Medical Assisting Clinical Certificate

The Medical Assisting Clinical Certificate (26.5 units) prepares students for a career in the healthcare profession as a Clinical Medical Assistant. This program provides students with the theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and current electronic health record technology to sit the certification examinations to become Certified Clinical Medical Assistants and Certified Medical Scribes. An internship in a physician’s office combining clinical and medical scribing experience helps prepare the student with the clinical skills to enter the workforce.


Note:  This is a new Certificate with Federal Financial Aid eligibility anticipated Spring 2022. 

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Begin by exploring MSJC program maps to find a career or transfer opportunities.  Program maps show the recommended sequence of courses that lead to graduation or transfer. The maps were developed by program experts to give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.    

  • Starting in Spring? Choose Fall Semester 1 courses.   
  • Are you a part-time student?  Start Fall Semester 1 courses and follow the course sequence.
Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
AH-105 Medical Terminology 3
CSIS-101 Introduction to Computers and Data Processing 3
MA-122 Medical Ethics (formerly AH-122) 3
Spring Semester 1
MA-773 Clinical Medical Assisting (formerly MA-073) 4
MA-775 Medical Scribe 3
BIOL-100 Human Biology 4
Fall Semester 2
NURS-194 Pharmacology & Dosage Calculations for Nurses 3.5
AH-549 Cooperative Work Experience: Allied Health (formerly AH-149) 3
 Total Units26.5
Course Title Credits
Required Courses
AH-105Medical Terminology3
BIOL-100Human Biology4
CSIS-101Introduction to Computers and Data Processing3
MA-122Medical Ethics (formerly AH-122)3
MA-773Clinical Medical Assisting (formerly MA-073)4
MA-775Medical Scribe3
NURS-194Pharmacology & Dosage Calculations for Nurses3.5
AH-549Cooperative Work Experience: Allied Health (formerly AH-149)3
Total Units26.5

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Gainful Employment Disclosures: Medical Assisting Clinical

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2021 


This program is designed to be completed in 12 months This program will cost $1,242 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.   

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0 of debt.  

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: California 

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Cost per unit $46 

Parking Permits cost $68 a year or $34 a semester  

RTA Go Pass cost $12 a year or $6 a semester  

SGA discount sticker (optional) - $14 a year or $7 a semester  

Student representation fee (optional) - $4 a year or $2 a semester  

Help a Student Fund (optional) - $4 a year or $2 a semester  

Student Health Center Fee - $44 a year or $22 a semester 

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