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In the summer of 2020, Monrovia Community Adult School was the first public school in Los Angeles County to open a classroom after the County shutdown all schools due to COVID-19. Throughout last schoolyear, MCAS held in-person training for the hands-on skills portions of its Career Technical Education programs as was allowed by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. During the 2020-21 school year, MCAS had zero transmissions of COVID-19 to students from the programs held on its campus.

While the pandemic still complicates the delivery of educational programs, MCAS is prepared to deliver its CTE training programs safely and prepare its students for the workplace. MCAS offer quality medical programs with excellent certification pass rates and job attainment results at much lower costs than private colleges. 97% of our students receive financial aid with 82% qualifying for training at no cost.

All CTE students must take an entrance exam following the MCAS One Student per Classroom testing protocols. Following are the medical programs MCAS is offering during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Nursing Assistant - Pre-Certification CNA

Class to be held at:
Main Campus (MTN)
920 South Mountain Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016

Total Program Fee:
$2950 per term
Most of our students qualify for complete financial aid.
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Pre-Certification CNA Term 1
Classroom/Theory
Aug 2, 2021 – Aug 20, 2021
Mon, Tue, Wed and Thu
8:00am – 2:30pm
Clinical (in classroom Term 1)
Aug 23, 2021 – Oct 7, 2021
Mon, Tue, Wed and Thu
8:00am – 2:30pm
License Exam Prep
Jan 3, 2022 – Jan 7, 2022
Mon, Tue, Wed and Thu
8:00am – 1:00pm

Pre-Certification CNA Term 2
Classroom/Theory
Oct 11, 2021 – Oct 29, 2021
Mon, Tue, Wed and Thu
8:00am – 2:30pm
Clinical
Nov 1, 2021 – Dec 17, 2021
Mon, Tue, Wed and Thu
7:00am – 1:30pm
License Exam Prep
Jan 3, 2022 – Jan 7, 2022
Mon, Tue, Wed and Thu
8:00am – 1:00pm

The MCAS Nurse Assistant Pre-certification CNA program trains students for positions in the nursing field and prepares students for the State Nurse Assistant Certification Exam. Successful students can climb the first rung up the professional nursing ladder on the way to becoming a Registered Nurse at significant savings from programs offered by private colleges. This program includes classroom and lab instruction as well as hands-on training in a long-term care facility.

In addition to passing the pre-registration assessment, potential students must pass a TB test, a physical, and a criminal background screening to be eligible for this class.

Class requirements: 96 hours of theory in the classroom; 144 hours of clinical in long-term care facility.

No Cost Training  


Clinical Medical Assisting - Back Office/Front Office

Class to be held at:
Main Campus (MTN)
920 South Mountain Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016

Total Program Fee:
$3625 per term
Most of our students qualify for complete financial aid.
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MA Program
Clinical Medical Assisting Front Office Term 1
Sep 13, 2021 – Nov 18, 2021
Mon, Tue, Wed and Thu
8:30am - 12:30pm

Clinical Medical Assisting Back Office
Dec 6, 2021 – Mar 17, 2022
Mon, Tue, Wed and Thu
8:30am - 12:30pm


Clinical Medical Assisting Front Office Term 2
Mar 21, 2022 - Jun 2, 2022
Mon, Tue, Wed and Thu
8:30am - 12:30pm

The MCAS Medical Assisting is a 24-week program that introduces students to a career in medical services, prepares students for and places them in a medical office externship, and helps students find employment in a healthcare office.

Students learn about the medical front office by demonstrating professional, effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; knowing and applying legal responsibilities and medical ethics; using medical terminology, abbreviations, and symbols; following OSHA regulations; and performing patient data collection and management. Students also extensively learn about the medical back office: injection procedures, sterilization, diagnostic testing, EKG, medications, examinations, and minor surgery prep, among other skills.

The program requires some curriculum to be delivered in a hybrid manner to free up student schedules to start the externship before the end of training. Front Office also requires Medical Math which is delivered virtually.

Students can enroll as late as December 6, 2021 when the Back Office portion begins. December enrollees would complete Front Office portion beginning March 21, 2022.

No Cost Training  


Pharmacy Technician

Class to be held at:
Main Campus (MTN)
920 South Mountain Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016

Total Program Fee:
$2495 per term
Most of our students qualify for complete financial aid.
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Pharmacy Technician Term 1
Aug 28, 2021 - Jan 15, 2022
Sat
8:00am - 4:30pm
Online
12-20 hours per week

The MCAS Pharmacy Technician Program prepares students to earn a state Pharmacy Technician license, pass the national Pharmacy Certification Exam and get successful employment at a pharmacy. This is all provided at a fraction of the cost charged by private colleges. Our faculty has years of pharmaceutical experience and contacts to help MCAS students to get employed. Students learn basic pharmacology, pharmacy calculations, deciphering and filling medication orders, reconstitution of medications, medical terminology, basic anatomy, physiology, and pharmacy operations among other critical topics.

The MCAS Pharmacy Technician has always been a program delivered in a hybrid manner including both online and in person instruction. Students complete 12-20 hours of online assignments in preparation for classroom direct instruction one day per week. Because of this hybrid model the Pharmacy Tech program is prepared to seamlessly continue if pandemic conditions require a move to virtual delivery.

The program requires 200 hours of an internship at a pharmacy. MCAS helps student with internship placement.

No Cost Training  


Home Care Aide

Class to be held at:
Main Campus (MTN)
920 South Mountain Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016

Total Program Fee:
$1195 per term
Most of our students qualify for complete financial aid.
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Home Care Aide
Enrollment is open and ongoing
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This program trains students to become a Home Care Aide, an individual authorized to provide non-medical services and assistance to an elderly or disabled client. Students learn HIPAA regulations, patient confidentiality, emergency preparedness, first aid and safety, proper positioning and transfer techniques, nutrition and dietary needs, and basic patient care such as dressing and undressing, shaving and hair care, nail and skin care, and oral hygiene. All students are fingerprinted, pass a background check, and are registered with the California Department of Public Social Services to serve as a DPSS Home Care Aide.

This program is delivered online using an online Learning Management System for curriculum and Zoom for direct instruction. Because of this flexible delivery, enrollment for the program is open and ongoing.

No Cost Training  

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Career Technical Education Programs


Learn new career skills and start a new career!

Monrovia Community Adult School offers numerous short-term vocational programs that help your earn certifications and give you the skills you need to start a new career. MCAS teachers are experienced professionals who share their industry knowledge to give you a solid foundation for success in a new profession. These teachers also have significant industry contacts and resources to ensure that students who successfully complete our vocational programs have a high rate of job attainment.


Academics & Arts Programs


In addition to our world class vocational programs, MCAS offers excellent Non-Technical Programs. Our English as a Second Language faculty is passionate, caring and committed to helping our students become proficient in English as quickly as possible. The MCAS Academic Lab offers a rigorous high school diploma program that prepares students for postsecondary education. Students seeking assistance with basic skills or test prep for the GED or HiSET can receive assistance from highly qualified instructors. And MCAS arts and crafts classes are taught by talented, successful artists.
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