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Chula Vista

Our Chula Vista campus has been providing hands-on healthcare training to the San Diego community since 1998.

Chula Vista

Chula Vista

Our Chula Vista campus has been providing hands-on healthcare training to the San Diego community since 1998. Our labs use the same equipment found in medical settings like hospitals and clinics. We also have a strong relationship with the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility, which enables our veterinary program students the opportunity for real-world veterinary training right in their community.

This campus offers five certificate programs and three associate degree programs

  • 780 Bay Boulevard
    Chula Vista , CA 91910
  • 1-800-477-PIMA
  • Our Chula Vista campus is located five miles from downtown San Diego with easy access off I-5 at J Street.

Programs Offered On This Campus

Dental Assistant

Program Length: Approximately
9 Months

In this program, students will learn how to work closely with a dental care team to ensure the best patient experience and assist in all phases of treatment, from oral care to administrative duties. Courses will focus on preparing patients for examination, taking X-rays, sterilizing equipment, preparing materials for impressions and much more.

Health Care Administration Certificate

Program Length: Approximately
8 months

In this program, students will learn the personal and professional skills needed to work as an entry-level healthcare administrative assistant. Courses will focus on how to work with medical insurance, triage appointments, assist with reporting and perform billing and coding tasks, among many other responsibilities. With these skills, you can serve as a key member of front-office medical team.

Medical Assistant

Program Length: Approximately
9 Months

In this program, students will learn how to work closely with all members of a medical team, including doctors and nurses. Medical assistants perform a range of clinical and clerical duties and act as a liaison between patients and doctors. Courses will focus on anatomy, routine laboratory procedures and frequent patient care procedures. Pima Medical’s training prepares students to begin working in the field with confidence immediately upon graduation.

Pharmacy Technician

Program Length: Approximately
9 Months

In this program, students will learn how to prepare and provide medications for patients. Courses will focus on preparing medication, compounding medications, interacting with those in the medical field such as doctors and nurses, operating automated dispensing equipment and much more. Students will receive professional and clinical training that prepares them for the daily responsibilities of a pharmacy technician.

Veterinary Assistant

Program Length: Approximately
9 Months

In this program, students will learn how to assist veterinarians with various responsibilities, including administrative and medical duties. Courses will focus on in-office procedures, animal nursing, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging, surgical procedures and many other vital elements to a veterinary assistant’s role.

Radiography

Program Length: Approximately
24 Months

In this program, you will learn how to perform medical diagnostic imaging examinations. Courses will focus on anatomy, equipment protocols, radiation safety and other important areas of focus so you’re equipped with the skills needed to be successful in the field. Our real-world labs use the same equipment you’ll be working with in hospitals or clinics, so you don’t skip a beat on your first day on the job.

Surgical Technology

Program Length: Approximately
18 Months

In this program, you will learn the ins and outs of surgical technology, including, but not limited to: preparing operating rooms, using equipment for surgical procedures, advocating for patient safety, managing a sterile field throughout the operation and many other important elements to surgery. A hands-on job requires hands-on training, so we ensure you are taught everything you need to feel confident on your first day on the job.

Veterinary Technician

Program Length: Approximately
18 Months

In this program, you will be able to manifest your animal-loving dreams and work in a field dedicated to animal care. Learn about animal behavior, surgical assisting, testing procedures and more. This program offers a unique blended learning experience, with some instruction conducted online and some in-person. Your hands-on expertise will be gained working in well-equipped animal hospital settings.

Disclosures

Approved by:

State of California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, www.bppe.ca.gov
Pima Medical Institute Chula Vista is granted approval to operate under the terms of California Education Code (CEC) section 94890(a)(1) until February 28, 2024 per CEC section 94890(b). Approval to operate means compliance with the standards as set forth in the CEC and 5, CCR.

School Performance Fact Sheets

Download the Chula Vista Campus Program Fact Sheets

Job Classifications by Program

Download the Chula Vista Campus Job Classifications

BPPE Annual Reports

Annual Report Summary
Download the Annual Report

Catalog & Campus Addendum

PMI Academic Catalog
Download the Chula Vista Catalog Addendum

CSAC Annual Exam Results

Radiography Program Accreditation and Programmatic Information
“California Dept of Public Health-Radiologic Health Branch Examination Statistics”
Annual Radiography Examination Pass Rates

Veterinary Technician Program Accreditation and Programmatic Information
“California Veterinary Medical Board RVT Examination Statistics”
Pass/Fail Rates By School

Program Summaries

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