Medical Assistant Training Program
Trinity’s Clinical Medical Assistant (MA) Program is designed to prepare the student with basic knowledge and skills to be competent and qualified for an entry-level position in the medical field as a front and/or back office medical assistant.
2019/2020 Enrollment Dates
The next dates for enrollment are:
August 19, 2019
February 24, 2020
August 17, 2020
August 19, 2019
March 30, 2020
October 26, 2020
If you are interested in our Medical Assisting program call or email Johanna Gregg at (310) 834-3065 or JGregg@tshas.edu.
What Is a Medical Assistant?
A medical assistant are usually cross-trained to provide both administrative and clinical duties. Administrative might include, answering phones, scheduling appointments, and updating a patients medical record. Clinical duties of a medical assistant are typically at the direction of a medical provider. A medical assistant’s clinical duties might include taking a medical history, vitals, assisting a medical provider with any medical imaging, tests, or minor procedure, and drawing blood.
Where do Medical Assistants Work?
Medical assistants work alongside physicians and advanced practice providers, mainly in outpatient or ambulatory care facilities, such as medical offices and clinics.
What Are The Admission Requirements?
Medical Assistant Requirements
- Must be at least 18 years old if 16 and 17 years old who have graduated from high school or passed the California High School Proficiency Exam(CHSPE) must obtain parental consent.
- High School Diploma, high school transcript or certificate of high school equivalency, or GED, and evaluation of courses if a foreign graduate.
- Live Scan fingerprinting • Current CPR card (BLS Healthcare Provider)
- Pass Criminal Background Check
- Pass drug screening • Physical Exam and TB test done no more than 6 months. Chest X-Ray is needed if tested positive for TB /Valid chest x-ray no more than 2 years.
- Obtain a passing score of (14) on the Wonderlic SLE Test
What are the Types of Courses Taught In the Medical Assistant Program?
Courses taught in the MA program include:
- General Orientation Introduction and Review of Medical Assistant
- Medical Law and Ethics of Health Laws and Regulations
- Psychology of Human Relations Abnormal Behavior Patterns
- Special Needs Patients
- Medical Terminology Basic Structure of Medical Words
- Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Office Procedures
- Office Management Duties
- Maintenance of the Facility
- Basic Keyboarding /Computer Concepts Basic Keyboarding Skills Office System Software
- Medical Office Clinical Procedures
- Pharmacology Conversion Drug References
- Career Development
You must also complete an externship
How Long Is The Program?
Full-Time Morning Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (27 weeks)
Part-Time Evenings Monday – Thursday 4:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (45 weeks)
How Much is the Tuition Fee?
Tuition for the Medical Assistant Program is $ 10,500.00.
Please contact us for more information.
What Does Tuition Cover?
Classroom training, clinical practicum, books, lab and supplies and simulation lab training are covered by your tuition.
Student cost includes materials such as notebooks, pen pencils, uniforms and the fees for testing and licensure.
Where Do I Take My Classes?
The didactic part is taught at school campus situated on 1225 West 190th Street, Suite 375 Gardena, California 90248 and
Clinical practice will take place at approved clinical sites that are in partnership with TSHAS.