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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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This is a Healthcare Pathway Class*

Locations:  JTED @ Empire, JTED @ Master Pieces

*Prerequisite: Healthcare Foundations (Ask your counselor about alternative prerequisites at your home high school)


  • Grade 12
  • Placement testing required.
  • This program requires fingerprint clearance, drug testing and a background check.
  • The regulatory agency for this program requires students to provide a valid Social Security number.
  • In order to obtain certification as a Medical Assistant, students must pass a written skills exam.
  • No high school diploma or GED before program completion

Credits:  4/year

Meeting times:
M-TH 2:45-6:45 p.m. Open Lab: F 12-5 p.m.
Summer 2018: 160-hour externship

Fees:  $300  plus required uniforms and additional supplies

Fee waivers are available for students who demonstrate financial need. Please speak with a JTED Central Campus counselor, or email counselors@pimajted.org


Locations offering Medical Assistant:

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