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Medical Assistant Diploma Program

North Hollywood, 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.


Provide Clinical and Administrative Support in Medical Offices

  • Gain skills to provide administrative support and basic clinical care in our diploma program.
  • Learn computer applications, how to take vital signs and basic clinical tasks such as cleaning and dressing patient wounds, and more.
  • Practice gathering blood or other samples, preparing them for laboratory tests.
  • Complete your diploma in as few as nine-months.*

Program Overview

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

Certifications

Concorde Career College North Hollywood 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.

Next Steps

To begin your journey and pursue a diploma as a medical assistant with the North Hollywood campus, schedule an in-person campus tour or virtual Career Planning Session with a dedicated admissions representative.

*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.
**Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for medical assistants 2020-2030 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.
Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.
ᶛ Externships are a non-paid in-person learning experience, who's length and location may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee externship placement, graduation, post-externship employment or salary outcomes. 

9* Mo

Program Length

18%**

National Employment Demand (2020-2030)

26.0

Credit Hours

240

Lab Hours

Get Started

Have an Associate Degree in Healthcare?
Currently Licensed Dental Hygienist?
Currently a Licensed Surgical Technologist?
Currently a Registered Nurse (RN)?
Currently a LDA or RDA?

Curriculum

The medical assistant diploma program at Concorde covers computer applications, medical record keeping, and clinical skills including phlebotomy, giving injections, taking vital sign measurements including electrocardiograms (EKGs) and more. You’ll also learn to collect and prepare samples for lab testing.

After graduation, you’ll be equipped to support direct patient care in a variety of physicians’ offices.

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pathology
  • Body Systems
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Front Office Procedures
  • Venipuncture
  • Laboratory Diagnostic Procedures
  • Electrocardiograms (EKG)
*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.
Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.
ᶛ Externships are a non-paid in-person learning experience, who's length and location may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee externship placement, graduation, post-externship employment or salary outcomes. 

Career Outlook

As more people seek health care, doctors’ offices and other medical practices should need more medical assistants.

**Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for medical assistants 2020-2030 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.

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.

Accreditation

Accreditation and licensure are an important part of an academic institution’s operation. Visit our Accreditations and Licensure page for more details about our accreditations and licensure.

 

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