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Medical Assistant

  • Develop positive professional relationships with patients, and gain the expertise in medical terminology, ethics, charting, common disease disorders for each body system, and the structure and function of body systems
  • Perform medical procedures with confidence including, venipuncture, electrocardiograms, visual and hearing screenings, pulse oximetry, ear lavage, and assist in minor surgeries and patient exams
  • Manage a wellness clinic scheduling appointments, assisting with patient education, processing referrals, working with insurance companies, and maintaining medical records
  • Complete an externship delivering patient care in a clinic or medical office as a member of a healthcare team

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Medical Assistant

Healthcare Pathway Program

Locations:  JTED @ Empire, JTED @ Master Pieces


  • Grade 12
  • Successfully complete Healthcare Foundations or an approved alternative prerequisite at your home high school (Speak with your counselor or a JTED counselor for details)
  • Take a placement test
  • Be able to obtain fingerprint clearance, and pass drug testing and background checks
  • Arizona’s state regulatory agencies may require a valid Social Security number for externship, testing, and to become a Registered Medical Assistant.
  • No high school diploma or GED before May 2019.

Credits:  4/year

Meeting times:
JTED @ Empire: Mon-Thurs 2:45 – 6:45 p.m.
JTED @ Master Pieces: Mon-Thur 2:45 – 6:45 p.m.
+ Open Lab Fri 12 – 5 p.m., + Summer 2019 160-hour externship

Certifications: CPR/First Aid, Registered Medical Assistant

Uniforms and supplies required


Locations offering Medical Assistant:

  • Andrada Polytechnic High School
  • JTED @ Empire
  • JTED @ Master Pieces
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