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Medical Assistant/Back Office

Career Summary: Bureau of Labor Statistics


2018 CA Annual Mean Wage $38,250 - Occupational Employment Statistics By State


(600 Hour Program)


The Back Office Medical Assistant program gives students an introduction to clinical skills, medical specialties, anatomy and physiology as well as medical terminology. The course prepares competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains. This course will equip students to assist licensed medical professionals with patient care in various medical facilities.



(Students Must Posses GED or HS Diploma to apply for Pell Grant)


Registration Fee Full Time Students: (per semester)

PUSD Residents – Cash $1,000.00

PUSD Residents – Visa or Mastercard $1,250.00

Non-PUSD Residents - $1,500.00

*Prices are subject to change


Class Prerequisites:

GED or High School Diploma and Pass a Reading and Math Test at the 9.0 Grade-level.
School I.D. Card
Class Dates:

2018-2019 Academic Year

Fall: August 13, 2018 – January 11, 2019

Spring: January 14, 2019 – May 31, 2019

2019-2020 Academic Year

Fall: August 12, 2019- December 19, 2019

Spring: January 6, 2020- May 28, 2020


Days & Times:

M – F 8:00 am to 3:30 pm ACE Portable 9

*Starting the 2019-2020 Academic School Year, the new hours will change to 7:30 am - 3:00 pm.


Books Required:
For current textbooks names and ISBN numbers, please call our office at (909) 469-2333 for more information. All books are required by first day of class. No exceptions.

Purchase books online: Barnes & Noble,, or Amazon Books


1. Text: Administrative and Clinical Procedures w/Anatomy & Physiology
MHID #1259197743. By McGraw Hill.
ISBN: 978-1-259-19774-1

2. Wkbk: Administrative & Clinical Procedures w/Anatomy & Physiology
MHID#1259731901. By McGraw Hill.
ISBN: 978-1-259-73190-7


Material Required:
• School ID badge
Black Scrubs (3-4 sets) *Starting the 2019-2020 Academic School Year
• Solid white lab coat
• White undershirt or thermos (1-2)
• White leather or pleather shoes (no canvas materials) heel strap if slip-ons
• Analog wrist watch with second hand or digital watch with second counting capabilities 
• 3 ring binder (2”-3”)
• Lined paper
• Highlighters
• 3x5 cards
• 6 tab dividers, pens (black or blue)
• Fine black permanent marker
• Pencils
• Pocket hand sanitizer
• Pocket size notebook
• Flash drive (USB)
• Plastic shoebox size container with lid
• Headphones or ear buds
• Personal laptop or tablet 
• Stethoscope and blood pressure cuff


Upon Successful completion of course objectives, the following optional industry recognized certification may be obtained:
* High School or GED is required for Certification Test w/NCCT
National Certified Medical Assistant 
HIPAA for Health Care Professions
Articulated Medical Terminology Examination (Mt. SAC- MEDI90)