The cardiovascular technologist is the link between the physician and the patient by way of the sophisticated medical instrumentation currently utilized in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Occupational Therapy is a skilled treatment that focuses on helping people of all ages regain, develop, or master everyday skills in order to live independent, productive and satisfying lives. Whether the individual is young or old, they engage in "occupations" such as learning, playing, working, or managing a home. Occupational Therapy provides services to those individuals with physical, emotional, or other challenges who are unable to carry out their daily living tasks.
The Respiratory Therapy Program is sequential beginning with treatment and management of patients with noncritical conditions progressing to patients with critical and life-threatening conditions. Grossmont College prepares the student to practice respiratory care in acute, critical and home health care settings. The population groups range from neonatal to the elderly.
Anesthesia Technicians work in the operating room under the supervision of an RN anesthesiologist. They maintain supplies and equipment and assist the anesthesiologist with patient care during surgery. Anesthesia Techs are vital members of the anesthesia care team and they offer technical expertise on the design, function, and trouble-shooting of anesthesia equipment and monitors.
Telemetry/ EKG Technicians are allied health professionals who operate electrocardiograph machines to provide data for diagnosis and treatment of heart ailments. Telemetry Techs are employed in hospitals, clinics, and private practice offices.
Orthopedic Technologists are allied health professionals who assist Orthopedic Surgeons in the treatment of patients in a variety of health care environments. They are employed in hospitals, clinics and private practice offices.
Disabilities Services Management
The Disability Services Management program at Grossmont College is designed to prepare the student to provide support to individuals with disabilities in a variety of home, work, school and recreation environments. Emphasis is placed on students applying their skills in increasingly complex systems of support which facilitate the inclusion of people with disabilities in the fabric of society.
Health Professions Support Services
The Health Professions Technicians provide specialized support services for the Health Profession's programs of Cardiovascular Technology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Orthopedic Technology and Respiratory Therapy and to the Grossmont College community. They prepare labs, repair equipment, maintain supplies, and the Health Professions Audio-visual library.
Please visit the Nursing Program website if you are interested in a career as a Registered Nurse.