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North-West College

San Diego, CA

4 Programs

Available Programs

  • Medical Assistant
    Medicine and Health Care

    North-West College is proud to be recognized as one of the finest Medical Assistant Schools in California. We’ve specialized in helping people become a Medical Assistant for over 40 years.

    An average day consists of preparing patients to see the doctor, taking blood pressures, measuring heights & weights and recording medical histories. You will also set up the examination room, give immunizations, take EKG’s and perform various lab tests.

    Our Medical Assistant Program will help prepare you. On the administrative side, you will help to schedule appointments, order supplies, fill out insurance forms, handle correspondence and maintain patient charts.

    Most graduates of our Medical Assistant school program currently serve the profession in medical offices. The majority of Medical Assistants are employed by doctors in private practice or clinic settings. These offices are staffed by both general practitioners and specialists in the medical profession.

    Other assistants are employed by rapidly growing group-practice systems. In the group-practice settings, several general practice doctors or specialists join and share one facility, while employing many assistants. Clinics, medical centers, medical institutions, research centers, laboratories, nursing homes,

  • Pharmacy Technician
    Medicine and Health Care

    Pharmacy Technicians are skilled professionals trained to perform clerical duties and tasks related to preparing and dispensing of pharmaceutical drugs.

    As the demand for prescription medicines from an aging population grows and the rates of certain chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity continues to increase among all age groups, the need for trained and licensed Pharmacy Technicians is growing at an increasing pace.

    The Pharmacy Technician program at North-West College provides the education and training needed to begin a career working in a pharmacy, hospital, pharmaceutical lab and other healthcare facilities.

  • Surgical Technology / Technologist
    Medicine and Health Care

    Surgical Technologists (also known as surgical techs, operating room technicians, and OR techs) assist in surgical operations, preparing operating rooms and helping surgeons, nurses, and doctors before and during surgical procedures.

    Surgical Technologists are a vital member of the operating room team, passing instruments to surgeons during surgeries, maintaining sterile fields, keeping instrument tables organized and managing operating room supplies to ensure that procedures flow smoothly and successful.

    Graduates of this program earn their Associate of Occupational Science (AOS) degree and are qualified to work in hospitals, delivery rooms, ambulatory/out-patient surgery centers and medical clinics providing surgical services.

  • Medical Insurance Biller & Coder
    Healthcare Administration

    North-West College is proud to be recognized as one of the finest Medical Insurance Biller Schools in California. We’ve specialized in helping people become a Medical Insurance Biller for over 40 years.

    Some of the activities you may be responsible for include: maintaining patient charts, accounts receivable and payable, coding insurance forms and preparing computerized billing. The Medical Insurance Biller school program gets you ready to handle these important activities.

    In addition, you will schedule appointments, type correspondence and transcribe doctor’s orders and reports. Best of all, your career skills will travel with you wherever you go, and the opportunities for administrative/clerical graduates are endless.

    The majority of Medical Insurance Biller graduates serve the profession as administrative staff employed by doctors in private practice or clinic settings. These offices are staffed by both general practitioners and specialists in the medical profession.

    Other Medical Insurance Biller program graduates are employed by rapidly growing large group-practice systems and HMO’s. In these settings, several general practice doctors or specialists join and share one facility, while employing many clerical assistants. Clinics, medical centers, medical institutions, research centers, laboratories, nursing homes, specialized care centers and hospitals are all facilities that employ medical administrative staff.

Accreditation

North-West College maintains a level of top quality training by possessing the following memberships, institutional, and programmatic accreditations:

•Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.
•Approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (www.bppe.ca.gov).
•Vocational Nursing programs are approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT).
•Dental Assistant Programs are approved by the California Board of Dental Examiners to train dental assistants at the registered level (West Covina and Pomona Campuses).
•The Pharmacy Technician Program is accredited and recognized by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (except in Riverside).
•All courses are supervised by advisory boards comprised of doctors, dentists, pharmacists, paralegals and accountants.
•A charter member of the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools which includes the California Association of Paramedical Schools.
•Approved for the training of veterans.
•Approved to train State Vocational Rehabilitation students.
•Endorsed by hospitals, clinics, doctors, dentists, optometric, law, accounting and clerical professionals for internship affiliation and graduate employment. Our graduate services are well recognized by many employers.
•Recognized by business and industry for internship programs and graduate employment services.
•We participate in the GAIN Program.

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