The Clinical Medical Assisting Certificate
You can use this to:
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, Medical Assisting is one of the nation's fastest growing careers with an expected growth of 34% between 2012 and 2018. Approximately 62 percent of medical assistants work in physician offices; 13 percent work in public and private hospitals including inpatient and outpatient facilities; 11 percent work in other health practitioner settings, such as chiropractor's and optometrist's offices.
Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.
Complete all of the following courses:
Medical Assisting Core Courses
|CSCI C070||Computer Literacy||1 Unit|
|HCRS C130||Communication in Healthcare||2|
|HCRS C131||Medical Law and Ethics for Medical Assistants||1.5|
|HCRS C132||Electronic Health Record||1.5|
|HCRS C150||Medical Terminology for Health||3|
Clinical Medical Assisting
|HCRS C136||Clinical Medical Assisting I||3 Units|
|HCRS C137||Clinical Medical Assisting II||3|
|HCRS C138||Medication Administration for Medical Assisting||2|
|HCRS C139||Laboratory Procedures||2|
|HCRS C143||Clinical Medical Assistant Externship||1.5|
All classes needed for this certificate are available at Ridgecrest, ESCC Bishop and Mammoth Lakes, and Lake Isabella campuses. See Counseling for specific help with enrolling and completing this certificate.
This degree requires 20.5 units and will likely take 2 semesters.
x $46 per unit
x ($211 + $21) per unit
= $943 in tuition and fees
= $4756 in tuition and fees
+ ~$1230* for books and supplies
= $2173 across two semesters
= $5986 across two semesters
*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.