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Surgical Technologist (AOS)
Train to become a Surgical Technician (AOS) in just 16 months with an Associates of Occupational Science Degree
Medical Billing & Coding
Train to become a Medical Billing & Coding Specialist at Valley College of Medical Careers in less than 10 months
Train to become a Pharmacy Technician at Valley College of Medical Careers in less than 10 months
Train to become a Medical Assistant at Valley College of Medical Careers in less than 10 months
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Valley College of Medical Careers - Medical Assisting Program
VCMC programs for Medical Assisting are to prepare the student for an entry-level position in the medical field as a front and/or back office assistant. Positions are available in clinics, hospitals and doctors’ offices. Upon successful completion of the training, the graduate will be able to perform EKG’s, prepare strips for evaluation, perform venipunctures, collect specimens, collect patient data, perform vital signs, CPR and First Aid, perform simple lab tests (Urinalysis, Hematocrit), prepare patients for physical examinations; and assist physicians in minor surgeries. Anatomy & Physiology along with Medical Terminology will also be emphasized. Vocational training school in San Fernando Valley since 1986.
Valley College of Medical Careers - Medical Billing and Coding Program
This course provides the students with the basic knowledge and skills that will qualify them to work as an entry-level Medical Biller/Coder, performing the front office duties as a medical clerk working in the clinics/hospitals/medical groups, or as a health claim examiner working with the insurance companies. Students enrolled in the VCMC programs will be exposed to billing forms, eligibility guidelines for Medicare, Medicaid/Medi-Cal, billing procedures for TRICARE, CHAMPVA, and Workmans’ Compensation and disability. Students will learn the use of ICD-9 and CPT books for coding diagnoses and procedures. Students will use computers to practice and perform Medical Billing & Coding simulations using Medi-Soft.
Valley College of Medical Careers - Pharmacy Technician Program
The VCMC programs for this course provides the students with the basic knowledge and skills that will qualify them to work as entry-level Pharmacy Technicians in hospitals and retail facilities. Upon successful completion of the training, the graduate will be able to identify and understand drug nomenclature, dosage forms, routes of administration, and abbreviations used in pharmacy, identify the most common medications by their trade and generic names, perform conversions and/or calculations of weights and measures, understand California pharmacy law, understand basic pharmacology, perform pharmacy operations of the Drug Distribution system, and sterile product preparation.
Valley College of Medical Careers - Surgical Technology Program (AOS)
The Surgical Technology program is a 1680 hour Associates of Occupational Sciences comprehensive course of study that combines General Education, Theory and Clinical Practice. The curriculum is designed to provide qualified individuals an opportunity to acquire the knowledge, attitudes and skills, which will enable them to become safe and competent practitioners of Surgical Technology. To become certified, graduates of the program must successfully complete the Examination conducted by the National Board of Surgical Technologists and Surgical Assistants (NBSTSA) formerly the Liaison Council for Certification of Surgical Technologists (LCC-ST).
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