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Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

Phone: (310) 287-4464 


Health Sciences Division is online! 

You can reach us Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm by phone at (310) 287-4464, email and by clicking on the cards below (those who are online). 


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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.

To receive information on our programs, click here. (online form) 

Or you can click the program titles below for more information!

Entry Level Programs


Addiction Studies

In as little as 2 years, you can prepare to help others find a new direction in their lives and begin the road to recovery.

geriatric nursingCertified 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.


Dental Assistant in clinicDental Assistant

The Dental Assisting Program offers a Certificate of Achievement in Dental Assisting and Associate Degree in Dental Assistant. Upon completion of the program and approval of the Dental Board of California (DBC) the student will be eligible to take the California State Board Examination to be a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA).


stethescopeHealth Occupation Courses

Allied Health Division now offers Health Occupation Courses, allowing students to earn electronic certificates recognized by the health care industry and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.



stethescopeMedical Assistant 

The goal of the West Los Angeles College Medical Assisting Program is to develop competent entry level Medical Assistants competent in the cognitive, affective and psychomotor learning domains.Students completing the program are eligible to be certified as an Administrative Medical Assistant, Clinical Medical Assistant or both Administrative and Clinical Medical Assistant.



Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician is among the fastest growing occupations in California. 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 offers both a "For-Credit" certificate and degree program and a Westside Extension career training path to prepare for a career as a Pharmacy Technician. Both paths meet the state requirements to obtain a State of California Pharmacy Technician license allowing you to work in retail pharmacies, hospitals, and other healthcare settings.  


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Public Health

The Associate of Science in Public Health Science for Transfer (AS-T) Degree prepares students for transfer to a Bachelor of Science program in a California State University (CSU). 


Advanced Programs

Graduation capsBachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene

The Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene provides the opportunity to enter into a variety of dental health positions in teaching, research, administration, public health, private industry, and other areas of hygiene practice, as well as application for entry into degree programs such as Master's in Dental Hygiene, Public Health, Oral Biology or Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice.

Continuing Education & Classes For Professionals

nurse for continuing education

Continuing Education Courses 

West Los Angeles College is a California Dental Board approved C.E. provider, offering courses in Dental Radiation Safety, 8-Hour Infection Control, and Pit and Fissure Sealants. 



Dental Hygienist in clinicRDHAP Program

This program prepares registered dental hygienists to become licensed to operate a private practice providing dental hygiene services in homes, schools, residential facilities, and underserved areas.


Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

Student learning life saving techniques