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

Emergency Medical Technician

Course Dates:
EMT Basic Classes:
Fall Semester Class – Meeting:
Tuesday & Thursday – 6pm to 9:30pm
Beginning 08/19/210134 and ending 01/22/2015
Three Saturdays will be announced on the fi rst day of class
Clinicals & Ambulance Rides – 12/01/2014 thru 12/19/2014

Fall Accelerated Class – Meeting:
Monday thru Saturday....................... 10/6/2014 thru 10/11/2014
Monday thru Saturday....................... 10/13/2014 thru 10/18/2014
Ride Along & Clinicals....................... 10/19/2014 thru 10/27/2014
Tuesday thru Saturday...................... 10/28/2014 thru 11/01/2014

Fall Refresher Class:
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday …….. 11/06/2014, 11/07/2014, & 11/08/2014

Times:
See above for times
Room 409/410

Course Fee:
EMT Basic Class (4.4260)(062815): Semester class.
Cost: $850.00. Books and uniforms extra.
Register online: click here..

EMT-B Accelerated Course
Classes will meet from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm.
Ambulance ride-along will be scheduled.
Cost: $850.00. Books and uniforms extra.
Register online: click here..

EMT Basic Refresher (4.4260)(062915): Cost: $325.00.
Additional fees for recertifi cation and reregistration may apply.
Register online: click here..

EMT Skills Testing Only (4.4260)(065115): 8:00 am-6:00 pm; Cost: $75.00.

Course Description: Emergency Medical Technician EMT Basic, EMT Refresher and EMT Skills. Room 409/410 Emergency Medical Technician Basic: (EMT-B)(4.4260)(3181)(062815) Semester and Accelerated classes offered. This course provides education and training in emergency field assessment, care and transportation of the sick and injured. The coursework includes 179 hours of medical theory combined with practical skills and 24 hours of clinical experience including “ride-alongs” with emergency medical transport providers in the County of Ventura.

Upon successful completion of coursework and final examinations, students will receive an EMT-1 Course Completion Certificate from Simi Valley Adult School. This certificate along with instructor approval entitles the student to take the computerized National Registry Exam which certifies the student as an EMT-1 in the State of California for a period of two years.

Must be 18 years old; must have a valid “CPR for the Health Care Provider” from the American Heart Association or “CPR for the Professional Rescuer” from the American Red Cross. For the regular basic class, the instructor will offer a CPR class on a Saturday prior to the end of class for those who need to obtain one. Students in the Accelerated class must have a CPR card prior to the first class session. Life Scan (fingerprinting) and current immunizations are required prior to clinical experience.

The class meets every Tuesday and Thursday except for holidays and scheduled days off, occasional Saturday and there are required clinical hours during the later portion of the class that will be scheduled outside of the classroom hours.

Ventura County Emergency Medical Services Agency: Phone: (805) 981-5301
Website

State of California Emergency Medical Services Authority: Phone: (916) 322-4336
Website

Emergency Medical Technician Basic Refresher (4.4260) This three or four 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; or 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.

If you are interested in skills testing only, you may enroll for 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 or the second to last day of the refresher. You will need to check back with the school for times and availability.

If you are interested in renewing your CPR at the same time, you may elect to add the CPR renewal component. In order to add the CPR component you will need to enroll in the CPR renewal course at the same time as you enroll for the Skills or complete refresher class. You will then need to follow the steps as described in the catalog for the CPR renewal class and then bring the online completion form to skills testing for the instructor.

Other classes
Spring 2015 Semester Class:
Meeting Tuesday & Thursday ........... 6pm to 9:30pm
Beginning 1/27/2015 thru 6/4/2015
Three Saturdays will be announced on the fi rst day of class
Clinicals & Ambulance Rides ............ 5/15/2015 thru 5/31/2015

Spring Accelerated Class:
Monday thru Saturday....................... 2/23/2015 thru 2/28/2015
Monday thru Saturday....................... 3/2/2015 thru 3/7/2015
Ride Along & Clinicals....................... 3/9/2015 thru 3/16/2015
Tuesday thru Sunday ........................ 3/17/2015 thru 3/22/2015

Spring Refresher Class:
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday............ 4/16/2015, 4/17/2015, & 4/18/2015

Summer Accelerated Class:
Monday thru Saturday………………….. 7/6/2015 thru 7/11/2015
Monday thru Saturday………………….. 7/13/2015 thru 7/18/2015
Ride Along & Clinicals………………….. 7/19/2015 thru 7/27/2015
Tuesday thru Saturday…………………. 7/28/2015 thru 8/1/2015

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

Course Dates:
Saturdays, August 23, October 4, November 15, 2014

Times:
Each class starts at 9:00 am.
Room 409/410
Staff

Course Fee: $60, cash. (Book approximately $17 - must be purchased before class)
Register online: click here.

Course Description: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers:
One-day class (5.7100) 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.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ALCS and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, does not represent income to the Association.

All students must have the current appropriate AHA course book available to them for study before, during and after the course. Students are expected to have studied the manual prior to the class. The appropriate course book is available for purchase in the student store.

CPR cards will not be issued the same day of the class and are mailed out or available for pick up at a later date. Proficiency in course objectives is required for course completion. If proficiency is not reached by the end of the course or during remediation a CPR card will not be issued.

Prerequisite for all AHA classes offered at the school: read, speak and write English. Additional prerequisites for some classes listed above.

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 Only

Times:
Wed. 5:00 pm-9:00 pm Room 502
Abbott, Paramedic

Course Fee: $690 Approximate additional cost of $70 for book.
Register online: click here.

Course Description: Electrocardiography Technician (4.4265) (3868) (063915): 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.

Medical Assistant/Front and Back Office

Course Dates:
Wed. Nov. 19, Dec. 3, Dec. 10, Dec. 17

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

Course Fee: $1,325 Payment is in two installments: $875 due at time of registration and $450 (remaining balance) due later. Includes 160 hr. externship for those who qualify. Approximate additional cost of $375 for books, uniform, lab coat and personal medical supplies (stethoscope and blood pressure cuff suggested, not required) and classroom CPR certification.
Register online: click here.

Course Description: (4.4255) (3620) (063815): Semester class. 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. HIPAA, CLIA, OSHA, Dept. of Health and Human Services statutes are taught. Course emphasizes medical terminology. Students who successfully complete the course are eligible to take the NCCT/Medical Assistant National Certification Exam given at the adult school. A physical exam that includes extensive lab work is required at the student’s expense, after registration into the program. Proof of Hepatitis B and tdap immunizations and proof of negative TB test also required. Physical exam clearance form is due by the third week of the class or student will not be able to continue with the program. Prerequisites: 18 years or older, must speak, read, write English at the 12th grade level (a reading comprehension exam may be given at the first class meeting). And have a U.S. high school diploma or equivalency is required for optional National Certification. Attendance to every class is vital.

Medical Insurance Billing/Insurance Clerk

Course Dates:
Semester class

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: Course Description: (4.4255) (3415) (066515) Covers patient advocacy, ethics, current medico-legal issues (such as HIPAA 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:
Spring semester class

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

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

Course Description: (4.4255) (3182) (066415): 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.

Pharmacy Technician

Course Dates:
Semester: Class
Four nights per week + alternate Saturdays

Times:
M,T,W,Th 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
Alternate Sat. 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Additional classroom/clinical hours may be required
Room 503
Staff

Course Fee: $1,325. Payment may be made in two installments: $875 due at registration, $450 due 3 months later. Books, supplies, state registration fee extra. National certification exam, fee $105 (not required to work in Calif.).
Register online: click here.

Course Description: Pharmacy Technician (4.4260)(3787)(064315) Class meets State Board requirements for Registered Pharmacy Technician Licensure. Study basic principles of pharmacology, pharmaceutical calculations, medical terminology, functions and duties of a pharmacy technician 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 - Basic, Advanced & Externship

Course Dates:
1st class: August 18 – October 29
(Aug. 18,20,25,27; Sept. 3,8,10,15,17,22,24,29; Oct. 1,6,8,13,15,20,22,27,29)

2nd class: November 3, 2014 – February 4
(Nov. 3,5,10,12,17,19; Dec. 1,3,8,10,15,17; Jan. 5,7,12,14,21,26,28; Feb. 2,4)

Times:
CLASSROOM (21 class meetings) M,W 6:00-9:00 pm
Room 106
Sporny EMT, CPT/ Schaffner, M.D.

Course Fee: $1,000. Approximate additional cost of $175 for books, lab coat and uniform.

Course Description: (4.4260) (3922) (2329) (064415) California Department of Health Services, Division of Laboratory Science, approved program to train students to work in laboratories, doctors’ offices, and other health care facilities.

Students must be on time and attend all classes. 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 apply for State Licensing. Students should be aware that blood withdrawal techniques are practiced on classmates throughout this course.

Interested individuals must meet the following pre-requisites in order to participate: 18 years or older, speak, read, write English at 12th grade US high school level.

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). A 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)

Nurse Assistant (CNA)

Course Dates:
Days: TBA
Evenings: Sept. 9 - Feb 12

Times:
Day
CLASSROOM: TBA
Room 107
CLINICAL: TBA
Simi Valley Care Center

Evening
CLASSROOM: T/Th 4:30 pm-9:00 pm
S 8:30 am-4:00 pm 2 Saturdays per month
Room 107

CLINICAL: T/TH 4:30 pm-8:30 pm
6:45 am-3:15 pm 2 Saturdays per month
Simi Valley Care Center

instructors:
Day Class: TBD
Evening Class: Kuzma, Lyn

Course Fee: $950 Approximate additional cost of $350 for book, supplies, uniforms and classroom CPR.
Register online: click here.

Course Description: (4.4255)(3347)(06311,063315) 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. Prerequisites: 18 years or older; speak, read, write English at 9th grade level. Students will be given a basic skills 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. Contact the Counseling Office at 805-579-6200 ext. 1615 for more information. Valid, current photo ID (any one of the following): driver’s license, state ID card, passport (U.S. or foreign) U.S. military ID card; Alien Registration card. Social Security card or official printout from the Social Security Administration also required. The names on these documents must match and be the originals.

Home Health Aide

Course Dates:
Dates:
Classroom: TBA
Clinical: October 27-30

Times:
Classroom: Room 106
Clinical: Simi Valley Care Center

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

Course Description: (4.4255)(3126)(063012) Must hold a current Nurse Assistant certification. 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.

Surgical Technologist

Course Dates:
Twelve month full-time program begins September 2015
Applications due no later than 3:30 p.m. on July 17, 2015

Times:
M-F 40 hours per week
Class: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Room 501
Clinical: 6:30 am - 3:00 pm (hours may vary)
Clinical Sites Vary
* Additional classroom/clinical hours may be required
Camarena, CST

Course Fee: $7,800 Payment is due in 4 installments: $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: Surgical Technologist Note: Deadline for 2014-2015 class extended to July 31, 2014. Call now.

(4.4260) (3335) (065012):Twelve-month nationally accredited program begins September 2015. Applications available online at www.simi.tec.ca.us beginning May 18, 2015. Applications must be in our office no later than 3:30 p.m. on July 17, 2015 with a non-refundable application fee of $100. No personal checks or credit/debit cards. The application must be paid in cash, money order, or cashier’s check.

Program prepares students to function within the sterile environment of the operating room assisting surgeons during surgical procedures. The surgical technology field requires 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. 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 also required. A current background check (90 days or newer) will be required before starting clinical at the student’s expense. Call counseling at (805) 579-6200 ext. 1615 or check this website.



Respiratory Care Education Program For Advanced Practitioner Respiratory Therapist

Course Dates:
PART ONE: PRE-PROFESSIONAL PHASE
PART TIME, DAY: JULY 2015 - JULY 2016

PART TWO: PROFESSIONAL PHASE
FULL TIME, DAY: JULY 2016 - JULY 2017

Times:
TBA

Course Fee: The total approximate cost is (Part One and Part Two) $10,675 (excludes Excelsior fee) for school-related expenses, which include course fees, books, supplies, uniforms, malpractice insurance, and a physical exam with extensive lab work and proof of Hepatitis B immunization. In addition, after students are accepted, our clinical sites require a criminal background check for each student before clinic attendance. To lessen financial hardship, part of the program fees are payable in installments.

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. Students will not apply or pay fees until approximately Summer 2014. Excelsior offers a payment plan.

Course Description: (4.4260)(3336)(064512): Nationally accredited by CoARC* and conducted by consortium with Excelsior College**, this 25-month certificate/associate degree RT program begins July 2015. Applications are available online at www.simi.tec. ca.us starting February 20, 2015. 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 call the Counseling Office at (805)579-6200 x1615.

This advanced practitioner program prepares the graduate to apply for licensure by the Respiratory Care Board of California (RCB) as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) and to apply for national high-level competency examinations, including the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) exam. At present, almost 30,000 RCPs are licensed in California, and the average entry-level salary is approximately $68,000 (per state Workforce Study).

State law requires all applicants for California licensure to have a minimum of an associate’s degree. The degree must be issued by either a respiratory therapy school or by a college with whom a school has formed a consortium. Simi Valley Adult School (SVAS) and Career Institute has an agreement with Excelsior College** to grant an associate of science degree to students who complete our program successfully, pending completion of 19 additional college units. Persons holding associate degrees or higher may be eligible to transfer units to Excelsior College. For details, please contact (805)579-6200, ext. 1615. SVAS is also accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

The national accreditation agency is: Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)*, 1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, Texas, 76021-4244, Phone: (817)283-2835. CoARC Official Disclosure: “The Respiratory Therapy program at Simi Valley AdultSchool/Excelsior College holds Provisional Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.

Program outcomes can be accessed at www.coarc.com.

Enrolled students completing the program under Provisional Accreditation are considered graduates of a CoARC accredited program.” (Previously there were two program classifications, basic and advanced. CoARC’s decision to revise its Standards to require only advanced programs resulted in SVAC’s reapplication/ realignment as “advanced”. (See website for full statement.)

Excelsior College** was established in 1971 as Regents College, offering distance learning/external degree programs. A member of The University of the State of New York and accredited by the Council on Higher Education, Excelsior has awarded associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees to more than 95,000 graduates, that now include SVAS RT graduates.

As health care professionals, RCPs provide cardiopulmonary evaluation, therapy, management, rehabilitation and education, as prescribed by physicians, for patients who have difficulty breathing or who cannot breathe on their own and require life-support mechanical ventilation. Those that RCPs treat may have asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, bronchitis, cardiac abnormalities, cystic fibrosis, birth defects, infant respiratory distress syndrome, or a wide range of other diseases affecting major organ systems. Their patients include adults, seniors, teens, children, newborn and premature infants in many settings, such as hospital intensive care units, floor care, emergency rooms, air/land transport, laboratories, skilled nursing facilities and private homes.

The Simi Valley Career Institute/Excelsior College advanced practitioner RT program has two phases that require specific courses and sequence--Part One: Pre-Professional Phase and Part Two: Professional Phase. Part One consists of two sections: (1) basic Respiratory Care courses, and (2) General Education courses for the associate degree which are strongly recommended to be taken before admission to the program. Part Two, the technical/clinical phase, also includes two Excelsior College associate degree required courses.

Note: Additional classroom/clinical hours may be required beyond the 25 month time frame to fulfill program requirements.

PART ONE: PRE-PROFESSIONAL PHASE
SIMI VALLEY ADULT SCHOOL
PRE-PROFESSIONAL PHASE PROFESSIONAL PHASE
RESPIRATORY CARE COURSES
~Medical Terminology………………………………$235
~Introduction to Algebra…………………………..$215
~Anatomy & Physiology…………………………….$325
~Applied Anatomy & Physiology……………………$325
~Respiratory Care Math & Chemistry……………..$450
~Allied Health Physics ………………………………$325
Course total fee: $1,875 Approximate additional cost of $900 for books

PART TWO: PROFESSIONAL PHASE
SIMI VALLEY ADULT SCHOOL
PROFESSIONAL PHASE
~ The technical core course and clinical practice regimen required to meet school, college, state, and national performance standards.
Installments:
#1……………….$1,975
#2……………….$1,875
#3……………….$1,675
#4……………….$1,575
Course fee: $7,100 Payment is in 4 installments.
Approximate additional cost of $800 for books, uniform, background check, drug screen and classroom CPR.


GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Written English Requirement……………………………..3 Units
Social Science Requirement………………………………6 Units
Humanities Requirement…………………………………..6 Units

GENERAL ED UNITS/AS Degree…………………..15 Units
RECOMMENDED TO BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO ADMISSION AT A POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTION

EXCELSIOR COLLEGE REQUIRED COURSES
Excelsior College Computer Course…………………..1 Unit
Excelsior College Capstone Course…………………..3 Units

EXCELSIOR COLLEGE 2nd Year UNITS………….4 Units



Physical Therapy Aide

Course Dates:
Semester class

Times:
M/W 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Room TBA
Tinto, Singer

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

Course Description: Physical Therapy Aide Physical Therapy Aide (4.4255)(3786)(066915): 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 topics include 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.

Electrocardiography Technician

Course Dates:
Spring Semester Class Only

Times:
Wed. 5:00 pm-9:00 pm Room 502
Abbott, Paramedic

Course Fee: $690 Approximate additional cost of $70 for book.
Register online: click here.

Course Description: Electrocardiography Technician (4.4265) (3868) (063915): 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.

MEDICAL COMPETENCY TESTING

Competency Testing for Medical Personnel

Course Dates:
Test Dates:
August 23; September 20; October 18; November 15; December 13

Times:
Sat. 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Room 204
Bradford
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. On-line testing is offered each month. For information, call (805) 579-6200 X 1611.

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

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