9368 Oakbourne Rd.  Santee, CA 92071 

(619) 956-4300                     
Director: Carol Otjens

Campus Closed:

July 27-Aug 7, 2015 

Summer Office Hours:

Mon-Fri: 7:00 am- 3:30 pm

Important Links
Grossmont Adult School
East County Career Center
CTE in GUHSD high schools


Thank you for your interest in courses at the 

Health Occupations Center.

We offer the following medical programs:

Phlebotomy/Medical Lab Assistant 

Pharmacy Technician (CPhT)

Emergency Medical Technician 

Dental Assistant (RDA)

Medical Assistant

Medical Terminology

Administrative Medical Assistant 

Introduction to Health Science

Healthcare  Interpreting

Veterinary Assistant

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN)

RN Refresher 

Possible new classes in Spring 2016: 

  • Sports Medicine; Physical Rehabilitation Aide 
  • Electronic Medical Records 

To enroll in most of the HOC programs, you will follow these 3 steps:

Step 1:  Orientation 

     Come to an orientation where you will receive all information and registration requirements for the class you wish to enroll in.  Any student wishing to register for any of the classes below must first attend an orientation.  No need to sign-up.  No cost. 

Step 2:  HOC Entry Screening Test  

     While attending the orientation, you will sign up for an Entry Screening Test.  This is a basic test that covers 7th grade English and Math.  You will need to pass this test with a minimum score of 70% to be eligible for registration. The top scores will be given a registration appointment time until all seats are filled.

Step 3:  Registration

Come to HOC at your appointed registration time. 

Here is the status on our Fall 2015 enrollment as of 7-24-15:

Pharmacy Technician (CPhT): Sorry, this class is full.

Dental Assistant (RDA): Sorry, this class is full.

Medical Assistant: Sorry, this class is full.

Veterinary Assistant: Sorry, this class is full.

RN Refresher: Sorry, this class is full.

Phlebotomy & Med Lab Asst: We are still registering. Check back on Aug 14th.

Cert. Nurse Assistant (CNA): We are still registering. Check back on Aug 14th.

Medical Terminology: We are still registering. Check back on Aug 14th.

Healthcare  Interpreting: Pending.

The following 2 classes still have room available:  

  1. Emergency Medical Technician
  2. Administrative Medical Assistant  

A second orientation for EMT and AMA will be held on:                     Tues, Aug 11th, at 11 am.


  • One hour orientation. 
  • Take the Entry Screening Test immediately following.
  • Registration will be open after testing.

If you still cannot get into the class you want, Orientations and Entry Testing for the Spring classes will be held December 1st and 2nd, 2015.  Check back for details.


If you wish to enroll in any of the classes below for the Fall 2015 semester, no orientation is required. Register either online or at the HOC office starting July 20, 2015:

  • Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider (BLS/CPR)
  • IV Therapy & Blood Withdrawal
  • Math Review for Healthcare Worker
  • English Review for Healthcare Worker
  • CEU's for CNA's (registration starts July 1, 2015)
  • Understanding Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Medical Billing and Coding: 
    • If you have a Medical Terminology transcript.  
    • Registration must be done at the HOC office.

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) - has changed to be in-office registration only.   Registration begins on Monday, July 20, 2015

 Licensed Vocational Nurse Program 

Mandatory Orientation

Monday, October 19, 2015 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

This 2 hour orientation will go over the application process, timeline for admission, prerequisites, information on the program (schedules, student expectations), fees, and much more!  All your questions will be answered!