Method of Instruction:
Morning, Afternoon, or Night Classes
Program Length & Type:
8-month (34.5 Weeks with Externship) Diploma Program
Medical Assistant Program Diploma Overview
Medical assistants are multi-skilled allied health professionals. They’re an essential part of the healthcare delivery team. Most of the time they work in ambulatory settings like hospitals and clinics. After completing National Career College’s Medical Assistant Program, you’ll be ready for work in physicians’ offices and outpatient clinics.
For a detailed description read: Medical Assistant Duties in California 2023.
Medical Assistants Program Outcomes
You will study medical terminology, human anatomy, physiology, patient psychology, medical ethics, medical law, and pharmacology as part of this program. Graduates of our accredited medical assisting allied health education programs will be eligible to become Certified Medical Assistants. Certification can be earned by taking the Medical Assistant National Certification Exam offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).
How Long Is the Medical Assistant Program?
It takes 8 months to complete the courses in National Career College’s Medical Assistant Program. Students can take classes in the morning, afternoon, or evening.
What Do You Learn In Our Medical Assisting Allied Health Education Programs?
We offer a medical assisting program for aspiring healthcare professionals. You don’t need any medical experience to start. Our team of industry experts creates the most up-to-date training every year. In National Career College’s allied health education programs we offer straightforward classes, students learn:
- Medical Assisting Roles and Responsibilities: Learn about legal and ethical issues, medical terminology, clinical aspects of medical assisting, and more.
- Anatomy & Physiology/Clinical Procedures I: Learn medical office procedures, how the circulatory, respiratory, and immune systems work, how to draw blood, use an EKG, and read vital signs.
- Medical Office Administration: Learn the essential administrative tasks of managing a medical office.
- Anatomy & Physiology/Clinical Procedures II: Learn about digestion, urination, nerve function, OSHA safety standards, clinical laboratory techniques, and clinical sample collection.
- Medical Office Finances: Learn how to do medical office finance, including billing, collecting, and bookkeeping. The course also covers types of insurance and insurance forms, ICD-10 coding, and CPT coding, among other things.
- Anatomy & Physiology/Clinical Procedures III: Learn about the reproductive, endocrine, integumentary, and musculoskeletal systems.
- Anatomy & Physiology/Pharmacology: Learn about drugs including classifications, sources, dosages, measurements, regulatory requirements, and basic principles of administration.
In addition to training at National Career College, you’ll also get to do a clinical externship. Real-world experience in a medical setting will give you the chance to learn how to perform clinical tasks under the guidance of a healthcare professional.
Upon graduation, students are eligible for certification as Certified Medical Assistants.
For more information on certification read: How to Become A Certified Medical Assistant in California 2023
Why National Career College?
National Career College provides a unique learning experience in the Los Angeles area. We prepare students for entry-level positions to begin their healthcare careers. Our Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). We focus on individualized instruction and small class sizes. For details on what motivates us to provide the best experience for our students, please see our Mission Statement.
Medical Assistant Training Near Me
If you live in or around the Panorama City area in California, National Career College offers Medical Assistant training at the following location:
National Career College Campus 14355 Roscoe Blvd, Panorama City, CA 91402
At National Career College, we don’t want finances to limit your career opportunities. Your education is one of the most important investments you can make. If you are unable to afford the education costs on your own, you may qualify for financial aid. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify! Please visit our Financial Aid Page to find out more!