Medical Assistant

North-West College

Medical Assistant

Bakersfield, California

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assistant program at Glendale Career College equips students with a comprehensive set of skills in medical procedures and administration, preparing them for diverse roles in health care settings.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Scheduling appointments for patients
  • Taking patients’ vitals
  • Giving medications and injections
  • Recording and maintaining medical information
  • Handling health care supplies and instruments
  • Collecting laboratory specimens
  • Assisting with procedures and emergencies
  • Pharmacology, dosage calculation
  • Basic Life Support training
  • Preparing patients for exams
  • Measuring vital signs
  • Assisting physicians with examinations
  • Recording patient history

Program Features:

  • Eight class modules with a 144-hour externship
  • Qualification for entry or mid-level positions
  • Training for various medical settings
  • Accreditation, licensing, and recognition
  • Opportunities in clinics, offices, hospitals
  • National employment growth
  • Focus on administrative and clinical support
  • Introduction to specialties, office management
  • Career preparation with Seminar for Success
  • Hands-on training in anatomy and medical skills

Tuition: How Much Does North-West College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

From North-West College's website

The Medical Assistant Diploma program at North-West College has a comprehensive cost of $18,491. This cost includes not only the tuition but also books, supplies, and the registration fee. It's important to note that this is the total cost, providing students with a clear understanding of the financial commitment required for this program. Please note that this cost may vary for out-of-state students.

Program Length: How Long Is North-West College's Medical Assisting Diploma Program?

The Medical Assistant Program is 40 weeks long to complete.

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About North-West College

North-West College is a private for-profit system of colleges in California, founded in 1966 by Marsha Fuerst. 

The institution offers diploma, associate degree, and certification programs across seven campuses in the Los Angeles and Riverside areas. 

It is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), and various other organizations.

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