West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

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CAREER PROGRAMS: Health Care Technologies - Clinical Assistant

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Certificate of Achievement

Program Information

The eleven-month Clinic Assistant program has been designed for individuals who are interested in working in the back office setting in a large clinic or out-patient facility. Clinical duties include obtaining and recording patients height, weight, temperature and blood pressure, obtaining case histories, performing basic laboratory tests, preparing patients for and assisting with examinations, as well as office surgeries, taking EKGs, and sterilization of instruments and materials.

The program also includes instruction in the important areas of medical ethics and law, interpersonal relationships and patient care, appointment scheduling, telephone technique, and records management.

Upon completion of all required courses, students are placed in an internship with a local health care facility. This is a valuable experience in applying the knowledge and skill acquired in class to be the workplace.

A Statement of Eligibility for Internship, a health statement and physical examination, a current CPR certificate, and completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better are required prior to entry into internship, (Htech).

Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement
Clinical Assistant 2011  ^
Disclosure year: 2009-2010 academic year

Program Opportunities

The Health Care Technologies Department offers eight other programs:

  • Insurance Billing Specialist
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Transcription
  • Medical Office Reception
  • Orthopedic Technician

Program Requirements

  • Requirements and suggested sequence of classes

Other Health Care Technology Program Offerings


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