Adult Education English Language Learner (ELL) Healthcare Pathway

Students practice casting
Orthopedic Technology/Technician

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to cast, splint, and brace orthopedic injuries. Includes instruction in patient assessment; casting, splinting, and orthopedic appliances; radiographic interpretation; traction; and wound care.

The ELL pathway is a one-year program that starts this summer on Thursday, June 20 with Medical Terminology. An embedded ESL instructor will be in every class to provide additional support for ELL students. At the conclusion of the program, students will enroll in an internship class to gain industry experience. The orthopedic classes will have Industry professionals guiding you every step of the way.

Suggested Course Sequence | Summer 2024-2025

Course Title Units Day Time
HTCH 5 Basic Medical Terminology 3 units MTH | Online Synchronous
TW | Cilker 109
6:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Course Title Units Day Time
HTCH 4 Structure and Function of the Human Body
3 units Saturday 8:00 AM – 11:50 AM
HTCH 55 Vital Signs and Assisting with Medical Examinations
2 units Tuesday 4:50 PM – 9:00 PM
HTCH 57 Sterile Techniques
2.5 units Thursday 5:00 PM – 8:40 PM
Course Title Units
HTCH 6 Advanced Medical Terminology 3 units
HTCH 44 Electronic Medical Records 2 units
HTCH 64 ECG and Orthopedic Technology 2.5 units
Internship
Course Title Units
Internship (Continued)
Orientation
Date Time Location
Thursday, June 6 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Cilker 109

Program Contacts

Leopoldo Villalobos

Leopoldo Villalobos

School of Continuing Education
Interim Program Director

(408) 741-2473
[email protected]

Patty Lopez

Patty Lopez

Continuing Education
Transition Specialist

(408) 741-2156
[email protected]

Instructors

Kris Gaiero

Kris Gaiero

Health Care Technologies
Health Care Technologies Instructor and Department Chair

(408) 741-4019
[email protected]

Paul Starks

Paul Starks

Kinesiology Department
Kinesiology Instructor

(408) 741-4005
[email protected]
Physical Education

ESL Support

Rebecca Eagleson

Rebecca Eagleson

Continuing Education
ESL and Citizenship Instructor

[email protected]

Claudio Sanchez

Claudio Sanchez

Continuing Education
ESL and Citizenship Instructor

[email protected]

Last Updated 5/22/24