According to the California Health Care Foundation, there is a critical shortage of entry-level healthcare workers in California, and residents in Victor Valley will have improved access to post-secondary healthcare education as Universal Schools & Colleges of Health & Human Services (U.S. Colleges) announced the opening of a new campus in Victorville. The new 5,000 square-foot location at 7th Street and La Paz Drive (14594 7th St., Victorville, CA 92395) will be the sixth campus for U.S. Colleges, which has been educating students throughout Southern California for over 20 years. The new Victorville campus is now enrolling and will open with the first cohort of students starting on April 25, 2022.
U.S. Colleges will host an open house at the new Victorville campus on June 9th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact the campus for more details by phone at (760) 218-6169.
The initial program being offered at U.S. Colleges in Victorville is Clinical Medical Assistant, with plans to add a Nursing Assistant Training Program, and Phlebotomy Technician in the near future. These programs engage students with a hands-on learning approach using on-campus labs that include simulations and fully functional equipment, allowing students the practical experience they need to be successful in the workforce. Programs also include an externship opportunity where students can apply the skills they’ve learned in a clinical setting. Externship locations are arranged by campus staff and they range between 40-80 hours in length, depending on the program.
“U.S. Colleges offers short-term, career-oriented education programs that can be completed in as little as 16 weeks. Our primary goal is to provide every student with the technical skills, motivation, and information needed to be successful within their medical professions,” said Cheryl Mulder, Executive Director. “We provide morning, afternoon, and evening classes for most of our courses. We know students juggle day-to-day responsibilities, and their success is our success. Our programs are focused and tailored to help students become career-ready in the shortest time possible.”
“Whether you have recently graduated from high school and are continuing your education, or you are returning to school from years in the workforce to expand on your skills, we are here for you,” Cheryl said.
U.S. Colleges also offers comprehensive career and career placement services to all students, assisting them in finding employment in their field of study as they prepare to graduate.
“At U.S. Colleges, it is our goal to ensure students feel prepared, confident, and comfortable in their new skill set once they complete the program. Our Career Services Department supports students in their job search by providing services that include resume preparation, mock interviews, and job placement assistance,” said Joan Yourstone, Vice President of Career Services.