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Adult Education Classes


MA 201/201A: Medical Assistant Program

MA 201 & MA 201A


College of the Redwoods Adult & Community Education offers training to become a Certified Medical Assistant. This noncredit class in a Hybrid format online with in-class labs includes clinical rotation at a local medical office. Front and back Office Medical Assistant skills will be covered in an interactive classroom format. 

Medical Assisting program includes:

  • Venipuncture and Injection Certification
  • Medical Terminology
  • Front and Back Office Procedures
  • Clinical Experience at a Local Healthcare Facility
  • CPR Certification
  • First Aid
  • Perform Finger-stick Lab Tests and Urinalysis
  • Identify Principles of Pharmacology
  • Textbooks, 3 Uniforms & Stethoscope
  • Job Preparation Skills
  • National Certified Medical Assistant Exam

Online Informational Meeting (not required, but highly recommended:

       Fall 2024 Program: Wednesday, June 5th 2024 at 10am -Click ZOOM to attend 

Documents from the info meeting can be found at the bottom of this page, after the meeting.

Attending the informational meeting a chance to learn about the program, the application process, meet the instructor and staff, and ask questions. Even though this is a free program, there are additional fees that will be presented in this meeting.

**Application will be posted at the bottom of this page by 12pm on the day of the Informational meeting. **

Program & Externship Dates: August 26th - December 19th 2024

168 hours lecture, 84 hours lab and 144 hours clinical externship required.

  • Lecture: online, via Zoom; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9a-10a
  • Labs: in person, Mondays and Wednesdays from 9a-5p. Includes some lecture hours

*Although minimal, the class requirements and schedule are subject to change

Class Limit: 16

Instructors: Daniel Doble, CCMA & James Gordon, RN

Application Period for Fall 2024 Program:  June 6th - July 3rd 2024

            -Applications can be emailed, sent via US Mail, or faxed.

-Photos of applications will not be accepted.

You must be age 18 or older to enroll in the program

You must also apply to be a College of the Redwoods student (Admissions > Admissions Home > 1-Apply ( If you are currently taking classes, you do not have to apply

High School Transcript or GED not required to apply to the program. 

Accepted students will be enrolled in the following two (2) classes:

  • MA 201 - Classroom & Labs
  • MA 201A - Externship

Employer Testimonial: "The curriculum at College of the Redwoods is vital to the community and produces excellent Medical Assistants. In my 8 years at this clinic we have hired every one of your graduates. They are the best." - Teri Humphrey, Willow Creek Community Health Center

Documents to download

Enroll Now! 

If you need additional help or information, please contact us at:

Phone: 707-476-4500

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