San Manuel Gateway College (SMGC) offers certificate training programs for individuals looking to gain entry into the health field. SMGC students benefit from small class sizes, hands-on clinical experiences and value-added components, such as mentoring from Loma Linda University faculty and career guidance. The nine to 18-month certificate programs provide job entry skills, professional development opportunities, and college credit for students who elect to further their education. 

Certificate Programs

Medical Assistant

Students will learn basic skills and competencies necessary to work in ambulatory and clinical settings to perform administrative and clinical duties.

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Community Health Worker

We train community health workers to foster and sustain health in their communities by providing training in individual and community capacity building skills and strategies.

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Pharmacy Technician

Develop a broad knowledge of pharmacy practice to support the work of pharmacists in dispensing and providing direct patient care in a variety of settings.

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Surgical Technologist

Learn to prepare and maintain medical equipment for surgical procedures, follow hospital regulations and industry procedures to tend to patients during pre-operation procedures.

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Student Stories

Jessica Lopez

For Jessica, the environment at San Manuel Gateway College is like a small taste of heaven. “This is my happy place,” Lopez said. She notes that many of her classmates feel the same way.

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