Please review all information on this page carefully!

Step 1Orientation

****Orientation Registration for Fall 2020 classes will open April 1, 2020****

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

Orientations are held at our campus in Santee, CA  


Health Occupations Center

9368 Oakbourne Road

Santee, CA 92071


Arrive promptly as the doors close and lock at orientation time!



Step 2Screening Test

24-hours after attending orientation, you will be able to register for the entry screening test.  Detailed instructions will be given at orientation. 


HOC uses the CASAS Reading GOALS test.  This is test is required for all of our programs with the exception of Vocational Nursing.  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 already take the CASAS Reading GOALS test and score 228 or higher?

You may submit your score by clicking the button below instead of retaking the exam.  You will still need to attend a recent orientation, so do not forget to register and reserve a seat!

**** Test Score Submission Form for consideration in Fall 2020 programs will open May 2020****

Step 3Register
Qualification status emails will be sent out 2-3 weeks following the administration of the entry screening test, which occurs in June and November.  The exact dates will be reviewed during orientation. 
Registration appointments and details about the registration process will be included in the status email for students that qualify for entrance into a program. Registration is on campus and includes a detailed review of immunization and course requirements.
Impacted programs (more students qualify than spots are available) will have a waiting list with students that will be contacted if spots become available. 
 We will hold a final orientation for any programs that do not fill following the registration window.  Check back on the website announcements for details.