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Associate of Occupational Studies
Medical Specialties

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Earning an Associate’s degree in Medical Specialties will prepare you to enter the fast-growing field of medicine. Whether you are looking to launch a career in medical assisting, pharmacy technology, or medical billing and coding, you’ll have everything you need to join the medical workforce.


Medical Specialties Program Objectives


Our Medical Specialties program provides you with a general background in medical expertise. The program covers a wide area of the medical field with a focus on employment training. This program will help you develop the knowledge and skills in the following medical specialties:


  • Medical lab processes
  • Medical records
  • Pharmacy technology
  • Phlebotomy
  • Medical assisting
  • Clinical processes and procedures
  • Medical billing/coding
  • And more


As a Medical Specialties student, we will help you prepare for licensing and certifications for your specific field of expertise. With our help, you can graduate fully equipped with the knowledge and skills to start your rewarding career.


Like all of our programs, our Medical Specialties degree at our National City, CA, campus includes both on-campus and online courses to give our students the flexibility they need to be successful.  


Degrees Designed for Students Needing Flexibility in Their Program Schedule:

California College San Diego understands how hard it is to manage a busy schedule that also needs to include getting your degree. That's why California College offers a mix of online and campus courses. We work hard to allow you the benefits of interacting with your instructor and other students in class as well as utilizing the flexibility of taking some of your classes online to assist you in completing your degree in a way that can work well with your busy schedule.

National City

The National City campus (Satellite campus to San Diego) is located in a two-story building adjacent to the Best Western Marina Gateway Hotel. If you are coming from the north, take 5 South, exit and turn right onto Bay Marina Dr. Then turn left at the first light after the freeway (Cleveland Ave.). If you are coming from the south, take 5 North, exit and turn left onto Bay Marina Drive. Then turn left at the first light after the freeway (Cleveland Ave). The entrance of the campus is in the back of the building; look for the blue California College San Diego sign.


700 Bay Marina Drive, Suite 100

National City, CA 91950



Looking for a career in healthcare? California College in San Diego can help you on your journey to becoming part of the healthcare community. Learn more by contacting us today.

  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. The college does not guarantee a job. Gaining employment is the graduate’s responsibility.
  4. General timeframe for completion of an associate’s degree.
  5. Offered onsite and/or fully online through Independence University. See catalog for available locations.

CollegeAmerica admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

† Graphic Arts programs are offered fully online by our affiliated institution, Independence University.
†† Master’s degree programs are offered fully online by our affiliated institution, Independence University.