Category Archives: Gurnick Academy

New Dental Assistant Program at Gurnick’s Medical School

A Dental Assistant works in a dental office or other dental facility and is considered an indispensable partner on the team. A Dental Assistant performs a variety of administrative and clinical tasks. Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts Dental Assistant students will be taught the principles of front and back office dental assisting. They will be introduced to the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology that deal with the oral cavity.

Students will practice and become adept at a variety of clinical skills including patient education, chair side assistance, x-ray and coronal polishing. The program includes didactic and laboratory hands-on training as well as a clinical externship component where each student will be placed in a dental office or facility.

  • Institutionally Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau for Health Education Schools
  • Approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

Dental Assistant Program Highlights:

  • 32 week intensive program
  • Library and classrooms equipped with modern audio-visual teaching aids, textbooks, and simulators
  • Experienced Instructors
  • Employment Assistance

Our Dental Assistant Program provides didactic and laboratory training as well as an externship that correlates with the theoretical knowledge. The curriculum provides students with technical, clinical, and interpersonal skills necessary to succeed in the dental field. Upon completion of the program, a certificate is awarded.

Our Externship occurs at the end of the program. Externships will provide opportunity for students to assist facility staff with daily duties in the front and back office under staff supervision. This marks the point of transition from being a student to becoming a dental assistant. The externship serves as a practicum without pay to help students apply learned classroom skills. Externship is provided for all of our students.

Dental Assistant Program is offered at San Mateo Campus.

Contact our admissions department to find out if you qualify for this program:

Sacramento Career GPS – Navigate Your Future

In the early morning of any ordinary Wednesday, warning bells were more silent than usual as students gathered for a different type of school day.  Not just one that is as routine as every other day, but one that gathers the strength of multiple schools to learn more about life after it.

Held at the CalExpo in Sacramento, schools from far and wide combine as more than 8,000 students roam career  specific buildings that hold information on their future endeavors. From Information Technology, to Entrepreneurship & Finance, to building 4 where you’ll find a booth held by Sutter Health & Gurnick Academy – where you find us.IMG_0433

Students roamed through our station to learn more about the possibilities of the medical field and it’s many opportune careers. Ranging from Medical Assistants and Nurse Assistants to the more popular Vocational Nurses and Radiology Technologists, students gathered to learn more about what we offer and how we partner with community hospitals to ensure proper training in their respective chosen field.
IMG_0441The medical field isn’t meant for everyone and you must hold the ability to care for others to ensure not only their safety but their wellness long after they have left your care. Granted, every job has there ups and downs, but the ups of someone in the medical field can be life changing. In the end, the students go about their days knowing that there’s a career field specifically geared for the better liveliness and quality life of each other.


Modesto Campus is hosting a Blood Drive

On Friday, October 30th a blood drive will take place at our Modesto Campus. This blood drive is in collaboration with Delta Blood Bank. Anyone who would like to join the event to learn more or to register may call (209) 521-1821.

*For individuals who are seventeen and older and are in good general health. A valid photo ID with date of birth is required.

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For more information about Delta Blood Bank visit

How Gurnick Academy – Concord Campus Gave 137 Meals Back to the Community

On August 13th, 2015, Gurnick Academy – Concord Campus donated 164 pounds of food to their local food bank in Contra Castra & Solano County. That 164 pounds of donated food equates to 137 meals for those in need within the community.

The Contra Costa & Solano County Food Bank serve over 188,000 people each month, distributing over 50,000 pounds of food daily. Gurnick Academy is more than happy to help the fight with hunger and it all starts here in our community.  We all could use a helping hand in making our place of living a better place for us all.

For more information on Contra Costa & Solano’s goal to end hunger, visit their website:

If you want to help your community out, visit your local food bank and learn more about how you can help make a difference.

Vocational Nurse Program – Open House!


Gurnick Academy – San Mateo Campus is opening our doors for an Open House for our Vocational Nurse program. Bring your friends! Bring your family!
Join us for:
  • Special Raffles
  • Tour our skills lab & watch live demonstrations
  • Meet current students & faculty members
  • Talk to our Admission & Financial Aid Advisors
  • Learn more about our New Nursing Scholarship opportunities
  • and much, much more!

Vocational Nurse Program

August 29th, 2015 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00PM

Gurnick Academy – San Mateo Campus
2121 S. El Camino Real, Building C200
San Mateo, CA 94403

Contact us today and secure your spot!