Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting

Unleash your Brilliance: San Jose City College nursing student

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), including Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam through American Medical Technologists (AMT).




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.


AS Medical Assisting: Administrative

Medical Assisting: Administrative Certificate Level 3

AS Medical Assisting: Clinical

Medical Assisting: Clinical Certificate Level 3

​Contact Us

Contacts for program information:

Division Counselor contact for appointments

Lila Chiem, MS

Job Development & Placement Specialist


Thomas (Tommy) Nguyen

408-298-2181 x 3181

Dean of Career Technology Education

Dr. J. Edward Stevenson

(408) 288-3197


Dr. Jagrup Kahlon

408-298-2181 ex. 3403


Dr. Rosemary Bautista

Dr. Denis Golubev

Diana Pham

Dr. Georgi Tatarski


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

Complio tracking System

ResourcesCalifornia Certifying Board for Medical Assistants

American Medical Technologists (AMT)

National Center for Competency Testing

For Immunizations Visit Our Student Health Center


BLS Provider Course 

through AHA

Non-Credit Courses
MA 501 - Introduction to Healthcare Professions

MA 500A - Fundamentals of Medical Terminology I

MA 500B - Fundamentals of Medical Terminology II

ESL 500 - ESL in the Healthcare Setting

MA 502 - Fundamentals of Health Navigation

MA 503 - Medical Law and Ethics

MA 504 - Introduction to Health and Wellness

MA 505 - Professionalism in Healthcare

MATH 521 - Math for Medical Assisting

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