We are currently recruiting for the Fall 2021 course.
Fall 2021 MA Clinical class begins September 13, 2021- December 16, 2021.
Classes are held Monday and Wednesday; 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM.
To qualify for the course waiting list, you must first pass the reading and math assessment. To meet with our CTE Counselor, Valeria Balderrrama, click the link: CTE Programs
Medical Assistant Administrative (Front Office)
Hybrid (in-class and online)
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.
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$85 SIM Card
Prerequisite: Must be 18 years or older and speak, read and write English. Applicants must pass the reading and math assessments. Intermediate computer literacy skills are required. The applicant must be able to type 25 WPM or more. Free typing test available at OAS by appointment.
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.
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S129 S126/Lab S127
September 13 – December 15, 2021
* one Saturday per month
5:30 PM- 8:30 PM
9:00 AM-2:00 PM
$150 Text & Study Guide
Prerequisite: Must be 18 years or older and speak, read and write English. Applicants must pass the reading and math assessments. A physical exam with (proof of Hepatitis B, Tdap immunizations, and proof of negative TB Test) is required, at the student’s expense, and is due by the third week of class.
Medical Terminology Online
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.
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 two 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, TB clearance, Hep B series, current immunizations and flu vaccines prior to clinical training.