employment in retail, inpatient and long term care settings.
·          Upon successful completion, students will be prepared to take the National Certification (PTCB) exam and register with the California State Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician.
·          Pre-requisites: Students must be 18 years of age or older, possess a U.S. High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Certificate or A.A. Degree, a Social Security Card, and Driver’s License.
            Next class will be Fall 2018.  Applications will be accepted in the spring.


Phlebotomy (AUMT Course at FAS)

Certified Phlebotomy Technician Course CPT1

Phlebotomy Technicians are in demand as one of the fastest growing occupations in healthcare. Launch your career as a Phlebotomy Technician, collecting blood samples from patients in a hospital, clinical laboratory, medical office, or clinic. Through lectures and hands-on training, learn what you need to know about the circulatory system, venipuncture technique and specimen collection, risk factors and complications, and quality assurance. This course provides a complete learning experience—with 48 hours of classroom instruction and a 40-hour hands-on externship, and prepares you to take the National Certification exam to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician 1 (CPT1). A certificate of completion is awarded upon successful completion of the course.
You must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Class hours:      
Fridays 9:00am – 3:00pm
8 Weeks
Class dates:      
08/11//17 – 09/29/17

10/13/17 – 12/15/17
$1,900 includes books, supplies, study guides, all class materials, Exam preparation and externship. Payment Plans available.
(Tuition does not include required State License fee of $100.00 or the National Certification exam fee of $115.00)

Prereqs and Recommended Prep Courses for Certificate Programs​.  ESL students welcome.

Medical Math

  • 04/18/2018 – 05/18/2018 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, Wednesday 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Medical Terminology

  • 11/27/2017 – 12/15/2017 Monday – Thursday 8:45 am – 2:00 pm
  • 03/05-2018 – 04/13/2018 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Oral Communication for Healthcare

  • 11/6/17 – 12/13/17 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Related High School Diploma Courses Check  during registraton at the start of each semester for availability.

Anatomy & Physiology

 This course is a comprehensive study of the anatomy and functions of the human body.  Considerable laboratory dissection is included. 


This laboratory science course provides students with a college preparatory framework from which they will understand the characteristics and processes associated with biological systems; and enhance their skills in laboratory analysis, problem solving, and critical thinking with respect to ethical and environmental concerns in biology. This is a laboratory science course


PREREQUISITE:     Grade of “C" or better in Algebra I and grade "C" or better in any previous science course (or teacher approval on previous science course).

This laboratory science course is designed for students who expect to attend college.  Basic atomic theory: balancing, rates, oxidation-reduction, acid-base reactions, nomenclature, stoichiometry, is covered using the scientific method.  This class is primarily laboratory based with strong emphasis on the application of algebra.   

Computer Business Applications
·          This program will provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary for employment in a business office.
·          Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to identify components and functions of the computer, use basic computer terminology, learn computer software applications for word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentations and desktop publishing, and demonstrate a variety of internet usage techniques.
Forensic Biology

PREREQUISITE: grade of B or better in Chemistry, (or) a grade of B or better in Biology with a grade of B or better in Algebra.

This course will be an overview of the techniques used to collect and analyze evidence from a crime scene. Topics include toxicology, serology (blood analysis), microscopy (tissue, hair, and fiber analysis), DNA analysis, human dental and skeletal remain analysis, forensic anthropology, entomology, botany, finger print analysis, and crime scene analysis.