MEDICAL ASSISTING PROGRAM | KICK-START YOUR HEALTH CAREER IN 10 MONTHS

HCC's Medical Assisting Program

Our accredited Medical Assisting Program will prepare students to become allied health professionals with the appropriate knowledge and training to perform the duties of Certified Medical Assistant in various clinical laboratories. This program includes 8.5 months of didactic courses and clinical skills labs, and a 1.5 month clinical externship.

A Module Based Program

Our Medical Assisting Program is divided into three modules: Phlebotomy (2.5 months), EKG (2.5 months), and Medical Assisting (3.5 months), to be completed in succession. The duties of medical assistants are broad and can vary from speciality to specialty, and we recognize that there are many transferable skills that all medical assistants must have to be successful. By completing and earning their certifications in Phlebotomy and EKG first, our students not only acquire credentials that set their resumes apart from others in the field, but also gain valuable knowledge, experience, and training that make them dependable members of any health-care team. They can not only work as Medical Assistants, but as qualified Emergency Room Technicians with all 3 credentials.

What do Medical Assistants do?

 

A medical assistant is an allied health professional who supports the work of physiciansphysician assistants and other health professionals, usually in a clinical setting. Medical assistants perform a variety of routine clinical and administrative tasks and procedures, which vary with the location, speciality, and size of the practice they work in. Typically, they are responsible for patient intake- recording patient history and personal information, prepare patients and assist in examinations, administer injections, prepare blood samples, enter information into electronic medical records, schedule appointments and many other administrative  duties. 

  • Maintain and promote patient confidentiality & safe working conditions

  • Promote good public relations with patients and hospital personnel

  • Sit for the national credentialing examination

​At the completion of our Medical Assisting program, students will be able to:

  • Explain, and educate patients on clinical procedures for a variety of specialities

  • Prepare patients for their exams and take patient histories 

  • Understand and respond correctly to medical codes

  • Administer injections safely and efficiently

  • Perform a variety of administrative tasks including scheduling and billing

Lectures & Hands-On Training: Gaining a Foundation on the Science & Procedures Behind Medical Assisting

Apart from the required Phlebotomy and EKG courses, lectures in the didactic portion of this program include anatomy and physiology, standard clinical procedures, infection control, computer applications, patient communications, confidentiality and medical ethics, and administrative procedures. All lectures are conducted in-person and are led by qualified and experienced instructors.

 

Clinical skills labs are interwoven between lectures, coinciding with the related lecture topic. Students are given the opportunity to gradually hone and refine their medical assisting skills throughout the course, practicing with each other and with volunteers, so they are confident in clinical/hospital settings. All students must pass a skills practical exam to earn their certification from our program. An optional clinical externship at our affiliated hospitals and laboratories provides real-life hands-on training.

*Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all 2020 course lectures will be taught online using Zoom™ video conferencing. Clinical skills labs will be held after the didactic lectures are completed for each course. Students will be scheduled for 2-hour time slots on designated skills labs days at our Pleasant Hill, CA campus. No more than 2-3 students will be scheduled per time slot to allow for social distancing. Glass dividers have been installed and masks will be required at all times.

The National Exam: Becoming a Certified/Licensed MA

Completion of this course will not automatically qualify a graduate to work as Medical Assistant. Once a student successfully passes the assessment for skills and competency, he/she will enable to sit for the national exam under the National HealthCareers Association (NHA). Participants who pass the national exam will be able to apply for licenses for the following fields: Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy and EKG. These licenses allow graduates to work in a medical office, Laboratory, Hospital, or in the Emergency Room (ER) as an ER Technician.

 
 
  1. Scholastic Level Exam (SLE) Entrance Exam (passing score of 12)

  2. High School Diploma or GED

  3. Form of Identification (Ex. California Driver’s License, Passport, State ID, or Visa)

  4. Proof of Medical Insurance (see the Travel Disclosure)

  5. Additional Externship Requirements

    • Negative Tuberculosis Screening Test (PPD) *within past 6 months. If a student’s results are positive, the student must have proof of negative chest x-ray within 2 years.

    • Hepatitis B Vaccination (must be within 20 years). If not complete, proof of immunization must  be shown for the 1st shot within 1 month or 1st and 2nd shot within six months.

    • Current BLS/CPR Certificate (American Heart Association) *Inquire about CPR courses offered monthly on campus

    • Background Check (Results could impact the student’s ability to attend the clinical externship, to complete the course’s graduation requirements, or to obtain certification after completion of the course.) Please note if you have any legal conviction in your record, this will be subject to review by the State of California Department of Public Health.

ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS
 

*Payment plans available. Please call

(925) 687-9668 to inquire about finance options

TUITION, FEES, & OTHER EXPENSES

START DATE

April 13, 2020 Sept. 28, 2020 Sept. 28, 2020

COURSE DESCRIPTION​  

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4:00 PM-8:00PM

8:00 AM-12:00PM

4:00 PM-8:00PM

*These start dates are tentative and the schedule is subject to change due to the current COVID-19 crisis. Please call to inquire about upcoming EKG courses

PROGRAM SCHEDULE 2020

*All lectures are offered online only through Zoom Meeting Teleconference. Skill Labs and Practicals are scheduled on Saturdays, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

 

QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR MEDICAL ASSISTING PROGRAM? CALL US TODAY (925) 687-9668

TUITION & FEES 2020 

 

PROGRAM TUITION

Includes cost of didactic instruction, clinical supplies, and course reader handouts for Phlebotomy, EKG, and Medical Assisting.. Prorated upon previous completion of Phlebotomy and/or EKG programs. Stand-alone MA module tuition: $4,000.

 

REGISTRATION FEE

Non-refundable. Reserves your seat in the program

 

STRF FEE

Non-refundable: Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF)

SUBTOTAL OF TUITION & FEES 

 

OTHER REQUIRED EXPENSES

PHLEBOTOMY NATIONAL EXAM REGISTRATION

National Healthcareer Association (NHA) EKG Technician examination, approved by the State of California. Includes exam registration fee and proctor fee.

EKG NATIONAL EXAM REGISTRATION

National Healthcareer Association (NHA) EKG Technician examination, approved by the State of California. Includes exam registration fee and proctor fee.

MA NATIONAL EXAM REGISTRATION

National Healthcareer Association (NHA) EKG Technician examination, approved by the State of California. Includes exam registration fee and proctor fee.

CPT-1 License

Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT-1) License in the State of CA

SUBTOTAL OF OTHER REQUIRED EXPENSES 

 

MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES (*NOT REQUIRED)

TEXTBOOKS

(1) Phlebotomy Essentials, 5th Edition, McCall Tankersley

(2) Fast and Easy ECGs, 2nd Edition, by Shade, McGraw-Hill Publisher.

(3) The Medical Assisting, 11th Ed., Kinns,

(4) Emergency: Cre and Transportation of the Sick & Injured, 10th Ed., Jones & Bartlett Learning

*May be acquired new or used from other booksellers.

CPR/BLS CERTIFICATION

From the American Heart Association. Arrangements through HCC..

PAYMENT PLAN

One time occurrence.. Student must sign payment plan agreement to avail this service. See Payment Plan Policy.

SUBTOTAL OF MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES

 

$10,000

$100

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$10,100

 

$160

$160

$224

$100

$644

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$80

$100

$180+

 

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