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Medical Assistant

MEDICAL ASSISTANT INSTRUCTORS: 

LINETTE BRAMMER: linette.brammer@oxnardunion.org  
VALERIA BALDERRAMA: valeria.balderrama@oxnardunion.org
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN INSTRUCTOR:  
Teerapat Karchai – email: teerapat.karchai@oxnardunion.org

Medical Assistant Program

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Medical Assistant Administrative- Front Office
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Medical Assistant Clinical - Back Office
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Medical Terminology
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Medical Assistant Externship

Medical Assistant Administrative (Front Office)

This course provides students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary for successful entry into the front office position in a medical clinic, health care agency, or physician’s office as a medical assistant. Administrative duties include welcoming patients, maintaining medical records, scheduling appointments, and bookkeeping. This course is an excellent introduction to medical administration and is one in a  series of four classes required to take and pass the California Certified Medical Assistant exam. This is a hybrid course (classroom and online instruction).

Prerequisite: Employment level English competency in written and verbal communication is required. Must be able to type  25 WPM or more. Free typing test available at OAS.  Advanced level ESL and intermediate computer literacy skills are required.

Instructor Section Location Class Dates                                           Days Hours Fee               Textbook
Brammer 6041 OAS-4   Jan. 30 – Jun. 4, 2020 Th + online 9:00 am – 12:00 pm $600          $95
$85 SIM Card
Balderrama 6043 OAS-17 Jan. 28 – Jun. 2, 2020 T + online 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm $600 $95
$85 SIM Card

Medical Assistant Clinical (Back Office)

This course provides students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary for a successful entry into the back office position in a medical clinic, health care agency, or physician’s office as a medical assistant. Clinical duties include recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, assisting the physician during an exam and administering medications as directed. This course is one in a series of four classes required to take the California Certified Medical Assistant Exam. Student may choose between traditional and hybrid course (classroom and online instruction).

Prerequisite: Employment level English competency in written and verbal communication is required. Must be able to type  25 WPM or more. Free typing test available at OAS. Advanced level ESL and intermediate computer literacy skills are required.

Instructor Section Location Class Dates                                         Days Hours Fee               Textbook
Spicer 6051 CEC-10 Jan. 27 – Jun. 1, 2020  M, W 9:00 am – 12:30 pm $600

$100 

Spicer 6053 CEC-10 Jan. 30 – May 28, 2020 Th+ online 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm $600

$100

Medical Terminology

Learn the language of medicine. This course is an introduction to medical terminology in an easy and straightforward manner. Lessons include how to build medical terms and how these terms relate to different body systems. Learn basic anatomy and physiology as you develop your list of terms. This course is exactly what you need to begin your medical career, improve your knowledge for your current job, or develop the vocabulary you need to communicate with doctors or other medical professionals. This course is one in a series of four classes required to take the California Certified Medical Assistant Exam.

Instructor Section Location Class Dates                                           Days Hours Fee           Textbook
Balderrama 6091 OAS-17 Jan. 27 –  Jun. 1, 2020 M + online hours 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm $300 $48

Medical Assistant Externship

This valuable class will give you experience working as an extern in the medical field. This course is the last in a series of four classes required to take the California Certified Medical Assistant Exam. The first few weeks will be in the classroom and online; the next 10 weeks will be assigned to an externship site.  The externship provides supervised directed practice in a physician’s office or medical clinic and meets California Certifying Board for Medical Assistants certification examination requirements. This experience will emphasize the development of medical front-office and clinical back-office skills with consideration for ethical and legal concepts.  After completing this class, the student will be prepared for an entry-level position in the medical field with basic job skills and professional experience. 

Prerequisites: To be eligible to intern a student must have successfully completed both Medical Assistant Administrative (front office) and Medical Assistant Clinical (back office)Also, completion or concurrent enrollment in Medical Terminology is required.    Students must have a current CPR card and TB and Hep B series immunizations to be eligible to take the class.  

Instructor Section Location Class Dates                                           Days Hours Fee              
Brammer 6701 OAS- 4 + Externship Site Jan. 9 to May 11, 2020 T, Th* 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm $300          

* T, Th 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm from Jan. 9 to Feb. 6, 2020 (online schedule also available) and the final week of class, May 5 to May 7, 2020.  The externship dates are Feb. 11 to Apr. 30, 2020. The student schedule varies depending on clinical site availability.

Oxnard Adult School is not permitted to send students who have been convicted of a crime (other than a minor traffic violation) to clinical sites unless they obtain clearance under California law.  All students will be required to go to the authorized Live Scan Site to have fingerprints electronically submitted to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Drug screening during externship may be required by some clinical sites.