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).  Students are also qualified to sit for the California Certified Medical Assistant Exam (CCMA) through the California Certifying Board of Medical Assistants (CCBMA).


Courses Needed for Certificate OR DEGREE

​Click to view desired Certificate and Degree Requirements:



​Medical Offices complete the form below to inform the SJCC Medical Assisting Program of your job opening.

​Contact Us

Jagrup Kahlon


(408) 298-2181 x3403


To post a medical office job opening, please complete the Online Job Request Form at the bottom of this page. 

Externship Placements

If you are interested in having a student extern at your facility, please email


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