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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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Lacey Hemeon

Lacey Hemeon
Medical Assisting Student

"I am getting the hands-on training that I need for my medical assisting certification. Hancock is convenient for me to commute to and is very affordable. The instructors are very helpful and knowledgeable. After this program, I plan on getting either my RN or going on to get my physician assistant license."
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Video: Students Michael and Shannon talk about the advantages of the AHC Medical Assisting program.

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Last Modified Jan 21, 2014