Academic Programs

The variety of training programs offered by Kaplan College in San Diego, CA can provide you with education for a new future. In addition, our Career Services department can assist graduates in finding the right jobs in their specific fields of interest. To find out more information, please contact us or select from the list of programs below.

  • 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 San Diego, 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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    • Health Information Technology (Associate of Applied Science)

      At Kaplan College in San Diego, CA, you could train to play a significant role in a health care facility. The health information technology program concentrates on helping students acquire knowledge and develop skills in processing, maintaining, compiling, and reporting health information data.

      Accreditation

      The health information technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

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    • Medical Assistant (Diploma)

      Have you always wanted to work in the medical industry and help people? Kaplan College in San Diego, 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 Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Examination sponsored by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) or the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Examination sponsored by American Medical Technologists (AMT).†

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    • Medical Billing and Coding Specialist (Diploma)

      Following correct medical billing and coding procedure is vital to the smooth functioning of the medical office. The medical billing and coding diploma program at Kaplan College, San Diego campus, is intended to provide students with the knowledge, technical skills, and work habits, to enter this field.

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    • Patient Care Technician (Diploma)

      Expanding the traditional role of a nursing assistant, Kaplan College's patient care technician program in San Diego, CA is designed to help prepare you for employment as a cross-trained nursing assistant known as a Patient Care Technician (PCT). Duties may include assisting outpatients and inpatients in their treatment of a variety of diseases, injuries, or neurological or orthopedic problems.

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  • Criminal Justice Programs

    • Criminal Justice (Associate of Science)

      This program at  Kaplan College, San Diego 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

    • Nurse Assistant (Diploma)

      The goal of the nurse assistant program at Kaplan College in San Diego, CA is to prepare you to provide basic patient assistance with daily living activities. Through your education, you can gain a wide range of patient care skills and medical knowledge necessary to succeed in the health industry.

      Certification

      This course is intended to help eligible students prepare for the State of California required competency evaluation. Upon passing the written and practical examination and receiving a criminal background clearance, graduates will receive a Certified Nursing Assistant card and number.†

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    • Nursing (Associate of Science)

      The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree (ADN) program is a prelicensure, nursing education program. If you have the desire, drive, and compassion to help others, our nursing program at Kaplan College in San Diego, CA could help you start on the path to a rewarding career.

      Approval

      The Associate of Science in Nursing program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. This program is not accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination - Registered Nurse in California, however. A degree program that is unaccredited is not recognized for some employment positions, including, but not limited to, positions with the State of California.

      Certification

      This course is intended to help eligible students prepare for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a registered nurse.†

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      California students: License examination pass rates are available at www.rn.ca.gov/schools/passrates.shtml.

    • Vocational Nursing (Diploma)

      The nursing curriculum at Kaplan College in San Diego, 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 course is intended 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

    • Phlebotomy Technician (Certificate of Completion)

      In the medical or health field, knowing how to draw blood and understanding phlebotomy procedures can be a necessary skill. Our phlebotomy technician course at Kaplan College in San Diego, CA is intended to help allied health professionals looking to gain these skills.

      Certification

      This course is approved by the California Department of Public Health, Laboratory Field Services and is devised to help students qualify for a state-approved Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) Level 1 certification examination.†

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    • Pit and Fissure Sealants (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 San Diego, 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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    • 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.