Career Technical Education
Career Technical Education Department
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Sunrise Tech Center offers job training for adults who live in the Greater Sacramento area who are ready to begin or change careers. Many of the Workplace Training programs can be completed within one semester. The courses are accredited through Western Schools and Colleges (WASC). Please scroll below to review information on the various Career Technical Education (CTE) programs that Sunrise Tech Center has to offer.Clinical Medical Assistant (Administrative and Clinical) Training Program (Classroom Course)
Students will receive administrative/front and clinical/back office training. The class includes: patient interview skills, patient positioning, vitals, blood pressure, injections, ECG, CPR, insurance coding and billing, customer service, scheduling of appointments, and medical office computer training.
The Medical Assistant Certificate Program’s step-by-step classes provide students with the educational background and practical experiences necessary for successful entry level employment, as clinical medical assistants.
- Clinical Medical Assistant (Medical Terminology Included)
- 25 wpm Keyboarding/Data Entry
- CPR Certification
Students will receive industry standard clinical/ back office training. The class starts by covering medical terminology and continues to include patient interview skills, patient positioning, vitals, blood pressure, injections, ECG, CPR, insurance coding and billing, customer service, scheduling of appointments, and medical office computer training. Clinical Medical Assistant program comes with a Certificate of Completion and optional Externship placement for students who qualify. Students are offered the opportunity to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) exam to qualify as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA).
Prequisites: proof of high school diploma (must be in English) or GED. Must have written proof of a current TB test and scrubs are required within two (2) weeks of class start date. Some books included.
Office Assistant Certificate Program
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Do you want to be a secretary, clerk, receptionist, administrative assistant? The Office Assistant Program is an affordable streamlined program, where you can work on basic office skills to become more marketable. Students may enroll in classes individually, and earn a course certificate. Or students may register for a series of courses to earn an Office Assistant Program certificate.
The Office Assistant Certificate program’s step-by-step classes give students knowledge and skills for computer application programs including Windows, word processing, and spreadsheets. Achieving a proficiency of touch-type keyboarding speed of 40 wpm with 5 or less errors is required. These classes provide training for essential skills required for Office Assistant responsibilities.
Students may enroll in classes individually and earn a class certificate. Or students may register for a series of courses to earn an Office Assistant Program certificate.
1. Office 2019, Building a Foundation
2. Word 2019, Comprehensive
• 40 wpm Keyboarding/Data Entry (built into Office and Word classes)
3. Excel 2019, Comprehensive
Optional Additional Certification:
4. Quickbooks ComprehensiveQuestion and Answers for the Office Assistant Program:
1. Do you offer financial aid?
No, we don't offer Pell Grants, FAFSA awards or scholarships for the classes.
2. Can I pay in parts or do I have to pay at the beginning of the class?No, we don't offer Pell Grants, FAFSA awards or scholarships for the classes.
3. Do I get college credits for it?
No college credits.
4. Is it recognized by the colleges?
5. Do we offer externships?
6. Do we help with job placement?
7. What are the requirements to take the class?
Computer and Work Skills 1 – No requirements.
Office, Excel, Word - Computer and Work Skills 1 & 2 skills or test in through a teacher skills assessment, which include the ability to create, save, print a document.
8. Should I take Computer and Work Skills 1 & 2 before I take the Office classes?
Yes, if you don’t know how to create, save and print a document.
9. Is there a typing class, or keyboarding?
No, there is no typing/keyboarding class. You can practice your typing during the class lab time or during our free computer lab class. The lab meets Wednesdays only 12:00 – 2:00.
10. What does keyboarding buried into the curriculum mean?
Students may practice keyboarding/typing during lab time and take certified timed writes. We also have a free computer lab every Wednesday 12 noon – 2:00 to registered students where you can practice keyboarding and get help with your computer classes.
11. What does the Certified Timed Write mean (typing)?
A Certified Timed Write means that a student has successfully completed a 5 minute timed typing exam with 40 wpm with 5 errors or less.
12. Who accepts this Certified Timed Write?
State of California, SJUSD, Sacramento County and many other employers. Check with them to find out their guidelines.
13. Will it get me a job at the state?
The timed write may help if you have satisfied their typing requirement. Check with each department to see what that is.
14. What is the percentage (%) of students who get a job?
Hard to say, but more and more students are getting jobs. Many students are finding employment with the State of California.
15. What does a class certificate mean?
A Certificate of Completion is awarded to the student who successfully completes the class assignments. These certificates indicate that the student has demonstrated the necessary time management skills to attend class, follow instructions and learn new office skills.
16. What is the starting pay?
Starting pay is based on student’s employment history, interviewing techniques and job skills. Office Assistant/ Technician salaries at State of California can range from $2,168-$3,515. http://www.dds.ca.gov/JobBulletin/dsp_ViewDocument.cfm?id=9088b30d-ff65-4932-a4a9-6f9954f8f3f5
17. What are the job prospects, if I take the training?
Good, we have seen a number of our students get jobs from the private sector, State and Federal government. Employers like to see earned certificates from job training programs.
State Office Jobs – Student should check out State’s website to verify current salary information.
$2,168.00 to $2,983.00 –
Office Assistant (General) $2,241.00 to $3,043.00
Office Assistant (Typing) $2,809.00 to $3,515.00