Vista Adult School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Our programs will provide you with the training and certificates that will prepare you for state exams, licensing and employment! Attend a Medical Orientation and start your path to a new medical career!
Ready to start your new Medical Career? Get started by attending an orientation to get all the information you need on prerequisites, book costs and schedules. To be eligible to participate in any of Vista Adult School’s Medical Programs and courses, you must first attend an orientation!
$60 (Book included in class fee)
This introductory course is a prerequisite for most of the medical programs at Vista Adult School, including Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician, Medical Insurance Billing Certificated Programs, and Medical Front Office. The course consists of modules in medical terminology, computer literacy, health and safety, body structures and function, medical math, ethical and legal responsibilities, and success strategies.
$125 (Book Included In Class Fee)
Students will learn how to become part of the care team and be challenged with real-world projects, simulations, speciﬁc knowledge and skills needed to work as a Patient Service Representative. This hybrid (or blended) course will incorporate face to face instruction in addition to an online independent format by meeting on campus one day a week. Students will acquire skills and knowledge in HIPAA, NDC Medisoft 17, Microsoft Oﬃce 2007/2010, keyboarding, internet, email, ﬁle management, and medical terminology; learn how to electronically schedule patient appointments, prepare medical records, enter diagnostic and procedure codes, patient charges, payments, print statements and receipts, complete the patient referral process and medical forms. Students must have keyboarding and computer skills to enter this course. Prerequisite: Healthcare Essentials
$125 (Book included in class fee)
Learn the fundamentals of entering/managing Electronic Health Records (EHR) on the computer. As of 2014, all medical records went through a mandated conversion to EHR. This course will introduce both Patient Service Representatives and Clinical Medical Assistant students to the field of Electronic Health Records by learning the required steps to Implementation and EHR frame work, content, visit management, problem list/medication list/allergy management, examination entry, vital sign graphs, chart notes, treatment plans, order entry, patient communication documentation, reports, registry, and continuing care of the patient. Students must have intermediate computer skills, be able to type a minimum of 25 wpm and have an email account. Students must attend orientation to register.
Pre-requisite: Patient Service Rep
$750 (Book included in class fee)
Students will learn how to perform a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and precautions. Students will also learn additional responsibilities such as identifying tubes which are transported to a lab to be analyzed, training in infection prevention, proper patient identification, confidentiality requirements, and quality assurance. Upon successfully completing this training, students can test with NCCT/CPT1 exam. This is a California State Certified Training Program.
*Specific shots are required before entering the class.
$70 (Book included in class fee)
Students who enroll in this entry-level anatomy and physiology course can expect a general overview of the human body systems and structures, including the cells, tissues, skeletal, muscular, integumentary, and nervous systems. After finishing this class, students should be comfortable with several human anatomical structures which will be preparation for the Intermediate Anatomy and Physiology coursework.
$150 (Book included in class fee)
Medical Insurance Billing for the Physician Office introduces the student to current health insurance and reimbursement practices. In this course the students will become familiar with common medical billing practices, legal and regulatory issues and differences in reimbursement methodologies. The student will learn principles of medical billing related to proper claim form preparation, submission, and payment processing, and the follow up process. This course is recommended for anyone who is preparing for a medical career in the billing department at a physician’s office, clinic, or similar positions.
$175 (Same book used in Part A).
Successful completion of the Medical Assistant pathway will prepare you to take the California Certifying Board for Medical Assistants (CCBMA) which is industry recognized. Training continues in the field of medical assisting and the history of medicine. Students learn medical terminology, pharmacology, medical law and ethics. This course discusses how to assist the physician with minor treatment or diagnostic testing, patient preparation, and use of various supplies and equipment such as electrocardiograph and audiometer. The proper handling of specimens, vital signs, and administering injections, and laboratory procedures will be discussed.
Prerequisite: Medical Assistant Part A, Patient Service Representative.
$300 (Book included in class fee)
Pharmacy Technician I program was developed to train the student to work in Retail Pharmacy. This 12 week course of 240 hours is required in order to successfully complete this program. Therefore, this exciting, fast paced program covers a variety of topics. Some of those subjects include the History of Pharmacy, foundations of Pharmaceutical care, Medical Terminology, Pharmaceutical abbreviations, dosage forms and administration, Pharmacy Law, drug action and interaction, medication errors, Hospital Pharmacy, Advanced Pharmacy, Community Pharmacy, Microbiology, Hands-on Extemporaneous Compounding, Hands-on Sterile I.V. Compounding, Inventory Control, Pharmacy Financial Management, Pharmacy Computer Programming, Insurance Billing, Health Insurance, Anatomy and Physiology of the various body systems, and Pharmaceutical Math.
Prepares Technicians to register with the State of California.
High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Exam Certificate (GED/HiSET) required by employers. Internships Available
Verification Required on the 1st Day of Phlebotomy Class:
I started at Vista Adult School through the Healthcare Essentials class. The teachers and staff are very friendly and helpful. There’s student resources and workshops to help you get a job in a medical setting as well.
Michael A P., Patient Service Representative
I’ve had a great experience here at VAS. The teachers here are so nice and very helpful. They want their students to succeed and are always here to help. Phlebotomy is a lot of fun and is very interesting. I want to thank Ms. Karen, Mr. Manny, and Mrs. Anna; they have made my time here enjoyable. Thank you to Ms. Kathy as well, for always being here for us and always making time for us.
Kaya L., Phlebotomy Student
I’ve been attending Vista Adult School for a couple of months now and I don’t regret it. The teachers are awesome, the staff is amazing and so are the programs. After having my third baby, I didn’t think it would be possible to return to school, but the times work with my schedule, and now I’m almost done with my pathway!
Nayeli A., Patient Service Representative
I would like to express my gratitude for being one of your students in MA and Phlebotomy. Thank you, Ms. Anna Weirather, Ms. Carol Parr, Ms. Karen Medina, and Mr. Manny Martinez for your guidance, friendship and for all the efforts you make to help us to grow. Thank you for making me feel like it is never too late to go back to school and continue my education. Special thank you to Ms. Karen Medina, you're such a good person and an awesome teacher. And Kathy, thank you so much for giving me a second chance. I will always be grateful to all of you for your support and guidance and to Vista Adult School for the great programs that they have.
Beatriz G., Phlebotomy & Medical Assistant Student
So far my experience at Vista Adult School has been great. I was nervous at first due to the fact that I have not been in school for a couple of years. My instructor has been awesome and has taught us how to be a Pharmacy Technician through her experiences.
Pharmacy Technician I
My experience at this school has been positive. Teachers and staff are always helpful. I hope to get my license and find a job once I complete this program.
Pharmacy Technician I
I have been a medical student on and off for the past 5 years and I have loved it. As a single mom, my schedule is very limited and VAS has been perfect because it allows me to take classes online and also in person. Classes are small and the teachers are amazing. It is also very affordable. I am excited to finish my pathway and start my new career this fall. Thank you VAS!
My experience at Vista Adult School has been great because of the staff. Mr. Manny and Ms. Karen have been great instructors; both have taught me so much and have molded me into a confident phlebotomist. These instructors really want us to succeed, they give us the tools and resources to be successful students. Also the student counselors on campus have been really helpful. If I ever needed help with anything Mrs. Celina was always willing to answer all my questions. Overall I’m thankful for my experiences here at Vista Adult School.
Daisy M., Phlebotomy Student
I have been working and going to school since I was 16 years old. I am now 42 years old. I graduated in 2006 with my BA in Liberal studies from CSUSM. VAS really made it convenient and pleasant to get into the medical field, so I had more time to work and spend time with my family, friends, and communities. Mrs. Anna and Kathy have so much experience and knowledge to share, and they really make it enjoyable to acquire new knowledge to better my future for myself and my children.
Zeina A., Medical Billing and Coding