Clinical Medical Assisting

Course Information​

​Available to students ​enrolled at these school districts.

Placer Union High School District​Roseville Joint Union High School District​Rocklin Unified School District​Western Placer Unified School District​Placer County ChartersOther Organizations
& Adults

Length of Course

Full Year |   August - June  |   (540 hours)

Section Meeting Times and Locations

1)   7:30 – 10:30am – Auburn CTE Center (click for directions)
2)   1:00 – 4:00pm – Auburn CTE Center (click for directions)


Course Calendar

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​Instructor Contact Information

      Marcella Cruz
      530.889.5943

      mcruz@placercoe.k12.ca.us

​ Student Learning Experiences

  • Industry standards and ethics
  • Employment strategies for healthcare
  • Anatomy/physiology
  • Drug dose calculations
  • Pharmacology
  • Invasive procedures: injections and medication administration
  • Assisting physicians with minor surgical procedures and examinations
  • Medical and surgical asepsis
  • Electrocardiography
  • Venipuncture
  • Administration of medication
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures

 Recommended Classes and Preferred Prerequisites

  • Biology and/or life science

  • English

  • High level English grammar, verbal skills and spelling

  • Ability to follow complex instruction sets

  • Good hygiene and emotional maturity

Job Site (Internship) Placement

  • Urgent Care Centers
  • Primary Care Facilities
  • Medical Clinics
  • Chiropractors Offices

Related Careers
  • Office Manager
  • Clinical Assistant
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Reproductive Health Assistant
  • Phlebotomist
  • Health Technician

​ Local Post Secondary Sequences

2+2 College
Articulation Credits
Community Colleges Certificate
A.A./A.S. Programs
4-Year Colleges
B.A./B.S. Programs

SC: H ED 1 (3)
SC: H ED 2 (3)

ARC: Gerontology
ARC: Nursing & Allied Health
ARC: Respiratory Care
ARC: Speech & Language Path.
BC: Nursing
BC: Respiratory Care
CRC: Allied Health
CRC: Health Education
CRC: Health Information Tech
CRC: Medical Assisting FRC: Vocational Nursing
SC: Registered Nursing
SCC: Physical Therapy Asst.
SCC: Registered Nursing
SCC: Vocational Nursing
SCC: Occupational Therapy Asst.
SHA: Allied Health
SHA: Clinical Medical Asst.
SHA: Nursing
SHA: Medical Transcription

CSU Chico: Gerontology
CSU Chico: Nursing
UC Davis: Medicine (School of)
CSU Fresno: Nursing
CSU Sac: Gerontology
CSU Sac: Nursing
CSU Sac: Health Science

(SC: Sierra College; ARC: American River College; BC: Butte College; CRC: Cosumnes River College; FRC Feather River College; SCC: Sacramento Community College; SHA: Shasta College; YC: Yuba College) ​ ​

Important Notes/Requirements

​Required Spring Orientation
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Blended/Online Instruction
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Prior to placement:
In-Class: Tue-Thurs
Online: Mon and Fri

After placement:
In-Class: Wed
Jobsite: Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri
 

​Self-Provided Transportation Required
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Dress Code Requirement
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​Background Check Requirement
Possible if age 18+

​Drug Screen Requirement
Possible if age 18+

​Proof of Immunization Required
Depending on placement
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​Recommended High School Credits

20 Credits per Semester

​Articulation Credit Available
Sierra College

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