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Medical Assisting: Clinical - Certificate of Achievement

San Jose City College
Program overview
2.5 years
Diploma / certificate
Start dates
San Jose

San Jose
San Jose City College

Program description

Medical Assisting: Clinical

San Jose City College offers an Associate in Science (AS) and Certificate of Achievement and in Medical Assisting: Clinical degree. The Medical Assisting: Clinical program prepares the student for employment as a clinical (back office) medical assistant in a physicians office, clinic, or hospital setting. The student performs a variety of clinical medical assisting procedures including physical examination, medication administration, electrocardiography, minor surgery assist, medical asepsis, phlebotomy, and laboratory specimen handling, processing, and analysis. An externship in the clinical area of a physicians office, clinic, or hospital will provide the student with the necessary experience to enter the workforce.

Prior to, or after finishing the major classes, the student may complete the General Education requirements for the AS Degree. A grade of "C" or better is required in each major course. An advanced course in the major must be taken at San Jose City College.

Admission requirements

Admission to San José City College (SJCC) is open to high school graduates, possess GED, certificate of proficiency, or the equivalent, or to those who are at least 18 years old.

The first step for all persons desiring to enroll in classes at SJCC is to complete an application for admission. Please visit the website for more information regarding admission.

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Program content


  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Office Emergencies
  • Introduction to Medical Assisting
  • Physical Examination Procedures
  • Medical Office Laboratory Procedures
  • Medical Asepsis and Surgical Procedures
  • Medication Administration for Medical Assistants
  • Medical Assisting Clinical Practicum Experience

Tuition fees

Please visit the college website for more information about tuition fees


Associate Degree

  • Medical Assisting: Clinical - Associate in Science


  • Medical Assisting: Clinical - Certificate of Achievement Level 3

Continuing studies

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply principles of anatomy/physiology and medical terminology to clinical protocols and procedures.
  • Execute the clinical skills required of a medical assistant.
  • Exercise compliance with regard to HIPAA and OSHA regulations, and be able to explain relevant privacy and safety protocols to patients and other health professionals.
  • Apply knowledge of clinical medical assisting to passing the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam and/or the Registered Medical Assisting (RMA) exam.
  • Communicate effectively with patients and other health care personnel while exercising the highest level of professional conduct.
  • Utilize the practical experience acquired during a clinical externship performed in a doctor's office, clinic, hospital, or laboratory to successfully integrate into a similar clinical health care environment upon post-graduate employment.
  • Service the community by filling a need for qualified, well-trained clinical medical assistants.

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San Jose City College

Founded in 1921 in the heart of Silicon Valley, California, San José City College (SJCC) has provided educational excellence and opportunities to students from around the world for 100 years! San José City College’s new state-of-the-art facilities combined with a...

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San Jose City College

2100 Moorpark Avenue
95128 San Jose CA
United States of America (USA)

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