Train for a New Career in Less Than a Year!

HDMC’s Short Programs Begin this January

     Where do you picture yourself one year from now? With career training from High Desert Medical College, you can be on your way to a new career! HDMC offers several short programs that can be completed in less than a year, including programs for Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Technology, and Veterinary Assisting. HDMC’s short programs are focused, concise, and designed to provide you with the precise skills and knowledge you need to be successful in your potential new career. And they can be completed in as few as 9 months! So where will you be one year from now? With HDMC, you can train for a potential new career in less than a year! Courses start this January!

     If you are interested in entering a career path with plenty of opportunity for growth, careers in healthcare are growing rapidly. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 13% from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations. This incredible growth is projected to add about 2 million new jobs to the American workforce over the decade! In addition to new jobs from growth, opportunities will arise from the need to replace workers who leave their occupations permanently; about 1.9 million openings each year, on average, are projected to come from replacement needs.

     At HDMC, our short programs are designed to prepare students for potential healthcare careers. Our short programs have been created to provide students with the exact skills and knowledge they need in as short an amount of time as possible – programs are achievable in as few as 9 months – so graduates can get to work sooner! Programs are offered in a hybrid-online format, so that students may complete much of their coursework online, while attending on-campus labs for hands-on skills development. Under the guidance of professional faculty, students receive personalized instruction and individualized attention. Every student is provided with the guidance and support they need in order to be successful. 

     HDMC’s short programs include:

  • Medical Assistant – 34 weeks – Graduates receive a Certificate of Completion, Medical Assistant Diploma
  • Dental Assistant – 34 weeks – Graduates receive a Certificate of Completion, Dental Assistant Diploma and are prepared for industry certifications through organizations such as the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA).
  • Medical Billing and Coding Specialist – 35 weeks – Graduates receive a Certificate of Completion, Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Diploma
  • Pharmacy Technician – 34 weeks – Graduates receive a Certificate of Completion, Pharmacy Technician Diploma and are prepared for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam to earn the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certification.
  • Veterinary Assistant – 35 weeks – Graduates receive a Certificate of Completion, Veterinary Assistant Diploma

     Upon completion of HDMC’s programs, students will be prepared for entry-level positions in their field of study. We cannot guarantee all students employment upon graduation, however we are exceedingly proud of our placement rates and our graduates consistently find local employment in their field of study upon completion of their program. Our Career Services department is committed to assisting our graduates in the pursuit of stable, rewarding employment, and the career placement staff assist students with employment opportunities prior to and after graduation. The Career Services department offers comprehensive services including resume writing, job searching, networking, interviewing skills, and more, so HDMC students are supported as they make the transition from student to working professional. 

     Where do you see yourself a year from now? If you would like to learn the skills and knowledge you need to pursue a better career, then consider career training with HDMC! With locations in Bakersfield, Lancaster and Temecula, California, flexible hybrid-online learning formats, and programs in every field of healthcare, HDMC is a great choice for your healthcare career training. Give us a call at 888-633-4362 to find out how you can get started today –  We are enrolling now and classes start this January!

With HDMC’s Short Programs, You Can Train for a New Career in Less Than a Year! 




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