Program Overview

The ability to work well with people, be well organized, and be emphatic in dealing with patients are essential qualities in a medical assistant. The Medical Assisting program at Cañada is designed to provide the finest training and experience available. Through the expertise of a talented faculty and exposure to professionals in the field, students can expect to learn administrative duties such as medical/financial records management, medical report transcription, patient appointment scheduling, and clinical duties including preparation of patients for examination, assistance with minor surgery, giving injections, and operating electrocardiographs.

Program Requirements

AS Degree Requirements Major: Core and Selective Requirements
Complete Core Courses, 35 units Units
BIOL 130 Human Biology 3 units
MEDA 100 Introduction to Medical Assisting 3 units
MEDA 110 Medical Terminology 3 units
MEDA 115 Introduction to Electronic Health Record 3 units
MEDA 120 Clinical Procedures I 4 units
MEDA 121 Clinical Procedures II 4 units
MEDA 140 Implementation of Electronic Health Record 3 units
MEDA 150 Medical Office Procedures 3 units
MEDA 160 Medical Insurance Procedures 3 units
MEDA 190 Introduction to Pharmacology 3 units
MEDA 672 Cooperative Education: Internship 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 35

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.