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SVCTE – Medical or Dental Assisting

Company Overview

We are a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) high school program offering 28 courses (21 of which are UC “a-g” approved) that prepare students for college and future careers.

The program is free for qualified 11th & 12th grade students who are curious about a specific career path. Classes are offered at an off-site campus with high tech classrooms and industry expert teachers.

Job Shadow Description

Observe class for dental assistant or medical assistant.

There is a demand for Dental Assistants, both at entry-level and as skills and experience advance. Assistants progress in the occupation becoming a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA), Registered Dental Assistant Extended Function (RDAEF), Orthodontic Assistant (OA), Dental Sedation Assistant (DSA), hygienist, lab technician, a dentist and even possibly a teacher.

Health Services is the fourth largest industry in Santa Clara county employing over 57,000 individuals. The health care field is projected to have many job openings throughout the next decade. Health care jobs range from entry level to highly skilled positions and occur in varied settings such as doctor’s offices, clinics and hospitals.

Job Shadow Categories

Dentistry, Healthcare / Medical

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Host Details

HOST CONTACT:
  • Lora Hunter
  • 408-723-6400
  • lhunter@metroed.net
ADDRESS:
  • 760 Hillsdale Avenue, Bldg. 800
  • San Jose CA, 95136
TOTAL # OF OPENINGS:
2
TIME:
  • 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
WHERE TO MEET:
  • Room 803
FOOD/SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
  • Your school ID and emergency information (if necessary). Transportation to and from SVCTE is provided by yellow bus from the high school. It picks up by the corner of Church Street. The bus will leave promptly at 6:50. Bring your own snack.
ATTIRE:
  • Follow your normal school dress code.

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