The School of Medical Sciences

Medical Assisting

Platt College’s Medical Assisting program prepares you to enter the fast-growing health care field. Earn your Associate’s Degree in Medical Assisting in as little as 15 months!

Medical Assisting
About the Program

Program Details

Medical Assistants are multi-talented Health Care industry professionals skilled in performing routine clinical and administrative procedures for physician’s offices, outpatient clinics, nursing homes, and other health care facilities.

Medical Assistants are multi-talented Health Care industry professionals. These individuals possess a broad scope of knowledge and skills that makes them ideal professionals for any clinical care setting. Medical Assistants are skilled in performing routine clinical and administrative procedures for physician’s offices, outpatient clinics and other health care facilities. Some of these clinical skills include venipuncture, injections, physical therapy, and electrocardiography among others.

Platt College’s Medical Assisting program is right for you.

Complete a clinical externship as part of your education to help you gain practical experience.

In a typical day as a Medical Assistant, you might:

  • Take and read vital signs
  • Perform venipuncture (blood draw)
  • Administer injections
  • Prepare patients to be seen by a physician
  • Perform diagnostic procedures
  • Perform basic lab procedures
  • Update and maintain patient charts and medical records
  • Take patient histories
  • Schedule appointments
  • Assist in cast application and removal

Vocational Objective

The intent of the Medical Assisting programs is to provide an enriched learning opportunity that will prepare the student for entry-level employment in the health care industry. Students in the Medical Assisting programs will graduate with a professional knowledge, skills, and practical experience in Medical Assisting acquired during their studies at Platt College. Employment opportunities open to the graduates of the Medical Assisting programs include: Medical Assistant, Podiatric Medical Assistant, and Ophthalmic Medical Assistant. Industries that will be interested in these graduates include, but are not limited to, ambulatory settings such as medical offices, clinics and hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies.

Medical Assisting • NCCT

Medical Assisting

Graduates are eligible to earn their national certification in Medical Assisting from the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)- graduates receive free tutoring session and first exam fee (up to $200 value!)

Except as expressly provided in California Education Code Section 94898, Platt College reserves the right to modify policies, course schedules, curricula or courses within reason due to exigent circumstances, program upgrades and/or content changes, and to cancel programs of study, modes of delivery, upcoming start dates or individual courses as it deems necessary. If a course or program is canceled, the school may schedule course completion at a later date or refund all monies paid for the canceled course or program if the student does not wish to continue with the program at the later date. All Platt College programs are not available at all locations, please see an Admissions Representative for more information on specific enrollment information.

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