Clinical Medical Assistant

The objective of the Clinical Medical Assistant program of study is to provide students with the skills and knowledge related to the healthcare industry and provide a basic understanding in the proper techniques and procedures of Medical Assisting. Upon successful completion of the program students will:

  • Utilize appropriate written, verbal and non-verbal techniques with colleagues, patients and physicians
  • Utilize medical terminology and abbreviations common to medical assisting occupations
  • Describe the legal, ethical and confidentiality responsibilities of a medical assistant
  • Demonstrate tasks common to back office, patient preparation, laboratory procedures and assisting the physician with minor procedures

Prerequisites & Requirements

  • This program of study requires students to be California residents


Class Days/Hours Standard Length Maximum Time Allowable Total Clock Hours
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
12 weeks 18 weeks 336

Graduation Requirements

A student must attend class for the required number clock hours, successfully complete all class assignments, modules, and examinations achieving at minimum a grade of 76% or pass, and fulfill all financial obligations, prior to receiving a certificate of completion attesting to the successful completion of the program of study.


Licensure is not required for employment in this field.

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