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Associate of Occupational Studies
Medical Assisting

Train Now for a Rewarding Career in Healthcare.

Launch a career in one of today’s fastest growing industries–Healthcare.1 At California College San Diego, you can get the targeted training you need to launch a Medical Assisting career with confidence! If you love helping people and enjoy a professional working environment, Medical Assisting may be your perfect fit!


Become a vital member of a professional healthcare team! Our Medical Assisiting degree program provides training for entry-level careers in a medical environment. Coursework includes vital signs, phlebotomy, pharmacology, medical billing, and more. You’ll also complete an externship where you’ll receive real-world experience working in a medical facility.


Graduates can use their Medical Assisting degree to work in medical offices, clinics, hospitals, and surgical centers.


With three conveniently located campuses, California College San Diego (CCSD) is the right place to earn your Medical Assisting degree in San Diego. Take advantage of our easy parking, friendly staff, and modern facilities. This program is offered at the following location(s):


The Medical Assisting program teaches you the knowledge and skills medical employers are looking for. You will learn how to:
  • Complete patient histories
  • Take and measure vital signs
  • Complete general medical office procedures
  • Perform basic laboratory procedures
  • Give patients injections
  • Demonstrate telephone and communication skills


Your coursework will help to prepare you to test for healthcare-related certifications, which add value to your degree. We’ll even cover the cost of certification–up to $500!2

Check Out the Program and Courses

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Why Choose California College San Diego?

CCSD offers the convenience, flexibility, and employment-focused education you need to launch a better career—faster. You can finish your degree in as few as 20 months!3


In addition, we offer day and evening classes with flexibility to fit your busy schedule. Classes start monthly so you don’t have to wait!

  • 1 Fast
  • 2 Employment-focused
  • 3 Flexible
  • 4 Path to a better career



California College San Diego is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.

  1. Fastest Growing Occupations, Occupational Outlook Handbook, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/fastest-growing.htm
  2. Certifications are not awarded by the college and will typically require extra study and cost during school and/or after graduation.
  3. General timeframe for completion of an Associate’s degree.

California College San Diego admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.