Certificate Requirements

Classes begin each Fall Semester and there is no special application, but space is limited.  If classes are full, go to the first session of each class with your priority number.

All Classes within the program must be successfully completed in sequence with a "C" or better for program progression.

The student would benefit from taking Health 51A, American Heart association CPR for

Healthcare providers and one of the computer classes before entering the program in the fall.

 

Medical Assisting Course Sequence

 

Semester 1 Units
Health 51A
Basic Medical Terminology
4
American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR
Available through Community Education or off campus
 
Medical Assisting 70A
Clinical Skills for the Medical Assistant 1
3
Medical Assisting 71A
Medical Administrative Skills 1
2
Medical Assisting 75
Administration of Medications for the Medical Assistant
3
Medical Assisting 72A
Electronic Record Part 1
1.75

Computer Classes (one of the following courses)

Semester 1 Units
CAS 50
Introduction to Computer Applications Systems
3
CSCI 8/CAS 8
Computer Literacy
3

Semester 2 involves Clinical experience. Prior to clinical experience the student must submit Medical, Dental and Immunization records.  A background check and drug screen is also required.

Semester 2 Units
Health 51B
Disease Process and Advanced Medical Terminology
4
Medical Assisting 70B
Clinical Skills for the Medical Assistant 2
3
Medical Assisting 71B
Medical Administrative Skills 2
2
Medical Assisting 73
Clinical Experience (Practicum)
4
Medical Assisting 74
Clinical Experience Seminar
1
 Medical Assisting 72B
Electronic Record Part 2                                                                
1.5
Total Units for the Certificate 32
   
Spring and Fall Schedule  

 Fall Schedule

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9:00

Meda 70A

Meda 75

Meda 71A

Meda70A

9:30

Lecture

Lab

Lab

Lab

10:00

9:00-10:50

9:00-11:50

9:00-10:50

9:00-11:50

10:30

 

 

 

 

11:00

Meda 75

 

 

 

11:30

Lecture

 

 

 

12:00

11:00-1:50

Lecture

12:30

 

11:00-12:50

1:00

1:30

Health 51A

Health 51A

2:00

Lecture

Lecture

2:30

1:30-3:20

1:30-3:20

3:00

 

 

3:30

 Meda 72A

4:00

 3:30-5:20

TBA

4:30

 

CPR

5:00

 

Computer Class

5:30

 Spring Schedule 

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9:00

Meda 70B

Meda 73

Meda 71A

Meda 73

Meda 70B

9:30

Lecture

Practicum

Lab

Practicum

Lab

10:00

9-10:50

13 weeks

9:00-11:50

13 weeks

9:00-11:50

10:30

 

8 hours TBA

 

8 hours TBA

 

11:00

Meda 74

 

 

11:30

11:00-11:50

 

 

 

 

12:00

 

Lecture

 

12:30

 

 

12:00-12:50

 

1:00

 

 

1:30

Health 51B

 

Health 51B

 

2:00

Lecture

 

Lecture

 

2:30

1:30-3:20

 

1:30-3:20

 

3:00

 

 

 

 

3:30

 

 Meda 72B

 

4:00

 

 3:30-5:20

 

4:30

 

 

 

5:00

 

5:30

 Estimated Costs (approximate)

 
Fees Per Unit for California Residents $46
Non Resident Tuition * $226
International Student * $226
Student Health Fee (mandatory) $17
Parking Permit Fall $30
Daily parking  $2
Uniform Shoes $80
Uniforms x2 $150
Lab Coat $50
Watch with second hand, stethoscope, **protective eyewear $140
Picture ID Holder $4
Textbooks and Supplies $600
Background check and Drug Screen through Verified Credentials $94
Fee for CMA®-AAMA exam ** $125
Physical Exam, Dental Exam Immunizations Varies depending on provider 
and Insurance
* per unit in addition to enrollment
**required
Last updated 1/22/14  

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