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Medical Assisting

Start a career in medical assisting

The Medical Assisting program offers two options to provide students with preparation for work in a medical office. Classes are offered toward certification in medical assisting and medical billing certification. To be considered for either certificate you must turn in an application by the application deadline.  You may apply to both programs, however, you will only be admitted into one.  This is the application period for both programs - March 15 - May 31 annually.

Explore Medical Assisting and Billing Degrees and Certificates

Medical assisting students practicing on a student

Medical Assisting

(day program)

Woman in a medical office at computer

Medical Billing and Coding

(evening program)

Third-party Certification information

Graduates of Allan Hancock College's Medical Assisting program are eligible for certification by American Medical Technologists (with which we have a formal affiliation). Graduates of our program may also apply to take the California Certifying Board for Medical Assistants exam.


Health Sciences Department, Room M132
1-805-922-6966 ext. 3384


Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Medical Assisting Advisory Committee