Course Description:
Medical Assistants play a crucial role in medical offices.  In this course, you will learn to perform back office procedures. These duties may include charting patient medical history, taking measurements and vital signs, preparing medications and administering injections, performing laboratory procedures, assisting with minor office surgery and preparing patients for examinations. Use and care for equipment, such as the audiometer, electrocardiograph, autoclave and centrifuge will also be taught. Some front office skills will be included. This program consists of 300 hours of classroom/lab instruction and 150 hours of internship where students gain on-the-job experience in a medical office setting.


Prerequisites: Passing score on the HOC Math/English Assessment test, certification with the American  Heart Association BLS for the Healthcare Provider, physical exam.  No HS Diploma or equivalency required for this class. 

Additional fees required for background check, and LiveScan fingerprinting (if required by the clinical site).

Registration Fee:  $550.00

Additional Fees: 


Approximate Cost

Due Date

Background check and drug screening

$67.00 - $85.00

When requested

Live Scan fingerprinting


When requested by clinical site

Book and study guide


First day of class




Medical Assistant Options

Start Date

End Date

Days of the Week


Morning Medical Assistant Option

January 8, 2018

May 31, 2018

Monday - Thursday

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Evening Medical Assistant Option

January 8, 2018

May 31, 2018

Monday- Thursday

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Instructors:  N. Shukur and M. Chavez

How to get started?

Attend a Medical Assistant/Clinical Orientation at The Health Occupations Center.


Medical Assistant