Medical Assistant

North-West College Medical Assistant San Diego, California

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assistant Program equips students with a range of skills in both administrative and clinical tasks, preparing them for diverse roles in health care settings.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Administrative Tasks:
  • Scheduling patient appointments
  • Maintaining patient records
  • Handling medical instruments and supplies
  • Medical insurance and coding
  • Effective communication
  • Office procedures

  • Clinical Tasks:
  • Measuring vital signs
  • Administering medications and injections
  • Preparing specimens for testing
  • Performing EKGs
  • Assisting in examinations
  • Lab procedures

  • Career Preparation:
  • Internship workshops
  • CPR Certification
  • Career readiness workshops
  • New student orientation

Notable Features:

  • Clinical Externship: 144-hour externship for practical experience
  • Accessibility Support: Screen-reader guide and feedback
  • Career Opportunities: Employment in various health care settings
  • Certification Preparation: Training for CMA exam
  • Interactive Learning: Hands-on experience with health care professionals
  • Career Guidance: Seminar for foundational skills and career paths
  • Industry-Relevant Curriculum: Covers medical terminology, pharmacology, billing, lab techniques, and more.

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.

From North-West College's website

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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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