• San Juan Adult Education


                  Start your Healthcare Career 

                             as a Clinical Medical Assistant




    Our proven two-part program combines medical terminology, professional communications skills, hands-on clinical practice, and a supervised externship in a healthcare facility.

     Upon successful completion of both parts (listed below), eligible students will be placed in an unpaid externship in a healthcare facility.


    Part 1 – Medical Terminology and Work Skills

    January 4 - March 18, 2021

    ONLINE: Independent study, 160 hours

    Cost- $1,176.00  

    Introduction to clinical medical assisting fundamentals, medical terminology and professional communication.

    Students will learn foundational skills that frame the professional patient-friendly, entry-level clinical medical assistant. This course covers medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, common diseases, and clinical skills associated with each body system and patient care. Successful students will be eligible to earn industry standard healthcare certifications

    Note: Students successfully completing Part 1 may be eligible to earn up to 3 hours credit at American River College.


    Part 2 – Clinical Lab and Externship

    Dates to be determined when we are able to safely provide in-person instruction. 

    Classroom instruction:  180 hours
    (at Sunrise Tech Center)

    Externship:   160 hours

    Cost- $1,324.00

    Introduction to clinical patient care, assisting physicians in patient exams, and minor procedures.

    Students will learn and practice one-on-one clinical skills using both live people and medical models. Skills include taking vitals (blood pressure, pulse, temperature, administering medication, drawing blood, and collecting, transporting and handling lab specimen, and performing EKGs. The course also covers pediatric and geriatric health management including immunization schedules and associated patient care.


    Enrollment for the Spring 2021 session is closed.  Check back in May for registration information for our Fall 2021 sesson.


    Register in two easy steps:

    Step 1:

    Review the Orientation PowerPoint presentation.  This presentation will give you an overview of the course description and expectations and time commitment required to successfully complete the program. After reviewing the presentation, feel free to reach out to our CMA instructor, Julie Whittemore (julie.whittemore@sanjuan.edu) if you have any questions about the program.    


    Step 2:

    Complete the online registration and pay course fees.  If you are interested in setting up a payment plan, please contact Secretary, Kristine Hargrave (kristine.hargrave@sanjuan.edu).  


Last Modified on February 8, 2021