About the Class
Do you want a medical career with endless opportunities? The Medical Assisting course is a starting point to begin a career in the medical field. Learn the language of doctors, nurses, and health care professionals. This course involves a curriculum of medical terminology, administrative focus, basic clinical skills, and a second semester internship! Successful completion of a high school health class and biology class are required prior to attending this program.
Learn to take blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respiration, height, weight; perform vision screening, surgical scrub, CPR, First-Aid, medical instruments and office skills. Students in this course will complete an internship during second semester, working in a hospital or clinic setting. Therefore a grade of 80% or better is required by completion of first semester to continue the course. Successful students can also earn up to 18 free college credits through the LWIT dual credit program, or up to 15 free college credits through the EvCC dual credit program by completing this course with a grade of B or better.
All health class students need to declare proof of insurance for internships.
Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Biology and Health classes.
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Meet the instructor
Jan Le joins Sno-Isle TECH as a Medical Assisting Instructor. She has dedicated much of her healthcare experience in many different areas of health services ranging from Volunteer Health Management to Health Care Administration in the primary care setting.
She graduated with Magna Cum Laude from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. She then furthered her education by receiving a master’s degree in Public Health with an emphasis in Global Health in conjunction with the Peace Corps as her field work. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala and Peru where she worked with the Ministry of Education and Health to build capacity and improve health outcomes in rural villages.
She enjoys spending time with her family and exploring the Northwest when she is not in the classroom. She hopes to inspire students to pursue a career in healthcare by starting at Sno-Isle TECH and continue beyond.