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Dental Assistant Program

National Accreditation for Dental Assisting!

For more information regarding the Dental Assistant program, please call (626) 934-2890.
 

Orientation: At 10:00 am on June 27, July 18 & December 19, 2019

Registered Dental Assistant Program

All students are responsible for full payment by first day of class. TB & Hepatitis B clearance required prior to first day of class. 

Prerequisite: Attend Dental Assistant Orientation & Appraisal. Call (626) 934-2890. Must have high school diploma or HSE (GED®, HiSET, or TASC) prior to the first day of class. Please have financial aid in order prior to first day of class.

Program includes: Patient exam and treatment prep, x-ray technique, and assisting in general dentistry and specialty areas. Accredited by the CODA (Commission on Dental Accreditation). Graduates are eligible for Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) Exam. Requires CPR. (1170 hours, includes 350 hours clinical externship.)

Bloodborne Pathogens & Radiation Safety: Policies and procedures have been developed related to bloodborne and infectious disease. These policies, which may be obtained from the Dental Department, are available to applicants for admission and patients. Radiation policies and procedures are taught during x-ray techniques. Students will expose, develop, mount and critique radiographs including conventional, panoramic and digital Radiographic images.

Cost: Total cost $5,766 (includes registration $4,650, materials $709, CPR $96, insurance $18, ID badge $6, books $254 and uniform $33). 

See Quick Links section for Financial Aid Information.

Course No Days Time Location Teacher
61000.019 M - F 8:00 am -
2:30 pm
Willow Center Pasicznyk

Start Dates: August 12, 2019 & February 3, 2020. Call for more information.

Module #1: Dental Assistant Core Sciences

In Dental Assistant Module I, you will gain knowledge in dental assistant core competencies and foundation skills. Topics include an overview of dental history, dental office, dental assisting application of biomedical terms and functions, dental anatomy, infection prevention and control, medical and dental emergencies, vital signs, anesthetic and syringe, topical, ethics and professionalism, patient interaction, business administration, communication skills, practice management, professional portfolio, delivering dental care, introduction to dental instruments, moisture control, dental charting, dental computer software, community health and diversity, and basic laboratory skills.

61010.019


Module #2: Pre-Clincial Dental Sciences

In this course module, students become proficient in dental materials including their physical, mechanical, thermal, electrical, corrosive, adhesive, and solubility properties. Students will identify a variety of dental and clinical materials, and will then learn proper manipulation of these materials. Dental laboratory procedures are introduced, such as working with impression materials, plaster and stone pouring, trimming models, fabricating and polishing dental appliances. Students will learn about clinical care delivery, ergonomics, the necessary skills of chairside procedures, instrument transfer, instruments, and dental handpieces and burs. Students will learn how to perform oral evacuation, dental dam application, and assist in operative dentistry. Students will study the dental specialties of the following: preventative dental health, caries prevention, general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, Periodontics, oral surgery, implants, and prosthodontics. Mouth mirror inspection, fluoride, class II temporary restorations, provisional crowns, will be practiced to a proficient level. Students assist in the San Gabriel Valley Foundation Dental Health Clinic.


61020.019

Module #3: Radiation Safety

Lecture: This course covers the didactic, pre-clinical work on mannequins and clinical instruction on patients as required by the California State Practice Act in regard to radiation safety. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be certified to take x-rays on patients in the dental office.

Clinical: This course provides advanced clinical instruction on the exposure of intraoral and extra oral radiographs. The bisecting angle technique; paralleling technique, panoramic machine; and adjunct dental radiology aids will be utilized. Emphasis in this course is placed upon the student's performance and demonstrated ability to consistently produce diagnostic radiographs.

61030.019


Module #4: Coronal Polishing and Pit & Fissure Sealants

In this course, you will learn the correct procedures and skills to successfully place dental sealants and perform coronal polishing on live patients. Topics include and overview on dental occlusal anatomy, infection prevention and control, ethics and professionalism, patient interaction, dental charting, and basic laboratory skills.

61040.019


Module #5: Clinical Practice

This course module focuses on career development training, and on future success. Students assist the SGV Dental Foundation Clinic which is on site as a hands-on experience for chairside and operatory dentistry for a minimum of 110 hours. Upon successful completion of classroom and SGV clinic training, students will start an internship in a general dental office off site for a minimum of 222 hours. The students will observe in one specialty office for one full day, equal to 8 hours. Internship offices are at an approved facility off site, where an RDAis employed. Students work under the direct supervision of qualified personnel in participating institutions and under general supervision of the school. Interns will be evaluated by supervisory personnel every 40 hours, and will be evaluated by an instructor from the school every 24 hours. Completed evaluation forms will be signed by the dental office and then filed in the students file folders. Students must successfully complete their internship training in order to fulfill requirements for graduation. They will continue to work on becoming efficient in their skills, practicing with a variety of dental procedures as a dental assistant until completion of a minimum of 360 hours total.

61050.019

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Medical Assistant

Call (626) 934-2892 for more information.
Medical Assistant

Proof of Hepatitis B, Physical Exam and TB clearance required.
Program Includes: Prepare for employment in a medical office or clinic by taking Administrative Front Office and Clinical Back Office Procedures. (1080 hours, includes Front Office and Back Office, Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology & 180 hours externship.)

Cost: Total cost $3,620 (includes registration $2,900, Simchart $125, Stethoscope/Blood Pressure Cuff $50, CPR-AED/First Aid Certification $96, insurance $18, ID badge $6, books $392 and uniform $33). Requires flash drive. 

See Quick Links section for Financial Aid Information.

Course No Days Time Location Teacher
61200.019 M - Th 7:30 am -
3:30 pm
Willow Center, 5 A. Pakzad

Dates: 08/12/19 - 05/21/20

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Nurse Assistant - CNA Certification Program

Prepares students for immediate employment in a skilled nursing or other long-term hospital facility. Includes resident care, nutrition, rehabilitation and emergency care. Graduates are eligible to take the state competency exam for CNA. Students must speak, read & write English. Call (626) 934-2956 for information.


Mandatory Orientation: Last Thursday of the month Contact: Virginia Garcia at (626) 934-2962.


If applying for financial aid, CNA students must also complete Home Health and Acute Care. (600 hour requirement.)

Nurse Assistant CNA

Prerequisite: 1.) Complete physical examination by MD or Nurse Practitioner. Must include 2 step PPD and Flu vaccine. If TB test is positive please obtain CXR and submit copy of report. All above items are within 1 year of enrollment to the CNA class. Must use HLPUSD Physical form. Please pick up form from school, complete it and submit by the start of CNA Class. 2.) Submit copy of CPR card. Card is active within 1 year of enrollment to the CNA class. 3.) Criminal clearance will be done in HLPUSD before the class will start.                                                
Cost: Total cost $1,235 (includes registration $1,110, ID badge $6, book $86 and uniform $33). Students provide white shoes, stethoscope/BP cuff, watch with second hand, gait belts, basic physical exam & 2 step PPD and State Competency exam fee. (200 hours.)

See Quick Links section for Financial Aid Information.

Course No Date Days Time Location Teacher
61420.019

8/12/19 - 1/16/20  

M - Th 7:00 am - 3:30 pm Willow Center,
1
M. Balucanag

 

Individual Classes

Home Health Assistant (HHA)

Outside students contingent on space availability and approval by CNA Program Director. Prior to completing the home health assistant nursing program, student must have completed an approved Certified Nurse Assistant Program (see above). The course introduces the student to provide direct patient care under the direction of a nurse or doctor in a variety of health care settings. Using technical skills learned in both the classroom and clinical setting, home health assistants perform such tasks as feeding, bathing, positioning, ambulating and comfort measures for the patient. The program consists of 40 hours theory and clinical training under direct supervision. (20 hours theory / 20 hours clinical.)

Prerequisites: Completed an approved Certified Nurse Assistant Program and have an active CNA certificate, Physical examination, TB clearance by PPD/Chest X-Ray and Medical insurance.

Cost: Total cost $583 (includes registration $550 and book $66) + insurance $18 if needed.

Course No Date Days Time Location Teacher
61430.019 8/12/19 - 9/04/19 May vary 8:00 am -
2:30 pm
Willow Center,
1-2
-

*Schedule may vary. Call the office for more info.


Acute Care - CNA

Prepares students for skills in Acute Facilities/Hospital. Role of CNA in the following hospital areas: Medical and Surgical Unit, Emergency Room, Orthopedic Unit, Pediatrics Unit, Ambulatory or Outpatient Unit. (30 hours theory/50 hours clinical.)

Prerequisites: Students with active CNA certificate.

Cost: Total cost $657 (includes registration $550 and book $89) + insurance $18 if needed.

Note: Due to different Hospital policies, clinical rotations may require additional immunization and drug clearance checks.

Course No Date        Days Time Location Teacher 
61440.019 9/10/19 - 10/15/19 May vary 8:00 am - 2:30 pm Willow Center,
1-2
-

*Schedule may vary. Call the office for more info.

 

Continuing Education (C.E.U) For CNA & Medical Assistant

CNA - State Licensed Training Program
 

For more information call (626) 934-2962.

CNA and MA Continuing Education

Classes meet CE requirements for MA and CNA certificate renewal. Approved by the California Department of Health Services. (CEP #13075) (NAC #6019)
Must pre-register in Willow Center  Registration Office during regular weekday business hours.

Cost: $20 per class (includes all practice materials and CE certificate). *Non-refundable. Limited space available and no same day registration.

Date      Day Time Location Teacher
09/06/19 F 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Willow Center,

1

Staff
10/04/19 F 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Willow Center,

1

Staff
11/01/19 F 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Willow Center,

1

Staff
12/06/19  F 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Willow Center,

1

Staff

BLS + $10 card.

Pharmacy Technician

Orientation: Call main office for more details.

Course prepares students for entry level employment working in various pharmacy settings. Students are trained to assist the pharmacist in multiple areas of pharmacy practice. The course consist of both theory and clinical components, including: Medical Terminology, Pharmacy Law, Anatomy and Physiology. Total Hours 600 (HLPAE Recommends 240 hours of externship and will assist students with interviews for placement at a pharmacy)

Prerequisites: Appraisal test, TB clearance, High School Diploma or High School Equivalency (HSE) Certificate (GED®, HiSET, or TASC), and Clear criminal background.

Cost: Total cost $1,347 (includes registration $1,200, CPR $96, insurance $18, and uniform $33). A separate fee of $105 payable to Pharmacy Board and drug testing, live scan (prices vary) will be required for licensing. See www.hlpae.com for required books to be purchased by the student for approximately $397*.

See Quick Links section for Financial Aid Information.

Note: The Pharmacy Technician Program now requires interested students to take the TABE Entrance Exam ($45) in order to start the program. See Entrance Exam section for complete details on the TABE Entrance Exam. $6 student ID badge fee. New Enrollment for Fall 2019.

Course No Date           Days    Time                           Location/ Teacher
61320.013        8/12/19 -
6/25/20

M-Th

5:00pm - 8:45pm

Willow, Rm 108/

L. Mozell

*Pharmacy Technician Students must provide these books:

  • Workbook and Lab Manual for Mosby's Pharmacy Technician, 3rd Edition; Teresa Hopper, BS, CPhT; Paperback; ISBN# 9781437706710; 2011
  • Mosby's Pharmacy Technician, 3rd Edition; Teresa Hopper, BS, CPhT; Paperback; ISBN# 9781437706703; 2011
  • Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technicians, 2nd Edition; Kathy Moscou, RPh, MPH, BSc(Pharm) and Karen Snipe, CPhT, AS, BA, Med; Paperback; ISBN#9780323084970; 2013
  • Workbook for Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technician, 2nd Edition; Kathy Moscou, RPh, MPH, BSc(Pharm) and Karen Snipe, CPhT, AS, EA, Med; Paperback; ISBN#9780323084987; 2013.

 

Health Informatics/Insurance Clerk

Orientation: May 9, 2018 at 10:00 am in Room 23.


Medical Insurance Billing and Coding

May be taken concurrent.

Covers ICD9 CM & ICD10 coding, risk management and HCPCS/CPT coding and its principles. A Biller/Coder is employed by medical offices, HMOs, insurance companies and hospitals to perform coding/billing, claim search and authorizing procedures. Current coding information prepares student for certification with AAPC, AHIMA and addresses HIPPA requirements. (120 hours).

Prerequisites: Typing/Keyboarding and working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Basic Medical Terminology.

Cost: $250 (includes study guide and reference materials). See instructor for required book to be purchased by the student for approximately $250.

Course No Date Days Time Location Teacher
61610.013 8/13/19 -
5/21/20 
T/Th 5:30 pm -
8:30 pm
Willow Center,
10
Staff


Medical Terminology 

Basic anatomy and medical language necessary for persons entering the medical occupations. Required for students enrolled in Medical Secretary/Ward Clerk program.

Co-requisites: Medical Billing and Coding (see above), or Medical Secretary (see below).

Cost: $75 per session. Students provide book.

Articulation with Mt. San Antonio College.   

Course No Date Days Time Location Teacher
61620.013 8/13/19 -
5/19/20
T 3:30 pm -
5:30 pm
Willow Center,
10
Staff

 

Medical Secretary / Ward Clerk

New Students must register. 
Call (626) 934-2801 for dates and times.

 

Medical Secretary prepares the student to work in the hospital as a Medical Secretary in a variety of Health related industries. Students will learn about the health care field culture and working with different departments, completing doctors orders, working with nurses, scheduling and working with Doctors and Nurses in the Health Care Industry and Electronic Health Record.

Cost: $75 per session + enrollment in Medical Terminology (Online) $75 per session. Students provide books.


Medical Secretary

Course No Date Days Time Location Teacher
61510.013 8/12/19 -
5/20/20
M/W 9:00 am -
12:00 pm
Willow Center,
10
Staff


Medical Terminology

Course No Date Days Time Location Teacher
61520.013 8/13/19 -
5/19/20
T 3:30 pm -
5:30 pm
Willow Center,
10
Staff

 

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Associates Degree of Applied Science

New!

Completion of the General Education classes listed below plus proof of a California State Issued LVN License will earn you the Associate's Degree of Applied Science.

General Education Course Requirements

  • Biology 101
  • Intro to Human Anatomy
  • English 101
  • Counseling 101
  • Mathematics 70
  • Speech Communication 101
  • Psychology 101
  • Math 130
  • 2 Electives

General education classes can be taken at any accredited community college or university. For more info please go to the following link: www.hlpschools.org/aadegree

Our Associate's Degree is accredited through the Council on Occupational Education (COE).

Vocational Nurse (VN) Program

VN

If interested in Financial Aid Benefits, you must apply early in the registration process at www.fafsa.ed.gov prior to enrollment.

If you are interested in the Practical Nurse (VN) programs please follow the following procedures:

Step 1: Register at the Willow Campus, 14101 E. Nelson Avenue, La Puente, CA 91746 to take the Computerized TABE - $45.

Step 2: Upon earning qualifying test scores you will be invited to submit an application to the program to include a Personal Statement, 10 Essay Interview Questions, Letter of Recommendation from 2 sources, and an Official High School Transcript or State issued High School Equivalency Certificate (HSE). Complete your Pre-Check Clearance (background check). All required documents must be submitted in person to the Willow Campus Front Office.

Step 3: Upon complete submission of the above documents, your eligibility will be determined based on a standardized screening. Upon qualification, you will be invited to register for the Pre-VN course. You must register for this course prior to the first day of attendance - $25.

Step 4: See below for classes offered at the Willow Campus this Spring.


Pre-Vocational Nurse - (Pre-VN)    62100.013

Prerequisites: Only students who attained an appropriate score on the computerized Test on Adult Basic Education (TABE) submitted the required documentation, met the screening requirements and been invited to enroll can sign up for this class.

Financial Aid Application must have been completed prior to enrollment in the Pre-LVN class. Apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.


Vocational Nurse - VN      62110.019

Program Duration: 1530 hours.
Theory and clinical program prepares graduates for state licensing exam. (1530 hours)

Prerequisites:

  •  Age 17.5, proof of 12th grade High School Diploma or High School Equivalent. 
  • Pass the computerized TABE assessment with a 12.0 or higher
  • Health screening
  • Meet all objectives of the Pre-VN class
  • American Heart Association (AHA) for healthcare providers with AED. (BLS)

Cost:

  • Name tag            $6
  • Insurance           $18 per semester
  • Fundamentals   $1,000
  • VN 1                    $3,250
  • VN 2                    $3,250

Total:        $7,542

Additional fees for textbooks, fit test, uniform, health screening and background check. Prices vary. See LVN Program Cost List (PDF)
See the TABE  Entrance Exam dates.

VN Program Courses:

VN Fundamentals      62110.019
VN 1      62111.019
  • Medical Surgical Nursing 1
  • Pharmacology 1
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology for Nurses
  • Growth and development
  • Advanced Nursing Skills 1
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing 2
  • Pharmacology 2
VN 2      62210.019
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Obstetrical Nursing
  • Advanced Nursing Skills 2
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing 3
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Geriatric Nursing
  • Home Health Nursing
  • Professional Issues
  • Pharmacology 3

Instructor: Staff, Morgan-Hunt, Allen, Zemer
Location: Willow Campus & various clinical sites
Time: Theory instruction is offered during the day. Clinical rotations will include day, evening, and potential Saturday shifts.

Psychiatric Technician (PT) Program

If interested in Financial Aid Benefits, you must apply early in the registration process at www.fafsa.ed.gov  prior to enrollment.

If you are interested in the Psychiatric Technician programs please follow the following procedures:

Step 1: Take the entrance exam - the Computerized TABE - $45. Pre-register for a testing date in person at the Willow Campus, 14101 E. Nelson Avenue, La Puente, CA 91746.

Step 2: Upon earning qualifying scores on the entrance exam, you will be invited to the second phase of the application process, the Pre-VN course. Official High School or State issued High School Equivalency Certificate (HSE) transcripts will be required.

Step 3: Upon completion and qualifying for the program, you will be required to submit a Live Scan background clearance. American Heart Association (AHA) for healthcare providers (BLS) certification will also be required. Upon qualification, you will be invited to register for the Pre-PT course (Transition to Health Careers). Please see page 20 for more information. You must register for this course prior to the first day of attendance - $100, plus $18 for insurance.

Step 4: See below for classes offered at the Willow Campus this Fall.

 

Transitions to Health Careers (PT)

This combined lecture and skills lab course is designed to introduce and expose students to the medical field. The purpose of this class is to prepare students for success in the Psychiatric Technician Program. Content includes professional roles, critical thinking and problem solving, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, body mechanics, basic medication math and dosage calculations, intro to pharmacology and health safety guidelines. (This is a suggested course for the VN Program, but a MANDATORY course for the Psychiatric Technician Program).

 

Psychiatric Technician      63100.019

See Psychiatric Technician Cost List (PDF)

 

Theory and clinical program prepares graduate for licensing exam. Includes: medical-surgical nursing, pharmacology, nutrition, gerontology, developmental disabilities, psychiatric nursing. (1576 hours/1 year.)

Prerequisites:

  • Age 18, proof of 12th grade High School Diploma or High School Equivalent. 
  • Pass the computerized TABE assessment with a 12.0 or higher
  • Health and drug screening
  • Meet all objectives of the Pre-PT (Transition to Health Careers) course
  • American Heart Association (AHA) for healthcare providers with AED. (BLS)

Cost: $6,042 Fundamentals (non-refundable), PT 1, PT 2 + $18 insurance + $6 name tag.
  • Name tag            $6
  • Insurance           $18 per semester
  • Fundamentals   $1,000
  • PT 1                     $2,500
  • PT 2                     $2,500

**Additional Fees (for textbooks, fit test, uniform, health screening, background check) to outside agencies will be paid by the student. See Cost Sheet (PDF) for entire program.

Psychiatric Technician Program Courses:

PT Fundamentals      63111.019
PT 1      63110.019
  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing 1
  • Pharmacology 1
  • Nutrition Normal & Therapeutic
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing 2
  • Developmental Disabilities 1
  • Pharmacology for the DD client
  • Growth and Development

PT 2      63210.019
  • Developmental Disabilities 2
  • Mental Disorders 1
  • Pharmacology for the MD client
  • Mental Disorders 1
  • Geriatrics 
  • Leadership and Supervision

Instructor: Davila, Hernandez-Monsivais, Zemer, Staff.

Location: Willow Center & various clinical sites.

Time: Varies; average 32 hours a week; some Saturdays included.

BLS is required for: Vocational Nursing (LVN) and Psychiatric Technician PRIOR to registration.

American Heart Association (AHA) for healthcare providers with AED. (BLS). (BLS) is required PRIOR to registration and must be valid for the duration of the program.

See Quick Links section for Financial Aid Information.

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Entrance Exam

Vocational Nurse Program, Psychiatric Technician Program, Pharmacy Technician Program, TABE Computerized Assessment Test

Students must pre-register for testing dates in the front office due to limited space available per testing date.

Testing Fee: $45. Non- refundable

Re-test Fee per section: $15 for 1 section missed, $45 for 2 or more sections missed.

69000.011   Days vary     8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Willow Center, 14104 E. Nelson Ave., La Puente. (626) 934-2801

Testing dates for the 2019 VN Program and August 2019 Psychiatric Technician Program: Please call fro more information. Dates will also be posted in the front office.

 

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