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.
$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 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.
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.
$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.
$70 (Book required)
This class focuses on learning the basic design of medical terminology and the meanings of 350 prefixes, roots and suffixes that combine to form knowledge of over 11,000 complex medical terms.
$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
My experience in Vista Adult School has been excellent. I have met incredible people. Their front office staff are amazing. They are always willing to assist students and give direct answers to our questions. My teachers are also great. They have helped me learn, better myself, and continue to move forward.
My experience at Vista Adult School has been amazing. The instructors explained our assignments very well and, if we don’t understand something, they’ll clarify the information in a different way to make sure we do understand. I have almost completed my goal of becoming a medical assistant. It has been fun coming to school and learning new things. I have also enjoyed talking to my instructors about their expectations in the medical field. I know I made a good choice coming to Vista Adult School.
The class fees that VAS offers are beyond helpful and have allowed me to pursue a new career! I am very excited to join the medical field. All my instructors have been beyond great. Our Program Coordinator, Ms. Kathy Figueroa, has been extremely helpful. My instructor, Ms. Parr, has been very kind and supportive. I am happy and looking forward to apply all my knowledge to the outside world now.
My experience at Vista Adult School has been amazing. The staff have been extremely helpful during my journey. When I first started, I thought it would be something that I would not be able to finish, but I am almost there! I have met amazing people during this journey. Now, I cannot wait to finish the MA Pathway and move on to what is next, my career. Thank you VAS and staff.
Honestly, this has been a great class. Classes are very clearly laid out and registration is easy. The Medical Assistant Program gives you plenty of time to maintain a healthy work-life balance. I can’t say enough about my teacher, Nurse Parr. She is a fantastic, thorough instructor. She explains things in a way that is easy to understand and always gives one on one attention to each student to make certain they understand.
All in all, it’s been a fun, easy, excellent experience.
Vista Adult School has been amazing and fulfilling. I am accomplishing so much more than I ever thought I could. I was pleased when VAS awarded me with a scholarship. This was very heartwarming for both me and my family. I am immensely proud of myself for coming all this way. With assignments and homework, it can be a little stressful jumping from school to a fulltime job, but this gives me strength for how I want my future to turn out.