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Medical Assisting

Welcome to the Medical Assisting Department's Home Page. The purpose of this and other linked pages is to furnish information about our programs, courses, and staff.

Medical Assistants are vital to a smooth running medical office or clinic.  Their duties are an interesting combination of patient care responsibilities and general office procedures.  They prepare patients to see physicians, make appointments, and assist with exams and minor surgeries.  Medical Assistants perform lab tests, give injections, take blood pressures and administer electrocardiograms.  As a key office person, they also perform office bookkeeping, schedule surgeries, maintain records, and complete insurance forms


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Medical Assisting Program Application Fall 2020 (available SPRING 2020)

The Medical Assisting Program application for Fall 2020 will be available online Spring 2020. Applications will be accepted starting March 2, 2020 and close April 10, 2020.

Attention: Students must complete (MEDA 055) Human Anatomy and Physiology or BIOL 160 and (MEDA 110) Medical Terminology, or show proof of current enrollment prior to submitting their application. Admission into the Medical Assisting Program will be pending until students complete the courses with a grade of “C” or better. Previous completion of Human Anatomy and Physiology and Medical Terminology must be within the last 5 years.

Students applying and entering the medical assisting program are encouraged to take Basic Skills for Healthcare Careers (ALLH 048) prior to starting the program.

The Medical Assisting Program provides specialized training for employment in medical offices, clinics, hospitals, and other organizations requiring a background in medical office procedures.  It meets the educational essentials set forth by National Healthcareer Association (NHA) and American Medical Technologists (AMT).  Students who complete the Medical Assisting Program are qualified to sit for the clinical medical assistant-CCMA (NHA), medical administrative assistant-CMAA (NHA), registered medical assistant-RMA (AMT) exams and California certified medical assistant-CCMA (CCBMA) exam. 

The Medical Assisting program offers a two semester Certificate of Achievement in Medical Assisting and an Associate of Science Degree in Medical Assisting.

All students must complete the online information session and quiz prior to applying to the program.

Information Session

Available November 18, 2019


Click below to access application instructions.
View Medical Assisting Program Application Instructions.

At San Diego Mesa College, this department is overviewed by the Advisory Committee