Short Programs – Complete in Less than a Year

Where will you be this time next year?

HDMC offers short programs to get trained in less than a year to begin a new career in healthcare. Our short programs are enrolling on a continuous basis.

In as little as 9 months you could be certified in one of the following areas:

Clinical Medical Assisting

Dental Assisting

Medical Billing and Coding

Pharmacy Technician

Veterinary Assistant

Why enroll now?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 13% until 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services.

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Short Programs Admissions Form

Great careers begin here. Let's get started!

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No High School Diploma?

High Desert Medical College is eligible to provide high school course work to students enrolled in Ability to Benefit (ATB) programs that offer Eligible Career Pathway Programs (ECPP). Earn your high school diploma while concurrently enrolled in an eligible ECPP program. Through our partnership with Excel High School, HDMC can enroll eligible non-High School graduates into the short programs Clinical Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding and Veterinary Assistant. Find out more here: www.hdmc.edu/hs-ecpp/