Medical Assistant


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Make a Difference in Patients' Lives as a Medical Assistant

Do you have a passion for helping others? If so, a career as a Medical Assistant could be the perfect fit for you. Medical Assisting is a fast-growing profession and offers many exciting job opportunities. Employment of Medical Assistants is expected to grow 23% from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.*

The Medical Assistant Administrative & Clinical Diploma program at Summit College provides the kind of comprehensive training that is sought-after by hospitals, private healthcare practices, and other organizations. An in-depth focus on learning everything from administrative tasks to clinical techniques will help prepare you to take the medical assisting certification exam. Most healthcare employers now prefer that employees have a diploma because of the classroom knowledge and practical experience students gain that prepares them for successful careers.


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Why Summit College?

Hands-On Training

You’ll get valuable, real-world experience working with a variety of equipment in our state-of-the-industry labs.

Experienced Instructors

You’ll learn from dedicated instructors with extensive knowledge in the fields in which they teach.

Flexible Class Schedules

Our flexible day and evening classes fit your busy lifestyle, allowing you to focus on education while balancing work and family responsibilities.

Career Assistance

Summit College’s Office of Career Services offers ongoing career assistance to students and graduates.


Summit College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).

Real-World Experience

The comprehensive curriculum provides a variety of core courses and specialized training designed to give students a complete understanding of the elements required in different areas of healthcare.

A 160-hour externship at a college-approved site gives you valuable, hands-on training in real-life medical environments such as family practices, health clinics, and other healthcare organizations.

What You'll Learn:

  • Vital Signs and Medical Terminology
  • Microbiology/Minor Surgery Skills
  • Circulatory System
  • Medical Insurance/Coding
  • OB/GYN and Pediatrics
  • Basic Pharmacology and Nutrition

Career Opportunities:


Physicians' Offices

Nursing & Residential Care Facilities

Urgent Care Centers

Career Services is Here for You!

Our Career Services team at Summit College has been helping students work to make their dreams a reality. No matter how your career journey unfolds, Summit wants to be by your side. Every student’s climb is different, but at Summit you’ll find the support you need to elevate your career. That’s why we offer these and other services:

  • Resume and cover letter instruction, customization, and tips
  • Career counseling
  • Assistance with job market and career research
  • Interview preparation assistance, including mock interviews, to build your confidence

Are you ready for your future?

Available Locations

San Bernardino Campus
804 East Brier Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408

El Cajon Campus
411 N Marshall Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020

Santa Ana Campus
1639 E. Edinger
Santa Ana, CA 92705

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