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MEDICAL ASSISTANT

The purpose of the Medical Assisting program is to provide students with the appropriate educational theory and hands on skills required to prepare them for entry-level position as an Administrative/ClinicalMedical Assistant. Students will study the structure and functions of the major body systems in conjunction with medical terminology, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.  Medical assistants are the most versatile allied health professionals, they work alongside physicians, mainly in outpatient or ambulatory care facilities, such as medical offices and clinics. Medical assistants are cross-trained to perform administrative and clinical duties (660 hours).

COURSEWEEKSDAYSTIME
411120.0012M-F8:30am – 5:30pm
411250.1025M-F8:30am – 12:30pm
411250.2025M-F8:30am – 12:30pm
411250.1225M-F
1:00pm – 5:00pm
411250.2227M-Th
5:00pm – 9:30pm
411250.3127M-Th
5:00pm – 9:30pm

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AVAILABLE CLASSES

Medical Assistant Orientation

Medical Assistant Program Orientation

Class Name Meeting Date Meeting Time Day Fee
Medical Assistant Orientation 04/28/2017 01:00 PM Fr 0 $
Medical Assistant Orientation 05/12/2017 01:00 PM Fr 0 $
Medical Assistant Orientation 06/16/2017 01:00 PM Fr 0 $
Medical Assistant Orientation 07/14/2017 01:00 PM Fr 0 $
Medical Assistant Orientation 08/25/2017 01:00 PM Fr 0 $

What will I do in this field?

Medical assistants work alongside physicians, mainly in outpatient or ambulatory care facilities, such as medical offices and clinics

Administrative Duties (may include, but not limited to):

    • Using computer applications
    • Answering telephones
    • Greeting patients
    • Updating and filing patient medical records
    • Coding and filling out insurance forms
    • Scheduling appointments
    • Arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services
    • Handling correspondence, billing, and bookkeeping

Clinical Duties (may include, but not limited to):

    • Taking medical histories
    • Explaining treatment procedures to patients
    • Preparing patients for examination
    • Assisting the physician during exams
    • Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens
    • Performing basic laboratory tests
    • Instructing patients about medication and special diets
    • Preparing and administering medications as directed by a physician
    • Authorizing prescription refills as directed
    • Drawing blood
    • Taking electrocardiograms
    • Removing sutures and changing dressings

What prerequisites are required?

Students must have a High school Diploma or GED (A foreign High School diploma must be evaluated for US equivalency).  Students must be 18 years or older. A Basic life Support (BLS) is also required for completion of Medical Assistant program.  This is offered through American Heart Association. You must attend orientation in order to enroll into our Medical Assisting program.

What skills will student have upon completion of the program?

Certification offers proof to employers that a medical assistant has achieved the highest standards of education and credentialing in the medical assisting field. We are currently affiliated with:

* For National Certification: National Center for Competency Testing https://www.ncctinc.com
* For State Certification: California Certifying Board for Medical Assistants www.ccbma.org

What are some career opportunities?

Students can work in various settings such as:  Family practice, Pediatrics, Podiatry, Dermatology, Internal medicine, Rheumatology, Gastroenterology, Urgent Care medicine as a Back office MA, Administrative Assistant, Office Manager, etc..

What is the projected growth for this Job? What’s the career outlook?

How do I enroll?

You must attend an orientation in order to enroll in our Medical Assisting Program