Respiratory Therapy & Surgical Technology
The application window for 2023 cohorts is now closed. Please check back in January 2024 when we begin taking applications for the next cohort.
Medical Program Requirements
All SICE medical courses include required textbooks, supplies, and uniforms (unless otherwise noted). Students in all SICE medical programs should speak, read, and write at a minimum 10th grade level.
Respiratory Therapy and Surgical Technology are the only two programs with an application and interview process.
A Social Security or tax ID number, background check, medical exam, vaccinations (including Covid-19), drug screening, government-issued picture ID, N95 mask fitting, CPR, TB test, and Fire Card (for Los Angeles if applicable) are mandatory for those SICE medical programs that require clinical externships at partner facilities. Other clinical requirements may exist. Clinical externships included in SICE medical programs are unpaid educational experiences.
In addition to program completion and clinical requirements, proof of U.S. High School diploma or equivalent, passing licensure exam score, and additional items may be required for licensure in California.
NEW! College Credit
More than 1,500 cooperating colleges and universities (including most California Community Colleges and Cal State Universities) will consider granting college credit based on NCCRS credit recommendations. Additional colleges may also award college units for SICE Medical Career Courses.
Medical Career Certificate Programs
Click on the links below to explore a new career in the medical field!
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
- Electrocardiograph Technician (ECG / EKG)
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
- Home Health Aide
- Medical Administrative Assistant
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Assistant Plus Phlebotomy
- Medical Insurance Billing Clerk
- Pharmacy Technician
- Respiratory Therapist (Associates Degree / Bachelor's Degree Program)
- Surgical Technologist (Associates Degree / Bachelor's Degree Program)
Stand Alone Courses in the Medical Field
The following courses are a great way to start off or enhance your career in the medical field.
NCCT Exam Center
For more information about testing on our campus for National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) Exams for Medical Assistants, Medical Office Assistants, Insurance and Coding Specialists, ECG Technicians, and Phlebotomy Technicians, visit our Testing Site page.