Medical Assisting

Pasadena City College

Medical Assisting

Pasadena, California

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assisting Program at Pasadena City College equips students with a range of skills essential for health care roles and offers valuable features to enhance learning and career prospects.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Administrative Skills: Records management and financial systems tasks
  • Clinical Skills: Laboratory procedures and medical insurance billing
  • Patient Care: Assisting with patient care tasks and procedures
  • Office Duties: Appointment scheduling, transcribing reports, insurance claims
  • Medical Procedures: Lab tests, minor surgery assistance, medication administration

Program Features:

  • Hands-on Experience: Practical training in modern labs
  • Expert Faculty: Learning from experienced instructors
  • Accreditation: Program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • Certification: Completion leads to a Certificate of Achievement and eligibility for the American Association of Medical Assistants Certification Exam

For further details about the program, contact program director Blanca Rodriguez at bsrodriguez@pasadena.edu or visit either the Foothill Campus at 3035 East Foothill Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107 or the Main Campus at 1570 E Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91106.

Tuition: How Much Does Pasadena City College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

From Pasadena City College's website

The Medical Assisting program at Pasadena City College has an estimated total cost of approximately $4,000. The tuition cost, calculated at $46.00 per unit for a total of 40 units, comes to $1,840. Additional costs include books ($1,500), uniforms ($150 for 2 sets), a health fee ($22), a semester parking fee ($48), provider level CPR/FA ($150), a background check ($25), a document tracker ($125), a certification exam ($125), and professional liability insurance ($25). Please note that these are approximate costs and actual costs may vary.

Program Length: How Long Is Pasadena City College's Medical Assisting Certificate Program?

The program length for the Medical Assisting program at Pasadena City College is 11 months for full-time enrollment and 24 months for part-time enrollment.

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About Pasadena City College

Pasadena City College is a public community college in Pasadena, California, with a mission to enrich students' academic, personal, and professional lives through a variety of degree and certificate programs. 

Since its founding in 1924, the college has served the San Gabriel Valley community, offering an array of academic programs, including transfer programs, vocational arts, and customized student support.

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