Simi Valley Adult School and Career Institute

Medical Programs

Emergency Medical Technician
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation - CPR
Electrocardiography Technician
Medical Assistant/Front and Back Office
Medical Insurance Billing/Insurance Clerk
Medical Terminology
Pharmacy Technician
Phlebotomy Program - Basic, Advanced & Externship
Nurse Assistant (CNA)
Home Health Aide
Surgical Technologist
Advanced Practitioner Respiratory Therapist
Physical Therapy Aide
Medical Competency Testing

EMT Basic

Course Dates:
Class: Aug. 18 - Dec. 17
Clinical: Sept. 19, Oct. 24, Nov. 14, Dec.12

Times:
T, Th 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Room 409/410
Sat. Ride Along Clinical, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Johnson, Villa

Course Fee: $850.00. Books and uniforms extra.
Register online: click here.

Course Description: Upon successful completion of coursework and final examinations, students will receive an EMT-1 Course Completion Certificate from SVAS and will be eligible to take the computerized National Registry Exam to be a California EMT-1. Live Scan(fingerprinting) and current immunizations are required prior to clinical experience.

Prerequisites: Must be 18 years old or older with valid CPR card: “CPR for the Health Care Provider” card from the American Heart Association, or “CPR for the Professional Rescuer” card from the American Red Cross. A CPR class will be offered for ”Basic” students who need to obtain one.

EMT Accelerated

Course Dates:
Class: Oct. 5 - Oct. 31
Room 409/410
Clinical: Sept. 19, Oct. 24, Nov. 14, Dec.12

Times:
M - Sat., 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat Ride Along Clinical, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Johnson, Villa

Course Fee: $850.00. Books and uniforms extra.
Register online: click here.

Course Description: Upon successful completion of coursework and final examinations, students will receive an EMT-1 Course Completion Certificate from SVAS and will be eligible to take the computerized National Registry Exam to be a California EMT-1.Live Scan(fingerprinting) and current immunizations are required prior to clinical experience.

Prerequisites: Must be 18 years old or older with valid CPR card: “CPR for the Health Care Provider” card from the American Heart Association, or “CPR for the Professional Rescuer” card from the American Red Cross. Students in the Accelerated class must have a CPR card prior to the first class session.

EMT Refresher

Course Dates:
Nov. 5, 6, 7

Times:
Th, F, Sat., 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Room 409/410
Johnson, Villa

Course Fee: Course Fee: $325.00 Additional fees for recertification and re-registration may apply.

Course Description: This three day class meets the 24 hour classroom refresher requirement and the skills refresher requirement for the State of California and its Counties as well as portions of the National Registry’s reregistration requirements for Emergency Medical Technician Basics. There may be additional requirements to be eligible for recertification or to reregister if your certification has lapsed depending on the County and State of your certification. Note:Skills completion certificates are only valid for 12 months or as allowed by the ruling regulatory agency or authority. All students must bring a copy of their current or most recent EMT certification card and a current Healthcare providers level CPR card to the class for the instructor.

Prerequisites: Must be 18 years old or older with valid CPR card: “CPR for the Health Care Provider” card from the American Heart Association, or “CPR for the Professional Rescuer” card from the American Red Cross. A CPR class will be offered for ”Basic” students for those who need to obtain one.

EMT Skills Only

Course Dates:
Nov. 7

Times:
Sat., 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Room 409/410
Johnson, Villa

Course Fee: $75
Register online: click here.

Course Description: Students interested in skills testing only may enroll for EMT Skills Only which will take place on the last day of the refresher. Skills practice will be at the discretion of the instructor. If offered, it may be the same day prior to testing. Please check with the school for availability.

Prerequisites: Students must bring a copy of their current or most recent EMT certification card and a current Healthcare providers level CPR card to register in the Business Office and to the class for the instructor.

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation - CPR Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers:

Course Dates:
One-day Saturday class:
Aug 8, Aug. 22, Oct. 3, Nov. 21

Times:
Sat 9:00am-5:00pm
Room 409/410
Anderson

Course Fee: BLS for Health care Provider: $60, cash or credit card. (Book approximately $17, must be purchased before class.)
Register online: click here.

Course Description: This CPR with Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training course is for those who are healthcare providers or who intend to enter the healthcare profession.

This class is a prerequisite to a number of medical programs at the school. Course content includes Adult, Child and Infant CPR as well as AED use. This course is not a substitute for AED training that you would receive at a place where you volunteer or work; however, it is a good introduction.

Prerequisite: Read, speak and write English. Course Fees:All AHA courses are subject to cancellation one week prior to the class if minimum enrollment is not met.

Electrocardiography Technician

Course Dates:
Spring Semester Class

Times:
TBD
Abbott, G

Course Fee: TBD

Course Description: CPR Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers. A course for those desiring to enter the medical field or for medical personnel to increase their skills. ECG technicians are employed in doctors’ offices, clinics, and hospitals. They provide critical information to physicians about patient’s heart health by preparing patients for procedures, operating machines, recording, measuring heart rates, rhythms, including arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat). Vital signs, medical terms, anatomy, physiology included. Students who successfully complete course are eligible to take the ECG Technician National Certification Exam given at the adult school.

Prerequisites: 18 years or older; speak, read, write English. Medical Terminology recommended. (Available during Spring Session)

Medical Assistant/Front and Back Office

Course Dates:
Aug. 18 - Jan. 23
W, Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16, and Jan. 6

Times:
T, Th, 6:00 pm - 9 :00 pm
W, 6:00 pm - 9 :00 pm
Sat., 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Room 502
Blakemore, MA

Course Fee: $1,325
1st INSTALLMENT: $875 due at time of registration.
2nd INSTALLMENT: $450 due 2 months later.
Approximate additional cost of $375 for books, uniform, lab coat, personal medical supplies (stethoscope and blood pressure cuff suggested but not required), and classroom CPR certification.
Register online: click here.

Course Description: Course prepares students to work in medical offices and clinics and emphasizes clinical skills including vital signs, diagnostic testing (venipuncture, urinalysis, ECG, injections, etc.), therapeutic interventions, elementary instruction in medical insurance billing and coding, as well as medical office administration and management. HIPPA, CUA, OSHA, Dept. of Health and Human Services statutes are taught. Course emphasizes medical terminology. A 160 hour externship is available for those who qualify. Students who successfully complete the course are eligible to take the optional NCCT/Medical Assistant National Certification Exam given at the adult school.

Prerequisites: 18 years or older and must speak, read, write English at the 12th grade level (a reading comprehension exam may be given at the first class meeting). A U.S. high school diploma or equivalency is required for optional National Certification. A physical exam that includes extensive lab work (proof of Hepatitis B, tdap immunizations, and proof of negative TB Test) is required, at the student’s expense, and is due by the third week of class. /div>

Medical Insurance Billing/Insurance Clerk

Course Dates:
Dates: Aug. 22 - Jan. 23

Times:
Sat. 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Room 503
Fitzsimmons, CPC, RHIT

Course Fee: $285 Approximate additional cost of $125 for book.
Register online: click here.

Course Description: Covers patient advocacy, ethics, current medico-legal issues (such as HIPPA and the Affordable Care Act), analysis of various types of documentation and the medical record, diagnostic (ICD-10-CM) and procedure (CPT/HCPCS) coding, basic commercial and government health-plan benefit structures and coverage requirements, types of managed care systems, completion of CMS-1500 claim form, ledger transactions, insurance communications, tracking reimbursement, appeals process. Includes an introduction to computerized medical billing/accounting with MediSoft. This is an accelerated Medical Insurance Billing course which requires weekly homework and regular attendance. Enrollment in Medical Terminology is strongly advised.

Prerequisites:18 years or older; speak, read, write English at the 11th grade US high school level.

Medical Terminology

Course Dates:
Aug. 17 - Jan. 11

Times:
Mon. 6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Room 502
Staff

Course Fee: $285 Approximate additional cost of $80 for book.
Register online: click here.

Course Description: (Learn the language of medicine applicable to all health care occupations, including basic medical word roots, combining forms, prefixes, suffixes, abbreviations, pronunciation. Course includes non-technical explanations and provides students with a working knowledge of terms used in anatomy, physiology, pathology, clinical procedures, laboratory tests.

Prerequisites:18 years or older; speak, read, write English at the 11th grade US high school level. .

Home Health Aide

Course Dates:
Summer session
Class: July 6, 10, 13, 17 - M, F 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Room 106
Clinical: July 20, 24, 27 M, F, M 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m Simi Valley Care Center

Fall Semester
Classroom: Jan. 4, 8, 11, 15 - M, F 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Clinical: Jan. 22, 25, and 29 - F, M, F 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Room 106

Times:
See above
Soria, RNCDE, HPCN

Course Fee: Course Fee: $525, approximate additional cost of $100 for books and uniform.

Course Description: Provides 26 Continuing Education Units for Certified Nurse Assistants. The required information necessary to meet the Department of Health Services mandated content for the Certified Home Health Aide is provided in this course. Upon successful course completion, a list of all candidates eligible for HHA certification is submitted to the Department of Health Services-Home Health Aide Certification Section.

Prerequisites: Must hold a current Nurse Assistant certification.

Nurse Assistant (CNA)

Course Dates:
Day Program
Classroom:
Aug. 21 - Dec. 19
Tues. Sept. 15
Evening Program
Aug. 18 - Dec. 19
Graduation for both Day and Evening Classes is scheduled for Sat. Dec. 19 - Time: TBD

Times:
Days
Classroom:
M/F, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
T, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Clinical:
M & F, 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Room 106

Evenings
Classroom
T & Th 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Room 106
Sat. 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Clinical:
T, Th 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat. 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Room 106
Soria, RNCDE, HPCN, McIlravy, LVN

Course Fee: $950 with additional approximate cost of $350 for book, supplies, uniforms, background check and classroom CPR.

Course Description: Classroom instruction and clinical training include resident care skills, vital signs, nutrition, emergency procedures and rehabilitation. Eligible students take the state competency exam for certification. Orientation for both Day Class and Evening Class is scheduled for Monday, August 17th, 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

Prerequisites: 18 years or older; speak, read, write English at 9th grade level. Students will be given a basic test in reading comprehension skills. A physical exam is required, at the student’s expense, after registration into the program. Potential students must sign a disclaimer regarding a conviction clearance and the Board’s ID/Social Security number requirement. The form is available in the Counseling Office.

Pharmacy Technician

Course Dates:
Semester Class

Times:
M,T,W,Th 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
Alternate Sat. 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Room 503
Diment

Course Fee: Course Fee: $1,325
1st INSTALLMENT: $875 due at registration.
2nd INSTALLMENT: $450 due 3 months later.
Books, supplies, state registration fee extra.
National certification exam, Fee $105(not required to work in California).
Register online: click here.

Course Description: Class meets State Board requirements for Registered Pharmacy Technician Licensure. Study basic principles of pharmacology, pharmaceutical calculations, medical terminology, functions and duties of a pharmacytechnician in both a retail and hospital pharmacy. Course includes hands-on training and experience in making I.V. solutions, piggybacks and aseptic techniques. A computer lab is utilized by students to input outpatient/inpatient data. Preparation for national certification exam is included.

Prerequisites: 18 years or older; U.S. high school graduate or GED® (English version) Students must show proof of graduation or GED® by the end of the class, pre-algebra math skills; speak, read, write English, 9th grade reading level recommended.

Phlebotomy Program

Course Dates:
Session 1:
Aug. 17 - Oct. 14
Sat. Aug. 22, Sept. 19, Sept. 26

Session 2: Oct. 19 - Jan. 20, 2016 M, W 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Room 106 Sporny, EMT, CPT/ Schaffner, M.D. Sat. Dec. 12 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Times:
M,W., 6:00-9:00 pm Room 106
Sat., 8:30am-4:00 pm
Sporny EMT, CPT/ Schaffner, M.D.

Course Fee: $1,000 with approximate additional cost of $175 for books, lab coat and uniform.
Register online: click here.

Course Description: Students must successfully complete the on-campus Basic Phlebotomy to be permitted to attend the Advanced Phlebotomy portion of the program, then proceed to a 1- 2 week unpaid externship. Students successfully completing the Phlebotomy Program (basic, advanced, and externship), receive completion certificates. To complete the certification process, students take a national exam and apply for State Licensing. Students should be aware that blood withdrawal techniques are practiced on classmates throughout this course. Students must provide the following documentation to the State of California to be licensed: Proof of high school graduation (from a U.S. high school) through transcripts or GED® (English version), physical exam, including Hepatitis B immunization series.

CLINICAL EXTERNSHIP: Additional Consecutive 1-2 week Externship Required–(externship may not directly follow classroom end dates due to clinical site availability).

Prerequisites: 18 years or older, speak, read, write English at 12th grade US high school level.

Physical Therapy Aide

Course Dates:
Aug. 17 - Jan. 20

Times:
M, W 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Room 410
Tinto Singer, Ph.D

Course Fee: $575. Books and supplies extra.
Register online: click here.

Course Description: Program provides the instruction and skills necessary for students to become physical therapy aides. Coursework includes fundamental principles of anatomy, physiology, psychology, medical terminology, therapeutic exercise, and modalities with a heavy emphasis on the musculoskeletal system. Additional topicsinclude basic massage and front office skills. Students may be required to spend some class time observing in various physical therapy or chiropractic settings as an introduction to the field. Prerequisites:18 years or older; speak, read, write English; good physical condition.

Surgical Technologist

Course Dates:
Sept. 2, - Sept. 2016

Times:
Class
M, T, W, Th, F 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Room 501

Clinical
M, T, W, Th, F 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Clinical Sites
Clinical session hours may vary.
Additional classroom/clinical hours may be required

Course Fee: $7,800. $2,500 at time of registration; dates to be determined for remaining installments of $1,950, $1,950 and $1,400. Approximate additional cost of $800 for books, uniform, background check, and classroom CPR.

Course Description: Twelve-month nationally accredited program that prepares students to function within the sterile environment of the operating room assisting surgeons during surgical procedures. The surgical technology fieldrequires physical stamina,manual dexterity, the ability to maintain good working relationships with patience and tact, and the ability to work well in high-stress situations.
Intensive study program includes anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, microbiology, pharmacology, principles of asepsis and universal precaution techniques, surgical procedures, patient care and clinical experience in area hospitals. Employment opportunities include acute care hospitals, outpatient surgery centers and physician’s offices.

Applications are available online at www.simi.tec.ca.us Application deadline: July 17 at 3:30 pm. A non-refundable application fee of $100 must be paid in cash, money order, or cashier’s check—no personal checks or credit/debit cards will be accepted. For more information please check our website or call the Counseling Office at805.579.6200, Ext. 1615.

Prerequisites: (Completion of prerequisites is not necessary to begin application process) 18 years or older; U.S. high school diploma, GED® (English version) or U.S. college degree. A physical exam that includes extensive lab work is required, at the student’s expense, after acceptance into the program. Proof of Hepatitis B immunization. A current background check (90 days or newer) will be required before starting clinical at the student’s expense









Respiratory Therapist

Course Dates:
Class and clinical times and locations TBD

Times:
TBD
Gonzales, RRT, MA

Course Fee: Course Fees: The approximate cost is$10,675 (excludes Excelsior fee).
• Year 1 total fee:$1,875 with approximate additional cost of $900 for books.
• Year 2 total fee: $7,100. Payment is due in 4 installments: $1,975 at time of registration; dates to be determined for remaining installments of $1,875, $1,675 and $1,575. Approximate additional cost of $800 for books, uniform, background check and classroom CPR.

Excelsior College Fee:The total approximate cost is $3,000 for enrollment, tuition, and graduation costs that occur during the program. More information will be available during the application process. Excelsior offers a payment plan.

Course Description: Nationally accredited by CoARC and conducted by consortium with Excelsior College, this 25-month certificate/associates degree RT Program begins July 2016. Applications are available online at simi.tec.ca.us February 2016. A non-refundable application fee of $100 must be paid in cash, money order, or cashier’s check—no personal checks or credit/debit cards will be accepted. Additional hours may be required beyond the 25 month time frame to fulfill program requirements. For more information please check our website or call the Counseling Office at 805.579.6200, Ext. 1615.

Prerequisites: Students must be able to speak, read, and write English, be 18 years or older; & have earned a U.S. high school diploma or GED® (English version).

MEDICAL COMPETENCY TESTING

Competency Testing for Medical Personnel

Course Dates:
Test Dates:
July 18, Aug. 15, ( Room 204)
Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 14, Dec. 12 ( Room 102)

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Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Room 204 Robert

Times:
Sat. 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Robert Application available online at:www.ncctinc.co

Course Fee: Test fees: paid directly to NCCT; current full time students or recent graduates (within the last six-months), $90; all others, $135; SVAS sitting fee $35.
Register online: click here.

Course Description: Become Certified / Registered by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). Certification exams are given at Simi Valley Career Institute to eligible applicants in the areas of:
• ECG Technician
• Insurance and Coding Specialist
• Medical Office Assistant
• Medical Assisting
• Phlebotomist Technician
• Plus other NCCT certifications

Testing Requirements
Applicants must be high school graduate, or equivalent, and be a graduate of approved course of study in the area of desired certification. Online testing is offered each month. For information, call 805.579.6200, Ext 1624.

Application available online at www.ncctinc.com. Students must be in class at 9 am sharp for testing instructions. No admission after 9:00 am. Test follows. All examinations are approved for reimbursement by the Veteran’s Administration.

Application for testing must be submitted to NCCT at least two weeks prior to test date.


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