The Medical Programs Orientation will be on 10/6/20. This Orientation will be done remotely. Once you register for the Orientation, more information will be sent to you with the details.

RETURNING WINTER 2021

This course will give students a brief introduction (or review) of the language of medicine and an overview of the body systems and how the body works. This course is well suited to students wanting a jump start in preparing for a course of study in the medical field, those preparing to sit for the CCBMA certification exam or continuing education units for certified medical assistants. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will earn a competency-based certificate.

RETURNING WINTER 2021

This course provides you with the information you need to understand the characteristics of several prominent infectious diseases.

Students will be able to:

  • identify diseases from around the world
  • identify disease terminology
  • identify various methods of infectious disease transmission
  • understand methods and practices in the prevention of infectious disease

RETURNING WINTER 2021

This course provides an overview of the healthcare system, and healthcare careers. You will learn about professional opportunities and responsibilities of several careers in the allied health field including the following: medical assisting, medical coding and administration, EMT, surgical technology, sterile processing, community health, and social work.

Mandatory Orientation will be done remotely and sent on October 6, 2020. Once you register for the Orientation, more information will be sent to you with the details. Register for the Orientation online or call 510-886-1000.

This program is a blend of online instruction and in-class skills training. It will prepare students for entry-level administrative work in the growing field of healthcare, by providing instruction and skill development in the daily operations of a medical office. Students will develop front office customer service skills such as: greeting patients, scheduling appointments, telephone management, and drafting correspondence. Students will also develop basic skills in billing (healthcare insurance processing), coding, medical records management, medical law and ethics, and career development. This program prepares you to sit for the NCCT and CCBMA Basic and Administrative certification exams.

Students who have successfully completed their program, are recommended by their instructor, and have met the requirements to participate in an externship opportunity may spend 160 hours of practical application in a supervised health care setting. While externships are not required in order to take the state CMA exam, externships increase skill practice and employability.

This mandatory four-session course prepares students for the rigor of their Medical Academy program. Students will learn the importance of effective communication, self-management, and interpersonal skills.

Mandatory Orientation will be done remotely and sent on October 6, 2020. Once you register for the Orientation, more information will be sent to you with the details. Register for the Orientation online or call 510-886-1000.

Become a Clinical Medical Assistant in the growing and demanding field of healthcare! This program is a blend of online instruction and in-class skills training. It will prepare you to sit for the NCCT and CCBMA, Basic, Clinical, and Administrative certification exams. Test prep included. Students will learn to perform clinical procedures including taking vital signs, preparing and administering injections, drawing blood, collecting specimens, taking electrocardiograms, recording and charting patient history, learning the practical applications of Electronic Health Records, preparing patients for x-rays and examinations, applying bandages and dressings, learning medical terminology and career development.

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Castro Valley Adult and Career Education

Serving the community since 1969

4430 Alma Avenue
Castro Valley, CA 94546
P: 510-886-1000
F: 510-537-8537
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