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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 8-months.

North Hollywood Medical Assistant Diploma 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

Medical Assisting Certification

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 Enroll in the Medical Assistant Diploma Program with North Hollywood

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.

  1. **Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for medical assistants 2022-2032 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.

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Months

14%

National Employment Demand (2022-2032)

26.0

Credit Hours

240

Lab Hours

230

Externship Hoursᶛ

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Curriculum

Medical Assistant Program Coursework

The medical assistant diploma program at Concorde's [node:field_campus} 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

240

Lab Hours

Practice On-Campus

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

230

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 Diploma Program Delivered with Blended Learning

Concorde's approach to delivering a hands-on career focused medical assistant program leverages a blended learning model.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Faculty

Concorde Medical Assisting Program Director in North Hollywood, Rosa Delgado

North Hollywood Medical Assistant Program Director

Rosa Delgado CPhT

I choose to be in the Medical Field because I love helping people.

As a Medical Assistant, you are the first person a patient will see/meet. You will be helping the patient with Documenting their chief complaints and their Vitals. Correcting that information is important because the patient's life is in your hands.

As A Program Director, I love helping students reach their GOALS. Not Only Students but helping instructors as well. I have been an instructor for 13 years, so I can understand what the instructors are doing and going through, relate to them, and help them. Also, I feel that Concorde is "Employee Satisfaction" Oriented. I LOVE working at Concorde!

Career Outlook

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

14%

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.


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

Where May Medical Assistants Work

  • Hospitals
  • Acute Care Facilities
  • Private Practices
  • In-Home Health
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Community Clinics

Note: Concorde does not guarantee employment, responsibilities, benefits or subsequent salary.

Address and Hours

North Hollywood Campus

12412 Victory Blvd.
North Hollywood, California 91606

PH: (818) 850-7623
FX: (818) 301-2626

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
SundayClosed

Holiday Hours of Operation

June 19, 2024 - Closed in recognition of Juneteenth

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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  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.