Associates in Science Degree 

The Associates in Science Degree in Human Services will be awarded upon completion of the degree requirements, including general education and other graduation requirements as described in the college catalog.

Become a Medical Assistant 

The program prepares individuals to provide medical office administrative services and perform clinical duties including:

  • Patient intake and care
  • Routine diagnostic and recording procedures
  • Pre-examination assistance
  • Administration of medications
  • First aid under the supervision of a physician


Certificate Information

Administrative/Clinical Medical Assisting (30 units)

Enrollment: Open

Time of Completion: Typically 2 semesters, if beginning in fall

Estimated Costs:

  • Tuition at $46 per unit = $1380
  • Books and Materials = $1000
  • Fees: $17 – $85
    • Health Services: $17 Winter/Summer | $20 Fall/Spring
    • Parking: $50 Fall/Spring
    • Student Services Fee: $15 Fall/Spring | $2 Winter/Summer



Required Courses Medical Assisting* (30 Units)
Required Courses Title Units
MDA-10 Medical Terminology 3
MDA-11 Medical Documentation and Terminology 2
MDA-50 Medical Assisting Core 2
MDA-54A Clinical Medical Assisting I 2
MDA-54B Clinical Medical Assisting II 4
MDA-59 Medical Office Procedures 3.5
MDA-60 Survey of Human Diseases 2
MDA-61 Pharmacology for Medical Office Personnel 2
MDA-100 Clinical Externship 3.5
BIO-45 Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology 3
Electives (Choose one from list below – 3 units)


Electives (3 Units)
Courses Title Units
CIS-1A Introduction to Computer Information System 3
CAT/CIS-3 Computer Applications Using Windows 3
CAT/CIS-80 Word Processing: Microsoft Word for Windows 3

*CPR is not required but recommended before seeking employment as the majority of Physician Offices require it.


Suggested Sequencing

Fall Semester | 16.5 units

  • Medical Terminology*
  • Medical Assisting Core
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology*
  • Computer Applications*
  • Survey of Human Disease (on-line)

*Courses may be taken in the summer prior to starting the program.

Winter Semester | 2 units

  • Pharmacology (on-line)

Spring Semester | 11.5

  • Clinical Medical Assisting I
  • Clinical Medical Assisting II
  • Medical Documentation and Terminology
  • Clinical Externship




Contact Us

Medical Assisting Program: (951) 571-6227
Counseling: (951) 571-6104