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Workforce & Community Education
525 D Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Open: Monday - Friday
Hours: 9am - 4pm

Phone: 707.476.4500
Fax: 707.443.3417




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Date: September 30, 2018

Day: Sunday

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Fee: $175

Class Limit: 25

Location: CR Eureka Campus 7351 Tompkins Hill Road Eureka, Room AT 126

Instructor: Viane Frye

This one-day injections training is for those who are employed, or seeking employment, in a medical office setting and will be working under the supervision of a physician. It meets the standards and qualifications established by the Division of Allied Health Professionals, Board of Medical Quality Assurance, and State of California. Please bring a calculator to class.

Course Objectives:

  • Know Universal Precautions
  • Know the Injection sites
  • How to administer a Subcutaneous, Intramuscular, Intradermal injection
  • How to calculate drug dosage correctly

Pharmacy Technician


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Date: September 24 - November 19

Day: Mondays & Wednesdays

Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Fee: $1,199.00

Class Limit: 25

Location: 525 D Street, Eureka

Instructor: Yumon Kwock

Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, this comprehensive 50 hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's (PTCB) exam.

Course content includes:

  • Medical terminology
  • History of pharmacy
  • Pharmacy practice in multiple environments
  • Calculations and measurements (see Math Supplemental Handout)
  • Reading and interpreting prescriptions
  • Defining drugs by generic and brand names

As part of this program, you will be eligible to participate in a 80 hour clinical externship with a local Retail Pharmacy. You may be asked to submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements to be eligible.

EMT Refresher

     Thursday, November 8th 5:30pm – 9:30pm room AT 103/104
     Saturday, November 10th 8:30am – 5:00pm room AT 126
     Sunday, November 11th 8:30am – 5:00pm room AT 126
     Thursday, November 15th 5:30pm – 9:30pm AT 103/104

Fee: $175

Location: CR Main Campus 7351 Tompkins Hill Rd. Eureka, CA 95501

Instructor: Virginia Plambeck

Renew your EMT certification with this North Coast EMS-approved course!

Topics include:

  • Instruction on medical and legal safety
  • Patient assessment
  • Management of medical and traumatic emergencies
  • New EMT skills: use of a glucometer, naloxone and epinephrine
  • Skills competency test

Medical Assisting Certification Review Course

Registration Form: Coming Soon.

Flyer: Coming Soon

Date: TBD

Day: TBD

Time: TBD

National Healthcare Association Exam Date: TBD

Fee: Free with employer sign off on registration

Class Limit: 20

Location: 525 D Street, Eureka, CA

Instructor: Irma Silva

Are you working as a Medical Assistant, but not certified? This program will prepare a Medical Assistant to take the National Healthcare Association (NHA) Certification Exam for Medical Assistants. The exam date is September 26, 2018 at 5:30pm at the Eureka Downtown site. You will receive information about signing up for the exam during class.

Those currently working as a Medical Assistant may sign up for this class. However, to be eligible to sit for the NHA certification exam and receive certification, each candidate must:

• Possess a high school diploma or the equivalent, such as the General Education Development (GED) test or other equivalency test recognized by the candidate’s state of residency, or diploma and official transcript reflecting equivalent education as evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers for secondary education (if documents are not in English, a translation into English from a translation service approved in the United States for legal or government documents must be available upon request.)

Successfully complete a training program OR have relevant work experience as described below:

Training Program - Candidates must successfully complete a training program in the health field covered by the NHA certification exam offered by an accredited or state-recognized institution or provider.

Work Experience - Candidates must have at least one (1) year of supervised work experience in the health field covered by the NHA certification exam within the past three (3) years.

This course will also prepare you to pass a certification exam offered by one of three Certifying Agencies approved by the California Medical Board, please visit their website for more information. These Agencies include:

This course does not include those exams. If you wish to take, one of these exams please refer to their websites for eligibility requirements and testing sites.

Medical Assisting

Flyer: Coming Soon

Informational Meetings:December 5th or 19th (only need to attend one) 3:00pm - 5:00pm at 525 D St. Eureka
This is a chance to fill out the application, meet the instructors and ask questions. *Please note this class has an application process and is not first come first serve.

Application Deadline TBD by Noon - application will be available at the informational meetings.

Class Dates: Feb. 25 - June 3, 2019

Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fee: $2,995*

Payment Plan: All payment plans require a $20 enrollment fee and must be processed using a debit/credit card. $1,500 down and $500.00/month for three (3) months or $1,000 down and $665.00/month for three (3) months

Class Limit: 18

Location: CR Community Education 525 D Street Eureka, Room 111 & 112

Instructor: Linda Scales and Irma Silva

College of the Redwoods Community Education offers training to become a Certified Medical Assistant. This not-for-credit class with lecture and in-class labs includes clinical rotation at a local medical office. Front and back Office Medical Assistant skills will be covered in an interactive classroom format. 

Medical Assisting course includes:

  • Venipuncture and Injection Certification
  • Medical Terminology
  • Front and Back Office Procedures
  • Clinical Experience at a Local Healthcare Facility
  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Perform Finger-stick Lab Tests and Urinalysis
  • Identify Principles of Pharmacology
  • Textbooks, 3 Uniforms & Stethoscope
  • Job Preparation Skills
  • National Medical Assisting Exam

*Although minimal, this class fee is subject to change. 


Flyer: Coming Soon

Application Period Closed

Class Dates: Fall 2019 - TBD

Days: Thursday/Sunday

Time: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Fee: $1,995*

Payment plan: All payment plans require a $20 enrollment fee and must be processed using a debit/credit card. $1,000 down and $248.75/month for four (4) months

Class Limit: 25

Location: CR Community Education 525 D street Eureka, Room 111 & 112

Instructor: Adam Summers

Become a nationally certified Phlebotomist! The complete Phlebotomy Program includes 90 hours of didactic instruction and a clinical rotation consisting of a minimum of 40 hours. Students must successfully complete the didactic portion with overall grade of 75% to be eligible to continue onto the clinical portion of the program. Nationally certified phlebotomists can work in multiple health care settings, including medical offices, hospitals, clinics, and laboratories.

*Although minimal, this class fee is subject to change.

Course Prerequisites/Recommendations:

  • Must have high school diploma, GED or high school equivalency 
  • Must have basic reading literacy
  • Basic Elementary-Level Math skills


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