Allied Health Fields

In alignment with county, city and campus recommendations, Health Professions Advising will be working remotely by offering phone appointments and workshops via Zoom. To schedule an appointment with an advisor, visit Please visit our the Upcoming Events Page for Announcement and Updates and Facebook page to learn more. If you have any questions, please email

 Whether you are looking for some paid hands-on clinical experiences, something to do for a couple years after graduating, or another health career option, allied health fields offer hundreds of careers where you can work one-on-one with patients.


  • Allied Health Professions Information
  • Allied Health Information Chart
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • For those looking for hands-on clinical experience, becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant can be a great option. Here is a list of CNA programs in California.
  • Medical Assistant
  • Becoming a certified Medical Assistant is one way to gain hands-on clinical experiences.  This could also be a great career option.  Here is a list of MA programs in California.
  • Optician
  • If you are interested in exploring the possibility of optometry, or you are looking for a career alternative, check out a list of optician programs in California.
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam
  • Exam Logistics

    Two hour, computer- based exam
    90 Multiple Choice Questions with 4 choices each
    10 minutes at the end of the exam to fill out a post-exam survey

    Exam Content

    13.75% ~ Pharmacology for Technicians
    12.50% ~ Pharmacy Law and Regulations
    8.75%   ~ Sterile and Non-sterile Compounding
    12.50% ~ Medication Safety
    7.50%   ~ Pharmacy Quality Assurance
    17.50% ~ Medication Order Entry and Fill Process
    8.75%   ~ Pharmacy Inventory Management
    8.75%   ~ Pharmacy Billing and Reimbursement
    10.00% ~ Pharmacy Information Systems Usage and Application

    Students can take the PTCE without going through a program (can self-study)

    To sign up for the PTCE, register here.

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • More questions? Check out our FAQ page or schedule an appointment with an advisor!