How to get started?

Our spring semester has begun.  Your next opportunity to start a program at HOC will be fall 2019.  Please check the HOC website again in February 2019 for detailed information.


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 student gain on-the-job experience in medical office setting.



A passing score on the HOC Math/English Assessment test, must be able to lift 40-50 pounds, certification with the American Heart Association BLS for the Healthcare Provider, and physical examination.  No High School Diploma or equivalent required for this class.


Registration Costs: 



Additional Fees:  (Other prerequisite costs may vary)



Approximate Cost

Due Date

Book # 1


First day of class

Book # 2


First day of class

Background check and drug screening

$67.00 - $85.00

When requested

Live Scan fingerprinting


When requested



Medical Assistant Options

Start Date

End Date

Days of the week


Medical Assistant morning option

January 7, 2019

May 30, 2019

Monday - Thursday

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Medical Assistant evening option

January 7, 2019

May 30, 2019

Monday - Thursday

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Scrub Color:  Navy blue

navy blue scrubs



M. Chavez and N. Shukur


Refund policy for this class:

Refunds for this class are permitted only until the 2nd class meeting.  A $25.00 administrative processing fee will be charged for withdrawal/refund of a class.



Medical Assistant