Medical Assisting


Medical Assisting Program FAQs

General Questions


Yes. MA70 - Medical Terminology; 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 25 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 25 students will be accepted into the program per semester. If a student is not selected, they will need to reapply for the next semester.


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.

While in the Program

No. The medical assisting program is a full-time program. Students are required to take attend classes on campus or on-line, Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 4:0 p.m.


Two semesters and 180 hours of externship

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Read the California Medical Board’s answers to Frequently Asked Questions