Victor Valley Union High School District
16350 Mojave Drive
Victorville, CA 92395
Phone: (760) 955-3201
Fax: (760) 245-4634

CTE - Career Technical Education

Victor Valley Adult School is proud to announce that we are offering a new CTE Medical Terminology and Medical Records and Insurance Billing Technician Course! Click here to learn more!


Medical Terminology:

The study of medical terminology introduces students to the language of medicine. Students will gain an understanding of basic elements, rules of building and analyzing medical words, and medical terms associated with the body as a whole. Utilizing a systems approach, the student will define, interpret, and pronounce medical terms relating to structure and function, pathology, diagnosis, clinical procedures, oncology, and pharmacology. In addition to medical terms, common abbreviations applicable to each system will be interpreted.


Medical Records and Insurance Billing Technician:

This course is designed to prepare students to enter employment in a medical insurance or other medical-clerical position, or continue their training in the medical field. This course provides a firm foundation in the procedures of medical records, the HIPAA privacy act, and medical billing and coding procedures. Students receive instruction in medical office insurance billing procedures, including financial records, computerized medical records and billing, CPT, ICD-10-CM, HCPCS coding, collection procedures, identifying and billing various insurance plans (HMO, PPO, Medicare, Medi-Cal, Private Indemnity, Workers' Compensation), referral process and proper office protocol. Students will also receive instruction in all aspects of maintaining medical records and filing systems, and electronic medical records procedures, including how to transfer, release, purge, store, retrieve, and destroy records and files. The importance of confidentiality and ethical conduct is stressed.


EMR - Emergency Medical Responder

In this course, students will learn the anatomy and physiology of the human body, the EMR principles of emergency care, and on-scene safety and precautions. The student will gain practical experience in assessing patients, protocols, and procedures for transporting patients and dealing with medical or behavioral emergencies. Students will gain knowledge of childbirth and how to deal with pediatric emergencies. Areas of study include an introduction to emergency medical services systems, roles and responsibilities of EMRs, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, and special considerations for working in the prehospital setting. 


CTE courses are one semester long and are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Only students who complete all components of registration, including entry testing, will be added to the course. Attendance and seat time is required and crucial to completing the course. Students who miss more than 2 days of class will not be able to meet the minimum requirements and will therefore be dropped.