Medical Assistant Program

North Orange County ROP Medical Assistant Training

Train to become a Medical Assistant with a program near you

Train to Become a Medical Assistant

If you are wondering if you can find a Medical Assistant Program near you then you are in the right place. The North Orange County ROP Medical Assistant Training Program provides students with the skills and the experience necessary to gain confidence in a rewarding career as a Medical Assistant. Students will learn the basic functions and duties within an administrative and clinical setting in preparation for the Medical Assistant certification examination through National Center for Competency Testing. The program consists of 21 – 28 weeks, including a total of 276 hours in theory and a 5-week clinical internship (120 – 160 hours). After completing the Medical Assistant Training Program along with 120-160 hours of work-related experience, the student will be eligible to take the Medical Assistant certification exam through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). All course materials will be provided in order to support and prepare students for not only success but endless possibilities.

Program Outcome:

Students who successfully complete the program will be assisted in the process of taking the National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) exam

North Orange County ROP’s Medical Assistant Training Program is approved by the California Department of Education and accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Career Path and Outlook

Employment Outlook: Medical Assisting Median Pay: $20.67 Job Outlook: 18% increase in the next 10 years

Medical Assistant: Clinical & Administrative

Course Description:

This course trains students to assist a physician and work in a laboratory or medical office. Students taking the Medical Assistant course will learn the following content and skills:

    • Medical and surgical asepsis
    • Assisting with the physical examination of the patient and minor surgical procedures
    • Electrocardiography
    • Administration of medication by physician’s order
    • Laboratory skills in blood withdrawal, urinalysis, and specimen collection
    • Assisting with diagnostic procedures
    • Nutrition
    • Vital signs
    • Introduction to basic anatomy and physiology as well as diseases commonly related to the medical office experience
    • Medical terminology
    • Medical office administrative skills
Medical Assistant Program Prerequisites:
Course Outcomes & Certifications:

Students who successfully complete the Medical Assistant course, as well as 120-160 hours of clinical externship, are eligible to take the Medical Assistant certification exam through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).

*Medical Assistant: Clinical & Administrative is an optional prerequisite for the Vocational Nurse Training Program

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