Train Online to Become a Medical Assistant

Job Placement Assistance

Our career services teams work with hundreds of employers who turn to SJVC to fill their open positions. With job search guidance, resume review, and interview tips, we can help you become the type of person that companies want to hire.


Support Beyond the Computer

SJVC instructors are committed to our online students. We want our students to succeed in their program and future career. Students who need individual help can get one-on-one guidance at SJVC. Instructors and advisors are happy to pick up the phone and have a conversation with students when email is not enough.


Accelerated Programs

Our programs are focused on job skill training so you get fast-paced, quality preparation for your future career. You will take courses in 5-week terms that keep you focused on the important topics.


Earn a Certificate in as few as 9 months or an Associate of Science Degree in as few as 15 months.

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Prepare for a Career in Medical Assisting

If you are interested in working on a healthcare team, and are detail-oriented and enjoy interacting with others, medical assisting may be a good career fit.

SJVC’s medical assisting programs prepare graduates to work in medical offices and specialty clinics. Training helps students learn the skills required to be a valuable member of the healthcare team.

Choose from the Certificate-level Clinical Medical Assisting program, or the A.S. Degree Clinical and Administrative Medical Assisting program.

“I picked SJVC because I love the fast pace and the hands-on training. If you have that mentality that you want to do it, then just do it!”


Clinical and Administrative Medical Assisting Graduate, 2015

Learn the skills of patient preparation and assessment for various clinical procedures. Also study patient charting and billing procedures (specific to the Associate of Science Degree program).

Patient Care

Taking Vital Signs

Exam Room & Lab Skills

Students will perform venipuncture and take vital signs. Students will be trained in CPR and HIPAA.

Students will learn to prepare exam rooms, exam trays, and apply sterile techniques. In addition, students will learn how to collect specimen.

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Copyright © 2019 San Joaquin Valley College®. All rights reserved. SJVC does not recruit or enroll residents of the European Union.