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Concord MA Program

Earn your Medical Assisting Diploma in Concord, CA

About the Medical Assisting Program at Concord

Through our Medical Assisting (MA) program in Concord, California, we strive to prepare students for their chosen career paths. The MA program will give you the knowledge, experience, and confidence needed to excel in the field.

Medical Assistant courses at Concord are well-rounded, featuring both clinical and administrative training. During the program, you will receive a combination of in-class instruction, hands-on lab exercises, and externship experience. Medical Assisting students can also benefit by utilizing our services for employment support.

If you want to become a Medical Assistant, join the thousands of students who chose to advance their careers at Concord.

Concord MA Program
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What You’ll Learn

The primary goal of our MA program is to prepare you for entry-level employment as a Medical Assistant. Here, you will receive training in several areas of healthcare, including medical terminology, clinical procedures, and basic anatomy.

Successful graduates are capable of performing various administrative functions, such as:

  • Answering telephones
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Greeting patients
  • Updating patient charts
  • Handling billing-related tasks
  • Experience with Electronic Health Records

MA Graduates are also trained to perform several clinical duties:

  • Sterilizing medical instruments
  • Performing electrocardiograms
  • Removing sutures
  • Changing bandages
  • Administration of Injections
  • Phlebotomy
  • How to take Vital Signs

Medical Assistant Admissions Requirements for the Concord Campus

To enroll in the Concord MA program, you must complete admissions requirements like the following:

1 Career planning session
& admissions interview

2 Submit proof of high school

3 Assessment test

4 General application

5 Enrollment agreement

6 Financial arrangements

Medical Assisting Program with a Career-Driven Curriculum

At Unitek, you can complete your Medical Assistant training in as little as 9 months. The Concord MA program will provide you with a dynamic curriculum, where traditional classroom instruction is blended with simulation training and real-world experience.

Our courses also emphasize key attributes you will need for a successful Medical Assisting career, such as teamwork, communication, and professional behavior.

Some of the Medical Assisting courses you will study include the following:

  • Introduction to Medical Assisting & Medical Law
  • Pharmacology, Medicine Administration, Diagnostic Imaging
  • Patient Assessment, Cardio-Pulmonary, Gastroenterology
  • Eyes, Ears, Nose, Throat, Nervous System
  • Stages of Life: Pediatrics, Ob/Gyn, Geriatrics
  • Computerized Medical Assisting
  • First Aid, Emergencies, Behavior in Acute Situations
  • Medical Assisting Externship
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I divided my search for a college by cost, personal recommendations, academic goal, location and personal interactions with staff. Unitek College has all these.

- Barbara L. (2020 MA Program Graduate)

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The Concord Campus

Our campus is located in the Metroplex Office Centre at 1401 Willow Pass Road. This location spans two floors and covers more than 24,000 square feet of space. Laboratories designated for the MA program are fully equipped to simulate an actual clinical setting. The lab equipment includes many of the latest medical technologies, including a microhematocrit centrifuge, blood and urine centrifuge, pulse oximeter, electrocardiogram machine, glucose meters, sphygmomanometers (B/P) cuffs, and an autoclave machine.

Several Student Facilities

Our Concord campus maintains several student facilities, such as a student lounge, a café, and multiple learning resource stations. Our financial aid and careers services teams are also available to help students manage their tuition payments and find great job opportunities after graduation.

Class Caps & Flexible Schedules

At Concord, our Medical Assistant program features class sizes capped at 40 students. This ensures that each student’s voice is heard. Our campus is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 7:00 pm. Depending on the program, you can typically elect to take morning, midday, or evening classes.

EXCELLENT - that was my overall experience since 2019 when I started my Medical Assisting Program at Unitek College.

- Romarie L. (2019 MA Program Graduate)

Campus Location

Along with Medical Assisting, our Concord campus maintains programs for aspiring Vocational Nurses, Medical Office Administrators, Dental Assistants, and Information Technology professionals. Even with our comprehensive curriculums, all of these programs can be completed in a year or less!

Concord Campus
Phone: (888) 919-4220
1401 Willow Pass Rd,
Concord, CA 94520

The city of Concord has several attractions that are available to students. It is home to numerous outdoor venues, hiking trails, and gardens. Concord is also home to the Todos Santos Plaza. This popular destination, located in downtown Concord, spans a full city block of community green space. It’s surrounded by several businesses, restaurants, and coffee shops. The plaza also hosts a farmer’s market on a regular basis.

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Commonly Asked Questions

For many healthcare professionals, Medical Assisting offers them a highly rewarding career where they can play a significant role assisting physicians and interacting with patients on a daily basis. As a profession, Medical Assisting is expected to grow, and can provide a degree of job stability and security.

Certification is not a state or federal requirement for this profession. However, graduates of our Medical Assistant program may be qualified to take several certification exams. These exams include the NCCT exam for the National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) credential, the American Medical Technologists (AMT) to gain the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) credential, the California Certifying Board for Medical Assistants (CCBMA) to gain (CCMA-AC) credential and the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) to gain (CCMA) credential.

While these credentials are not required to graduate, they may be of value depending on your particular career goals. Our faculty members are available to advise you.

The MA program in Concord can be completed in as little as 9 months.

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