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Winter 2022 Medical Orientations

Medical Occupations

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!

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!

Medical Courses

Healthcare Essentials

$60 (Book required)

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.

Course #
Day(s)
Time
Date(s)
Instructor
Room
40104
T/Th
9 am - 12 pm
8/23-11/10
40199
T - Blended Online Class
6-8 pm
8/23-11/10

Paperless Medical Records

$125 (Book Required)

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

Course #
Day(s)
Time
Date(s)
Instructor
Room
40701
Online
8/22-11/10

Phlebotomy Technician

$750 (Book Required)

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.

Course #
Day(s)
Time
Date(s)
Instructor
Room
40401
M/W
5 - 9 pm
8/22-11/9
T
6-9pm
8/22-11/9

Patient Service Representative

$125 (Book Required)

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.

Course #
Day(s)
Time
Date(s)
Instructor
Room
40604
M - Class
6 - 8 pm
8/22-11/10

Medical Assistant, Clinical - Part A

Registration Fee: $175 (Book required)

In this class students are introduced to 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. The onsite lab will start the 3rd week of class.

Course #
Day(s)
Time
Date(s)
Instructor
Room
40901
M/W
8 am - 12pm
8/22-11/9

Pharmacy Technician I - Retail Pharmacy

$300 (Book required)

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.

Course #
Day(s)
Time
Date(s)
Instructor
Room
41300
M-Th
5 - 9 pm
8/22-11/10

Anatomy & Physiology - Foundations

$70 (Book required)

Anatomy and Physiology is a basic course that investigates the structure and function of the human body. Topics covered will include the basic organization of the body; biochemical composition; and major body systems along with the impact of diseases on certain systems. Students will engage in many topics and competencies related to truly understanding the structure and function of the human body. Working from the topics of basic anatomical terminology to the biochemical composition of the human body, all the way into great detail of each of the major systems of the body, students will learn through reading materials, study guides, unit worksheets, group work, and projects.

Course #
Day(s)
Time
Date(s)
Instructor
Room
40298
8/22-11/10

Medical Insurance Billing for the Physician Office

$150 (Book required)

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.

Course #
Day(s)
Time
Date(s)
Instructor
Room
41202
8/22-11/10

Certificated Medical Pathways

Pharmacy Technician

High school reading level required

Required on the first day of class:  Proof of High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Exam Certificate (GED/HiSET)

Internships Available.

Medical Billing & Coding

High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Exam Certificate (GED/HiSET) required by employers.  Internships Available

Medical Administrative

High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Exam Certificate (GED/HiSET) required by employers.  Internships Available

Medical Assistant

Phlebotomy Technician

Verification Required on the 1st Day of Phlebotomy Class:

  • Immunizations Required: Hep B, PPD negative results, MMR, Varicela, TDAP, Flu vaccine
  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Exam Certificate (GED/HiSET)

Medical Testimonials

My experience at Vista Adult School has been excellent. My instructor has made me feel extremely comfortable returning to school. I was nervous about attending online courses in the beginning however, with time, I have become familiar with the process. I feel optimistic about advancing my career in the healthcare industry and I am very grateful we have continued education available for those who seek it. It is fulfilling.  Thank you, Vista Adult School.

Delila H
Medical Student

 

After being a stay-at-home mom for many years, I took a step back and decided to go back to school and continue my education. I have enjoyed taking classes at Vista Adult School. From the front office to the teachers, everyone has been so helpful. I could not be happier. My current instructor, Ms. Weirather, is very patient and always ready to help. I am planning to continue my pathway to become a Medical Assistant.

Thank you, Vista Adult School, for giving me the tools and confidence to continue my education.

Gloria C
Medical Student

Vista Adult School has helped me transition from being a stay-at-home Mom to going back to school. I have completed one program – Phlebotomy, and I and now going for my Medical Assistant certificate. The support and guidance that Vista Adult School has showed me has been so valuable. Each class I have taken at Vista Adult School has been structured in away that I leave feeling confident to continue forward. Thank you!

Catherine E
Medical Student

VAS has been a huge part of my success. From starting as a nurse assistant, medical administration, and medical assistant to my current job title Medical Practice Manager, it’s taking me some time to get where I am now.  But with all the help and support from VAS staff, it has been possible for me to continue with my education even with all the struggles and challenges I have faced. I recommend anyone who is looking to change their career or further their education to sign up for classes. I recently finished the medical assistant and phlebotomy class which is a steppingstone to getting into nursing school. 

Marlene C 
Medical Assistant / Phlebotomy Tech

Vista Adult School changed my life goals. My dream came true after going to VAS. I started with Healthcare Essentials and now have 3 certifications of completion. Throughout my 2 years academic career, my instructors were amazing. Mr. Niavez started my career with Healthcare Essentials.  Ms. Anna, with various classes, (PCR, Medical Terminology, Billing, Coding, Anatomy & Physiology and Paperless Medical Records) prepared me to find my dream job with one of the strongest health care organizations. VAS built me and Ms. Anna helped me reach my destination. I love my school and respect my instructors so much along with Ms. Kathy that helped me thru my journey.

Mona P
Medical Student

Even with all the obstacles we had with the pandemic, my experience at Vista Adult School has been wonderful. All I can say is, Thank You, to all my instructors for being so patient with all their students. Also, for always trying to keep in touch and assist all students, even from far way. I can say Vista Adult School has definitely given me the opportunity to change my life. They have given me a new and bigger career goal and not just my instructors but the whole school. Ms. Kathy, always trying to keep students up to date and always being very resourceful. Thank You Vista Adult School.  “Knowledge is Power”