Vocational Education

Our Vocational Education department has two divisions:  Information Technology and Health Services.  We call them our “computer" and "medical assistant" classes.

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Information Technology

This division offers four career pathways:

Accounting / Bookkeeping Clerk
Computerized Office Clerk
Microsoft Office Proficient
IC3® Certification

Each career pathway consists of specific combinations of the 10 computer application classes that we offer—or you can take any of the classes individually:

Vocational Education (Computer) Course Descriptions, Prerequisites, and Fees

Fees are charged each trimester to cover the cost of registration and materials such as paper, toner, ink, etc. beyond normal classroom usage.  Registration fees are non-refundable.  Materials fees are non-refundable after 10 days of registration.  Based on completion of coursework, you can earn elective high school credits.  Certificates of completion are earned in Keyboarding/10-Key (minimum 45 n.w.p.m. and 240 k.s.p.m.) and after completion of any software program.  Only one course can be taken at a time.  Purchase of textbook is required for all classes except Keyboarding and 10-Key.  Prices vary.

Schedules and Fees



Medical Assistant

Our Health Science and Medical Technology department is:

  • Brand new
  • Housed in a 2-year old, $10 million facility
  • Outfitted with modern, industry-norm equipment
  • Based on a tried-and-true, adult-focused curriculum
  • Staffed by experienced medical professionals

By the time you finish with the 20-week course and the 4-week externship that we take the leadership in setting up, you will be more than prepared to launch your new career—front and/or back office.  In fact, about 70% of the graduates in the program we’re mirroring wind up working in paid positions at their externship site.

There is a convenient payment plan for the fee—which is many thousands of dollars less than the competition and includes books and supplies.  Students need only to buy their own stethoscope and uniform.  For current prices and payment plans, see our Schedule and Fees.

For more details, see our Medical Assistant Flyer

Information Technology


Introduction to Computer Courses:

  • Keyboarding/10-Key
    Prerequisite:  Beginning level of English (no reading necessary)
    Course Description:  This course is for you if you want to learn to keyboard and/or improve your keyboarding skills. Emphasis is placed on the mastery of touch control of the keyboard characters, on correct key stroking, on operating the basic service keys, and care of the computer.  10-Key (Numeric Key Pad) teaches you to key in numbers by touch.

    Prerequisites:  Type at least 25 n.w.p.m. and Beginning High level of English
    Course Description:  This class is for you if you want to learn to use the Windows Operating System’s basic concepts via easy to understand explanations and illustrations.

    Prerequisites:  Windows, Keyboarding/10-Key, and an Intermediate level of English
    Course Description:  This class is for you if you want to learn Internet skills that can be used on the job or for personal use.  Plenty of hands-on experience is provided.


Computer Application Courses:

Prerequisites:  knowledge of Windows Operating System, Internet, keyboarding at least 25 n.w.p.m., and an Intermediate level of English.  Purchase of textbook and USB flash drive also required.

Microsoft Office
Course Description:  Package includes Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.  Each application will teach you basic skills to produce professional-looking documents and is also available to learn individually.

Microsoft Word (word processing)
Course Description:  This class is for you if you want to create visually exciting documents that contain drawings, tables, and charts as well as basic correspondence and reports.

Microsoft Excel (spreadsheet)
Course Description:  A spreadsheet program used for analysis and graphing of numerical data.

Microsoft Access (database)
Course Description:  A relational database management system which allows related information to be organized into separate tables or listings.

Microsoft PowerPoint (presentation)
Course Description:  Combines text, clip art, drawings objects, charts, and tables to create visual presentations.

Microsoft PublisherPrerequisites:  Microsoft Word
Course Description:  Create greeting cards, flyers, banners, etc.
See Schedules and Fees for additional fees.

QuickBooks Pro (accounting)Prerequisites:  Internet and Excel
Course Description:  Learn the basic skills of accounting, online banking, physical inventory, sales tax, payroll, and balance sheets.

IC3® Certification

The Internet and Computing Core Certification ( IC3® ) provides students and job-seekers with the foundation of knowledge they need to succeed in environments that require the use of computers and the Internet. It is an internationally recognized standard for digital literacy and reflects the most relevant skills needed in today's academic and business environments.  It is woven into two of the Technology pathways, or can be taken as a standalone.

Schedules and Fees


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