West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Health Care Technology

(408) 741-4019
Department Location

Kris Gaiero

Faraneh Javanmardian

Associate Faculty
Desiervi, Rosemary
Erickson, Susan
Orion, Walter
Ovens, Donna

Degrees & Certificates

A.A/A.S. Degrees

Medical Assistant


Clinical Assistant

Insurance Billing Specialist

Massage Therapy

Medical Administrative Assistant

Medical Assistant

Medical Office Reception

Orthopedic Technician

Transfer Information:
Info or link about transfer

Degree Requirements
and Course Descriptions

Department Chair:

Kris Gaiero

Division: Division Name

Division Chair:
Diane Hurd

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CAREER PROGRAMS: Health Care Technologies - Orthopedic Technician

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Program Options

Certificate of Achievement

Program Information

West Valley College has worked with Kaiser Hospital and Valley Medical Center to implement this certificate program to promote career development and enhance job options for Clinical Assistant or Medical Assistant students or those working in this field.

Instruction includes sterile technique, basic patient care skills, emergency procedures, and communication. After completing the required courses, there is a 240 hour internship. Students must have CPR certification before doing their internship.

Prior to enrolling in this program, it is recommended that students have experience working as a medical assistant or have completed the Clinical Assistant program requirements as this program builds upon those skills and knowledge base. Workplace settings can include hospitals, large medical clinics, orthopedic practices, and skilled nursing facilities.

Program Requirements

Requirements and suggested sequence of classes


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