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Online + Hands-on Medical Assistant Program

Program Overview

The AUMT Medical Assistant Program is designed to efficiently prepare students for a career as a Medical Assistant. This accelerated training program equips students to sit for the Medical Assistant (CCMA) national certification exam offered through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Our program combines comprehensive classroom instruction with hands-on externship experiences.

Role of a Medical Assistant

Medical Assistants play a crucial role in healthcare settings, assisting doctors with both administrative and clinical tasks. Their responsibilities include:

Administrative Duties:

  • Answering telephones

  • Scheduling appointments

  • Bookkeeping and filing

  • Completing insurance forms and basic billing

Clinical Duties:

  • Taking vital signs

  • Administering injections and medications

  • Drawing blood and performing basic lab tests

  • Assisting with minor surgeries

  • Positioning patients for examination

Our curriculum covers both the administrative functions of a medical office and the anatomy andphysiology of body systems. Instruction includes theoretical knowledge and practical, hands-on training.

Program Structure

The program consists of didactic lectures and laboratory instruction, followed by an externship to ensure practical experience.

Didactic Lecture:

  • Covers theory related to front and back office operations.

  • Includes hands-on training for clinical and administrative procedures.

  • Skills are verified through a check-off system.


  • 160 hours of practical, real-world experience in a medical setting.

  • Required upon successful completion of the didactic portion.

Job Outlook

The demand for Medical Assistants is projected to grow significantly in California. Employment opportunities are expected to increase by 29.2% (24,800 jobs) between 2016 and 2026. The median annual wage for Medical Assistants in California in 2020 was $38,772, or $18.64 per hour.

Program Requirements

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • High school diploma or GED certificate required

Program Details

Medical Assistant Program:

  • 200 hours of didactic instruction

  • 160 hours of externship

Didactic Schedule:

  • Morning Option:

    • Mon - Thu (online): 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    • Fri (in-person clinical): 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Evening Option:

    • Mon - Thu (online): 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    • Fri (in-person clinical): 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM


National Exam Date:

  • To Be Announced (TBA)

Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification exam.

Enroll now and start your journey toward a rewarding career as a Medical Assistant with AUMT!

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