Associates Degree in Medical Assisting

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School of Medical Sciences

Associates Degree or Diploma inMedical Assisting

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Earn your Associates Degree in Medical Assisting in as little as 15 months!

Or earn your Diploma in as little as 11 months!

Platt College’s Medical Assisting program prepares you to enter the fast-growing health care field.

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.

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

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
  • 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!)
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What Our Graduates Say

Jamie Madden

Coming to Platt was important to me because it has helped me attain the necessary skills and experience I needed to be more marketable in the medical field.

Jamie MaddenClass of 2011 School of Medical Sciences
Rita McDowell

What I liked best about attending Platt was the small class sizes.  The instructors are able to give each student the attention needed to succeed.  Every instructor I had at Platt was helpful and very understanding about the demands put on students in accelerated classes.  I enjoyed attending Platt.

Rita McDowellClass of 2008School of Medical Sciences

Serving Southern California for over 30 years

Serving the Greater Los Angeles, Orange County and Inland Empire areas for over 30 years, Platt College offers degree programs to train graduates for careers in the legal, medical, and creative fields.

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