Students in this program are currently required to have COVID-19 Bivalent, the current flu vaccine, childhood immunization records, and a negative TB test or chest x-ray prior to participating in the Community Classroom (internship) portion of the program due to current industry guidelines.
This program only accepts high school seniors. Juniors are encouraged to enroll in Introduction to Health Careers.
Health Care is one of the fastest-growing career fields in the United States. The CTEC Medical Assistant course is a one-year program designed to teach students medical terminology, ethics, communication, and the basic skills necessary to be a successful entry-level employee in doctors’ offices and clinics. After initial classroom training, students also serve an internship at local medical offices..
MEDICAL ASSISTANT STUDENTS LEARN:
- Medical terminology and use of basic instruments
- Methods to assist with physical exams and minor office surgeries
- Procedures for calculating drug dosages, administering medications, and administering injections
- Methods for obtaining vital signs
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES
Certifications offered to students completing the Medical Assistant course include:
- Injection Certificate
- American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR Certification
- Opportunity to sit for a Medical Assistant Certification
Students enrolled in the Medical Assistant course must furnish their own transportation to and from training site. A solid attendance record and a “C” or greater average in English is also necessary to successfully complete this program. Students must have a social security number to be placed in a training facility.
HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AVAILABLE
Students earn 10 units of Life/Biological Science credit and 5 units of Health credit, in addition to 15 units Elective credit for completing the full year (two semester) program. These units are applied to their high school graduation.
College prep course. A-G approved. Meets area “G” approval for UC and CSU admission.
CAREER PATHWAYS AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS
This is a career awareness class that instructs students on the basics for entry-level employment. Successful Medical Assistant students often pursue careers in the following:
- Doctor’s Office Assistant
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Receptionist