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Hayward MA Program

Earn your Medical Assisting Diploma in Hayward, CA

About the Medical Assisting Program at Hayward

Our Medical Assisting (MA) program in Hayward, California utilizes a well-rounded curriculum and a dynamic learning approach to prepare you for a career in healthcare. By the end of the program, you will have received both clinical and administrative Medical Assistant training. Not only can our program be completed in as little as 9 months, but you will learn through a combination of expert lectures, practical training, and real-world experience. One component of our hands-on training includes a supervised externship that will provide you with unique opportunities in the field. Ultimately, we seek to equip you with the necessary skillset to succeed as a Medical Assistant in as little time as possible.

Hayward MA Program
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What You’ll Learn

Through our Hayward Medical Assistant program, you can enter the job market in under a year’s time. Our curriculum emphasizes the importance of both administrative and clinical skills. By the time you graduate, you will have learned how to perform various tasks. They include but are not limited to the following:

Administrative Job Duties

  • Scheduling medical appointments
  • Updating patient charts
  • Ordering medical supplies
  • Completing billing tasks
  • Arranging hospital admission or laboratory services
  • Use of electronic medical records software

Clinical Job Duties

  • Relaying prescriptions to pharmacies
  • Collecting laboratory specimens
  • Sterilizing medical instruments
  • Preparing patients for x-rays
  • Taking electrocardiograms
  • Removing sutures and change dressings

Medical Assistant Program Admissions Requirements at Hayward

If you are thinking about enrolling in our MA program, please review some of our admissions steps below:

1 Career planning session & admissions interview

2 Send proof of high school education/equivalent

3 Assessment test

4 General application

5 Enrollment agreement

6 Financial arrangements

Medical Assisting Program with a Career-Driven Curriculum

Our Medical Assisting program instructs students in a variety of settings. While a portion of the program is taught in a classroom, you will also learn through simulation exercises and a supervised externship. Overall, you will gain vital knowledge about laboratory techniques, clinical and diagnostic procedures, pharmaceutical principles, medication administration, first aid, common office practices, patient relations, and medical law. Most importantly, you will also learn about ethics in the healthcare industry.

Some of the required Medical Assistant courses include:

  • Introduction to Medical Assisting & Medical Law
  • Pharmacology, Medication Administration, Diagnostic Imaging
  • Stages of Life: Pediatrics, Ob/Gyn, Geriatrics
  • Computerized Medical Assisting
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It is an Amazing college. I am so happy with all the staff and all the instructors. Thanks Unitek!

- Masoud V. (2019 MA Program Graduate)

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The Hayward Campus

Our Hayward Campus is conveniently located near Interstate 880 and the Hayward Executive Airport. Sitting in the East Bay sub-region of the San Francisco Bay Area, our campus is easily accessible through public transportation. It is also within range of several major medical facilities. Other nearby destinations include Costco, Target, Southland Mall, and Winton Plaza. In addition, popular areas like Burbank and Santa Clara are also near our campus.

Unitek Hayward is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. We offer students access to 2 skills labs, a simulation lab, 5 lecture rooms—two of which also function as computer classrooms—a student lounge, and a learning resource room. Our staff is very supportive and efficient. Graduates of our MA program have commented on the effectiveness of the financial aid team as well as the open-door policy of our Campus Director. At Hayward, we want to see you succeed.

Dynamic Learning Environment

Our Medical Assisting program allows you to retain information through both conceptual and active-learning styles. We provide expert lectures to teach concepts, simulation-lab exercises to employ these concepts, and supervised externships to use them in the real world. For instance, our lab environment is fully equipped to simulate an office and clinic setting. This equipment includes a micro-hematocrit centrifuge, blood and urine centrifuge, pulse oximeter, electrocardiogram machine, glucose meters, and sphygmomanometers (B/P) cuffs. You will also have access to a patient height and weight scale, an autoclave machine, and a hemoglobin meter.

Career-Services Team

Another significant feature of our program is the career services department. Career Edge is an important component, as it ensures that you form career-development skills throughout our program. You will be provided with several career-development strategies, including mock interviews, resume writing, and job-search skills. This is a valuable tool that will help you develop a professional profile and find employment.

Unitek was the best for me. I just can't imagine the number of students and graduates they have helped, including me personally.

- Joselyn G. (2019 MA Program Graduate)

Campus Location

Hayward is a populous city in Northern California. It can be found in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. Due to its central location, some refer to Hayward as the “Heart of the Bay.” Our Hayward campus is ideal for accessibility and convenience. Not only does it sit in the middle of the Bay Area, but Hesperian Boulevard is within reach of the main road and multiple freeway exits.

Hayward Campus
Phone: (855) 808-2732
21615 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward, CA 94541

At our campus, you can often enjoy sunny skies, green belts, and streets lined with trees. We also offer a flexible schedule in the form of several different class times. To better accommodate our students, some sessions are offered in the morning, mid-morning, afternoon, or late evening.

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In a world pressed for time, we have struck a balance between necessity and efficiency. This can create an opportunity for career changers or student learners who excel in fast-paced programs. Our instructors also go above and beyond to develop enriching instructor-student relationships. Recently, we expanded our lab rooms to provide the best hands-on training for skills development. We want to ensure that every graduate becomes an asset to the healthcare workforce.

At Hayward, we pride ourselves on transparency. We also want to ensure that prospective students have access to important financial aid information. Our financial advisors would be happy to go through your options and discuss which ones are best suited to your needs. If you are interested, we can even schedule an in-person meeting.

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