Medical Assistant Program

What Is a Medical Assistant?

Medical assistants make up the critical support system working behind the scenes in medical offices, hospitals, and clinics. Your experience and passion help doctors save lives by allowing them to put all their focus on patient care.

Doctors Juan and Alejandro Montes have a combined 60 years of experience working with patients. Throughout their journeys, they have come to understand the value of employing an excellent staff of medical assistants. Montes HealthCare College was founded on the principles of fostering the educational and financial goals of aspiring allied health professionals. The education you receive at MHCC is designed to establish you as both a medical support specialist and a reliable administrator. The next step of your career is waiting. Will you accept the call?

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Administrative Duties:
    • Arranging for hospital admissions and lab services.
    • Entering/updating patient records.
    • Completing insurance and billing forms.
    • Scheduling appointments with patients.
    • Processing authorization requests for specialty care.
    • Interviewing patients during intake.
  • Clinical Duties:
    • Assisting physicians during patient exams.
    • Changing patient dressings, removing sutures.
    • Drawing blood, collecting lab specimens, and taking patient vitals.
    • Educating patients on medical treatments and therapies
    • Preparing and administering medical therapies
    • Preparing patients for examinations
Happy medical students

Medical Assistant Program Overview

At Montes HealthCare College, we offer cross-training in both administrative and clinical duties to our aspiring medical professionals. Our Medical Assistant Program is catered around your needs as a student and designed to meet specific objectives.

Program Objectives

Upon completing this program, you will possess the knowledge and skills needed for a successful transition into an entry-level medical assistant (MA) job. During your course, you will receive training in both front and back-office practices that can be used in clinics, hospitals, and physician offices.

Our comprehensive medical assistant training program consists of five modules:

  • The first four modules are 140 hours each (560 hours total). These involve classrooms and laboratory education on campus. Tests and/or quizzes will be administered throughout each of these modules.
  • The fifth module is 160 hours. This module will be spent in an externship at a real clinic or medical office. During this time, you will receive practical training and day-to-day experience, giving you a deeper understanding of what the job entails.

The program length is approximately six months and there is no final exam required at its conclusion. After successfully completing your medical assistant courses, you will receive a Certificate of Completion, and you will be eligible to sit for the National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) exam offered by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). Following the successful completion of this test, you will become nationally certified as a medical assistant.

Program Outline

Module NumberModule TitleClock HoursSemester Credits
CMA110The Professional Medical Assistant1407.0
CMA120Anatomy and Physiology and Clinical Laboratory Procedures1407.0
CMA130Administration of Medication and Clinical Laboratory Procedures1407.0
CMA140Introduction to the Clinical Laboratory1407.0
CMA150MA Externship1608.0

Financing for Medical Assistant Programs

The Medical Assistant Program offered at Montes HealthCare College costs approximately $7,500.00. We happily partner with Climb Credit Tuition Financing to offer a number of payment plans to meet each student’s unique needs. These agreements ease the financial burden often associated with a quality education by offering you an easy-to-manage payment plan. To further facilitate your education, all materials for our programs are provided upon your enrollment. This includes:

  • Textbooks
  • Supplies and materials
  • Study guides
  • Tutoring
  • One uniform set
  • Stethoscope
  • Job placement assistance

Medical Assistant Career Outcomes

The number of medical assistants entering the job market has recently increased but the position is still in high demand. This is due to several factors including the strengthened emphasis on preventative care, additional administrative tasks imposed by managed care plans, and the growing number of elderly people who require care. At MHCC, we want to give our alumni every opportunity to succeed. As such, we may be able to provide employment opportunities at our affiliated clinics after NCMA Exam completion.

Enroll At Montes HealthCare College Today

If you’re ready to take the first step toward becoming a medical assistant, we encourage you to get in touch today! Fill out the contact form below to schedule a tour and learn more about what we can do for you. If you have any questions or would like more information, get in touch by calling (310) 436-7000 or emailing us at


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