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Specialized Associate Degree – Medical Assistant

Looking for medical assistant training in Northern California?

As one of the trusted medical assistant schools in Northern California, our program can prepare you for entry-level positions in clinics, hospitals, healthcare labs, private physicians’ offices and other healthcare facilities.

Objective: This Medical Assistant training program emphasizes the importance of clinical, communication, critical-thinking, human relation and decision-making skills required to help you become a well-rounded, well-qualified medical professional.

Our Medical Assistant program also includes extensive instruction in medical terminology, medical office management, medical insurance billing, medical office procedures and medical clinical procedures, as well as instruction in beginning medical transcription, basic anatomy and physiology, and pharmacology.

As a student, you’ll also learn to use medical-related software for data protection and transmission.  A 168-hour externship is included.
Program Length: 7 quarters

A specialized occupational Associate degree is awarded upon successful completion of all graduation requirements.

This program includes the following courses:

  • Electronic Health Records
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Beginning Medical Transcription
  • Medical Terminology
  • Introduction to Medical Assisting
  • Injections and Surgical Assisting
  • EKGs and Capillary Puncture
  • Phlebotomy and Urinalysis
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Medical Insurance Coding
  • Medical Insurance Plans
  • Principles of Pharmacology
  • Bookkeeping
  • Various Computer, Internet and Microsoft courses
  • Management Communications
  • And many more comprehensive courses!

If you’re looking for medical assistant schools in California, contact us today and see if Empire College is right for you.

Click here to view a course outline for the Specialized Associate Degree – Medical Assistant program.


Contact us for more information on our medical assistant school in Santa Rosa.


"I had attended Empire College and earned my associate degree in the 80s. I got a job right away, then started having babies. After that I worked as a server, but did not want to continue working nights and weekends. Since I was a child I have wanted to be in the medical field. Retraining for a career in health care was the best thing I have ever done. I got the best job in the world; I love it!"

- Barbara Abbay, Clinical Medical Assistant


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