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Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting Program Description


A.S. Medical Assisting

Certificates of Achievement

Medical Assisting, Administrative Program Disclosure
Medical Assisting Program Disclosure

Certificate of Proficiency

Medical Assisting, Medical Insurance Billing

Program Description

The CRC Medical Assisting program is designed to prepare students for careers as Medical Assistants in private, state and federal medical offices. Upon completion of an AS degree or certificate in Medical Assisting, students may take the certification exam administered by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education programs (CAAHEP) on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Educational Review Board (MAERB) of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).

Career Opportunities

  • Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Insurance Billing Specialist


  • Employment is projected to grow much faster than average, ranking medical assistants among the fastest growing occupations over the 2008-18 decade.
  • Eligibility to become members of AAMA and California Society of Medical Assistants (CSMA).
  • Accredited preparation for national board exams; CRC students have exceeded national averages in the top 5 percent consistently for the past 20 years.
  • Transfer opportunities leading to degrees in Health Services or Health Care Administration.
  • Provides multiple skills for the entry-level health care professional.

For information about the student learning outcomes for this program, see