Medical Assistant prepares the student for employment in physician’s offices, clinics, and other related healthcare facilities. Some of the components of this course include: body structure and function, safety and health maintenance, communication, patient management, records and financial management, insurance billing,treatment protocols, supportive procedures, medication doses, giving and receiving injections, and Externship in a health care facility.
 
The program consists of 2 modules,to include front and back office. Front Office Module consists of 6 weeks in class instruction and Back Office Module consists of 18 weeks in class instruction, plus online medical terminology for a total of 540 hours, plus 180 hours of externship.

Class Schedule

Program Times  Days    Start   End  Fee 
THEORY
8:30 am - 2:30 pm  
&
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
 
TWF
&
TH
Mar 22, 2019
May 10, 2019
 
TBD*
TBD*
+ extern hours
 $3500  .
 
*** Will take summer break and continue next school year. 

Program Requirements

  • Assessment (CASAS) required prior to enrollment. Must pass assessment to start class. Current photo ID must be presented at time of assessment
  • Proof of legal residency (Copy of Picture ID: State Driver's License or Passport)
  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma, High School Equivalency Certificate, or in process of attaining 
  • Immunization Record (Required: Tdap, MMR, Varicella, Hep B: within last 7 yrs, if longer: titer must be done to check if still immune)
  • Proof of negative TB test or negative chest x-ray: within last 12 months, must include date given, date read, and a measurement, not just negative or positive, ex: 0mm in duration.
  • Physical Exam
  • Flu Shot (will be announced in class)
  • 10-Panel Drug Screen (will be announced in class)
  • Proof of CPR Certification for Adult, Child, Infant, and Choking (Copy of CPR Card)
 

Payment

  • Payment is due in full two weeks prior to start of class.
  • Payment is accepted by cashiers check, cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, debit card, money order or partnering agency voucher. No personal checks are accepted.
  • A class must have a minimum of 15 students, or there is a risk of cancellation.

Where Would I Work?

  • Office of Physicians
  • General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
  • Offices of Other Health Practitioners
  • Outpatient Care Centers

What Wages Can I Expect?

Average Wages for 2016:
Sutter/Yuba Co: $16.59 Hourly  |  $34,518 Annually

Where Could This Job Lead?

With additional training, a Medical Assistant can become a Licensed Vocational Nurse, Registered Nurse, or pursue other types of medical technician professions.
Data based upon California Occupation Guides Labor Market Info in California:
www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov