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

CAREER PROGRAMS: Health Care Technologies - Clinical Assistant




Clinical Assistant Certificate Required Courses
Course Number      Course Name      Units     
Htech 1 Introduction to Health Care 1
Htech 2 Medical Information Processing 2
Htech 4 Structure and Function of the Human Body 3
Htech 5 Basic Medical Terminology 3
Htech 6 Advanced Medical Terminology 3
Htech 7 Medical Law and Ethics 2
Htech 8 Communication for Health Care Personnel 2
Htech 41 Basic Medical Office Business Procedures 3
Htech 54A Internship 2
Htech 55 Vital Signs and Charting 2
Htech 57 Sterile Techniques 2.5
Htech 58 Laboratory Techniques 3
Htech 63 Administration of Medications 1.5
Htech 64 ECG and Ortho Tech 2.5
Total Units 32.5

Students have the option of taking Htech 54B (Internship) for additional experience. Only Htech 54A is required for the certificate.


Recommended Electives
Course Number      Course Name      Units     
Comm 12 Intercultural Communication 3

NOTE: Helpful tips for Htech 2

  • working knowledge of use and functioning of computers
  • ability to work independently with Microsoft Word

A grade of C or better must be earned for all certificate programs. Students who need additional time to practice computer skills are encouraged to take advantage of the open lab time in the Technology Center




Semester      Course Name     
First Semester (Fall) Htech 1, 2, 5, 7, 41, 55, 63
Second Semester (Spring) Htech 4, 6, 8, 57, 58, 64
Third Semester (Summer) Htech 54A (Internship), 54B is optional


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For more info contact:
Kris Gaiero, Department Chair
e-mail :  kris.gaiero@westvalley.edu


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