West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

CAREER PROGRAMS: Health Care Technologies - Medical Administrative Assistant

Program Options

  • Certificate of Achievement

Program Information

The Medical Administrative Assistant program focuses on the many and varied administrative functions of a medical office, including personnel supervision, credit and collection procedures, and management of time and resources.

Upon completion of all required courses, students are placed in an internship in a local health care facility. This is a valuable experience in applying the knowledge and skill acquired in class to the workplace.

A Statement of Eligibility for Internship, a health statement and physical examination, a current CPR certificate, keyboarding proficience of 35 wpm, basic word processing skills, and completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better are required prior to entry into internship, (Htech 54A). Htech 54B is optional.

Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement
Medical Administrative Assistant 2011  ^
Disclosure year: 2009-2010 academic year

Career Paths

  • Admitting Clerk
  • Hospital Unit Coordinator
  • Medical File Clerk
  • Medical Office Management
  • Medical Records Technician, entry level
  • Medical Secretary

Program Opportunities

The Health Care Technologies Department offers eight other programs:

  • Clinical Assistant
  • Insurance Billing Specialist
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Office Reception
  • Medical Transcription
  • Orthopedic Technician

Program Requirements

  • Requirements and suggested sequence of classes

Department Chair
Kristine Gaiero
e-mail:  kris_gaiero@westvalley.edu

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