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Sacramento MA Program

Earn your Medical Assisting Diploma in Sacramento, CA

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.

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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

Medical Assistant Program with a Career-Driven Curriculum

The MA curriculum utilizes a diverse approach to better educate our students. While some Medical Assistant courses are taught in a classroom, you will also learn through hands-on training.

Throughout our program, you will gain critical knowledge about laboratory techniques, clinical procedures, pharmaceutical principles, medication administration, and first aid. Other important topics include patient relations and medical law. Most importantly, you will learn about ethics in the healthcare field.

Our program also provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the Medical Assisting profession. Simulation training and supervised externships will allow you to graduate with practical experience on your resume. Many of our graduates may find work in clinics, doctor’s offices, hospitals, nursing care facilities, and other medical settings.

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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!

- Tiffany M. (2019 MA Program Graduate)

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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.

Convenient Location

Our campus is a testing site for proctoring state and national examinations. Plus, our labs are built with state-of-the-art medical equipment, allowing students to feel comfortable when they land their 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!

- Desiree H. (2020 MA Program Graduate)

Campus Location

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.

Sacramento Campus
Phone: 888-518-6601
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.

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Commonly Asked Questions

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!

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.

The average class size for our Medical Assisting program is 25, but Sacramento classrooms are built to serve up to 32 students.

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.

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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