Simi Institute for Careers and Education
Simi Institute for Careers and Education (formerly Simi Valley Adult School and Career Institute), an NCCRS member organization since April 2017, was established in 1936. Simi Institute offers training in many diverse areas of study. Allied Health Training includes: ECG, EMT, home health aide, medical assistant, medical insurance billing, nurse assistant, pharmacy technician, phlebotomy, physical therapy aide, respiratory therapist and surgical technologist. The Dental Technology program offers courses in beginning and advanced Dental Technology as well as Dental CAD/CAM classes. Simi Institute also offers classes for RDAs (Registered Dental Assistants) seeking continuing CEU credits: Coronal Polishing, California Radiation Safety and Pit and Fissure Sealants. Additional career classes include: machine technology, welding, business and computer classes, computer graphics, multimedia, web design, upholstery, real estate, notary, cosmetology, esthetician, manicuring, makeup and barbering. Simi Institute also offers classes that assist students pass the General Education Diploma (GED), attain a high school diploma, or learn English.
The Respiratory Therapy Program at Simi Institute for Careers and Education is conducted in consortium with Excelsior College and is an associate's degree program. The Respiratory Therapy Program prepares graduates to apply and take the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentialing examination by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) and apply for the Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) License by the Respiratory Care Board (RCB) of California.