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.
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
- Medical Administration
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Patient Assessment
- Stages of Life: Pediatrics, Ob/Gyn, and Geriatrics
I divided my search for a college by cost, personal recommendations, academic goal, location and personal interactions with staff. Unitek College has all these.
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.
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.
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
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.
Commonly Asked Questions
Does the South San Francisco 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 South San Francisco campus are either from the city of South San Francisco or commute from one of the following nearby cities.
We serve Medical Assisting students across all of San Mateo County, California:
|South San Francisco, CA||Alameda, CA||Belmont, CA|
|Burlingame, CA||Daly City, CA||Foster City, CA|
|Half Moon Bay, CA||Hillsborough, CA||Millbrae, CA|
|Oakland, CA||Pacifica, CA||San Bruno, CA|
|San Carlos, CA||San Francisco, CA||San Leandro, CA|
|San Mateo, CA|
How many Medical Assisting programs are offered each year?
On average, we enroll 25 to 30 Medical Assisting students each month.
What do the class schedules typically look like?
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.
How quickly can I graduate from the Medical Assistant program?
You can graduate from our Medical Assisting program in as little as 9 months.
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