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Medical Assistant Programs

Application Deadlines for Fall 2023

1st 8-week Session is July 1, 2023

Class starts August 28, 2023


Application Deadlines for Fall 2023

2nd 8-week Session is August 30, 2023

Class starts October 23, 2023

Medical Assistant Program Career

Administrative Medical Assistant

Monterey Park Campus

1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez Monterey Park, CA 91754

An Administrative Medical Assistant is a front-office professional who performs clerical work in doctors’ and hospital offices. These professionals are responsible for multiple tasks, including communicating with patients for case histories, scheduling appointments, electronic medical coding, filing insurance claims, updating and maintaining records, processing insurance claims for receivable and payable accounts, and maintaining financial records. In addition, administrative medical assistants collaborate with doctors and nurses to help with medical examinations, schedule tests, order supplies, ensure compliance with procedures, and keep up-to-date with medical and insurance legislation changes. Students learn proven work experience as a medical administrative assistant, which includes hands-on experience with medical software and MS Office, knowledge of healthcare operations, familiarity with medical and insurance legislation, excellent organizational and multitasking skills, and customer-oriented communication skills. An internship with local medical facilities will allow students to gain hands-on experience, reinforcing classroom content into real-world applications.

First semester UNITS
HTHTEK 133 Medical Terminology 3
ALD HTH 057 Computers in Health Occupations 1
HLTHOCC 054 Human Disease 4
HLTHOCC 040 Introduction to Medical Assisting 3
HLTHOCC 051 Medical Office Microcomputer Applications 1
Winter Intersession/Summer
HLTHOCC 061 Medical Insurance                                               3
Second semester
HLTHOCC 052 Medical Office Procedures I                         4
HLTHOCC 053 Medical Office Procedures II 4
HLTHOCC 055 Clinical Assisting Techniques I 4
HLTHOCC 059 Medical Assistant Practicum                          2
Clinical & Administrative Certificate Program imagine


Fall 2023 enrollment application deadline 1st 8-week session is July 1, 2023

Fall 2023 enrollment application deadline 2nd 8-week session is August 30, 2023

Email: tweedym@laccd.edu to request an application.

Mandatory Orientation for Medical Assistant Programs

Saturday, July 22, 2023 

South Gate Campus - 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Monterey Park Campus - 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Contact Information


Dept. Location: G5-211L


Professor Marlene T. Tweedy, MBA,

Medical Assistant Program Lead, Monterey Park Allied Health Department
Email: tweedym@laccd.edu
Phone & Text: (888) 443-6529


Contact Information


Southeast Campus


Professor Pablo Garcia Jr.
Medical Assistant Program & Health Occupations Program Director 
Faculty Professor Clinical Instructor 

Email: garciap4@laccd.edu 

Phone: (562) 824-7225 

Work: (909) 541-4676