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Office Skills

Office Skills is designed to provide students practical knowledge and skills required to be successful while working in entry level clerical, secretarial and administrative assist positions. This course teaches participants “hard skills” like using office equipment, computers and the productivity software used in a modern office environments and the “soft skills” required to work with others and provides excellent customer service.

Available only to income qualified applicants. Use FINANCIAL AID link above to apply for Office Skills.

Skills learned in this class will prepare you for entry into Medical Assistant, Nurse Assistant or Health Support Occupations courses.

Students Will Learn…

  • Customer Service
  • Typing Certification
  • Computer Basics
  • Submission Forms
  • Spreadsheets
  • Interview Skills
  • Workplace Etiquette

Program Costs

  • This program is offered at NO COST to income qualified applicants. Don’t miss out on an amazing opportunity. Apply Today ! ! !
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Medical Front Office

Medical Front Office is designed to address the basic knowledge and skills required for entry level employment in first point of contact positions in a clinic or hospital. The course utilizes classroom instruction and paid job placement for students to acquire occupational skills. Students will be prepared to collect insurance information, schedule appointments, check in patients, bill, and collecting payment information.

Available only to income qualified applicants. Use FINANCIAL AID link above to apply for Medical Front Office.

Skills learned in this class will prepare you for entry into Medical Assistant, Nurse Assistant or Health Support Occupations courses.

Students Will Learn…

  • How to Greet Patients
  • Schedule Appointments
  • Filing and Retrieving Patient Records
  • Maintain Office Inventory and Equipment
  • Confidentiality of Personal Information
  • Medical Terminology Basics

Program Costs

  • This program is offered at NO COST to income qualified applicants. Don’t miss out on an amazing opportunity.
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MA Program

Medical Assistant

Medical Assistants greet patients in medical offices or other medical settings where they help doctors with examinations and treatments. They administer vaccinations, run routine lab tests such as urinalysis and blood counts. They may take blood pressure readings and take temperatures. Medical assistants may instruct patients about medication and self-treatment. They prepare treatment rooms for patient examinations and sterilize and arrange instruments and equipment used in treatment and diagnosis. They check office and lab supplies and keep the waiting, consulting, and examination rooms neat and orderly.

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Program Requirements

  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a valid California ID or DL
  • Attend one mandatory orientation session
  • Have no convictions
  • Pass FBI and DOJ fingerprint clearance
  • Pass drug screening, prior to acceptance

Physical Requirements

  • If chosen for the program:
  • Immunization record up to date. Candidates must pass Physical, TB, and Drug Screen. Must be able to lift, bend/stoop, walk and stand as necessary for job duties. Must be able to assist an adult (150 lbs.) with bathing and moving from bed to wheelchair. Candidates must complete all items in Castle Branch Compliance.

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CNA Program

Certified Nurse Assistant

CNAs ensure the well being of their patients by performing a variety of tasks that help with daily living activities such as feeding, bathing, dressing and other various hygiene practices. The CNA checks and monitors patient vital signs, safely turns and moves patients, and follows individualized patient care plans. Because CNAs typically spend more time with patients than nurses or doctors, they understand patient behaviors and health statuses. They get to know each patient, their typical behaviors, and their general state of health and are often the first to notice physical or emotional changes. Whether identifying decreased mobility, increased pain, or memory issues, CNAs play important roles in the early detection of symptoms and may identify issues that other healthcare personnel do not.

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Program Requirements

  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a valid California ID or DL
  • Attend one mandatory orientation session
  • Have no convictions
  • Pass FBI and DOJ fingerprint clearance
  • Pass drug screening, prior to acceptance

Physical Requirements

  • If chosen for the program:
  • Immunization record up to date. Candidates must pass Physical, TB, and Drug Screen. Must be able to lift, bend/stoop, walk and stand as necessary for job duties. Must be able to assist an adult (150 lbs.) with bathing and moving from bed to wheelchair. Candidates must complete all items in Castle Branch Compliance

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HSO Program

Healthcare Support Occupations

This program prepares participants for entry-level jobs that provide assistance to healthcare professionals in completing their tasks. Participants benefit from a balanced blend of classroom and supervised clinical site training at local hospitals, clinics and related medical offices. In addition, all trainees receive job readiness training and introductory computer skills instruction. Students are in the classroom for the first 8 weeks then receive the opportunity to train at a clinical site for job experience.

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Program Requirements

  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a valid California ID or DL
  • Attend one mandatory orientation session
  • Have no convictions
  • Pass FBI and DOJ fingerprint clearance
  • Pass drug screening, prior to acceptance

Physical Requirements

  • If chosen for the program:
  • Immunization record up to date. Candidates must pass Physical, TB, and Drug Screen. Must be able to lift, bend/stoop, walk and stand as necessary for job duties. Must be able to assist an adult (150 lbs.) with bathing and moving from bed to wheelchair. Candidates must complete all items in Castle Branch Compliance

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LVN Program

Licensed Vocational Nurse

Under the supervision of registered nurses (RNs), LVNs deliver quality care and comfort measures to patients. This covers many clinical responsibilities as well as providing basic care and assistance to patients in a variety of environments, including hospitals, doctors’ facilities, and long-term care institutions. The responsibilities of a qualified vocational nurse will differ depending on the work environment. In general, they usually monitor a patient’s health and provide basic nursing care. In most situations, they will also perform assessments and take vital signs like blood pressure, pulse, and respiration when required.

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PREREQUISITE CLASSES

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
Offered during Fall 2023/Enrollment Date TBD

This course provides the basic structure and function of the human body. Topics include a basic study of the body systems as well as an introduction to homeostasis, cells, tissues, nutrition, acid-base balance, and electrolytes. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships.
Credits: 10 (Prerequisite for the BAS VN program)

Registration: TBD/Offered Fall 2023
Fee: $50
Days: Tues & Thur
Time: 5:30-8:40pm
Location: Stockdale HS Room 501
Textbook: Book must be purchased, more information during registration.

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
Enrollment begins Monday, December 12, 2022
Visit our main campus @ 501 S. Mount Vernon Ave to enroll.
Medical terminology is the study of the principles of medical word building to help the student develop the extensive medical vocabulary used in health care occupations. Students receive a thorough grounding in basic medical terminology through a study of root words, prefixes, and suffixes. Credits: 5 (Prerequisite for the BAS VN program)

Registration: Monday, December 12, 2022
Register in-person at 501 S. Mount Vernon Ave, Gate 2, Finance Office
Start Date: 01/10/2023 – 05/30/2023
Fee: $25
Days: Tues
Time: 5:30-8:40pm
Location: Stockdale HS Room 501
Textbook: Book must be purchased, more information during registration.


PSYCHOLOGY
Enrollment begins Monday, December 12, 2022
Visit our main campus @ 501 S. Mount Vernon Ave to enroll.

Psychology is designed as an introduction into the scientific study of behavior, emphasizing perceptions, thinking, motivation, emotion, intelligence and learning. This course is designed to contribute to the general education of all students and provide a basis for further study in the field of psychology. This a prerequisite course for vocational nurse program. Credits: 5 (Prerequisite for the BAS VN program)

Registration: Monday, December 12, 2022
Register in-person at 501 S. Mount Vernon Ave, Gate 2, Finance Office
Start Date: 01/12/2023 – 06/01/2023
Fee: $25
Days: Thurs
Time: 5:30-8:40pm
Location: Virtual
Textbook: Book must be purchased, more information during registration.


MEDICAL MATH
Enrollment begins Monday, December 12, 2022
Visit our main campus @ 501 S. Mount Vernon Ave. to enroll.

Students will learn math concepts for vocational nurse preparation or any other health career programs. This includes basic math concepts such as roman numeral, fractions, decimals, percentages, rations and proportions. It is based on the dimensional analysis system, which focuses on the equivalents for metric, apothecary, and household weight and volume. Credits: 5 (Prerequisite for the BAS VN program)


Registration: Monday, December 12, 2022
Register in-person at 501 S. Mount Vernon Ave, Gate 2, Finance Office
Start Date: 01/11/2023 – 05/31/2023
Fee: $25
Days: Wed
Time: 5:30-8:40pm
Location: Virtual
Textbook: Book must be purchased, more information during registration.


All four (4) classes must be completed at the time of application submission. Minimum grade of “C” or above required. Classes must be completed within 5 years of the start date. Prerequisites may be taken at the Bakersfield Adult School or through equivalent courses at an accredited college.

Program Requirements

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Active CNA or CMA license
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Application submission
  • Clear background check including DMV
  • AHA CPR Card
  • Proof of covid-19 vaccination required

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