Career Info Sessions

Career Information Sessions
Are you ready to get started on your new career?

HBAS offers 7 Certificate Programs: Accounting Clerk, Business Information Worker, 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 and more information 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, attend a required information session prior to being accepted into a certificate program, and pass an English and Math exam (remediation classes are available if needed).

You can start training for a new career in 3 simple steps. Please note: these steps must be completed in the order listed below.

Location: HBAS – Gothard
17231 Gothard Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92647


Career Technical Education Certificate Program Steps

Step 1. Enroll and register online to attend a FREE, REQUIRED Information Session. At the Information Session you will learn about the career programs prerequisites, registration fees, externship opportunities, job prospects, and more. Allow 1 hour for this step. Click here to register for the Info Session.
Step 2. Attend a FREE, REQUIRED Orientation Session. This session is a 3 step process required by new students. (1) Enroll your demographic information as required by State Education, (2) Participate in an Orientation, 3) Complete 2 Assessments. Students will be given important information as to what services are provided and what skills will be important in order to meet their end goal. In addition, students will take a basic skills assessment to determine your class level and if academic support is needed. Allow 2 hours for this step.
The CTE Orientation scheduled dates are as follows: 
9:00am - 11:00am Fridays VIA ZOOM
6:00pm - 8:00pm Tuesdays VIA ZOOM

Step 3. Register for the Career Readiness Class. You may also choose to register for an additional required class at this time.

*If you finish your course work in the summer, fall, or winter you will be eligible to participate in the June Pinning  Ceremony immediately following the completion of your last class only.
Externship Information
  • If you successfully complete all required course work with a passing grade of 80% or higher and you pass the National/State certifying exam you will qualify to enroll in the corresponding externship program.
Have you already taken classes somewhere else?
  • If you have already taken a Medical Terminology course and/or Microsoft Word/Excel 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 the start date of the class. The Challenge Exam Fee of $25 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.