Where are you located?
Valley College of Medical Careers, VCMC, is located at 8399 Topanga Canyon Boulevard in West Hills, California (we are located at the corner of Roscoe and Topanga Canyon). Please come to Suite 200, upon your arrival, so that we may welcome you.
How can I reach you?
Are you accredited?
Yes, VCMC is proud to be accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools.
For over forty years, ABHES’ stated mission is to enhance the quality of education and training and promote institutional and programmatic accountability through systematic and consistent program evaluation.
The key to ABHES’ mission is to assure the quality of the programs it accredits and to assist in the improvement of the programs. This quality determination is accomplished by rigorous and systematic evaluation based on valid standards.
ABHES’ goals and objectives focus on three key areas: recognition, resources, and service; all of which ABHES believes are essential and paramount to the achievement of its mission.
This designation assures potential students that Valley College of Medical Careers meets strict standards and provides students with a quality education.
How do I know if a career in healthcare is right for me?
VCMC’s highly trained admissions staff will help you make that determination by asking you a series of questions about your interests. We will also explain to you the various skills, responsibilities, and employment outlook for the programs we offer. We will work with you to determine which area of study is right for you.
How do I schedule and appointment?
What do I need to bring with me?
Please bring a valid driver’s license or state identification card, a Social Security card, and proof of your high school graduation.
Is there an application fee?
Valley College of Medical Careers does not charge an application fee.
When do you offer classes and what is the length of the courses?
VCMC offers classes to train you to become a Pharmacy Technician, a Medical Assistant, and a Medical Biller and Coder professional, frequently throughout the calendar year. These three programs typically take ten months, or less, to complete.
An Associate of Occupational Science (AOS) degree, in Surgical Technology typically takes sixteen months to complete.
Classes are offered in the morning, the afternoon, and the evening.
Please visit www.vcmc.edu where you will find all current class start dates on our Home page.
What requirements are necessary to enroll?
A valid driver’s license or state identification card, a Social Security card, and proof of high school graduation.
Do you offer assistance obtaining a high school diploma?
Do you offer assistance for DACA students?
Yes. For more information, in English or in Spanish, please call 818-883-9002.
What is included in my tuition?
Access to classes, labs, books, scrubs, externship assistance, job placement assistance, and complimentary parking are all included in your tuition.
Is financial aid available?
Yes. To learn more about financial aid, please contact our Financial Aid Department, by calling 818-883-9002.
Do you accept GI benefits?
How large are the classes?
Classroom size is impacted by the time of year and the area of study. However, VCMC management strives to limit the number of students enrolled, in any course, in order to ensure that each student gets adequate time and attention with the instructor.
Who are your Instructors?
Many of our instructors have been with VCMC for five years or more. In addition, all of our instructors have many years of industry experience.
Why is an on-site school better than an on-line school?
Historically the benefit of attending an on-site school versus an online school include:
- The ability to ask any questions you may have for the instructor in real time
- The ability to learn from questions and comments made by your fellow students
- The ability to develop a professional network while studying and finishing your program
- On-demand access to VCMC staff and resources
- The ability for VCMC staff and instructors to get to know you personally, so they may better guide you into an appropriate externship or employment opportunity
Do you offer externships?
Yes. VCMC requires externships or clinicals for all students.
Do you have a job placement program?
Yes. Valley College of Medical Careers offers a job placement program. We work with medical professionals, throughout the Greater Los Angeles area, in order to identify employment opportunities for our students. It is important to note that VCMC cannot guarantee employment, as a student’s school performance and personal background history can impact the tendering of a job offer by a prospective employer.