Medical Assistants have become a vital part of the health care team and their responsibilities continue to expand. This exciting program will prepare you confidently as a front and back office medical assistant to work in the rewarding field of medicine.
Length of Program: 41 Weeks
41.5 Credit Semester Units
900 Clock Hours
5 Days per week Monday to Friday
Morning Class: 8:00am-12:00pm
Evening Class: 5:30pm-9:30pm
Award: Medical Assistant Diploma
Program at Glance:
The Medical Assistant program will educate the student in the knowledge, skills, and techniques needed to function in the medical office or outpatient clinic. The student will receive cognitive laboratory and clinical instruction in administrative and clinical office procedures, medical laboratory tests and procedures, human anatomy, medical terminology, patient psychology, medical ethics, medical law and pharmacology. Students will acquire computer-related skills on user-friendly equipment. Students will be prepared to work successfully in entry-level positions in a medical office, clinic, or other health care setting.
Upon completion of all sections of the course with a grade average of no less than 70% and after passing a comprehensive practical and written examination of all skills and knowledge attained, the successful graduate will receive a diploma in Medical Assistant.
Scheduling and receiving patients
Maintaining medical records
Handling telephones & correspondence
Recording vital signs and medical history
Preparing patients for medical procedures
Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens
Minor surgery assistance
NPC will provide you with experienced instructors, plenty of hands-on training, small group interaction, flexible schedules, career placement counseling and fast-track programs that make you confident and competitive in the medical field in just eight months.
According to the US Department of Labor, Medical Assistant positions are one of the fastest growing and in most in-demand professions in the country. With numerous outstanding opportunities for employment and salaries increasing annually, there has never been a better time to pursue a career in this exciting field.
Medical Lab Assistant
Medical Records Clerk
Medical Administrative Assistant
Medical Office Manager
NPC’s excellent Placement Center is here to help you to discover your many employment opportunities.
Medical Assistants professionals are trained to perform administrative and clinical tasks that keep the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other healthcare practitioners running smoothly and effectively.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I know Medical Assisting is right for me?
Making a career decision is an important choice; NPC has qualified staff in admissions that can help you find out what is best for you.
Will I get any certifications after I complete my
NPC provides student with one free National Certification – such as : Medical Assistant Certification, Phlebotomy Certification, and EKG Certification. Additional certifications are available for a small additional fee.
Is there a demand for Medical Assistants?
According to the California Occupational Handbook, "medical assistants are projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations over the 2004 –14 period."
How can NPC prepare me for the work place?
Included in some Programs, NPC provides work externships where you can get real life experience. In addition, NPC has a Placement Center with an excellent placement history.
Do you offer bilingual classes?
Yes, in most programs, NPC has very caring bilingual instructors that will help you throughout your training.