Please read this entire page carefully!!!

STEP 1: Attend a HOC Orientation

****General program orientations for Spring 2020 classes have concluded****
One final orientation will be held on December 12.  This will only be for a select few programs that still have limited space available.  Currently, we have spaces in our RN Refresher, EMT, and Healthcare Interpreter programs and these courses will be included in the December 12 orientation.  For a finalized list (which may include more programs), please check back here on December 10!

Our orientation is a FREE one-hour information session that covers our major programs except for Vocational Nursing (Click here for VN program details). 


Orientations are held in Room 12 at our campus in Santee (address below - click here for directions).  


Health Occupations Center

9368 Oakbourne Road

Santee, CA 92071





STEP 2:  Take the HOC Entry Screening Test 


HOC uses the CASAS Reading GOALS test.  This is the required testing for all of our programs (with the exception of Vocational Nursing - for VN information).  


24 hours after attending Orientation, you will be able to schedule a testing appointment (instructions will be given at Orientation). 


Testing is free and is held here on the HOC campus.  You will NOT be able to reserve a testing time until you have attended an Orientation!  You may take the test up to twice each year to obtain your best possible score.


To prepare for the CASAS Reading GOALS test, we've provided you with 4 practice exams.  Access them by clicking EXAM AEXAM BEXAM C, and EXAM D.



Did you take the CASAS Reading GOALS test and score 228 or higher?  You may submit your score by clicking the button above instead of retaking the exam.  You will still need to attend Orientation, so don't forget to reserve your seat!


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Status emails will be sent out by Friday, November 22!  Please do not call the office to inquire about your acceptance status prior to this date.