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Program Facts

Credential: Diploma
Program Length: 8 months
Start Date: Monthly
Campuses: Riverside Campus & Huntington Park Campus
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (323) 585-9000

* Note: For additional course details and campus locations see Program Outline.

The Medical Assistant program at ACHT Riverside and Huntington Park, CA is designed to provide graduates with the basic front office (administrative) & back office (clinical assisting) skills necessary to qualify for entry-level positions in a variety of out-patient medical facilities. Students will learn medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, phlebotomy, medical office management, assisting with diagnostic procedures & administration of medications. Work-site learning in a medical facility is a component of this course.

A medical assistant works in a physician’s office, and is typically trained on the job. Typical job functions include administrative and clerical duties, as well as clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, health practitioners, and chiropractors. The law requires a medical assistant to work under the direct supervision of a licensed physician, registered nurse, nurse practitioner or physician assistant while performing direct patient care procedures.

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