In some Heritage programs, students are given the opportunity to complete their courses utilizing a “blended” learning format.
WHAT IS BLENDED LEARNING?
Blended learning, hybrid learning, and flipping the classroom are common descriptors of blended education. Whatever one chooses to call it, this method of learning combines classroom and online instruction to maximize students’ learning potential and continues to gain recognition as an effective method of education.
The Heritage blended learning format allows students tremendous flexibility in their schedules. For many students, it is easier to work career training into their busy lives using blended learning courses because this format reduces the amount of time they spend on campus, enabling them to manage both family and work responsibilities.
With Heritage Blended Learning, discussions, assignments, lectures, and interactions can all be accessed wherever you have connectivity. Time spent on campus is focused on hands-on training to prepare for your future career. Check the program you are enrolled in to see if blended learning is available.
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If you’re looking to work with your hands, as well as your mind, while improving the oral health of others, dental assisting may be for you. Dental assistants are valuable members of a dental care team, assisting the dentist in the delivery of quality oral healthcare.
Our dental assistant training program provides hands-on education in the fundamental principles of the dental assistant field. Our program includes training in dental X-ray procedures, patient assessment, billing, dental records, instrument sterilization and other skills designed to make our graduates extremely well-qualified and ready to start work in a new dental assistant career.
We strive to ensure that you are receiving the current skills required in a real-world dentist office. Our instructors and staff will partner with you toward your future success in your classes and through our job placement resources. Upon completion of this program, you will be prepared to sit for the registered dental assistant certification exam and dental radiographer exam, where applicable.
A career in esthetics is perfect for the person who wants to help improve a person’s health and beauty through the treatment of the skin. An esthetician is a professional who specializes in the care and beautification of the skin. Estheticians provide preventive skin care and offer a variety of treatments to maintain or improve skin appearance.
The esthetician training program is designed to ensure students are receiving the skills required by the industry. Our program focuses exclusively on skin care and skin health and includes training in skin care physiology, skin care products, skin nutrition and more. Students will get hands-on experience in microderm abrasion, chemical peels, temporary hair removal, body treatments, facial massage, deep pore cleansing, facials and makeup artistry. The esthetician training program is designed to prepare the student for their esthetic exam, as required. Graduates will leave with the skills necessary to qualify for an entry-level position in esthetics.
ESTHETICS WITH SPA MASSAGE
Students will learn the essentials of esthetics and spa massage to prepare them for work in today’s market. The Esthetics with Spa Massage program is a diploma program that includes lecture, lab, and clinical experience. Upon graduation, students will be qualified to work as a facial specialist, esthetician, or spa massage therapist in a variety of settings including medical practices, salons, day spas, in various retail settings, as well as work as an independent contractor.
The best part of being a personal trainer is helping other people while getting in the best shape of your life. Our personal trainer certification program teaches you real-world skills to help you qualify for entry-level positions in the fitness training industry.
Personal fitness trainers are professionals who coach and educate their clients through various workouts that focus on strength, cardiovascular endurance and flexibility. Personal fitness trainers must first listen to their clients and perform assessments to determine their clients’ fitness goals; then develop an exercise program tailored to those needs. In addition, they go over nutritional needs, weight control tips and general lifestyle changes to help their clients reach their fitness, personal and health goals.
As part of our personal training program, you’ll learn different types of fitness training, client fitness assessment, anatomy and kinesiology, nutrition, weight management, biomechanics, focused communication/cueing techniques and more. The curriculum is focused on providing students with the skills specified by the fitness industry. Your dedicated instructor will make certain that you truly understand the materials so you can pursue your career with confidence. You’ll go from fitness enthusiast to fitness professional in no time.
Massage Therapists are trained professionals who employ massage techniques on clients to help reduce stress and relieve pain in muscles and joints. Massage Therapy is a vital profession in numerous health-related fields, including physical therapy, senior care, sports massage, chiropractic medicine and more.
Our Massage Therapy curriculum includes a wide variety of Massage Therapy techniques and modalities. Courses include instruction in Western massage, body work, myotherapy, reflexology and sports massage.
From the beginning, students will gain hands-on experience in order to acquire necessary technical skills in manipulation, pressure, friction and body work. By the end of the program, students will have learned to launch, manage and grow a successful massage career with confidence. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the MBLEX national certification exam. The MBLEX is required for licensure in most states.
Medical Assistants are trained to draw blood, obtain vital signs, perform basic laboratory tests, conduct an EKG and manage administrative functions such as patient billing procedures and patient charting in the electronic health record. If assisting doctors in clinics and physicians’ offices interests you and you want to be part of a medical team, then our Medical Assisting program may be right for you.
You will receive training in the clinical and administrative duties required in a variety of medical settings. Graduates will be qualified to perform the general duties of an entry-level Medical Assistant. Graduates who complete the program will be prepared for the Registered Medical Assistant Certification Exam.
MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST
If you pay close attention to detail, work well under pressure and want to be a part of the ever-growing healthcare industry, becoming a Medical Administrative Specialist may be the career for you.
Medical Administrative Specialists contribute to the efficient operations of medical facilities by working with coding, insurance billing and patient records, and performing other administrative duties. These healthcare professionals schedule and monitor patient appointments, create and maintain patient records, and ensure the accuracy and completion of medical charts.
Our Medical Administrative Specialist program curriculum includes training in various front-office duties and administrative functions that relate to insurance claims, compliance and reimbursement. Students will become familiar with electronic medical records, medical terminology and the industry-accepted processes for creating and indexing codes.
Graduates of our medical administrative specialist program will be ready and prepared for entry-level employment working in a medical office setting. Upon completion, graduates will be prepared to sit for the NHA CBCS certificate.
If working under the direction of a licensed pharmacist to dispense medication and provide information to customers interests you, then working as a pharmacy technician may be the career for you. Pharmacy technicians work with licensed pharmacists and assist in providing medications to patients in retail or hospital settings.
Our pharmacy technician training program prepares pharmacy technicians for employment in entry-level positions in a pharmacy setting. Our comprehensive pharmacy technician training curriculum will focus your studies on pharmacology, narcotic controls, medical terminology, IV drug preparation, drug compounding, pharmacy law and more.
Graduates can expect to work in a professional environment with licensed pharmacists.
Surgical technicians perform duties that are vital for the safety and care of surgical patients. If you’re looking for a career doing meaningful work in the health care industry, then surgical technician may be the career for you.
Surgical technicians are valuable members of the surgical team, working under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses and other surgical personnel. They prepare the patient and operating room prior to surgery and assist during and after the procedure. Our Surgical Technology training program gives you the knowledge and training necessary to obtain entry-level employment as a surgical technician.
You will learn the basic principles of anatomy and physiology, microbiology, aseptic technique, surgical routines and procedures, and how to assist at specialty surgeries. Communication skills and legal and ethical considerations are emphasized as integral parts of the surgical technician’s role. While you’re a student, you will learn in a simulated environment in the classroom and then apply your skills in a medical facility during your externship.
Veterinary technicians are more than just “animal nurses.” They are dedicated healthcare professionals who are passionate about animal care and apply their specialized knowledge to nurture the health and well-being of animals. As part of the veterinary technician training program, your studies and participation will do more than help keep these animals, reptiles and birds healthy— you may actually help save lives!
Our veterinary technician training program will provide you with the excellent technical and critical thinking skills necessary for a lifelong career as a veterinary medical professional. Not only will you get hands-on experience from day one, you will develop in-depth knowledge about animal behavior, nutrition, care, surgical nursing, pharmacology, dentistry, diagnostics and laboratory procedures.
Veterinary technicians generally work in different types of veterinary practices, veterinary clinics, animal shelters, and specialty and referral veterinary hospitals. In these practices, veterinary technicians will have opportunities to work with a variety of species, including small and large animals and exotic species. Our program staff has designed the necessary curriculum to prepare you for the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE). In addition, our affiliations with local animal hospitals and veterinary clinics allow for excellent networking opportunities.
ALTERNATE ROUTE VETERINARY TECHNICIAN CANDIDATE
Our Alternate Route Veterinary Technician training program is designed for dedicated healthcare professionals who are passionate about animal care and want to apply their specialized knowledge to nurture the health and wellbeing of animals.
This four-month program is available to our veterinary assistant program graduates with two years of full-time work experience under a licensed veterinarian and will provide the necessary technical and critical thinking skills essential for a career as a veterinary medical professional. You will receive specialized, hands-on training, as well as in-depth knowledge about animal behavior, nutrition, care, animal nursing, pharmacology, dentistry, diagnostics, surgical and laboratory procedures.
Once you have completed this program, you will be eligible to take the necessary board exams in order to obtain a license with the California Veterinary Medical Board RVT committee. Once licensed, you will be eligible for increases in your job-related responsibilities.
At Heritage College, our veterinary assistant students have the opportunity to work in a variety of different facilities including; veterinary hospitals, clinics and animal shelters. You will gain experience working with not only dogs and cats, but all kinds of animals, including large and exotic species, small mammals, fish and more.
Veterinary assistants fill a vital role in a veterinary facility by supporting veterinarians and veterinary technicians to ensure that all animals receive quality medical care. Veterinary assistants may help with animal restraint, provide basic nursing care, perform reception duties, organize medical records, keep exam rooms clean and set up lab work.
The 12-month veterinary assistant training program is open to individuals currently working in animal hospitals who are interested in advancing their knowledge in veterinary technology. Graduates of the Veterinary Assistant program with two years of full-time experience working under the direction of a California-licensed veterinarian may be eligible to enroll in the Alternate Route Veterinary Technician Candidate program. Once the programs are completed, you will be able to take the California RVT licensure exam under the Alternate Route Category.