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Medical Administrative Assistant is a self-paced, open-entry course. This is not a hands-on medical career training program.

Please visit our Medical Assistant (Front & Back Office) page for more information.

For additional career certificate programs, please visit our Business & Computers page.

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More than 1,500 cooperating colleges and universities (including most California Community Colleges and Cal State Universities) will consider granting college credit based on NCCRS credit recommendations. Additional colleges may also award college units for SICE Medical Career Courses. Please visit our Credit Recommendations FAQs page for more info.

Medical Administrative Assistant

Medical administrative assistants complete a variety of administrative tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice. This course is a self-paced, online program. A person attending 25 hours per week should be able to complete this program in approximately 20 weeks.


The following courses must be completed to earn this career certificate:

  • Intro to Computers
  • Windows
  • Keyboarding 1 (40wpm)*
  • Business English Review
  • Word Level 1
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Office Procedures.** 

Spring 2023

Dates: Register anytime. Open-entry, self-paced. 13 weeks enrollment starts on registration date.

Days: Self-paced (Computer lab open Monday - Friday)

Time: M/W: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, T/Th: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Fri: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Room: 201

NCCRS Credits: 3 (only applies to Medical Terminology component of class)

Fee: $360 for 13 weeks

Prerequisite: Must be 18 years or older, speak, read, write English at 12th grade US high school level. A reading comprehension test will be given on the first night of class. Additionally, a background check may be required for any externships and licensing, certification, or registration with the CDPH. Per the requirements of our clinical site partners, all Phlebotomist students are required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination(s) prior to beginning any externship. No exceptions will be made.

A background check may be required for externships, clinicals and licensing, certification or registration with the appropriate governing board.