The Medical Assistant Program is a non-transfer certificate and degree program designed to prepare students to serve as professionals in the expanding career of Medical Assisting.
Students completing the Certificate in Medical Assistant studies consisting of (24 units) will also meet the requirements to test for the State of California Certification of Medical Assistants. The Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree may be earned by completing the Certificate requirements as well as all MSJC General Education Option A requirements. Students will attain the necessary competencies to function as a Medical Assistant working both the administrative and clinical components. An internship in a medical office/clinical combining the skill set of administrative and clinical experience helps to prepare the student with the experience necessary to enter the workforce.