Award-Winning Program

De Anza's Health Technologies program has been recognized by the state Chancellor's "Workforce Stars" initiative for strong performance in a key area:
  • Medical assisting students increased their earnings by 63%

Careers in Health Technologies

two health workers male and female

Jobs in health technologies include a variety of clinical support and administrative positions that offer security, potential to grow and an opportunity to participate in providing health care – either through direct contact with patients or important, behind-the-scenes work.

Insurance coders and billers, records clerks, transcriptionists and medical secretaries maintain the business functions of a clinic, hospital or doctor’s office. Lab assistants, medical assistants and phlebotomists assist directly in the activities of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Some of these positions require special certifications or licensing, as well as continuing education to keep skills current.

Employment Outlook: 2016-2026

  • The number of jobs for medical assistants is expected to grow by 29.2% – one of the fastest-growing job fields in California!
  • Jobs for medical secretaries are expected to increase 21.5%
  • Jobs for phlebotomists are expected to increase 28.7%
  • Jobs for medical records technicians are expected to increase 16%

These ten-year projections are calculated by California's Employment Development Department, which collects data about the state's workforce and economic trends.

Health Technologies at De Anza

young woman in scrubs with tabletThe Health Technologies Department at De Anza College offers certificate and degree programs in a number of high-demand job areas.

Instructors are experienced professionals who emphasize clinical skills as well as understanding the responsibilities of each position. Classes are taught in state-of-the-art classrooms, computer labs and clinical settings. Courses include day, evening and online options.

De Anza's phlebotomy program is approved by the Laboratory Field Services section of the California Department of Public Health.

Health Technologies

  • Business Office Clerk - Certificate of AchievementDetails for Certificate of Achievement - Business Office Clerk

    Students in the Business Office Clerk Certificate of Achievement learn basic medical coding, health insurance claims billing, collections and appeals processing, medical records management, and keyboarding. Students also participate in administrative skills externships in local clinical sites as part of the program.

    Degree Requirements

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    Certificate/Degree Map

  • Health Sciences - Transfer MapDetails for Transfer Map - Health Sciences

    A transfer map is a suggested schedule of courses to take each quarter, if you are planning to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree in a particular subject. These maps were created to help you get a solid footing in the subject and stay on track with courses commonly required by CSU or UC schools, but they do not guarantee your admission to any university. It’s important that you work with a counselor or academic adviser to determine exactly which classes you need to reach your particular goal.

    Transfer Map

  • Insurance and Coding - Certificate of AchievementDetails for Certificate of Achievement - Insurance and Coding

    The Health Technologies Department developed this Certificate of Achievement to train students in basic and advanced procedural and disease coding, health insurance claims billing, insurance claims registry maintenance, tracing unpaid claims, and evaluating rejected claims. Students also participate in administrative skills externships in local clinical sites as part of the program.

    Degree Requirements

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    Certificate/Degree Map

  • Lab Assisting - Certificate of AchievementDetails for Certificate of Achievement - Lab Assisting

    The Health Technologies Department developed this Certificate of Achievement to train students in the clinical skills of performing venipunctures, setting up lab tests, processing specimens for testing in clinical labs, performing electrocardiograms and recognizing arrhythmias. Students also participate in administrative skills externships in local clinical sites as part of the program.

    Degree Requirements

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    Certificate/Degree Map

  • Medical Assisting - Certificate of Achievement-AdvancedDetails for Certificate of Achievement-Advanced - Medical Assisting

    The Health Technologies Department developed the Medical Assisting Certificate of Achievement-Advanced and A.S. degree to train students in the fundamental clinical skills of reading vital signs, assisting with minor surgery, performing routine lab procedures, administering medication, and the administrative skills of medical coding and medical records management. Students also participate in administrative skills externships in local clinical sites as part of the program.

    Degree Requirements

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    Certificate/Degree Map

  • Medical Assisting - Associate in ScienceDetails for Associate in Science - Medical Assisting

    The Health Technologies Department developed the Medical Assisting Certificate of Achievement-Advanced and A.S. degree to train students in the fundamental clinical skills of reading vital signs, assisting with minor surgery, performing routine lab procedures, administering medication, and the administrative skills of medical coding and medical records management. Students also participate in administrative skills externships in local clinical sites as part of the program.

    Degree Requirements

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    Certificate/Degree Map

  • Medical File Clerk - Certificate of AchievementDetails for Certificate of Achievement - Medical File Clerk

    The Health Technologies Department developed this Certificate of Achievement to train students in the administrative skills of answering phones, keyboarding and filing medical reports. Students also participate in administrative skills externships in local clinical sites as part of the program.

    Degree Requirements

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    Certificate/Degree Map

  • Medical Reception - Certificate of AchievementDetails for Certificate of Achievement - Medical Reception

    The Health Technologies Department developed this Certificate of Achievement to train students in the administrative skills of appointment scheduling, billing, insurance and coding, and medical records management. Students also participate in administrative skills externships in local clinical sites as part of the program.

    Degree Requirements

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    Certificate/Degree Map

  • Medical Records Clerk - Certificate of AchievementDetails for Certificate of Achievement - Medical Records Clerk

    The Health Technologies Department developed this Certificate of Achievement to train students in the administrative skills of answering phones, providing customer service, managing medical records, and keyboarding. Students also participate in administrative skills externships in local clinical sites as part of the program.

    Degree Requirements

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    Certificate/Degree Map

  • Medical Transcribing with Editing - Certificate of AchievementDetails for Certificate of Achievement - Medical Transcribing with Editing

    The Health Technologies Department developed this Certificate of Achievement to train students in the administrative skills of transcribing medical dictation that details a patients health care during an illness or after an injury, and editing phrase recognition transcription. Students also participate in administrative skills externships in local clinical sites as part of the program.

    Degree Requirements

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    Certificate/Degree Map

  • Phlebotomy Technician I - Certificate of AchievementDetails for Certificate of Achievement - Phlebotomy Technician I

    The Health Technologies Department developed this Certificate of Achievement to train students in the clinical skills of performing venipunctures, setting up lab tests, and processing specimens for testing in clinical labs. Students also participate in administrative skills externships in local clinical sites as part of the program. The Phlebotomy Technician I program has been approved by the California Department of Public Health- Laboratory Field Services.

    Degree Requirements

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    Certificate/Degree Map


In addition to the programs listed above, you may be able to apply courses in this department toward General Education requirements.

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