Academic Programs

Kaplan College in Vista, CA can help prepare you for an exciting career in your chosen profession. Our career-focused programs can offer you the training and job knowledge that can provide you with marketable skills. In fact, some of our programs feature externships, so you can get the hands-on experience you need for entry-level employment. If you are ready for a brighter future by obtaining a new career or advancing in your current profession, Kaplan College provides the education that can help.

  • 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 Vista, 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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    • Healthcare Assistant (Diploma)

      Training in the healthcare assistant program at Kaplan College in Vista, CA could help prepare you for a rewarding career that can make a difference in other people's lives. Through this program, you could gain the relevant skills to assist with providing nursing assistance to patients under the supervision of health care professionals.

      Certification

      This course is intended to help eligible students prepare for the National Phlebotomy Certification exam and Nurse Assistant competency evaluation.†

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    • Holistic Health Practitioner (Diploma)

      Alternative and natural means of healing, stress management, and well-being are becoming increasingly popular. Holistic medicine treats the whole person using holistic healing, nutrition, and herbs to stimulate the body's ability to heal itself.

      Certification

      This course is intended to help eligible students prepare for the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage (NCETM) and the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB) presented by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage (NCBTMB).†

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    • Massage Therapy (Diploma)

      From spas to nursing homes to health clubs to clinics, there are multiple employers who may seek a trained massage therapist. The program at Kaplan College in Vista, CA is intended to help students get the education required to start their career in the field.

      Certification

      This course is intended to help eligible students prepare for the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage (NCETM) and the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB) presented by the National Certification board for Therapeutic Massage (NCBTMB).†

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    • Medical Assistant (Diploma)

      Have you always wanted to work in the medical industry and help people? Kaplan College in Vista, 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, Vista campus, is intended to provide students with the knowledge, technical skills, and work habits, to enter this field.

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    • Pharmacy Technician (Diploma)

      We want to help you obtain a fulfilling pharmaceutical career with a bright future. As a pharmacy technician graduate, you could have the ability to make a difference in people’s lives where it counts the most: their health.

      Certification

      This program can help you prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) sponsored by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB).†

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    • X-Ray Technician/Back Office Medical Assistant (Diploma)

      Would you like the opportunity to operate medical technology and become an integral part of a medical team? If so, earning a diploma from Kaplan College in Vista, CA as an x-ray technician/back office medical assistant could be the first step.

      Certification

      This program helps prepare students to take the California State Examination in X-Ray Technician Limited Permit for Chest, Extremities, and Torso Skeletal Radiography exam. Additional instruction includes preparation for eligible students to sit 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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      California students: Licensure exam pass rates are available at http://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/radquip/Documents/X-raySchoolPassRates.pdf.

  • Criminal Justice Programs

    • Criminal Justice (Associate of Science)

      This program at Kaplan College, Vista 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

    • Nursing Assistant (Diploma)

      The goal of the nurse assistant training curriculum at Kaplan College in Vista, 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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    • Vocational Nursing (Diploma)

      The nursing curriculum at Kaplan College in Vista, 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

    • IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal Certification (Course)

      If you are a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) or vocational nursing (VN) graduate seeking to expand your skill set, the intravenous therapy and blood draw course at Kaplan College, Vista campus, could help you gain the knowledge and technical skills needed to safely set up and maintain intravenous therapies and blood withdrawal in a clinical setting.

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    • 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 Vista, 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 Vista, 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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† 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.