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South San Francisco
MA Program

Earn your Medical Assisting Diploma
in South San Francisco, CA

About the Medical Assisting Program at South San Francisco

Enroll in our Medical Assisting (MA) program in South San Francisco, California. Led by an amazing director, our medical training faculty has earned the trust and respect of people in South San Francisco as well as the surrounding regions.

Many in our community have also expressed appreciation for our student-centric programs, which focus exclusively on their success.

Career success is our top priority. Our MA graduates score a 96% job placement rate, and in 2020, we plan to unveil a Medical Assisting simulation lab to better prepare our students for future employment opportunities.

South San Francisco
MA Program
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What You’ll Learn

The South San Francisco Medical Assisting program will provide you with the necessary skills to excel as a Medical Assistant. You will learn through a combination of in-class instruction, lab exercises, and a supervised externship. The program will prepare you for work in a variety of healthcare settings, such as hospitals, medical offices, private homes, and outpatient facilities.

Here, you will develop the skills to perform the following Medical Assistant tasks:

  • Recording patient histories
  • Measuring vital signs
  • Assisting physicians with examinations
  • Scheduling patient appointments
  • Preparing blood samples for laboratory tests
  • Recording and maintaining medical records
  • Administering injections and medications as directed by physicians

Medical Assistant Program Admissions Requirements at South San Francisco

If you’d like to enroll in the S. San Francisco Medical Assisting program, please review the following admissions requirements:

1 Complete a career planning session

2 Schedule an admissions interview

3 Send Unitek proof of high school education/equivalent

4 Take the assessment exam

5 Complete a Unitek application

6 Complete the enrollment agreement

7 Make any financial preparations

Medical Assisting Program with a Career-Driven Curriculum

By the time you graduate from our Medical Assisting program, you will have gained vital knowledge and experience to launch a successful Medical Assisting career.

Our Medical Assisting courses emphasize both administrative and clinical skills. We offer extensive instruction in medical terminology, medical office procedures, medical and clinical procedures, basic anatomy and physiology, and special duties common in the field.

Some of our other Medical Assistant courses include:

  • Introduction to Medical Assisting & Medical Law
  • Pharmacology
  • Medical Administration
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Patient Assessment
  • Cardio-Pulmonary
  • Gastroenterology
  • Stages of Life: Pediatrics, Ob/Gyn, and Geriatrics
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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 South San Francisco Campus

Occupying over 7,000 square feet, the South Francisco campus features a student lounge, campus library, multiple classrooms, skills labs, and computer centers. Our students also have direct access to various administrative teams, including our admissions, financial-aid, and career-services departments. Additionally, many of our students benefit from our close proximity to Kaiser Permanente and several other long-term care facilities.

Comprehensive Training

Through our Medical Assisting program, you can pursue your dreams without spending years in school. Whether you’re beginning your career or starting a new one, you can complete the Medical Assistant program in as little as 9 months.

High Job Placement Rates

Job placement rates are another source of pride at our campus. In 2019, our Medical Assisting graduates scored a 96% job placement rate. We also received the ACCSC School of Distinction Award in 2018.

I'm very thankful to my Unitek Family for giving me the courage to go back to medical school and have Medical Assisting as my stepping stone to my career goal.

- Clarizza R. (2019 MA Program Graduate)

Campus Location

South San Francisco is a city in San Mateo County, California. Located on the San Francisco Peninsula, the city has several points of interest and recreation. Some well-known landmarks include Sign Hill, Wind Harp, City Hall, and Orange Memorial Park.

South San Francisco Campus
Phone: 855-811-6191
257 Longford Drive #5
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Situated near the Junipero Serra Freeway, our campus is both convenient and accessible. Nearby establishments include Costco, Trader Joe’s, and Kaiser Permanente. We are minutes away from San Francisco, and you can easily commute there from our campus using the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system. If you enjoy shopping, Serramonte and Tanforan malls are about a 5-minute drive from our location.

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Commonly Asked Questions

On average, we enroll 25 to 30 Medical Assisting students each month.

In South San Francisco, we enroll on a monthly basis for our Medical Assisting program. These include both 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM start schedules. For more information, please contact our admissions department.

You can graduate from our Medical Assisting program in as little as 9 months.

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