ROP Education Center
385 N. Muller Street, Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 502-5800


Medical Assistant, Clinical and Administrative

Medical assisting...give it a shot! 

Students gain a variety of medical assisting skills including greeting clients and patients, taking vital signs, recording current medications, noting complaints and symptoms, and setting up patient exam rooms for specific types of examinations.  Learn how to recognize infection, assist physician with physical exams and minor surgical procedures, perform laboratory procedures including blood withdrawal, urinalysis, and specimen collection, and assist with diagnostic procedures. This class prepares students for jobs as clinical, back-office medical assistants.   

Medical Assistant, Clinical and Administrative trains students to assist a physician, work in a laboratory or medical office.  Students learn medical and surgical asepsis; assisting the physician with physical examination of the patient and minor surgical procedures; electrocardiography; administration of medication by physician order; laboratory skills, to include blood withdrawal, urinalysis, and specimen collection; assisting with diagnostic procedures; nutrition; vital signs; introduction to basic anatomy and physiology and diseases commonly related to the medical office experience; medical terminology; and reinforcement of basic “prerequisite class” concepts.  Required clinical work-based learning hours are included


  • Industry Sector: Health Science and Medical Technology
  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Prerequisite: High school students must be at least 17 years of age to enroll (many medical office require 18 years of age); successful completion of Medical Careers course with Body Systems and Disorders course strongly recommended. TB Clearance, Immunization, and Physical Examination may be requested at some work-based learning sites. Must be 17 years of age at the start of work-based learning sites.
  • Class Hours: 270
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): 120-160 Required
  • Level: Capstone
  • Articulation Agreement Details: Coastline Community College (2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021)

    For information about specific articulation agreement terms & conditions, contact the community college or your Career Guidance Specialist (CGS).
  • Meets UC/CSU A-G Requirement: G - General Elective (1 year required)
  • Certifications: ROP Career Pathways Completion Certificate; American Heart Association: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Card; Eligibility for California Medical Assistant (CCMA) Exam
  • Class Location(s): Esperanza HS, Kennedy HS, Magnolia HS, Savanna HS, Sonora HS, ROP Trident Education Center, NOCROP Regional Courses
  • Notes:

    Refer to O*NET Online ( for a summary report of the detailed job description for this career.

    This course integrates the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Instruction reinforces core skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics. Course instruction emphasizes career ready behaviors in communication, ethics, interpersonal/team skills, critical thinking and problem solving, safety, technology, and employability skills.