Medical assistants are healthcare providers who typically work in a physician’s office, hospital or residential care facility. They perform a variety of clinical and administrative tasks including administering medications, recording medical information, preparing medical instruments, collecting specimens, and running the front desk.
Merritt College’s Medical Assisting program provides a balanced clinical and administrative curriculum, delivered through comprehensive lectures and laboratory courses, as well as clinical experiences in local community health care facilities.
|1) Steps to apply here:
To register to get into the system. Once accepted you can satisfy these other requirements:
Verification of all immunizations, background check, and CPR certification see current Medical Assisting student handbook for further details).
2) For general Counseling go here:
For more information you can call (510) 436-2475 or email Counseling.Merritt@peralta.edu For scheduling a General Counseling online ZOOM appointment only, select the icon below and download Zoom on your computer or smartphone before your appointment.
3) Other questions are related to costs.
Costs are quite variable, but the following may give you an idea of expected expenses.
Typically, the costs are roughly $2,000-$3,000 for a 16-unit program considering:
Consider some transportation and living expenses according to your own situation.