Health and Public Service

Medical Assisting

Welcome to the Medical Assisting Department

Where Rewarding Careers Begin!

Healthcare is the second largest employer in Santa Cruz County and Medical Assisting Program graduates are in high demand.

Learn more about the our programs and how to get started.

The Accelerated Medical Assisting Program (AMAP) is now accepting applications for the Fall'21 semester. The applications are being accepted through June 19, 2021. Please click the Program link below to get more information and to apply:

2019 Annual Report Form (ARF):

Data for 2017 Admission Cohort: 
Retention rate: 95%
Data for 2018 Graduates: 
Job Placement rate: 66%
Data for 2017 Graduation Cohort:
Exam passage rate: 71.4%

The Cabrillo College Medical Assisting Department is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Contact: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educations Programs, 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763, 717-210-2350.
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