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Medical Terminology

medical terminology

This course (AH100) teaches the language of medicine applicable to all health care occupations, including basic medical word roots, combining forms, prefixes, suffixes, abbreviations, and pronunciation.

Our self-paced course includes non-technical explanations and provides students with a working knowledge of terms used in anatomy, physiology, pathology, clinical procedures, laboratory tests.

Fall 2024

Self-Paced Online Course. Computer lab reopens August 12.

Dates: Start any time

Days: Open-entry, self-paced. 13 weeks enrollment beginning on date of registration.

Open Lab Times: Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm; Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Room: 203

NCCRS Credits: 3

Fee: $299, includes textbook

Prerequisite: Must be 18 years or older and speak, read, and write English at the 11th grade US high school level.


NCCRS College Credit Recommendations

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. 

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Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements

Since we do not offer a clinical externship component for Medical Terminology students, there is currently no requirement for Covid-19 vaccinations.


Nancy Nibley

805.579.6200 ext. 1720