Start or grow your career in the healthcare industry with this Medical Assistant training program, offered in partnership by CSUSM and Vista Community Clinic (VCC). This program combines classroom training and clinical experience to ensure you are equipped with the necessary skills to become a successful medical assistant.
This program is open to:
Medical Assistant Training Program
Priority Application Deadline and Deadline to Apply for Tuition Assistance: Sept.
Class Dates: Jan. 24 - July 2, 2022
Please note: All rates are subject to change without notice.
There is a required $50 reinstatement fee payable prior to being officially reinstated to the program. Please use this link to submit your payment.
This program requires a commitment of six months, 360 classroom hours and 160 internship and externship hours.
This program will help you:
Certified medical assistants most often work in a doctor’s office, a nursing care center or another medical facility such as a hospital, nursing home or pharmacy. Their responsibilities include providing continuing patient care, working with doctors and nurses to meet the needs of patents and performing administrative and clerical duties in an office environment. They greet and assist patients with paperwork, show patients to their exam rooms, and take patients’ vitals and draw blood. Their typical workweek usually includes a full-time schedule during regular business hours, although they may be hired for night shifts.
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Classes are held on weeknights and Saturdays in this accelerated program
Classes are taught by experienced medical assistant educators
Successful completion of this program enables you to sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam
Job placement assistance is available for those who successfully complete the program
I’m putting into practice everything I learned I’m doing injections on my patients, immunizations, lab work, vital signs. I am the type of person that believes patients need more than treatment or a plan; they also need to be surrounded by hope, confidence and respect.Read more