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Medical Assistant


Classification Of Instructional Programs (CIP): 51.0801 (Medical/Clinical Assistant)

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: Code: 31-9092.00 (Medical Assistants), 43-6013.00 (Medical Secretaries)

Quarter Credits: 48.5

In Class Clock Hours: 760

Outside Hours: 269

Total Hours: 1029

Method of Delivery: Blended

Number of Weeks: 36*

*Weeks May Be Extended Depending On Holiday Schedules

Career Training Objective

Medical Assistants are an important part of the health care team and their responsibilities continue to expand. The Medical Assistant program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work successfully as an entry-level team member in a medical office, clinic, health-maintenance organization (HMO) or other health care setting. Employer demand for Medical Assistants has expanded in recent years to include work as medical experts and investigators in legal settings, in call centers to support medical product distribution and service, and in other industries which intersect with health care fields and functions.

Medical Assistant students develop knowledge and skills in administrative and clinical procedures. Competency in preparation of patients for examinations, back-office clinical procedures, administration of medications, and routine laboratory procedures is coupled with a thorough knowledge of the front-office skills necessary to function as part of an efficient medical office. Students learn these skills using a variety of media and instructional methodology. Students also perform skills in professional development and career preparation.

The training program is divided into learning units called modules. Students must complete all modules. Each core module stands alone and is not dependent upon previous training. Upon successful completion of the classroom and laboratory training, students are required to complete a 220 hour externship. Completion of the program is acknowledged by the awarding of a diploma.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be prepared for employment as entry-level medical assistants. Medical Assistant graduates may also secure employment in other related positions in the medical field, such as Medical Receptionist.

Instructional Equipment

  • Anatomical Charts/Models
  • Audiometer
  • Autoclave
  • Centrifuge
  • Electrocardiograph Machines
  • Examination Tables
  • Glucometer
  • Mayo Stands
  • Microscopes
  • Nebulizer
  • Otoscope/Opthalmoscope
  • Personal Computers
  • Scales
  • Skeleton
  • Sphygmomanometers
  • Stethoscopes
  • Surgical Instruments
  • Thermometers
  • Training Mannequins
  • Wheelchair/crutches/walker


Program Outline

Program Locations: Los Angeles, Orange County and Ontario

Required Courses

Course Number


In Class Clock Hours

Outside Clock Hours

Quarter Credits

MA100 Medical Assistant Role and Responsibilities 80.00 50.00 6.0
MA200 Office Procedures and Clinical Practices 80.00 42.00 6.0
MA300 Medical Terminology/Transcription/ Patient Records 80.00 32.00 6.0
MA400 Electrocardiogram and Laboratory Procedures 80.00 35.00 6.0
MA500 Medical Office Business Procedures 80.00 33.00 6.0
MA600 Clinical and Surgical Procedures 80.00 38.00 6.0
MA700 Clinical Procedures and Pharmacology 80.00 39.00 6.0
MAEXT Externship 200.00 0.00 6.5





Course Number: MA100

Title Medical Assistant Role and Responsibilities
In Class Clock Hours80.00
Outside Clock Hours50.00
Quarter Credits6.0

Course Number: MA200

Title Office Procedures and Clinical Practices
In Class Clock Hours80.00
Outside Clock Hours42.00
Quarter Credits6.0

Course Number: MA300

Title Medical Terminology/Transcription/ Patient Records
In Class Clock Hours80.00
Outside Clock Hours32.00
Quarter Credits6.0

Course Number: MA400

Title Electrocardiogram and Laboratory Procedures
In Class Clock Hours80.00
Outside Clock Hours35.00
Quarter Credits6.0

Course Number: MA500

Title Medical Office Business Procedures
In Class Clock Hours80.00
Outside Clock Hours33.00
Quarter Credits6.0

Course Number: MA600

Title Clinical and Surgical Procedures
In Class Clock Hours80.00
Outside Clock Hours38.00
Quarter Credits6.0

Course Number: MA700

Title Clinical Procedures and Pharmacology
In Class Clock Hours80.00
Outside Clock Hours39.00
Quarter Credits6.0

Course Number: MAEXT

Title Externship
In Class Clock Hours200.00
Outside Clock Hours0.00
Quarter Credits6.5


In Class Clock Hours


Outside Clock Hours


Quarter Credits




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