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Medical Assisting
​​​​​Medical assistants are a vital part of the medical community; as the first and last face that patients will likely see when they go to a medical appointment, medical assistants play an important role in patient experience. As a generation of baby boomers reaches retirement age, the need for skilled medical professionals is higher than every, and medical assisting employment opportunities are excellent. Orange Coast College's medical assisting program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), which allows graduates of the program to take the national Certified Medical Assistant exam. 


Certificate of Achievement 


Medical Assisting 

This program includes specific business and medical courses that prepare students for employment as clinical or administrative assistants in medical offices, clinics, hospitals, or in related medical and business fields. The coursework can be completed in three semesters and includes on-the-job experience in a medical office or ambulatory care center. ​

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Additional Information

For complete requirements and course information please see our ca​​​​talog​.​​​​

Use the link below to view gainful employment reports with important information regarding the costs, benefits and potential employment options of OCC certificate programs.

​Federal Gainful Employment Reports - ​Medical Assistant​


Find career outlook and salary information at www.bls.gov ​


View the program website.​


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Contact Info​

Lynne Cottrell, MSN, RN, CMA 
Allied Health Sciences 208C 
(714) 432-5658