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Medical Assisting

The care provided by medical professionals can make a difference in the life of each patient they treat. The right background in an accredited medical assisting diploma program can prepare you for a career in the fast-paced field of medicine. Through career-focused, hands-on courses and a real-world externship, a Westwood College diploma in medical assisting will give you the skills and training you’ll need to support the doctors and nurses of a medical facility and help them provide quality healthcare to their patients. Your medical assistant training courses will be modeled after the workplace, giving you the valuable experience you'll need as you enter this field.

Program features include:

  • An externship providing you with hands-on job training
  • Coursework that helps prepare you for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification exam* (cost of the exam covered by Westwood)
  • Courses focusing on front and back office functions of the medical field
  • Classes focusing on healthcare terminology, procedures and administration

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Medical Assisting Diploma at Westwood College
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A medical assisting diploma program opens up a world of possibilities. Course topics include:
  • Medical Terminology
  • Patient Relations
  • Phlebotomy
  • Minor Surgical and Specialty Procedures
  • Medical Insurance and Administrative Procedures
  • Principles of Patient Care

All of your courses in this program will be technical and specific to your diploma.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
  • Describe the terminology and procedures involved in patient care and healthcare delivery
  • Exhibit competence in clinical and administrative duties as a medical assistant
  • Perform medical assisting competencies within legal and ethical boundaries
  • Demonstrate competence in cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills related to medical assisting
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills with patients and providers
  • Demonstrate standard safety practices and procedures
Locations offering this degree:*

Anaheim Campus - Anaheim, CA
Inland Empire Campus - Upland, CA
Los Angeles Campus - Los Angeles, CA
South Bay Campus - Torrance, CA

Atlanta Campus - Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Northlake Campus - Atlanta, GA

Annandale Campus - Annandale, VA
Arlington Ballston Campus - Arlington, VA

Chicago Loop Campus - Chicago, IL
DuPage Campus - Woodridge, IL
O'Hare Airport Campus - Chicago, IL
River Oaks Campus - Calumet City, IL

Where could your Medical Assisting diploma take you?

Our medical assistant diploma program provides the educational background and hands-on experience necessary to successfully begin a career in medical assisting. Our faculty of professionals with experience in their fields will provide you with the knowledge, training and insight that you’ll use in your career. Take a look at some of the career fields that may be available to graduates with a medical assistant diploma from Westwood College.*

  • Medical assisting*
  • Patient care


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