Charter College - Oxnard

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Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography


Are you looking to kickstart an exciting career in healthcare? Dive into medical sonography with our A.A.S. in Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. As a Medical Sonographer, you'll be at the forefront of patient care, conducting ultrasounds, operating diagnostic equipment, and delivering crucial results to doctors.

What You'll Learn

In our program, you'll gain the skills and knowledge needed for an entry-level position in this field. Through a mix of classroom instruction, hands-on labs, and clinical practicums, you'll master various imaging techniques, medical terminology, and patient interactions. Expect a mix of assignments, from readings and exercises to problem-solving and presentations.

Topics Include

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • OB/GYN Sonography
  • Abdomen and Pelvis Sonography
  • Abdomen and Pelvis Pathology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Navigating the Healthcare System

Program Outcomes

Upon program completion, you'll be equipped to:

  • Perform sonography procedures with precision
  • Provide top-notch patient care and communication
  • Anticipate the needs of doctors and technologists
  • Demonstrate empathy and professionalism
  • Adapt to various situations and patient conditions
  • Understand ethical standards in healthcare
  • Prepare for entry-level diagnostic sonography roles

Our program sets you up for success in medical clinics, hospitals, labs, and various healthcare agencies. Start your journey to becoming a skilled diagnostic medical sonographer today!

Financial aid (may be available)

Certificate in Dental Assisting


The Certificate in Dental Assisting program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in various dental settings.

Practical Curriculum

  • Students will gain hands-on experience in chair-side assisting procedures, infection control, and common treatment protocols typically performed in dental offices. 
  • Students will receive basic training in front office procedures, ensuring a well-rounded skill set for the dental assisting field.

Engaging Learning Experience

  • The program promotes critical thinking and analysis skills by assigning tasks that require students to analyze information, evaluate different perspectives, and come up with creative solutions.
  • The program may incorporate hands-on activities, experiments, or fieldwork to provide practical, experiential learning opportunities.
  • Students are encouraged to apply the knowledge they gain in real-world scenarios through projects and problem-solving tasks.

Pathway to Employment

  • Upon successful program completion, graduates are well-positioned to pursue entry-level employment in dental assisting and related fields. 
  • They can confidently seek rewarding opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills in dental offices, clinics, and other dental healthcare settings.

Start your journey towards a rewarding career in dental assisting with Charter College. Contact us today to learn more and take the first step towards a brighter future in dentistry.

Financial aid (may be available)

Certificate in Veterinary Assistant


The Certificate in Veterinary Assistant program provides you with the knowledge and technical skills needed for an entry-level position as a Veterinary Assistant. Through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on labs, you'll learn how to assist veterinarians in the exam room, interact with animals and their owners, provide recommendations for preventative care, and utilize computer technology to enhance your employability. 

Externship Requirement & Program Length

  • As part of the Veterinary Assistant training program, you'll be required to complete a 180-hour internship at a local Veterinary Hospital or clinic, depending on your campus.
  • Complete the program in just 10 months (40 weeks). Charter College offers classes every five weeks, providing exceptional flexibility. 

Blended Learning Delivery Method

  • The Certificate in Veterinary Assistant program is available in a blended learning format, combining classroom and online learning. This format allows you to balance your classwork with family, work, and other commitments.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology in small animals relevant to the veterinary assistant profession.
  • Evaluate and utilize information from an animal's health history form.
  • Emphasize the importance of professionalism, communication, and collaboration in a professional veterinary setting.
  • Exhibit the knowledge, skills, and professional behavior necessary for competent entry-level veterinary assistant positions in a variety of veterinary clinic settings.

Embark on a fulfilling career as a Veterinary Assistant. Complete the Certificate in Veterinary Assistant program and make a positive impact on the well-being of animals.

Financial aid (may be available)

Certificate in Medical Assistant


The Certificate in Medical Assistant program is designed to equip students with the technical skills and work habits necessary for entry-level positions in the field. The curriculum encompasses computer technology and word processing to enhance students' employability.

Program Highlights

  • Preparation for National Certification Exam
  • Hands-on clinical skills training
  • Understanding legal and ethical standards in the medical field

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate clinical skills, diagnostic procedures, and operational functions as defined by state and local regulations
  • Perform competently as entry-level Medical Assistants in various settings
  • Identify and describe legal and ethical standards, guidelines, and regulations relevant to the medical field

National Certification Exam Preparation

  • As part of the program, students are prepared to take a National Certification Exam (e.g., NCCT, NHA, CMA, etc.). 

Embark on your journey to become a skilled medical assistant. Join our Medical Assistant program to acquire the technical expertise and practical experience needed for a rewarding career in the healthcare industry.

Financial aid (may be available)

About school

Charter College, a private and independent institution of higher education, places a strong emphasis on redefining the education landscape. It differentiates itself from liberal arts colleges and universities by drawing upon the most valuable elements of these esteemed educational institutions. This approach results in a distinctive and innovative learning experience that effectively caters to the needs of our students.

Charter College offers specialized career training programs in high-demand fields such as healthcare, business, veterinary assistance, information technology, and select trade careers. Our primary focus is on providing students with an education that is closely aligned with their future careers, ensuring its relevance in today's ever-evolving workplace. Moreover, we integrate industry-specific technology, software, and equipment into our curriculum, enabling students to gain practical skills and stay abreast of advancements in their chosen fields.

In the Oxnard, CA area

2000 Outlet Center Drive, Oxnard, CA 93036