MA 201 & MA 201A
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
Online Informational Meeting: June 22, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am - Login at this ZOOM link
This is a chance to learn about the application process, meet the instructor and ask questions. Even though this is a free class there are additional fees that will be presented in this meeting.
Must apply with separate application. Contact Adult & Community Education at 707-476-4500. Lab days and times TBA. 168 hours of lecture and 84 ours of lab required to complete this course. Lecture online synchronous meetings required; days & times TBA.
Application Period Closes: July 22, 2021 - Noon
The application will be posted at the bottom of the page after the first informational meeting.
Accepted students will be enrolled in the following two (2) classes:
- MA 201 - Classroom & Labs Portion
- MA 201A - Externship
Class & Externship Dates: 08/24/2021 - 12/02/2021
Days/Time: Hybrid - Online with Face to Face Labs
Class Limit: 16
Labs Location: 525 D Street, Eureka
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 course includes:
- Venipuncture and Injection Certification
- Medical Terminology
- Front and Back Office Procedures
- Clinical Experience at a Local Healthcare Facility
- CPR and First Aid Certification
- Perform Finger-stick Lab Tests and Urinalysis
- Identify Principles of Pharmacology
- Textbooks, 3 Uniforms & Stethoscope
- Job Preparation Skills
- National Medical Assisting Exam
*Although minimal, the class requirements and schedule are subject to change.