About the Medical Assisting Program at Sacramento
Our Medical Assisting (MA) program in Sacramento, California will enable you to invest in your future without spending years in school. Our dynamic approach combines expert lectures, applied training, and a 160-hour supervised externship. In addition to the outstanding healthcare curriculum and experience, our Medical Assistant courses also focus on important tenets like teamwork and communication.
To prepare you for the job market, we will help you develop a keen sense of professionalism. Our career services team can assist you with a range of services, from mock interviews to resume writing and clinical placement. Above all else, we want to direct your passion towards your dream career in healthcare.
What You’ll Learn
The goal of our Sacramento Medical Assisting program is to prepare you for an entry-level career in the medical field. Graduates will have the knowledge to perform and manage several Medical Assisting duties, including:
- Hospital admission
- Collecting laboratory samples
- Preparing patients for X-rays
- Sterilizing medical instruments
- Administering electrocardiograms
- Removing sutures
- Changing dressings
- Relaying pharmacy prescriptions
- Updating patient charts
- Ordering medical supplies
- Managing medical billing tasks
Medical Assistant Program Admissions Requirements for the Sacramento Campus
If you think our MA program might be right for you, please review some of our enrollment steps below:
1 Career planning session
2 Admissions interview
3 Obtain proof of high school education/equivalent
4 Assessment exam
5 Unitek application
6 Enrollment agreement
7 Financial preparations
I graduated the Medical Assistant program at Unitek College. My experience there was excellent. There, I felt like i could be myself and grow the way I wanted!
The Sacramento Campus
Our 13,400 square ft. campus is located near Commerce Gardens and the American River. Instruction takes place in various classrooms and skills labs. You will also benefit from a library, a student lounge, and several administrative and clerical areas.
All the programs offered at our Sacramento campus can be completed in a year or less. In 2014-2015, our campus was recognized as a “School of Excellence” by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). This award recognizes ACCSC-accredited institutions for their efforts in demonstrating a high level of achievement among their students and a commitment to the accreditation process.
Our campus is a testing site for proctoring state and national examinations. Plus, our labs are equipped with all the necessary medical equipment to help you gain confidence and experience before landing your future Medical Assisting job.
Class Caps & Flexible Schedule
Other benefits of our Sacramento campus include:+ Class Caps. Our MA program utilizes class caps—specifically, MA classes are capped at 30 students—which allows instructors to spend more time with each student.
+ Morning & Evening Hours. Generally speaking, we are open on weekdays from 8:00 am to 10:50 pm. Occasionally, our campus is also open on Saturdays for testing by appointment.
A huge SHOUT OUT to the entire Career Service Dept. at Unitek College! You advocated for me with a relentless pursuit to find the ideal fit for me. You challenged me to show me my strength and to be confident in myself!
Within distance of the Capital City Freeway, our campus is close to several schools, eateries, and attractions, including Raging Waters Sacramento and a Cal-Expo Race Track. Sacramento is not only the capital of California, but it is the sixth largest city in the state and the thirty-fifth largest city in the country. In present day, the city is mainly known for its diversity, modern contemporary culture, and farm-to-table restaurants. One of its many notable areas is the Old Sacramento Historic District, a U.S. National Historic Landmark District that attracts a great deal of tourism.
1111 Howe Avenue Suite #300
Sacramento, CA 95825
The official city website for Sacramento provides plenty of information that can benefit residents, businesses, and visitors. To learn more, check out the “Visitors” tab on the city website. It offers a virtual tour, not to mention categories like the following: Arts and Culture, Calendar, Demographics, Parking & Transportation, Photos and Videos, Points of Interest, Visit Sacramento, and Other Resources.
Commonly Asked Questions
Does the Sacramento campus offer a Medical Assisting program near me?
We welcome students from all around the world to enroll at Unitek College. Most students at our Sacramento campus are either from the city of Sacramento or commute from one of the following nearby cities.
We serve Medical Assisting students across all of Sacramento County, California:
|Sacramento, CA||Carmichael, CA||Citrus Heights, CA|
|Davis, CA||Elk Grove, CA||Fair Oaks, CA|
|Florin, CA||Foothill Farms, CA||La Riviera, CA|
|North Highlands, CA||Orangevale, CA||Rancho Cordova, CA|
|Rio Linda, CA||Rosemont, CA||Roseville, CA|
|West Sacramento, CA|
How long does it take to become a Medical Assistant?
It depends on the program and whether you’re seeking a certificate or an associate degree. Normally, it takes a year or less to receive certification. At our Sacramento campus, you can complete the Medical Assistant program in as little as 9 months!
Do you need Medical Assistant certification to work in the field?
Certification is not a California or federal requirement for Medical Assistants. However, graduates of our Sacramento program may be qualified to take several certification exams. These include the NCCT exam for the National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) credential and the American Medical Technologists (AMT) to gain the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) credential. While these credentials are not required to graduate, they may be of value depending on your particular career goals.
What is the average class size for the Medical Assisting courses?
The average class size for our Medical Assisting program is 25, but Sacramento classrooms are built to serve up to 32 students.
How many Medical Assistant sessions are offered each year?
We offer five sessions of Medical Assisting at various points, up to 20 times per year. Please speak with our admissions department to learn more.
What do MA class schedules typically look like in Sacramento?
It depends on the type of program as well as the student’s individual needs (morning, midday, or evening classes). Depending on the time of day you choose to attend class, our MA class schedules will look similar to the below:
- Morning Classes: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
- Mid-Morning Classes: Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- Evening Classes: Monday-Thursday, 5:30 PM – 10:50 PM
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