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1. Attend a HealthCare Academy Orientation

Attend a two-hour HealthCare Academy orientation to learn about the Allied Healthcare field, which HealthCare Academy programs and services are available, and how to take the next steps to start on a career path in the healthcare industry.

 2. Learn about the HealthCare Academy

The HealthCare Academy offers training in health care occupations that are currently in demand, including Personal Caregiver, Home Health Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, and Health Worker Administration, in order to prepare jobseekers for entry into the health care industry.



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The HealthCare Academy provides vocational skills training, work experience opportunities, job skills training and placement assistance to training participants. In addition, the Academy offers job search skills training and placement assistance for career advancement to soon-to-be and recent graduates of healthcare training programs at City College of San Francisco and others in the health care field.

3. Find Your Pathway

Training, internships, soft skills preparation and job placement assistance is available for Allied Health jobs. 

4. Explore Health Care Careers

Discover what skills you'll need to know, related healthcare trainings, average salaries and what type of companies are hiring. When you've done your homework, you're ready to pick a career.

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HealthCare Academy Eligibility

Adults who are at least 18 years of age and who possess a High School Diploma or G.E.D. are eligible for the program. Priority will be given to long-term unemployed individuals (this includes people who have lost their jobs due to the recent recession that began January 1, 2008 and have exhausted unemployment benefits). Please attend a HealthCare Academy orientation to attain more information on the services and eligibility requirements.


 
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About the HealthCare Academy

The HealthCare Academy offers training in healthcare occupations that are currently in demand, including personal caregiver, home health aide, certified nursing assistant, medical administrative assistant, and health worker administration preparing job seekers for entry into the health care industry. The HealthCare Academy provides vocational skills training, work experience opportunities, job skills training, and placement assistance to training participants. In addition, the HealthCare Academy offers job search skills, training, and placement assistance for career advancement to soon-to-be and recent graduates of health training programs at City College of San Francisco and to others in the healthcare field.

The HealthCare Academy is offered through JVS, City College of San Francisco, Arriba Juntos, Self-Help for the Elderly, In-Home Supportive Services’ Training Academy for Personal Caregivers and Assistants (TAPCA) and UC San Francisco, in collaboration with the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, with funding from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Services

In addition to its vocational training programs, the HealthCare Academy offers help with resumes and cover letters, as well as presentation and interviewing skills. It offers opportunities to attend employer and networking events, industry panel discussions and job fairs, and provides insight into how to search for a job to get the best results. Additionally, participants can receive referrals to other training, online tutoring and job search help, certification examinations, and employment opportunities.

Eligibility

Adults and youth who are at least 18 years of age, registered for Selective Service (males under 25 years of age), who possess a high school diploma or G.E.D, and who are unemployed or underemployed are eligible. Some program may have additional eligibility requirements, and all programs require an application and interview. Priority will be given to long-term unemployed individuals.

Ready to get started? The first step to jumpstarting your healthcare career is attending a Healthcare Academy Orientation. They take place twice a month at different Access Points in San Francisco. Download the HealthCare Academy flyer for orientation dates and locations.
 
Find Your Pathway

Is a health care career right for you?

Before embarking on a health care career path, take a few minutes to think about your own abilities, needs, and hopes. Here are some useful questions to ask yourself:
 

Do you like to work with people?

One of the first questions you should ask yourself is how much you want to interact with people and their medical needs. For instance, it is important for nurses, nursing assistants, and personal caregivers to have a warm and caring personality, as well as a willingness to provide hands-on patient care. Other health careers, like medical administrative assistant, don’t need to provide patient care but require excellent customer service skills. Still other occupations like laboratory technician or medical coding and billing specialist, involve almost no personal contact with patients.


Are you comfortable with science and math?

Most health care careers involve some knowledge of medical terminology and sufficient math skills to administer medications. More advanced health care careers require you to be a strong science and math student and some programs demand intensive work in the hard sciences (i.e., chemistry, anatomy, biology). 

Are you comfortable in a health care setting?

Are you prepared to work with a wide variety of people? In many (but not all) health care careers, you may spend much of your time in the company of sick, disabled, or terminally ill individuals.This may become increasingly common in the near future, as the large Baby Boom generation enters old age. In terms of a clinical setting, you might work in an HMO, community health center, mobile clinic, long-term care facility, private practice office, or even a patient's home. You may opt to work in a bustling city or a sleepy suburb. However, there's an urgent need for health practitioners in medically under-served areas, which often are in rural communities or inner-city neighborhoods. If you would prefer less direct contact with patients, there are numerous other health-related work settings including pharmacies, laboratories, medical libraries, and corporate, nonprofit or government offices.
You might be part of a small staffed company or a large organization, working at the national, regional, state or local level. The possibilities in this field are almost endless. 


How do you feel about being around blood and bodily fluids?

Almost all patient care jobs involve being around blood and/or bodily fluids even if they are not directly related to the work you do. Some jobs require you to draw blood from patients for testing. Patients may become ill, come into the office with wounds, or you may simply find yourself in areas where blood work is being done. In home-based or long-term care settings, you may need to change adult diapers or clean up blood or other bodily fluids.
If you are not comfortable working in such environments you may want to consider working in administrative positions within the health care field.

 

Are you a team player?

Health care is increasingly becoming a group activity, in which a patient’s health and recovery from illness requires each member of the health care team to adequately perform his or her specific function. Effective communication and collaboration with one another is essential. Even dentists, 70 percent of whom work in a solo private practice, usually supervise and work closely with several staff members.


What lifestyle do you envision?

How do you feel about facing crisis situations on a daily basis? Some (though not all) health careers involve coping with emergencies, working extremely long hours, shouldering heavy responsibility and handling stress. What kind of lifestyle do you envision? How much time do you hope to spend at work, versus at home?

You need to be realistic with yourself whether a career in the health care field is the right fit for you. If you don't mind long workdays and are good at handling stress, an ER-style career may be best for you. If you'd rather have a job with regular hours and fewer medical crises, there are plenty of other fulfilling health care careers to choose from. 
Is a Healthcare Career Right for You?
Before embarking on a health career path, take a few minutes to think about your own abilities, needs, and hopes. Here are some useful questions to ask yourself:
 
Explore Health Care Careers

Administrative/Clerical/IT



+ Medical Receptionist or Medical Administrative Assistant

General office support, might include patient scheduling; some access to confidential patient information.

Who Does Well

People with strong communication and customer service skills, ability to learn computer skills, interest in healthcare.

Where to Get Training

City College San Francisco

Admissions Office

Training Required

MR: Certificate Program (2 semesters); MAA: Associates Degree (4 semesters)

Certificates Required

Medical Receptionist Certificate (MR-earned through program)

Exams Required

CCSF Placement exams in English and Math; exams as part of credit coursework.

How To Find A Job

Online job websites, LinkedIn, temporary staffing agencies, networking. Skills developed in these programs can be used in a multitude of healthcare settings.

Types of Employers

Hospitals, clinics, doctors' offices, outpatient urgent health and surgery centers, long-term care facilities (assisted living and skilled nursing).

Specific Employers

UCSF, SF General Hospital, Kaiser, CPMC, St. Mary's Hospital, Seton Hospital, Laguna Honda Hospital, SF DPH clinics, SF Community Clinics Consortium clinics, private doctors' offices.

Timeframe

Certificate in Medical Receptionist: 1 year, Associates Degree in Medical Administrative Assistant: 2 years

Training Costs

$36 per semester unit for California residents; $187 per semester unit for non-residents, $17 student health fee, $5 material fee for selected classes.

Typical Salary Range

$11-16/hour

Leads To What Other Jobs

Supervisor, Unit Coordinator, Biller/Coder, Medical Assistant



+ Billing & Coding

Codes procedures and diagnoses, bills insurance companies and other funding sources, handles billing under managed care plans.

Who Does Well

People with strong analytical skills and typing skills, computer skills, good communication skills, interest in healthcare.

Where to Get Training

City College San Francisco

Admissions Office

Training Required

Certificate Program

Certificates Required

Medical Biller Certificate (earned through program)

Exams Required

CCSF Placement exams in English and Math; exams as part of credit coursework.

How To Find A Job

Employers are often looking for people with experience, so temporary staffing agencies or volunteer positions are a good way to begin. Online job websites, LinkedIn, and networking will all lead qualified applicants to available jobs.

Types of Employers

Hospitals, clinics, doctors' offices, outpatient urgent health and surgery centers.

Specific Employers

UCSF, SF General Hospital, Kaiser, CPMC, St. Mary's Hospital, Seton Hospital, Laguna Honda Hospital, SF DPH clinics, SF Community Clinics Consortium clinics, private doctors' offices.

Timeframe

Medical Biller Certificate: 1 year

Training Costs

$36 per semester unit for California residents; $187 per semester unit for non-residents, $17 student health fee, $5 material fee for selected classes.

Typical Salary Range

$14-$22/hour

Leads To What Other Jobs

Medical Coder with Certified Coding Associate (CCA) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)



+ HIT (Health Information Technology)

Process, analyze, disseminate, organize and manage health care records in medical office settings. Responsible for maintaining components of health information systems consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, regulatory and accreditation requirements of a health care delivery system.

Who Does Well

People with strong analytical skills and typing skills, computer skills, good communication skills, interest in healthcare.

Where to Get Training

City College San Francisco

Admissions Office

Training Required

Certificate Program or AA degree in Health Information Technology

Certificates Required

Successful graduates are eligible for national accreditation as an Accredited Record Technician (ART).

Exams Required

CCSF Placement exams in English and Math; exams as part of credit coursework; graduates of A.S. program can sit for RHIT (Registered Health Information) credential exam.

How To Find A Job

Employers are often looking for people with experience, so temporary staffing agencies or volunteer positions are a good way to begin. Online job websites, LinkedIn, and networking will all lead qualified applicants to available jobs.

Types of Employers

Hospitals, clinics, doctors' offices, outpatient urgent health and surgery centers, long-term care facilities (assisted living and skilled nursing).

Specific Employers

UCSF, SF General Hospital, Kaiser, CPMC, St. Mary's Hospital, Seton Hospital, Laguna Honda Hospital, SF DPH clinics, SF Community Clinics Consortium clinics, private doctors' offices

Timeframe

Certificate: 1 year, Associates Degree: 2 years

Training Costs

$36 per semester unit for California residents; $187 per semester unit for non-residents, $17 student health fee, $5 material fee for selected classes.

Typical Salary Range

$14-$22/hour

Leads To What Other Jobs

Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA)


+ Medical Administrative Assistant (JVS/UCSF)

General office support, might include patient scheduling; some access to confidential patient information.

Who Does Well

People with strong communication and customer service skills, ability to learn computer skills, interest in healthcare.

Where to Get Training

Healthcare Academy; training at JVS and paid internship at UCSF (EXCEL program)

Training Required

10 weeks of clerical, computer, and customer service training

Certificates Required

None

Exams Required

CASAS test to assess reading level before and after program; no certification exam.

How To Find A Job

Successful completion of four-month paid internship through UCSF's Interim Staffing Dept. leads to temporary assignments through Interim Staffing and possibly full-time placement. Similar jobs exist with other healthcare employers.

Types of Employers

Hospitals, clinics, doctors' offices, outpatient urgent health and surgery centers, long-term care facilities (assisted living and skilled nursing).

Specific Employers

UCSF, SF General Hospital, Kaiser, CPMC, St. Mary's Hospital, Seton Hospital, Laguna Honda Hospital, SF DPH clinics, SF Community Clinics Consortium clinics, private doctors' offices

Timeframe

10 weeks training and 4 month internship=6.5 month program

Training Costs

None

Typical Salary Range

$11-16/hour ($15 at UCSF to start)

Leads To What Other Jobs

Supervisor, Unit Coordinator, Biller/Coder, Medical Assistant


Laboratory & Technical



+ Pharmacy Technician

A pharmacy technician helps licensed pharmacists provide medication and other healthcare products to patients, and work with insurance companies to process claims. Most full-time pharmacy jobs are a 40-hour work week and usually involve standing on your feet.

Who Does Well

Pharmacy Tech jobs involve interacting well with people and paying close attention to detail as well as an ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.  Many pharmacies are visible to the public so care for appearance is a must.

Where to Get Training

City College San Francisco

Admissions Office

Training Required

The Pharmacy Technician Program is a 684 hour,  two semester program consisting of didactic and practical experience in a simulated community pharmacy, homecare or hospital pharmacy.

Certificates Required

Certificate of Achievement in Pharmacy Technician from City College of San Francisco

Exams Required

Pharmacy  Techs are licensed by the California State Board of Pharmacy. Some employers prefer a formal certification program or an associate's degree.

How To Find A Job

Online job websites, retail or drug store websites, LinkedIn, temporary staffing agencies, networking. Skills developed in these programs can be used in a multitude of healthcare settings.

Types of Employers

Pharmacy technicians typically work in retail pharmacies located in grocery or drug stores, but can also work in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics or assisted-living homes.

Specific Employers

CVS, Walgreen's, California Pacific Medical Center, PharMerica

Timeframe

2 Semesters

Training Costs

$36 per semester unit for California residents; $187 per semester unit for non-residents, $17 student health fee, $5 material fee for selected classes.

Typical Salary Range

$14-30/hour

Leads To What Other Jobs

Further training may lead to Pharmacist jobs


+ Phlebotomist/Lab Assistant

Phlebotomists draw blood samples by venipuncture, skin puncture, or arterial collection for medical tests and blood donations.

Who Does Well

People interested in healthcare, with excellent attention to detail, physical dexterity  and communication skills. Must be comfortable with blood and medical procedures.

Where to Get Training

City College San Francisco

Admissions Office

Training Required

Phlebotomy Technician training includes 20 'basic' hours (med. terminology, specimen ID), 20 'advanced' hours (patient prep, care and QA), and 40 hours in a clinical setting.

Certificates Required

A Certified Phlebotomy Technician certificate is required (CPT-1)

Exams Required

CPT-1 is the California state certification exam for phlebotomists

How To Find A Job

Online job websites, LinkedIn, temporary staffing agencies, networking. Skills developed in these programs can be used in a multitude of healthcare settings.

Types of Employers

Hospitals, clinics, doctors' offices, outpatient urgent health and surgery centers, long-term care facilities (assisted living and skilled nursing).

Specific Employers

UCSF, SF General Hospital, Kaiser, CPMC, St. Mary's Hospital, Seton Hospital, Laguna Honda Hospital, SF DPH clinics, SF Community Clinics Consortium clinics, private doctors' offices.

Timeframe

1 semester

Training Costs

$36 per semester unit for California residents; $187 per semester unit for non-residents, $17 student health fee, $5 material fee for selected classes.

Typical Salary Range

$18-25/hour

Leads To What Other Jobs

Lab Assistant, Medical Assistant

Phlebotomists draw blood samples by venipuncture, skin puncture, or arterial collection for medical tests and blood donations.


+ EKG Technician

An electrocardiograph technician (or EKG technician) operates EKG machines to detect and record the electronic impulses transmitted by the heart during and between heartbeats.

Who Does Well

People interested in healthcare, with excellent technical, administrative and communication skills with an attention to detail.

Where to Get Training

City College San Francisco

Admissions Office

Training Required

EKG Technician is a 2-semester course of instruction, which meets 6 hours a week.  Students learn to operate EKG machines, mount tracings, interpret rates/rhythms and study basic cardiovascular anatomy, terminology, and physiology.

Certificates Required

None

Exams Required

None

How To Find A Job

Online job websites, LinkedIn, temporary staffing agencies, networking. Skills developed in these programs can be used in a multitude of healthcare settings.

Types of Employers

Hospitals, clinics, doctors' offices, outpatient urgent health and surgery centers, long-term care facilities (assisted living and skilled nursing).

Specific Employers

UCSF, SF General Hospital, Kaiser, CPMC, St. Mary's Hospital, Seton Hospital, Laguna Honda Hospital, SF DPH clinics, SF Community Clinics Consortium clinics, private doctors' offices.

Timeframe

2 Semesters

Training Costs

$36 per semester unit for California residents; $187 per semester unit for non-residents, $17 student health fee, $5 material fee for selected classes.

Typical Salary Range

$18-32/hour

Leads To What Other Jobs

May lead to other jobs in related field like Medical Imaging.

Phlebotomists draw blood samples by venipuncture, skin puncture, or arterial collection for medical tests and blood donations.


+ Diagnostic/Medical Imaging

Diagnostic technology and jobs in medical imaging involve several procedures that help health workers diagnose disease. Ultrasound technicians use special equipment to take pictures of internal organs. Radiologic technicians take and analyze X-rays, and cardiovascular technicians identify heart or blood problems in patients.

Who Does Well

People interested in healthcare, with excellent technical, administrative and communication skills with an attention to detail.

Where to Get Training

City College San Francisco

Admissions Office

Training Required

Diagnostic /Medical Imaging is a 2 year and 8 month program resulting in an Associate Degree in DMI, and includes training on in physiology, patient preparation and care, anatomy, terminology and physiology.  Training on various types of medical and diagnostic equipment.

Certificates Required

None

Exams Required

Graduates are eligible to take the ARRT (American Registry of Radiological Technicians) exam.

How To Find A Job

Employers are often looking for people with experience, so temporary staffing agencies or volunteer positions are a good way to begin. Online job websites, LinkedIn, and networking will all lead qualified applicants to available jobs.

Types of Employers

Hospitals, clinics, doctors' offices, outpatient urgent health and surgery centers, long-term care facilities (assisted living and skilled nursing).

Specific Employers

UCSF, SF General Hospital, Kaiser, CPMC, St. Mary's Hospital, Seton Hospital, Laguna Honda Hospital, SF DPH clinics, SF Community Clinics Consortium clinics, private doctors' offices.

Timeframe

2 years and 8 months

Training Costs

$36 per semester unit for California residents; $187 per semester unit for non-residents, $17 student health fee, $5 material fee for selected classes.

Typical Salary Range

$17.50 - 25/hour

Leads To What Other Jobs

Advanced imaging/diagnostic jobs include MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Radiologic, and Ultrasound Technician jobs.

Phlebotomists draw blood samples by venipuncture, skin puncture, or arterial collection for medical tests and blood donations.

 

Patient Care



+ Personal Caregiver

Can vary from a general "check in" to more personal grooming and care; responsible for coordination with other healthcare providers.

Who Does Well

People with compassion, patience, and an interest in taking care of other people. Self-motivated people who can work with minimum supervision in a patient's home.

Where to Get Training

Healthcare Academy through IHSS Consortium's Training Academy for Personal Assistants and Caregivers (TAPCA)

Training Required

3 weeks of training on key concepts of personal care, including activities of daily living, light domestic duties, dementia and cognitive disorders, safety and emergency procedures, recognizing abuse and neglect, and CPR and first-aid certification. Includes work readiness and soft skills instruction.

Certificates Required

None

Exams Required

Exams during training program.

How To Find A Job

Healthcare Academy specialists will work with you to help you find a job. IHSS Consortium hires many personal caregivers and other program graduates are hired by home-care agencies.

Types of Employers

Public and private home-care agencies.

Specific Employers

IHSS Consortium and IHSS Public Authority, Institute on Aging, Home Instead, BrightStar Home Care, Tender Rose Home Care, etc.

Timeframe

3 weeks, day classes

Training Costs

None

Typical Salary Range

$10-$13/hour

Leads To What Other Jobs

Home Health Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant

Phlebotomists draw blood samples by venipuncture, skin puncture, or arterial collection for medical tests and blood donations.


+ Home Health Aide

Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties, such as cook for, feed, bathe (including bathe in bed), dress, groom, move patients, change linens, house cleaning, accompany patient to doctor appointments.

Who Does Well

People with compassion, patience, and an interest in taking care of other people. Self-motivated people who can work with a minimum of supervision in a patient's home.

Where to Get Training

Healthcare Academy through Self-Help for the Elderly (Chinese speakers); also (not Health Care Academy) through City College of San Francisco

Training Required

2 weeks of Chinese-language training in home health care via City College of San Francisco, plus 9 weeks of additional training in housekeeping and care giving for individuals in their homes. In the English-taught program at CCSF, home care is 2 weeks of training included in an 18 week program for CNA/HHA's.

Certificates Required

California Certified Home Health Aide (HHA)

Exams Required

Written and skills exams during training and for HHA certification.

How To Find A Job

Healthcare Academy specialists will work with you to help you find a job. Self-Help for the Elderly hires many home health aides and other program graduates are hired by home-care agencies.

Types of Employers

Public and private home-care agencies

Specific Employers

Self-Help for the Elderly (for Chinese and bilingual Chinese-English speakers), Institute on Aging, On Lok Lifeways, BrightStar Home Care, Home Instead, Tender Rose Home Care, etc.

Timeframe

11 weeks, day classes

Training Costs

None

Typical Salary Range

$10-$15/hour

Leads To What Other Jobs

Certified Nursing Assistant

Phlebotomists draw blood samples by venipuncture, skin puncture, or arterial collection for medical tests and blood donations.


+ Certified Nursing Assistant

Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties, such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens.

Who Does Well

People with compassion, patience, and an interest in taking care of other people.

Where to Get Training

Healthcare Academy through Arriba Juntos; also (not Healthcare Academy) through City College of San Francisco.

Training Required

8 weeks of industry-specific training on concepts for caring for individuals in long-term/convalescent care. Includes classroom and hands-on training and work readiness and soft skills instruction at Arriba Juntos. At CCSF, 18 weeks of classroom and hands-on training for CNA's includes units in convalescent care, home care, and acute care.

Certificates Required

California Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Exams Required

Written and skills exams during training and for CNA certification.

How To Find A Job

Healthcare Academy specialists will work with you to help you find a job. CNA job postings are online, employment connections can also be made through networking and contacting assisted living and long-term care providers.

Types of Employers

Assisted living and skilled nursing/rehab facilities, hospitals

Specific Employers

Laguna Honda Hospital, Jewish Home of San Francisco, San Francisco General Hospital, Kindred Golden Gate Healthcare, etc.

Timeframe

8 weeks, day classes

Training Costs

None

Typical Salary Range

$10-$15/hour

Leads To What Other Jobs

Medical Assistant, Licensed Vocational Nurse

Phlebotomists draw blood samples by venipuncture, skin puncture, or arterial collection for medical tests and blood donations.


+ Medical Evaluation Assistant (MEA)/Medical Office Assistant (MA/MOA)

Administrative, clinical, and selective laboratory procedures, including scheduling appointments, coding, using electronic health records, taking medical histories and vital signs, assisting practitioners, drawing blood, and providing patient education.

Who Does Well

People interested in healthcare, with excellent administrative and communication skills. Must be comfortable with blood and medical procedures.

Where to Get Training

City College San Francisco

Admissions Office

Training Required

MEA focuses on clinical skills and prepares graduates to work in City of SF Dept of Public Health Clinics. MOA is one semester longer, and qualifies graduates to become Medical Assistants and sit for CMA exam.

Certificates Required

Medical Office Assistant can take exam and get Certified Medical Assistant designation.

Exams Required

CCSF Placement exams in English and Math; exams as part of credit coursework; CMA exam if desired.

How To Find A Job

MEA: Apply for jobs with the City & County of  SF by going on the City's DHR website; 

MOA: internet job postings, LinkedIn, networking.

Types of Employers

Historically, most MEAs and MA's have worked in outpatient clinics and doctor's offices, but more are now working in hospitals.

Specific Employers

UCSF, SF General Hospital, Kaiser, CPMC, SF DPH clinics, SF Community Clinics Consortium clinics, private doctors' offices

Timeframe

MEA: 3 semesters plus externship;

MOA: 2 year A.S. degree plus externship

Training Costs

$36 per semester unit for California residents; $187 per semester unit for non-residents, $17 student health fee, $5 material fee for selected classes

Typical Salary Range

$11-16/hour

Leads To What Other Jobs

Licensed Vocational Nurse, Registered Nurse, Lab Assistant

Phlebotomists draw blood samples by venipuncture, skin puncture, or arterial collection for medical tests and blood donations.


 
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To learn more about the HealthCare Academy, we encourage you to attend an orientation session. Orientations provide information on training tracks, career options, minimum qualifications and the application and enrollment process.

Refer to the HealthCare Academy flyer for a complete list of orientation sessions held at the Access Points throughout San Francisco.