Academic Programs

Kaplan College in Modesto, CA can provide the groundwork for your professional future if you're ready to make the commitment. Our equipment, settings, and anatomical models are all here to ensure you receive hands-on training, a vital component for success in today's career world. Let Kaplan College help you shape your future today.

  • Allied Health Programs

    • Dental Assistant (Diploma)

      Our dental assistant program may help you pursue positions as a member of a dental health team. When you earn your diploma at Kaplan College in Modesto, CA, you have the opportunity to gain not only dental assistant knowledge and skills, but also professional skills that you could apply to your everyday life.

      Certification

      This course is intended to help eligible students prepare for the Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) examination.†

      Graduates of our dental assistant program also receive a radiology certificate recognized by the Dental Board of California, a Coronal Polish Completion Certificate‡, a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) card, and an HIPAA Certificate.

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    • Medical Assistant (Diploma)

      Have you always wanted to work in the medical industry and help people? Kaplan College in Modesto, CA can help. As a medical assistant, you could have the opportunity to work directly with patients and assist with their care and well-being.

      Certification

      This course is intended to help eligible students prepare for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Examination sponsored by American Medical Technologists (AMT).†

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    • Medical Office Specialist (Diploma)

      Medical office specialists play a key role in running an efficient, productive medical office by performing tasks such as bookkeeping and preparing medical charts. If you are interested in a career in health care, training to become a medical office specialist at Kaplan College, Modesto campus, could offer the potential for a bright future.

      Certification

      The Medical Office Specialist Diploma program at Kaplan College in Modesto, CA is designed to help prepare you for the following certifications: 

      • Insurance and Coding Specialist certification and the National Certified Medical Office Assistants examination†  
      • Medical Practice Coder (MPC) exam sponsored by American Certification Agency for Health Care Professionals (ACA)†  
      • National Registry Exam†

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    • Respiratory Care (Associate of Occupational Studies)

      Education in respiratory care could be your key to a promising career in health care. The respiratory care program at Kaplan College in Modesto, CA is intended to help students who are seeking employment opportunities to work with physicians evaluating, treating, and caring for patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders.

      Certification

      This course is designed to help you prepare for exams administered by the National Board of Respiratory Care in order to achieve the Certified Respiratory Therapist (entry level) and Registered Respiratory Therapist (advanced level) credentials.† 

      Licensure exam pass rates are available at http://www.rcb.ca.gov/forms_pubs/prog_passfail_2010-12.pdf.

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    • Therapeutic Health Technician (Diploma)

      Therapeutic health technicians may work directly under a medical therapeutic professional such as a physical or occupational therapist, or a chiropractor or physical therapist. The Therapeutic Health Technician Diploma program at Kaplan College in Modesto, CA can help you play a significant role in the recovery of a physical therapy patient.

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  • Criminal Justice Programs

    • Criminal Justice (Associate of Arts)

      This program at Kaplan College, Modesto campus, provides comprehensive training in the areas of criminal investigation, juvenile delinquency, criminal behavior, crime and loss prevention, corporate security, and law enforcement. If you want to train for a meaningful career that gives you a sense of value and allows you to make a positive difference in your community, criminal justice may be right for you.

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  • Nursing Programs

    • Vocational Nursing (Diploma)

      The nursing curriculum at Kaplan College in Modesto, CA could provide you with the professional knowledge and training to meet client health care needs in a variety of settings. Our vocational nursing program features hands-on learning to help prepare you to assist patients and work under the supervision of a physician or registered nurse.

      Certification

      This program is also designed to help eligible students prepare for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) for licensure as a vocational/practical nurse.†

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      California students: License examination pass rates are available at http://bvnpt.ca.gov/pdf/vn_pass_rates.pdf.

  • Continuing Education Courses

    • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR) (Certificate of Completion)

      For students and current health care professionals in Modesto, CA, seeking cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification, Kaplan College offers our Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers short course. Our training follows the American Heart Association curriculum, and helps prepare you to perform CPR and first aid and injury treatment.

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    • CPR Renewal Certification

      Knowing how to perform CPR can help save a life, which is why it is so important to maintain your certification and skills. The CPR Renewal Certification course at Kaplan College in Modesto, CA provides you with the opportunity to brush up on your basic life support knowledge and renew your American Heart Association-issued CPR certification.

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    • Dental Digital Technique (Certificate of Completion)

      As more dental offices begin to adopt digital radiography, the Dental Digital Technique course at Kaplan College, Modesto campus, is intended to help dental professionals learn this new technology. In addition to training, those who complete the course will also receive continuing education units (CEUs).

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    • Pit and Fissure Sealants Certificate (Certificate of Completion)

      The objective of the Pit and Fissure Sealants course is to provide you with knowledge and skills needed to successfully apply sealants in a clinical setting. At Kaplan College in Modesto, CA, this course emphasizes hands-on learning, and students in the course are required to apply pit and fissure sealants on four clinical patients.

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    • RDA Written Law and Ethics Review (Certificate of Completion)

      The RDA Written Law and Ethics Review course at Kaplan College in Modesto, California, offers instruction, tips, and recommendations for those seeking licensure as a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA). †

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    • Respiratory Examination Review (Certificate of Completion)

      The Respiratory Examination Review short course at Kaplan College in Modesto, CA is intended to provide students with the test-taking skills required to pass the Entry-Level Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) examination, as well as the advanced Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) examination.†

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    • Spanish for Health Care Workers (Certificate of Completion)

      When a patient comes into a health care environment, it can make a real difference to know that the people who are there to help them can understand their needs and communicate with them. With Spanish being the second most common language spoken in the United States, our Spanish for Health Care Workers course could help you learn a basic understanding of the language and cultures that use it.

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† The School cannot guarantee a student's eligibility either to take any exam or become certified, registered, or licensed. A student's eligibility may depend on his or her work experience, completion of high school (or its equivalent), not having a criminal record, meeting other licensure or certification requirements, or the program or School itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure. Externship sites may themselves require a criminal background check or medical examination.

Coronal polish completion certificate is to be filed with the RDA exam application. Licensure will be issued once the RDA exam has been passed by COMDA. Certain programs are designed to prepare students to take various certifications or licensing exams. The College cannot guarantee students will pass those exams.