Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting

Start a Career in the Rapidly Growing Healthcare Industry!

The Medical Assisting Program at San Jose City College prepares students for employment as a Clinical or Administrative Medical Assistant in a doctor's office, clinic, or hospital. Students may join the
program during Spring, Summer, or Fall sessions on a part-time or full-time basis. Students
may elect to complete an Associate of Science degree or one of three career certificates:

  • Administrative and Clinical Certificate
  • Clinical Certificate
  • Administrative Certificate

Upon successful completion of the program, students are qualified to sit for National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) or National Certified Medical Office Assistant (NCMOA) examinations offered by National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).

Courses Needed for Certificate Achievement
Clinical  CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT – LEVEL 3:
UNITS BUS 007A Business Language Skills
- OR -
3 BUS 008 Business English and
Writing HSCI 008 Medical Terminology
3 MA 005 Medical Office Emergencies
2 MA 006 Introduction to Medical Assisting
3 MA 020 Physical Examination Procedures
3 MA 021 Medical Office Laboratory Procedures
3 MA 022 Medical Asepsis and Surgical Procedures
3 MA 023 Medication Administration for Medical Assistants
3 MA 024 Medical Assisting Clinical Experience
4 MA 004 Structure and Function of Human Anatomy
- OR -
BIOL 020 Human Biology
- OR –
BIOL 071 Human Anatomy 4 - 5
TOTAL UNITS 31-32 


Administrative CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT - LEVEL 3:
UNITS BUS 007A Business Language Skills
- OR -
3.0 BUS 008 Business English and Writing
CA 100D Microsoft Office 3.0
HSCI 008 Medical Terminology 3.0
MA 005 Medical Office Emergencies 2.0
MA 006 Introduction to Medical Assisting 3.0
MA 007 Medical Front Office Procedures 3.0
MA 008 Medical Office Financial Procedures 3.0
MA 009 Electronic Health Record and Medical Billing 3.0
MA 011 Medical Coding 2.0
MA 012 Medical Assisting Administrative Practicum 4.0
MA 004 Structure and Function of Human Anatomy
- OR -
4.0-5.0 BIOL 020 Human Biology
- OR –
BIOL 071 Human Anatomy
TOTAL 33-34

​Contact Us

Jagrup Kahlon
Faculty
(408) 288-3403
Jagrup.Kahlon@sjcc.edu

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