Career Training Orientations

CTE Information Session Schedule


Are you ready to get started on your new career?

HBAS offers 5 Certificate Programs: Medical Assistant, Medical Billing/Coding, Pharmacy Technician, Administrative Assistant, and Data Entry Clerk. If you are interested in one or more of our programs, sign up online to attend a FREE information session. The schedule for the information sessions can be found below.

Please note: All students must be 18 years of age or older, possess a high school diploma or GED, must attend a required information session prior to being accepted into a certificate program, and pass an English and Math exam (free remediation classes are available if needed).


You can complete training for a new career in 5 simple steps. Please note: these steps must be completed in the order listed. 


Location: HBAS – Gothard
17231 Gothard Street

Huntington Beach, CA 92647



Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Data Entry and Administrative Assistant


Information Session Schedule

10:30 am – 11:30 am at HBAS Gothard Site


Medical Billing (Room C123

Friday 05/12/17 | 0680610

Friday 06/02/17 | 0680611


Medical Assistant (Room B104)

Friday 05/12/17 | 0679010

Friday 06/02/17 | 0679011


Pharmacy Technician (Room B104)

Friday 05/12/17 | 0678610

Friday 06/02/17 | 0678611


Data Entry/Admin Assistant (Room C123)

Friday 05/12/17 | 062010

Friday 06/02/17 | 062011

Career Technical Education Certificate Program Steps


Step 1. Enroll online and attend a FREE, Required Information Sessions. At the information session you will learn about the programs prerequisites, registration fees, externship opportunities, job prospects, and more. The schedule for the information session for each certificate program can be found to the left. Allow 1 hour for this step.



Step 2. Enroll and complete the required English and Math exam in the front office at the Gothard campus after you attend the Information Session. You may chose to complete this step at a later date and time. The simplest way to get started in one of the certificate programs is to attend an information meeting on a Friday (see dates left) from 10:30-11:30 and then on the same day enroll and comete the required testing in the Gothard front office from 11:30am – 1:00pm; however, we offer a variety of enrollment dates and times (see left) for those students with busy schedules.


Enrollment/ Testing Schedule at the HBAS Gothard Campus. There will be NO LATE ADMITTANCE and there is limited space available so please arrive before the start times listed below.


Allow 2.5 hours to complete this step.


Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Start time | 8:30 am

Start time | 11:30 am


Tuesdays and Thursdays

Start time | 12:30 pm

Start time | 5:30 pm


*A student who fails one or both entrance exams will be directed to enroll in free remediation classes to prepare them to re-take and pass the exams.


Step 3. Enroll online in a Career Readiness class to begin your program.


Step 4. Complete all required course work within a two-year time frame.


Step 5. Participate in the annual Pinning Ceremony!


*If you finish your course work in the summer, fall, or winter, you will be eligible to participate in the ceremony immediately following the completion of your last class only.


Externship Information

  • If you successfully complete your program’s required course work with a passing grade of 80% or higher, you pass the National/State certifying exam and with your instructor’s recommendation, you may be offered the opportunity to enroll in the externship program.


Have you already taken classes somewhere else?

  • If you have already taken a course and can provide a certificate of course completion or an official transcript from an accredited school within the last two years, you may speak to an instructor about challenging the course. If the instructor verifies you qualify to challenge, you may challenge the exam ONCE and ONLY ONCE. The exam must be taken on or before start date of the class. The Challenge Exam Fee of $20 will apply. If you successfully challenge the exam, you will receive a “CT” on your transcript. The passing standard is 80% or higher. If you do not meet the passing standard, you are required to enroll in and complete the whole course in the usual manner. The challenge exam fee will not be applied toward the cost of you enrolling in the course should you not pass the exam at 80% accuracy. You may not use any reference materials when challenging the exam and you will not be provided any study materials prior to the exam.