As a medical assistant, yours will be the face people in a doctor’s office or clinic are likely to see most. You play an important role in the patient experience, with a mix of administrative duties – greeting patients, filling out medical records, scheduling appointments – and clinical duties – taking medical histories, preparing patients for examination and helping the doctor during appointments. The OCC Career Advantage Medical Assistant program prepares you for a career in medical offices, clinics and hospitals, or in related medical and business fields. Upon graduating from our program, you will be eligible to sit for the national Certified Medical Assistant certification exam. Are you ready to step into a career where you are a valued member of a team that provides high-quality medical care for patients? Read on to learn more about our program.

A sampling of courses for these careers

  • Patient Care
  • Clinical Medical Assisting
  • Human Diseases
  • Applied Pharmacology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology
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Did you know?

Projected employment for medical assistants in California is expected to increase by 28 percent through 2024, according to O*Net Online.


Program Details

Complete our certificate program, and you’ll be well-prepared to enter a career in medical assisting, or earn an associate degree for even greater advancement opportunities.

Medical Assisting

Prepare for an entry-level position as a clinical or administrative assistant in a medical office, clinic, hospital, or in related medical and business fields. This certificate program can be completed in three or four semesters and includes 160 hours of on-the-job experience in a medical office or clinic.  View program detail in course catalog.

Medical Assisting

Complete the Medical Assisting Certificate of Achievement and the Associate in Science graduation requirements to earn an associate degree. Prepare for an entry-level position as a clinical or administrative assistant in a medical office, clinic, hospital, or in related medical and business fields. This certificate program can be completed in three or four semesters and includes 160 hours of on-the-job experience in a medical office or clinic. View program detail in course catalog.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Did you know?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who have a certificate as
their highest level of education earned, on average, 20 percent more than
those whose highest education level is a high school diploma.

Our Team

Katie Ottoson
Katie Ottoson, M.S.
Counselor, CTE and
Career Services
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Caryn Plum
Counselor, Allied
Health Careers