FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

Thank you for your interest in West's Allied Health programs. We provide quality, respected education and training so you can begin or advance your career in healthcare. Graduates from our specialized license and certification programs provide valuable healthcare services in a variety of settings including hospitals, doctors' or dentists' offices, pharmacies, fire departments, private ambulance services, and more.

**   Attend a free Allied Health Orientation   **

Learn more about our allied health programs and ask questions.

New dates coming soon ...

 

  

Certified Nursing Assistant - FREE Orientation:

 

Wednesday,  November 7, 2012,  6:30pm - 8pm,  MSA Bldg, Room 111

 

Thursday,  January 17, 2013,  6:30pm - 8pm,  MSA Bldg, Room 111


 

 

If you want to learn about all your healthcare career options at WLAC:

INTRODUCTION TO CAREERS IN HEALTH OCCUPATIONS (ALLIED HEALTH 12) is a 5-week online class that provides an overview and earns 3 credits towards your college degree.

 

ALL PROGRAMS

ENTRY LEVEL PROGRAMS:
  • In-Home Support Services Provider
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) & Home Health Aide (HHA)
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician - Basic Certificate
ADVANCED PROGRAMS:
  • Dental Hygienist, Associate of Science Degree
  • Paramedic Program (at UCLA)
  • Pharmacy Technology - Advanced Certificate
  • Pharmacy Technology, Associate of Science Degree (coming soon)

CONTINUING EDUCATION &

CLASSES FOR PROFESSIONALS:

  • Geriatric Care Technician
  • R.D.H.A.P. Program
   

ENTRY LEVEL PROGRAMS

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IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PROVIDER (IHSS)

A great way to get started in the healthcare field is by becoming an In-Home Supportive Services Provider. An IHSS is a non-licensed healthcare worker who assists elderly and disabled individuals in their own home with basic daily and support services. The IHSS certificate program is made up of two noncredit classes, Voc Ed 400CE & 408CE, and lasts 13 weeks (108 hours). Tuition for the classes are FREE but students must pay for books and materials. Classes and are conducted as pass/fail and no credit or grades are given.  Students who earn their certificate can move forward with the CNA and Home Health Aide programs.

 

   

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CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT (CNA) & HOME HEALTH AIDE (HHA)

Our Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate program (Nursing 399A) is a 9-week class that offers everything you need to become eligible for employment as a Nursing Assistant in a variety of settings. Most students choose to follow the CNA class with the 4-week Certified Home Health Aide course (Nursing 399B) to be eligible to work with homebound individuals and in assisted living facilities.

   

EMT

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECNICIAN (EMT)
EMT education (Allied Health 52) is offered in partnership with UCLA in 3-week, 7.5-week, and 10-week formats. EMT training and work experience are required to become a Paramedic or Firefighter Paramedic. Click here to see the schedule and register for UCLA's EMT course.

 West LA College Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
Pharmacy Technician is among the fastest growing occupations in California, predicted to grow by 20-35% through 2014. Pharmacy technicians primarily assist the pharmacist, review prescriptions for completeness and authenticity, help prepare and distribut mediations, control inventory, place orders and assist in payment and billing. West's Pharmacy Technician program can be completed in about 7 months and can prepare you for an exciting career in this field. Our program is offered through the Westside Extension program and is comprised of 6 classes, totalling about 360 hours. The program includes an externship at a community pharmacy training site. Click here to see the schedule and register for the Pharmacy Technician certificate program.

 

ADVANCED PROGRAMS

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DENTAL HYGIENIST ASSOCIATES DEGREE
Prospective applicants for this two-year, full-time program must attend a Dental Hygiene Program Orientation (formerly known as DH 87A) and Application Seminar for Dental Hygiene (formerly known as DH 87B) to obtain an application. The seminars are non-credit, and are prerequisites offered in the fall and spring semesters:  go to WLAC Dental Hygiene website.  The Dental Hygienist Associates Degree prepares students to become licensed dental hygienists following successful completion of the State or regional licensing examination.

 

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PARAMEDIC PROGRAM AT UCLA
This full-time program is for EMTs and other entry level healthcare providers who want to take their clinical patient care skills to the next level. West students must apply to UCLA directly for admission to this program. Click here to download a program application.

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ADVANCED PHARMACY TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE &
A.S. IN PHARMACY TECHNOLOGY

Coming Soon

CONTINUING EDUCATION & CLASSES FOR PROFESSIONALS

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GERIATRIC CARE
This class fulfills the State's 48-hour continuing education requirement. Click on Nursing Programs or Continuing Education for more information.

RDHAP PROGRAM

Each year, the RDHAP Program offers a Spring and Fall Symposium:

 

The January (or Winter) Symposium highlights RDHAP Owner Independent Practice. In the morning, speakers discuss RDHAP, starting a practice, and patient care delivery. The RDHAP scope of practice and requirements for licensure are presented.

 

The afternoon focuses on Denti-Cal; current billing practices, covered benefits, and how to avoid billing errors. The speaker, a Denti-Cal provider training expert, will provide on-line resources, and the most current information about California’s Denti-Cal program. It is designed for current and future RDHAPs.

 

The October (or Fall) Symposium provides participants with 3 hours of CE credit. In the morning, speakers discuss RDHAP, starting a practice, and patient care delivery. The RDHAP scope of practice and requirements for licensure are presented.

 

In the afternoon following the Symposium, an RDHAP BUSINESS PLANNING EVENT provides hands-on, practical education to operate a successful RDHAP practice. Tuition is $300 and is applicable towards tuition of the RDHAP program.  Participants receive 2 hours of CE credit.

 

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