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Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting Program Options

The Medical Assisting program offers two options to provide students with preparation for work in a medical office.  Classes are offered toward certification in the following specialty areas:

Option 1

Medical Assisting Certification

The application period will start January 6, 2014.

Students must complete 26.5 units for certification in this option. Students who do not pass all 1st semester courses cannot continue on to the 2nd semester.

Entrance Requirements for the Medical Assisting Certification (Program application is required)

  • Students must be age 18 (required by California Codes - Business and Professions Code Section 2069-2071)
  • Complete Background Check and Drug Screening (required by clinical agencies utilized for externship) - Instructions for these are included in the application packet
  • Current Healthcare Provider CPR (American Heart Association or American Red Cross ONLY)
  • Complete Health Physical and Immunization Record (required by clinical agencies utilized for externship) - The physical form is included in the application packet

Prerequisites for the Medical Assisting Certification (If using an equivalent course, you must provide transcripts with the application)

  • ENG 514 (Eng 300) - Writing Skills 4
  • Math 531 - Pre-Algebra or Math 579A Foundations of Mathematics
  • CBIS 101 -  Computer Concepts and Application

Option 2

Medical Billing (Only held in the Evening)

The application period will start January 6, 2014.  It will close once 35 completed applications (and 5 alternates) have been received.

Students must complete 19 units for certification in this option.

Prerequisites for the Medical Billing Certification (If using an equivalent course, you must provide transcripts with the application)

  • ENG 514 (ENG 300) - Writing Skills 4
  • Math 531 - Pre-Algebra Pre-Algebra or Math 579A Foundations of Mathematics
  • CBIS 101 -  Computer Concepts and Application (Can be taken as a prerequisite)

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Suzy Schneidewind

Suzy Schneidewind
Medical Assisting Student

"I came to Allan Hancock College as an 'older' student. I was pleased to find out they offered the medical assisting program that I had been looking for. The campus has a relaxed, student-friendly atmosphere, and the teachers are well-educated and knowledgeable. I plan on becoming a certified medical assistant and hope to find a job in either an ob/gyn or Oncology office."
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Last Modified Jan 21, 2014