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The Medical Assistant Program prepares students to successfully attain training and qualifications to become a Medical Assistant. Students will learn the basic concepts of human anatomy and physiology, knowledge of practice settings, standards and ethics, measurement of vital signs, administer injections, venipuncture, urinalysis, bandaging, EKG, set up and assist with minor surgeries, record keeping, and customer service.

You will be able to apply your skills in various medical specialties. Upon completion of this nationally accredited program, students will be qualified to take National and State Board of Medical Assistant Certification.

  • Are you a problem solver?
  • Do you like working flexible hours?
  • Do you enjoy helping people?
  • Are you “hands on”?

This career may be for you!

Classes Include

  • Clinical Laboratory
  • Medical Lecture
  • Medical Terminology
  • Keyboarding
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Externship
  • Total Hours 660

Day and Evening Classes Available.

Certifications available

National Certified Medical Assistant (NCCT)
California Certified Medical Assistant (State Board of California)

Cost for program: $3,499

Program cost includes books. Additional books and supplies may be necessary. Your costs may vary.

Possible Job Opportunities

  • Medical Assistant
  • ER Technician
  • Laboratory Technician

Median Wage: $15.17

Source: BLS USA Department of Labor, 2016. Wages and actual employment are not guaranteed. Wages do not reflect self-employment.

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The Downey Adult School Career and Education Center, an institution of higher education, provides high-quality, relevant, and accessible programs for adults in a variety of areas.
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7:30 am - 5 pm

Friday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm