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Medical Assistant

Work with patients in an urgent care clinic, physician’s office and hospital. Collect blood & specimen samples, patient vitals and medical history, set up surgical trays, perform screening for diseases. Learn to greet patients, electronic medical records management, and collecting payments. Employ human relations skills appropriate to the health care setting. Display behaviors of a professional medical administrative specialist. Participate in patient education.


  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant-National HealthCareer Association (NHA)
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician-National HealthCareer Association (NHA)

Things to Consider About this Program

  • You will act as a patient and a MA in this program while learning skills. This means that you will have skills performed on you as well as you being the one to practice the skills, including being given shots and have your blood drawn.
  • Attendance is extremely important! Students with more than 24 hours of absences over the course of the year will not be allowed to sit for certification.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs yes 
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Strong communication skills and compassion for people
  • Ability to complete medical tasks like using needles and syringes 
  • Safely handling urine, feces, saliva, blood, and other body fluid

Direct Employment

  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant  
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant

Jobs Available After Additional or Advanced Training

  • Medical Office Manager
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Medical Scribe
  • Registered Nurse
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physician


Grade 12, Prerequisite

Holland Codes:

Registered Medical Assistant Classroom/Lab
JTED @ Empire Campus

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Registered Medical Assistant


JTED @ The Bridges

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JTED @ Camino Seco

Monday through Thursday 2:45 – 6:45 p.m. and 200 Hour Externship (Spring or Summer)

JTED @ Master Pieces

Monday through Thursday 2:45 – 6:45 p.m. and 200 Hour Externship (Spring or Summer)

Program Completion/Sequence

  • Semester 1: History of Medical Assisting, Communication, Professional Skills, Administrative Medical Assisting, Telephone Skills, Billing and Coding, Medical Insurance  
  • Semester 2: Anatomy and Physiology, Clinical Medical Assisting, Safety, Injections, Venipuncture, Wound Care, Specimen Handling, Point of Care testing, Electronic Medical Records, Internship



Locations offering Medical Assistant:

  • Andrada Polytechnic High School
  • Innovation Tech High School
  • JTED @ Camino Seco
  • JTED @ Master Pieces
  • JTED @ The Bridges
  • Sahuarita High School
  • Walden Grove High School
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