Medical Assistant

Certificate of Completion

This certificate prepares students for entry-level positions within administrative or clinical career paths. Students will learn about the medical assistant scope of practice, tasks, and responsibilities, basic pharmacology for medical assistants, and medical front office operations. Topics also include a basic overview of major body systems and physiological processes, examinations and therapeutic modalities, laboratory procedures, and an overview of qualifications, training, and career opportunities for medical assistants.

Program Learning Outcomes  

  • Students will be prepared to enter into entry-level medical assistant jobs.
  • Students will demonstrate job readiness skills.
  • Students will progress through the health career ladder by enrolling in further health career programs. 

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Medical Assistant
Health Careers Employability Skills

Recommended Electives

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Medical Terminology
Basic Anatomy and Physiology
Health Careers Skills Lab (HCRC)

Vocational Studies

Continuing Education classes, also known as “Noncredit,” are financially supported by the state of California and are offered tuition-free. Noncredit classes are designed to provide students with a high-quality learning experience with the opportunity to gain new skills and embark on new career pathways. Noncredit programs at Mt. SAC include Adult Basic Education (ABE), Education for Older Adults (EOA), English as a Second Language (ESL), Short-Term Vocational (STV), Vocational Re-Entry (VRE), and IMPACT/Adults with Disabilities (AWD). Below are certificate opportunities in the STV and VRE programs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall TermUnits
VOC MAST Medical Assistant 0
VOC HTH06 Health Careers Employability Skills 0
 Total Units0
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