Medical Assistant Program

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Total Tuition: $11,000

  • Become Medical Assistant in 6 months!
  • Job Referrals Available to all graduates
  • Official Test Center for Medical Assistant
  • Payment Plans Available with NO interest rate

Medical Assistant Program

Los Angeles Career College is offering an exciting opportunity for those interested in beginning a new career as a Medical Assistant. The Medical Assistant Training program will prepare you to successfully pass the national exam through National Healthcare Association. Medical Assistant Program include a well-blended mix of audio-visual presentation and hands-on experience at local doctors’ offices.

Medical Assistant Program with Clinical Externship includes 360 hours of curriculum plus a 360 – hour clinical externship for a total of 720 hours and is designed to be completed in 6 months of full-time study.

Our focus is on your Successful Career!!!

Los Angeles Career College’s Medical Assistant Program is designed to help you prepare for a rewarding career in the healthcare industry. Upon completion of the program you will be eligible to work in a medical office, clinic, or other healthcare settings.

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Program Snapshot

Program Details

Externship Program

Los Angeles Career College has partnerships with local doctor’s offices to help you fulfill your externship requirements. The externship program offers the chance for students to gain experience as a medical assistant. Students will complete their externship before they graduate—smoothing the transition from classroom to workplace and helping to cement the skills they’re learning in the training program with hands-on experience.

Certification and Licensure

Los Angeles Career College is an Office Test Center for NHA (CCMA) and NCCT (NCMA)!

Program graduates are eligible to take the Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CCMA) Exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) or National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) test through National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) to become Certified Medical Assistants.

NHA CCMA Exam details:

  • 150-question test (30 – pre-test questions)
  • 3 hours to complete
  • Can be taken at the LACC or at a PSI Testing Center near you
  • May be administered online or on paper

NCCT NCMA details:

  • 150-question test (15 – unscored questions)
  • 3 hours to complete
  • Can be taken at the LACC or at a PSI Testing Center near you
  • May be administered on paper

Program Highlights

  • Financing Available (No Interest)
  • Job Placement Assistance
  • California (BPPE) Approved Program!
  • Become an Medical Assistant in 6 months
  • Great Job Outlook

Frequently Asked Questions

Medical Assistant

Medical assistants work in physicians’ offices, clinics, or other healthcare facilities. They are responsible for performing physician support services that help ensure medical facilities run smoothly. Medical assistants may work in a clerical, administrative, or clinical capacity, and may even be asked to perform more specialized tasks.
  • A high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
  • No felony or misdemeanor related to the sale of drugs. Traffic violations and any other issues must be cleared up before the externship. This is the sole responsibility of each student
  • A history of vaccinations is periodically required to work in the externship
  • Commitment to the 23-week course schedule
Medical assistant jobs have a great outlook in the coming years. ... Aside from certification, you can stand out in the job market as a medical assistant by learning additional skills that employers value: Proficiency with electronic health records is important for many health facilities.
Los Angeles Career College with Clinical Externship program includes 360 hours of curriculum plus a 360 hours clinical externship for a total of 720 hours and is designed to be completed in 6 months of full-time study.
Duties vary from office to office, depending on location, size and specialty. A Medical Assistant can consist of both administrative and Clinical duties.
Medical Assistants can work alongside physicians, mainly from an outpatient facility such as a medical office or clinic.
Hands-on training is a very large and important part of the program. This can include working with computer simulations, participating in the Clinical Externship or practicing with medical equipment in classroom.
Yes! The program coordinator will work side-by-side with you to schedule externship hours.
Los Angeles Career College assists students with job placement opportunities after graduation.
School uniform, BLS certification, NHA Exam fee, State licensing fee.
You must complete a total of 60 continuing education hours during the five-year period preceding your application. In addition, you must also have one contact hour (equivalent to 60 minutes of classroom instruction).
If you have the equivalent of a High School Diploma from your country, that will be acceptable. However, your paperwork must also be in English, so sometimes translation will be required.
We currently offer weekday classes. Our program dates are available on our website or by giving us a call at (818) 766-1000.
We accept all major debit and credit cards, as well as cash/checks. Payments can be made online when registering or in person.
You must complete the national examination to become a certified Medical Assistant.
Attendance at every class is vital to your ability to take and pass the national exam. If unforeseen circumstances arise, we will do our best to work with you on making up what you missed. Please do your best to plan your schedule ahead of time to attend every class, as makeup classes can be hard to come by.
There is no deadline for registration. If the course is displayed on our website, that means that it is open for you to register. Once the program fills up or begins, the course will automatically close and will no longer be shown on the website.
You must complete 10 continuing education credits and pay your recertification fee. You can renew on
For initial review, standard processing time is between 60-90 days after an application is received.

Medical Assistant Career Programs – In-person Trainings Available (servicing students the following cities: Northridge, Mission Hills, North Hills, Granada Hills, Arleta, Canoga Park, Van Nuys, Sylmar, and more!)