The Allied Health Department offers courses for those interested in health care. These courses can be helpful in deciding to do a subsequent major in a health-related field or in meeting requirements for other majors.
Allied Health (AH)
AH 120 Medical Terminology (1 Unit)
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.
Hours: 18 (18 lecture)
Designed to provide a basic foundation for those working in health-related fields with medical vocabulary, including words associated with common laboratory, X-ray and surgical procedures, medical abbreviations, medical illnesses, and signs and symptoms of disease. Required for Radiographic/Imaging Sciences majors.
Transfer Information: CSU Transferable
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
EMT 110 Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (6 Units)
Limitations on Enrollment: Current CPR certificate for either the Health Care Provider or the Professional Rescuer, must be at least 18 years old by the fourth week of the semester, and background check and TB testing are required.
Course Advisories: AH 120 Medical terminology provides a basic foundation in understanding terms associated with body systems and the injuries and illnesses which the EMT will be assessing and treating.
Hours: 189 (88.2 lecture, 100.8 lab)
Theory and skills for treatment of acute/emergency injury and illness. Includes observations in hospital and with field EMS provider. Fulfills Title 22 Guidelines and State Health and Safety Code for EMT -B certification. Successful course completion required to take National Registry of EMTs Exam which is required for certification in any California county.
EMT 111 Emergency Medical Technician-Basic: Recertification (0.9 Units)
Limitations on Enrollment: Health and Safety regulations.
Hours: 24 (12 lecture, 12 lab)
Current CPR certificate for the Health Care Provider or the professional rescuer. Designed for EMT-Basic recertification. Provides knowledge and skills for treatment of emergency/acute injury and illness. Upon completion, students receive 24 hours of continuing education and a completed EMT Skills Verification form. Course restricted to 25 repetitions
Transfer Information: CSU Transferable
Allied Health (Noncredit)
AH NC005 Medical Assistant IA: Administrative and Clinical Skills Part One (0 Units)
Course Advisories: ENG 070.
Hours: 88 (88 lecture)
First of a two-part course that prepares students for entry-level Medical Assisting. The Administrative (Front Office) component includes HIPAA including legal regulations, medical records, patient reception, and appointment scheduling. Clinical (Back Office) instruction includes: infection control, vital signs, diagnostic tests, assisting with primary/family and specialties (surgery, OB/GYN, and pediatrics). English 70 recommended for success. Course restricted to 98 repetitions
AH NC006 Medical Assistant 1B: Administrative and Clinical Skills Part Two (0 Units)
Prerequisites: AH NC005.
Hours: 39 (39 lecture)
Second of a two-part course that prepares students to work as entry-level Medical Assistants. The Administrative (Front Office) component includes HIPAA and other legal regulations, medical records, patient reception, and appointment scheduling. Clinical (Back Office) instruction includes: infection control, vital signs, diagnostic tests, and assisting with primary/family and specialties (surgery, OB/GYN, and pediatrics). Course restricted to 98 repetitions
AH NC007 Medical Assistant II: Job Readiness & Field Work (0 Units)
Prerequisites: AH NC006.
Hours: 160 (20 lecture, 140 lab)
This 160-hour course provides job readiness skills and hands-on experience as Medical Assistants in local medical clinics and offices. Under supervision, students will perform administrative and clinical procedures within the Medical Assistant Scope of Practice, preparing them for future employment. Eligibility requires successful completion of Medical Assistant IA and IB. Course restricted to 98 repetitions
AH NC020 Personal Care Attendant I: Basic Care (0 Units)
Hours: 42 (42 lecture)
Introduces students to entry-level Personal Care Attendant skills. Students will be taught how to assist patients and families with non-medically directed personal care and home management activities. It will prepare students to seek entry-level Personal Care Attendant employment. Course restricted to 98 repetitions
AH NC021 Personal Care Attendant II: Dementia and End-of-Life Care (0 Units)
Prerequisites: AH NC020.
Hours: 21 (21 lecture)
Focuses on dementia and end-of-life care. Topics include potential causes and successful strategies to deal with communication difficulties and problem behaviors, as well as activities that lead to successful care giving. End-of-life topics include advance planning, practical and emotional issues related to death and dying, and community resources for the support of families and caregivers. Course restricted to 98 repetitions
AH NC030 Restorative Nurse Assistant Training - Introduction (0 Units)
Course Advisories: Must have current active CNA license, TB clearance and health care provider CPR.
Hours: 40 (24 lecture, 16 lab)
Prepares licensed CNAs (Certified Nurse Assistants) to assist patients/residents in maintaining or promoting independence in the areas of mobility, range of motion, and the performance of activities of daily living. This course is the first in a two-part series leading to a SBCC Noncredit Educational Programs Certificate of Completion for Restorative Nurse Assistants. Course restricted to 98 repetitions
AH NC031 Restorative Nurse Assistant Training - Advanced (0 Units)
Prerequisites: AH NC030.
Hours: 14 (14 lecture)
Advanced course for licensed CNAs reviewing the aging process on the five senses, restorative techniques for the therapeutic use of heat and cold, positioning and exercise, and management for cognitive deficit. Course restricted to 98 repetitions