9368 Oakbourne Rd.  Santee, CA 92071 

(619) 956-4300                     
Director: Carol Otjens

Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday:
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm

Campus Closed:  

Monday, May 30, 2016       in observance of  Memorial Day


        Important Links

Grossmont Adult School
East County Career Center
CTE in GUHSD high schools
Grossmont College - Allied Health Nursing


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)

RN Refresher 

Sports Medicine; Physical Rehabilitation Aide

Electronic Medical Records

Vocational Nursing: Click on "Course Offerings" above for information

Our Spring classes have started.  

Your next opportunity for enrollment in most of our classes will be in 

Fall 2016.  To enroll in any of our classes, please follow the 3 steps below.

Step 1:  Attend an orientation.  At this orientation, 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 above must first attend an orientation.  

Tuesday, June 21, 2016:

Phlebotomy, Medical Lab Assistant                          9:00 am or 5:00 pm

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)                     9:00 am or 5:00 pm

Pharmacy Technician                                               9:00 am or 5:00 pm

Dental Assistant (RDA)                                             9:00 am

Veterinary Assistant                                                  5:00 pm

Introduction to Health Science                                  5:00 pm 

Healthcare Interpreting                                             5:00 pm

Wednesday, June 22, 2016:

Certified Nurses Assistant (CNA)                             9:00 am or 5:00 pm

Medical Assistant                                                     9:00 am or 5:00 pm

RN Refresher                                                           9:00 am

Medical Terminology/Billing & Coding                     5:00 pm

Administrative Medical Assistant                             5:00 pm

Sports Medicine/Physical Rehab Aide                    5:00 pm

Electronic Medical Records                                    5:00 pm    

Step 2:  Take the 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 and 8th grade levels of English and math.  You will need to pass this test with a minimum score of 70% to be eligible for registration.  The test will be offered several times the week of June 27, 2016.  You will then be notified by email of your score.  The top scores will be given a registration appointment time.

Step 3:  Come to the Health Occupations Center at your appointed registration time.  Registration will begin the week of July 18, 2016.  Classes will start August 2016.


      The classes below do not require an orientation.  You may register for these Spring 2016 semester classes online or in the HOC office.  

  • 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
  • Understanding Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Healing Hands for the Caregiver/Reiki
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) - has changed to be in-office registration only.   
  • VESL (Vocational ESL)