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

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. 

                               Orientation Schedule

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
  • Emergency Medical Tech (EMT)                      9:00 am or 5:00 pm
  • Pharmacy Technician                                       9:00 am or 5:00 pm
  • Phlebotomy/Medical Lab Asst.                        9:00 am or 5:00 pm
  • Dental Asst.                                                       9:00 am
  • Healthcare Interpreting                                    5:00 pm
  • Introduction to Health Sciences                     5:00 pm

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
  • 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
  • Administrative Medical Asst.                             5:00 pm
  • Medical Terminology/Billing and Coding         5:00 pm

Orientations Pending
Electronic Medical Records
Sports Medicine/Physical Rehab Aide.

No Orientation for Veterinary Asst in December.  This is a year long class and will have an orientation June/July 2016 for Fall semester 2016.

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. 


       If you wish to enroll in any of the classes below for the Spring 2016                            semester, no orientation is required. Register either online or at the HOC office          starting January 4, 2016

  • 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
  • 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.   

 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!