Medical Assisting

FAQs

Medical Assisting Program FAQs

General Questions

Yes.

Yes. You can take MA70 - Medical Terminology and MA130A/B/AL – Phlebotomy

Application and Selection Process

Yes. Students can apply to the medical assisting program during the open application cycle. Students are accepted into the program twice a year in November for the Spring semester and in April for the Fall semester.

Yes. MA70 – Medical Terminology AND ENG 1A or the equivalent course

No. We only are able to accept approximately 3 students per semester.

In order to be eligible for selection, a student must apply and attend a mandatory orientation. Students who attend the mandatory orientation are entered into a computer-generated random selection process. Only approximately 30 students will be accepted into the program per semester. If a student is not selected, they can be added to an alternate list but if a spot does not open up for that upcoming semester they will need to reapply for the next semester.

No.

Yes. If you apply and are not selected by the computer-generated random selection process at the mandatory orientation you will need to reapply for the next semester. Typically acceptance preference is given to repeat applicants.

While in the Program

No. The medical assisting program is a full-time program. Course registration is guaranteed to students accepted into the medical assisting program. 

Level 1 students are required to take classes on campus or online, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Level 2 students are required to take classes on campus or online, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Level 3 students must be available to complete 180 hours of a clinical externship from Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm until 

No.

Two semesters and 180 hours of externship

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