Medical Assistant

Glendale Career College Medical Assistant Glendale, California

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assistant program at Glendale Career College equips students with a diverse range of skills essential for working in health care settings. Students are trained in scheduling appointments, taking vitals, administering medications, handling medical supplies, and assisting with various medical procedures. The program also includes training in pharmacology, emergency procedures, and patient preparation.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Scheduling appointments for patients
  • Taking patients’ vitals
  • Administering medications and injections
  • Recording and maintaining medical information
  • Preparing and handling medical supplies
  • Collecting and preparing lab specimens
  • Assisting with medical procedures
  • Basic pharmacology and dosage calculation
  • Office emergencies and first aid
  • Basic Life Support training
  • Preparing patients for exams
  • Measuring vital signs
  • Assisting physicians with exams
  • Prepping instruments for procedures
  • Recording patient history

Program Features:

  • Eight class modules and a 144-hour clinical externship
  • Qualification for entry-level or mid-level positions post-graduation
  • Training for diverse health care settings
  • Accreditation and licensing by reputable institutions
  • Employment opportunities in various medical facilities
  • Focus on administrative and clinical support duties
  • Introduction to medical specialties, office management, and patient care
  • Career preparation through Seminar for Success
  • Hands-on training in anatomy, physiology, and medical assisting skills

Tuition: How Much Does Glendale Career College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

From Glendale Career College's website

The Medical Assistant program at Glendale Career College has an approximate tuition cost of $17,976. This cost does not include additional charges such as books and supplies, which are estimated at $370, a registration fee of $100, and a Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) fee of $4. The total program charges, including these additional costs, come to approximately $18,491. Please note that these costs are estimates and actual costs may vary.

Program Length: How Long Is Glendale Career College's Medical Assisting Diploma Program?

The program length for the Medical Assistant program at Glendale Career College is 43 weeks to complete.

From Glendale Career College's website

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About Glendale Career College

Glendale Career College is a for-profit institution located in Glendale, California, offering a range of allied health programs.

The college is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and approved by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). 

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