Medical Essentials

Program Level: Certificates, Continuing Education
Department: Workforce Training Network
Institute: Health & Biosciences
College: PAC

Want to work in a job that makes a difference in people’s lives? Start here to begin your career in this growing and fast-paced industry!

The healthcare field is a vast and growing industry that includes a long list of entry-level job opportunities for individuals with minimal training and little experience. With new healthcare reform acts creating a growing demand for healthcare services in all regions and all age groups, the demand for entry-level workers continues to rise.

 

BEGINNING KEYBOARDING - POFT 1027

Learn the fundamentals of using the keyboard. Keyboarding is needed for computer familiarity. Practice finger placement, learn basic computer parts, practice typing speed, and accuracy.

COMPUTERS FOR BEGINNERS - ITSC 1012

Let us introduce you to computers and information systems in the workplace. You will learn about fundamental concepts of hardware and software as applied to computers in a business environment; programming, operating systems, the Internet, data communications, systems development life cycle, and information systems; use of typical software packages including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphics.

 

CPR FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS - EMSP 1019

Basic Life Support training reinforces healthcare professionals’ understanding of the importance of early CPR and defibrillation, basic steps of performing CPR, relieving choking, and using an AED; and the role of each link in the Chain of Survival.

 

OSHA FOR HEALTH INDUSTRY- OSHT 1003

Learn specific techniques involving the safe handling of blood and airborne pathogens as well as general safety and security in the medical office Review of the right to know and MSDS standards.

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY - MDCA 1013

Prepare for your career in the health services industry by learning medical terminology! This course is centered on medical terms essential to medical offices. You will be able to identify, pronounce, and spell medical terms as well as examining word origin and structure through the introduction of prefixes, suffixes, root words, and plurals.

 
  • David Rutkoski 

    Phone: 210-486-3411
    Email: drutkoski@alamo.edu
    Campus: Palo Alto College (PAC)
    Building: Sabine Hall (SABINE) Room 115

  • Angela Garcia 

    Phone: 210-486-3325
    Email:  agarcia221@alamo.edu
    Campus: Palo Alto College (PAC)
    Building: Sabine Hall (SABINE) Room 101

  • Angelita Wolfe   

    Phone: 210-486-3412
    Email: awolfe@alamo.edu
    Campus: Palo Alto College (PAC)
    Building: Palomino Center (PC) 104