MEDICAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM

Program Overview: Students learn medical terminology, billing, and coding; learn how to take patients’ vital signs; giving injections (IM, ID, & subQ); Venipunctures; doing ECGs; dose calculations and metric conversions; receive CPR certification. Graduates are prepared for certification and are qualified for work in doctor, and optometrist offices as well as medical clinics and facilities.

Menlo Park

Day


5/6/2024 to 7/19/2024

8/5/2024 to 10/18/2024

11/4/2024 to 1/24/2025

2/10/2025 to 4/25/2025

Time


Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Length


11 weeks plus 160 hours of externship
(Please note: Externship is completed after program, Monday to Friday, daytime hours.)

Classroom


Theory is taught virtually and hands on is face-to-face in class in Menlo Park:

1200 O’Brien Drive

Evening


3/18/2024 to 7/12/2024

8/6/2024 to 12/6/2024

1/6/2025 to 5/2/2025

5/19/2025 to 9/12/2025

Time


Monday to Thursday
5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Length


17 weeks plus 160 hours of externship
(Please note: Externship is completed after the program, Monday to Friday, daytime hours.)

Classroom


Theory is taught virtually and hands on is face-to-face in class in Menlo Park:

1200 O’Brien Drive

San Jose – Goodwill

Day


4/15/2024 to 6/28/2024

7/15/2024 to 9/27/2024

10/7/2024 to 12/20/2024

1/13/2025 to 3/28/2025

Time


Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m

Length


11 weeks plus 160 hours of externship
(Please note: Externship is completed after the program, Monday to Friday, daytime hours.)

Classroom


Theory is taught virtually and hands on is face-to-face in class in San Jose:

1080 N 7th Street

North San Mateo County

Evening


5/28/2024 to 9/19/2024

10/7/2024 to 2/6/2025

3/24/2025 to 7/17/2025

8/4/2025 to 11/26/2025

Time


Monday to Thursday
5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Length


17 weeks plus 160 hours of externship
(Please note: Externship is completed after the program, Monday to Friday, daytime hours.)

Classroom


Theory is taught virtually and hands on is face-to-face in class in South San Francisco:

South San Francisco Adult Education
825 Southwood Drive

If you have questions, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

What you get from this program

Participants will develop, identify, and analyze instructional skills that will lead to job opportunities in the medical field. Through various lectures and hands on experience, students will be able to implement a variety of medical assistant skills such as following HIPAA & OSHA guidelines, general administrative duties, medical terminology, Clinical duties, billing, and coding. Life skills and job readiness training are also provided during this training course.

Certifications
  • JobTrain Certificate of Achievement
  • CPR Certification
  • Eligible to take the Profession Industry Certification: NCCT-National Certification Of Competency Testing
Career Opportunities
  • Medical Offices
  • Optometrist Offices
  • Wellness Centers
  • Surgical Center
  • Other Medical Specialty and Outpatient facilities

Entry Requirements

Must attend JobTrain’s information orientation, and WONDERLIC Assessment with scores of the 9th grade level or better in reading comprehension, must provide proof of a High School Diploma or GED Equivalent verifiable by the National Student Clearinghouse (US Only), and must be 18 years of age. Needs to have basic math skills and show evidence of good health and verbal skills.

Must live in the one of the following Counties – San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, San Francisco, Contra Costa, or Santa Cruz. To find employment/training services in your area click here. Can only enroll in one JobTrain training program.

Background Check

Individuals with adult criminal convictions within the past seven years in either state or federal courts may be ineligible for our program. Additionally, pending charges may hinder acceptance. For legal assistance, we recommend reaching out to Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto at www.CLSEPA.org. A background check will be done during the first week of the program.

Vaccination Requirements 

Please click here to view the Students’ Vaccination Requirement, Building Entrance Procedure, and Isolation & Quarantine Procedure.

Medical Background

Must pass a physical and a PPD/pr chest x-ray/immunizations – must be completed before first day of class. Updated immunizations including 2 Step TB skin test or Quantiferon, 3 series of Hepatitis B or Titer, 2 doses of MMR or Titer, 2 doses of Varicella or Titer, DTaP vaccine or titer, Flu, and complete Physical Examination to participate in Clinical Externship. Must complete and submit this Physical Examination Form.

Course Expectations

Participation in externship will be based upon successfully completing the first four modules of class and on instructor’s recommendation. Students must pass a final clinical skills check-off (evaluation) from the Medical Assistant Instructor prior to externship. Successful completion of externship will be required to obtain a Certification of Achievement for the Medical Assistant Training Program. Students must maintain a 95% attendance level and a GPA of 75% and above.

About the Instructors

Day Instructor
Menlo Park

Evening Instructor
Menlo Park

Day Instructor
San Jose

Evening Instructor
N San Mateo County