Valley College of Medical Careers

8399 Topanga Canyon Blvd Ste 200, West Hills, CA

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Valley College of Medical Careers (VCMC) is located in the San Fernando Valley, California, in the West Hills region. Its mission is to provide quality vocational education to students in preparation for employment in their field of study upon graduation. This is reflected in their core values, which include Continuous Improvement, Customer Satisfaction and Educational Excellence. Their goal is to provide a learning environment that fosters respect for individuals, personal growth and teamwork.

Founded in 1986, VCMC currently offers five programs:

  • Vocational Nursing
  • Surgical Technology
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Medical Assisting

Each of these programs is designed to administer theory and practical training geared to equip students for specific professions after graduation. The Vocational Nursing program, for example, qualifies students to eligible for the NCLEX-PN Examination upon graduating. Likewise, the Surgical Technology program is a comprehensive course of study that prepares students for the exam conducted by the National Board of Surgical Technologists and Surgical Assistants (NBSTSA.)

VCMC is a private, for-profit institution that currently enrolls under 100 students (as of 2012-2013.) The limited number of students allows small batches of 15 students to one faculty member, which increases engagement between staff and students. This enhanced interaction enables instructors to more closely monitor the performance of their students and offer individualized attention towards developing their competencies in various areas.

VCMC is approved to participate in financial aid programs, and actively assists applicants for private loans, federal loans and grants. In addition to such assistance, the school also provides the opportunity to engage in externship during their course of study.

Programs Offered

Valley College of Medical Careers have offered the programs listed below. Not all programs currently offered by this school may be listed below. Students may contact the school at (818) 883-9002 to confirm programs or obtain additional information.

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The medical assistant program takes about ten months for most students to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition (including any fees) estimate is $14,000*
  • Required supplies and books: $420*
  • More than 20 students completed this program in the previous reported year
  • Students usually complete the medical assistant program in 10 months

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Surgical technologist program takes usually sixteen months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition (including any fees) estimate is $31,000*
  • The estimated cost of books or supplies required is $1,950*
  • Around 10 students completed the surgical technologist program last year
  • The length of the surgical technologist program is about 16 months

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The medical insurance coding program offered usually takes about ten months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition (including any fees) estimate is $14,000*
  • The estimated cost of books or supplies required is $420*
  • The length of the medical insurance coding program is about 10 months

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The pharmacy technician program offered usually takes about ten months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition (including any fees) estimate is $14,000*
  • Required supplies and books: $530*
  • Last year, more than 10 students completed this program
  • Students usually complete the pharmacy technician program in 10 months

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Notes:
*Amounts for tuition, fees, and supplies are an estimate which are calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid87%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships68%$4,415
Receiving Student Loans74%$6,561

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FINANCIAL AID RATE
87%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
15:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$3,904