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Medical Assisting

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welcome to the medical assisting department

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. 

 

Start a Career in the Rapidly Growing Healthcare Industry!

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).

 

SJCC Medical Assisting Program Highlights:

  • Open enrollment during Spring, Summer, or Fall semester - Balancing education, family, and work
  • Excellent academic and hands-on training providing real-world experience 
  • Externship placement - a competitive edge for employment in a rapidly growing healthcare industry

 

 

 

 

 

Department Contacts


COURSES NEEDED for Certificate OR DEGREE

Click to view desired Certificate and Degree Requirements:

MEDICAL ASSISTING: ADMINISTRATIVE
MEDICAL ASSISTING: CLINICAL

Noncredit certificates

Noncredit non-credit application

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​MEDICAL OFFICES:

Externship Placement

If you are an employer the has an externship available in your healthcare facility, please fill out the form here and the Medical Assisting Coordinator will get in touch with you.

 

Employer Job Postings

To post a Medical Assisting job opening at your healthcare facility, please fill out the form.