program components

The Medical Clinical Assistant Diploma program curriculum consist of 650 clock hour and is designed to meet the needs of individuals who are seeking work in the Medical Assisting /Medical Clinical Assistant industry. The program provides students with the understanding of medical assistants, diagnostic test(s), electronic health records and EKG. Students may participate in optional National Certification testing to become nationally certified.

Career opportunities

  • Medical Assistant (MA)
  • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)
  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Ophthalmic Technician
  • Optometric Assistant
  • Optometric Technician
  • Chiropractor Assistant
  • Medical Patient Care Coordinator

*Los Angeles ORT College offers various tuition financing plans, financial aid and scholarship programs for eligible and qualified students.


The program does not lead to nor require a license or credential for employment.

Program Objective

The student will learn the skills necessary via front and back office procedures: vital signs, CPR, to prepare a patient for examinations, assist a Doctor/provider(s) in patient examinations, administering injections, drawing blood and electrocardiography for EKG patients. Students will be prepared to fulfill administrative tasks working with medical and financial record management with a software computer driven program(s). This program includes medical, bookkeeping and posting responsibilities and patient collections. The student will schedule patients for appointments and create new patient files. The student will learn the skills necessary for an entry level position.

Program Length

The program for the Medical Clinical Assistant Diploma is structured with a duration of 650 clock hours, meticulously crafted to address the requirements of individuals pursuing opportunities in the Medical Assisting and Medical Clinical Assistant sectors. Within this program, students gain valuable insights into the roles of medical assistants, diagnostic testing, electronic health records, and EKG procedures. Students also have the choice to opt for National Certification testing to attain national certification credentials if they wish.

Entrance Requirements

Los Angeles ORT College accepts students with High School Diploma, General Education Development (GED) or applicants who have passed the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE). The applicants with High School Diploma, GED or CHPSE should have reached compulsory age to be accepted. The compulsory age is 16 years old and above, as defined by the State of California Department of Education. The applicants should also take an assessment test and have an admission interview prior to enrollment. 

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