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Medical Assistant Diploma Program

Garden Grove, CA

Prepare for a new career sooner than you think

Medical Assistants are often the first person a patient interacts with when they visit the doctor's office. They play key roles in delivering quality care. Medical assistants support both the physician in running their practice, as well as aid in caring for patients. A special and diverse health care career choice.

Medical Assisting Career Overview

Provide Clinical and Administrative Support in Medical Offices

Medical assistants serve a variety of roles in the healthcare system. MAs interact with a broad range of patients and healthcare professionals from physicians, nurses, lab technicians, administrators, insurance providers among others. Whether scheduling patient appointments or greeting them when they arrive in the office, a MA is often the first person that a patient interacts and can help set the tone of a patient's visit.

Garden Grove Medical Assistant Program Overview

Interested in office work and getting hands-on with patients? Train to become a medical assistant with Concorde. Medical assistants help keep medical offices and hospital departments running. Equally adept at administering injections and updating computer records, good medical assistants can provide the support doctors and nurses need to do their work safely and efficiently.

The medical assistant diploma program courses cover topics including:

  • Medical record entry & data management
  • Medical office administration procedures
  • Healthcare legal & ethical considerations
  • Common diagnostic tests & sample preparation
  • Taking patient vital signs
  • Basic first aid & CPR

Through the Medical Assistant program, taught by instructors with real-world experience, you'll develop the skills needed to provide administrative support and basic clinical care in a variety of healthcare settings. You will learn computer applications, how to take vital signs and samples from patients, and more. Moreover, you can earn your diploma in as few as 8-months.

Medical Assistant Professional Certifications

Concorde Career College Garden Grove campus offers Medical Assistant students access to certification preparation through the National Center for Competency Testing. The subscription allows you to prepare for the Nationally Certified Medical Assistant exam, should you choose to pursue professional certification.

Now Enrolling

Concorde is seeking dedicated students who want to:

  • Learn to help physicians deliver quality care and maintain office operations
  • Prepare for career opportunities in private practices, clinics, acute care, long-term care, hospice, and more
  • Complete the diploma in as few as 8-months of study

Get started by scheduling an in-person or virtual Career Planning Session to explore if the medical assistant program is right for you!

    1. **Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for medical assistants 2022-2032 Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.




National Employment Demand (2022-2032)


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Medical Assistant Program Coursework

The medical assistant diploma program at Concorde's Garden Grove campus covers computer applications, medical record keeping, and clinical skills including blood draws, vital sign measurement and more. You’ll also learn to collect and prepare samples for lab testing. You can complete this diploma program in as few as 8-months of study.

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pathology
  • Body Systems
  • Medical Terminology
  • Venipuncture
  • Medical Front Office Procedures
  • Laboratory Diagnostic Procedures
  • EKG


Lab Hours

Practice On-Campus

Students will complete on-campus labs including simulations and patient care settings. 


Externship Hours

Real-World Application

Taking what you've learned in the classroom and practiced in a lab will culminate with real-world application through health care site rotation(s).

Medical Assistant Program Delivered with Blended Learning

Concorde's approach to delivering a hands-on career focused medical assistant program leverages a blended learning model. You will complete some coursework and lab assignments conveniently online. With support from a dedicated online success coach to help you get accustomed to virtual learning.

Additionally you will visit the campus to apply theory to practice in simulation labs. With guidance from instructors with real-world experience you will practice taking vital signs, patient information, blood, EKG and other procedures.

The third element of Concorde's blended learning model is practical hands-on application in a health care setting. - the Externship Experience. Your externship experience provides  a variety of cases and medical professional interactions - helping you better prepare for a career as a medical assistant. 

  1. Externships are a non-paid in-person learning experience, whose length and location may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee externship placement, graduation, post-externship employment or salary outcomes.

Career Outlook

Medical Assisting Careers can be Your Entry Point into the Healthcare Field.

A career as a medical assistant (MA) can be a great entry point into the healthcare field. Some MAs work to support the daily operations and patients that visit a healthcare practice. Others focus on assisting physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers in caring for patients.

While some MAs focus on careers as a phlebotomist or electrocardiogram (EKG) technician. The career path for a MA can extend into other fields with further training and education like nursing. 


Projected national job demand for medical assistants from 2022-2032 

Medical Assistant Projected Job Growth

Job demand for medical assistants is projected to grow over the next 10-years.

Where do Medical Assistants Often Work?

The opportunities can vary and this includes where you may meet a medical assistant:

  • Private Practices
  • Clinics
  • Acute care
  • Long-term Care
  • Hospice
  • Home Healthcare
  • Labs

Primary Duties of a Medical Assistant Include:

  • Taking patient histories and vital signs (blood pressure, etc.)
  • Entering data into patient records
  • Handling administrative tasks, such as scheduling appointments and calling in referrals
  • Keeping supply inventories in treatment rooms and the office stocked
  • Gathering blood or other samples and preparing them for laboratory tests
  • Assisting doctors or nurses during examinations
  • Administering basic clinical tasks, such as cleaning and dressing wounds

Administrative Responsibilities of a Medical Assistant Can Include:

  • Scheduling and receiving patients
  • Preparing and maintaining medical records
  • Performing basic secretarial skills and medical transcription
  • Handling telephone inquiries and written correspondence

Address and Hours

Garden Grove Campus

12951 Euclid Street
Suite 101
Garden Grove, California 92840

PH: (657) 667-2904
FX: (714) 530-4737

Campus Hours of Operation

Monday8 am - 8 pm
Tuesday8 am - 8 pm
Wednesday8 am - 8 pm
Thursday8 am - 8 pm
Friday8 am - 5 pm
SaturdayBy Appointment



Financial Aid

As part of our commitment to your success, Concorde ensures that you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in navigating the financial aid process. Concorde offers financial aid and scholarship programs to those who qualify.


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  1. Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.

  2. Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.

  3. Financial aid is available to those who qualify but may not be available for all programs. Concorde does not guarantee financial aid or scholarship awards or amounts.

  4. Clinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes.

  5. Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.