2017 Pinning Ceremony: Career Programs
On June 15, 2017, Huntington Beach Adult School held a pinning ceremony to mark the passage of our Career Tech students into the professional world. These students recently completed their studies, took their certification exams and are putting their learning into practice in new careers. Many of our students are hired directly out of their program, often with help from the HBAS College and Career Center.
Thanks to the HBAS faculty and staff, HBUHSD Board Members and family and friends who gathered to celebrate our graduates. We are proud of their accomplishments and excited to see where their bright futures lead.
See more photos in the CTE Pinning Ceremony Photo Album!
2017 CTE Classes:
The Medical Assisting Certificate Program prepares students for work in a variety of health care settings. Students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to perform traditional medical assisting responsibilities including administration and clinical duties and to function as contributing members of the health care team. The 2017 Medical Assisting class included: Jackie Nguyen, Kim Flores, Tam Nguyen, Giao Nguyen, Taihua Ho, Erica Gonzalez, Candace Harmon, and Deirdre Downey.
The Medical Billing and Coding Certificate Program equips students with skills to prepare insurance and billing forms for patients and insurance companies. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the National Exam of Certified Medical Coding Specialist (CBMCS) for certification. The 2017 Medical Billing and Coding Program class included: Diana Moore, Autumn Carley-Givant, Tyler Morgan, Dori Billstrom, Dolores Becerra and Mizelene Asilo.
The Pharmacy Technician program prepares students to help provide medication and other health care products to patients and consumers. Students are eligible to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board after completing the Pharmacy Technician courses. The 2017 Pharmacy Technician Program class included: Andrea Pettett, Jerod Frey, Chandra Zechmeister, Steven Duarte, Cynthia Garcia and Laurie Herbert.
HBAS has had an Administrative Office Assistant certificate program for the past 7 years. Students take several classes to gain a step up in the labor market. These classes include Microsoft Office classes at both the beginning and intermediate level as well as accounting and QuickBooks classes. This is our first year including our student completers in the pinning ceremony. Congratulations to our first pin recipient for Administrative Assistant, Windy Yau.