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Degree Requirements and Course Descriptions from the Catalog Current Offerings, Schedule of Classes

Contact Information

Department Chair: Barbara Johnson
Program Coordinator Elissa Kurk
Program Office Email: maoffice
Phone: (831) 479-6430
Location: HW 2135
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About Us

Our program faculty are experienced, trained professionals and are committed to the successful completion of your chosen programs. The five-year average for graduate and employer satisfaction of the Cabrillo College Medical Assisting Department is 100%. We are proud to offer an Associate of Science Degree and a Certificate of Achievement in Medical Assisting and a Skills Certificate in Phlebotomy and Medical Office Receptionist.

Goals and Objectives

  • Provide open access and a supportive environment that encourages student success in the classroom, the externship site, and the job site

  • Prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) skills

  • Encourage professionalism, integrity, and high standards in students and staff

  • Help students to develop skills in communication, critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving, leading to accurate decision-making

  • Respond to and meet the medical assistant training needs specifically of the Santa Cruz County health care community while meeting national association accreditation guidelines

  • Prepare students to work in a variety of settings, such as physician offices, clinics, hospitals, public agencies, and volunteer agencies

  • Develop closer partnerships with the healthcare industry

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