Medical Assistant Pathway

The Education Fund has partnered with educational providers to offer eligible members Medical Assistant programs. Medical Assistant – one of the most in-demand job classifications in healthcare. This program is available at no cost to you through your eligibility for the Education Fund.

This program is available to all eligible UHW members including EVS workers, CNAs and administrative/clerical workers interested in moving to clinical work.

“Deciding to work in healthcare was the best decision I ever made because it’s exciting, fast paced, secure and it gives me great satisfaction to know that the work I’m doing really matters.” — Anna Vasquez, Medical Assistant, Kaiser-Gilroy

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Medical Assistant Pathway Program, a candidate must:

  • Work in a bargaining unit position for which an Employer has agreed to make contributions to the Fund and
  • Have completed your probationary period.
  • Be a regular benefited full-time or part-time employee, OR be on-call or per diem employee working, at minimum, 2 shifts per month over the most recent 6 month period.

In addition, you must meet the following:

  1. Possess a high school diploma or GED credential.
  2. No felony conviction on record; a clean drug screen; and up-to-date immunizations.
  3. Have access to reliable transportation.

Program Locations & Dates

Find your region below and click to expand and find out about start dates, program length and more:

All Regions

Provider: San Francisco State University

Medical Assistant Certificate

Program Length: 3 months

Program Start Dates: July 11, 2022 or July 12, 2022; October 11, 2022 or October 12, 2022

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Southern California

Provider: West Los Angeles College

Medical Assistant Certificate

Program Length: 22 units

Program Dates: Summer 2022: June 13 – August 28, 2022

Prerequisite: none

 

Medical Assistant Degree

Program Length: 2 years

Program Dates: Summer 2022: June 13 – August 28, 2022

Prerequisite: none

 

Medical Assisting Clinical Certificate

Program Length: 31,5 units

Program Dates: Summer 2022: June 13 – August 28, 2022

Prerequisite: none

 

Provider: Ventura College

Medical Assistant – Administrative

Program Length: 18 units

Program Dates: Fall 2022: August 12-December 15, 2022

Prerequisite: none

 

Medical Assistant Multi-Skilled

Program Length: 22 units

Program Dates: Summer 2022: May 21-August 6, 2022

Prerequisite: none

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Northern California (Bay Area)

Provider: Contra Costa College

Medical Assisting Associate Degree

Program Length: 60 units

Program Start Dates: Summer: June 13 – July, 2022

Prerequisite: degree requirements

 

Medical Assisting Certificate

Program Length: 34 units

Program Start Dates: Summer: June 13 – July, 2022

Prerequisite: degree requirements

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Northwest (Washington and Oregon)

Provider: Clackamas Community College

Medical Assistant Certificate

Program Length: 49 units

Program Start Dates: Spring 2022: March 28 – June 11, 2022

Prerequisites: Complete with a C or better in Medical Terminology course

 

Provider: Portland Community College

Medical Assisting Certificate

Program Length: 47 units

Program Start Dates: April 4 – June 19, 2022

Prerequisites: Complete with a C or better in English Composition, Medical Terminology, Introductory Algebra, Survey of Body Systems or Human Anatomy & Physiology I, II or III.

 

Provider: Clatsop Community College

Medical Assistant Certificate

Program Length: One year

Program Start Dates: April 4, 2022 – June 17, 2022

Prerequisites: None.

 

Provider: Oregon Coast Community College

Medical Assistant Certificate

Program Length: 4 terms

Program Start Dates: April 4, 2022 – June 18, 2022

Prerequisites: None

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Nevada

Provider: College of Southern Nevada

Medical Assisting Certificate

Program Length: 41 units

Program Start Dates: Summer 2022: June 6 – August 14, 2022

Prerequisite: Complete with a C or better with 11 units in Microsoft Office for Offices, English Composition I, Langue of Medicine, Introduction to Medical Assisting, Computing and Technical Emphasis.

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Colorado

Provider: Arapahoe Community College

Medical Assistant Certificate

Program Length: 29 units

Program Start Dates: Summer 2022: May 31 – August 8, 2022

Prerequisites: None

 

Provider: Community College of Denver

Medical Assisting Certificate

Program Length: 60-63 units

Program Start Dates: Summer 2022: May 31 – August 8, 2022

Prerequisites: Submit proof of General Educational Development (GED), Basic Life Support (BLS), Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

 

Provider: Community College of Aurora

Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate

Program Length: 160 hours

Program Start Dates: Summer 2022: May 31 – August 8, 2022

Prerequisites: None

 

Provider: PIMA Medical Institute

Medical Assistant Certificate

Program Length: 29 units

Program Start Dates: June 1, 2022; August 24, 2022; October 5, 2022; November 16, 2022

Prerequisites: None

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