The Central California School of Continuing Education in San Luis Obispo California is accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and College (ACCSC) and has VA (Veterans Administration) Title IV approval to train veterans. The school currently offers five career educational programs in the following health care fields:
- Medical Assistant
- Dental Assistant
- X Ray Technician
- X-Ray Technician/Medical Assistant
- Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound
The nine month Medical Assistant program prepares students for entry level positions. Upon completion of the program students can take California Certification for Medical Assistant Examination Sponsored by the California Certification Board for Medical Assistant in the areas of Administrative and Clinical. The total cost of the program including tuition, books, fees, and supplies is about $8,500 and the latest job placement rates show 73% of graduates finding employment.
The Dental Assistant program also takes nine months to complete at approximately the same cost with a job placement rate of 80%. This program is approved by the Dental Board of California. Upon completion of the program graduates earn a Dental Radiation Certificate.
Upon completion of the one year X-Ray Technician/Medical Assistant program graduates are eligible to take certification examinations in two different concentrations. The total cost of the program is $11,500 with a 72% placement rate.
To enroll in the ten month X-Ray Technician program candidates must be Certified Medical Assistants (CMA) or have prior experience. Candidates without the prerequisite qualifications can take the combined X-Ray Tech/Med Assist program.
The Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound program is a two year offering at a cost of about $16,500 with a 76% placement rate. The school also offers an advanced Diagnostic Medical Vascular Ultrasound program.
All Central California School of Continuing Education programs are offered on a week day schedule for local residents and on a weekend schedule for distant students.
The program list below was created by historical graduation information reported by the school. This list may not represent the current curriculum offered. Visit the school's website to get more information about programs offered.
Find more information about available programs offered by Central California School by clicking the request information button to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Ultrasound Technician (C)
Radiology Technician (C)
Dental Assistant (C)
Medical Assistant (C)
*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.
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.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition is estimated to be around $11,000 per year
- Required fees for full-time students: $79
Alternate Tuition Plan Options Available
- Some programs may have a frozen tuition rate, which means the tuition will stay the same for up to five years.
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||87%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||87%||$5,614|
|Receiving Student Loans||84%||$3,500|
Other Healthcare or Nursing Schools
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Central California School.
- Casa Loma College - School of Nursing and Allied Health in Van Nuys, CA (145 miles away)
- Career Care Institute in Lancaster, CA (147 miles away)
- Purdue University Global - North Hollywood in North Hollywood, CA (148 miles away)
- West Coast Ultrasound Institute in Beverly Hills, CA (153 miles away)
- CBD College in Los Angeles, CA (155 miles away)