Medical Assisting (UC "g")

Learn back office medical procedures. Topics include medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, lab procedures. Clinical training in hospitals, clinics, and doctors’ offices is available. The class focuses on academic, technical skills, and employability practices. Students will develop personal and professional skills in the classroom that will transfer to the workplace:

  • Time management and organization
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Work with a variety of technology
  • Creative thinking and problem solving
  • Job search skills including: resume, job applications and effective interview skills
  • Essentials of Fire Department Customer Service

Class Benefits

  • 20-30 high school credits earned per year
  • Develop skills leading to a highly paid, high demand job

University Majors & Degrees (BA or BS)

  • AA or AS in Biology, Chemistry, Nursing, Medical Assisting, Pharmacy
  • BA or BS in Biology, Chemistry, Nursing, Pre-Med

Certifications Earned Within the Class

  • Class completion certificate
  • CPR & AED with successful completion of training

Job Opportunities Upon Completion

  • Medical Assistant
  • Chiropractic Assistant
  • Pediatric Assistant
  • Hospital Admitting Clerk
  • Outpatient Admitting Clerk
  • Unit Clerk Home Health Aides

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Victoria Straubinger has worked as a surgical technician, and worked as an obstetrics technician in Women’s Services at Good Samaritan Hospital. Mrs. Straubinger taught the Surgical Technology program at Trinity College for over two years. In 2003, she taught the Surgical Technology program at Silicon Valley CTE, and has been teaching the Medical Assisting class since 2004. Ms. Straubinger was selected as the Silicon Valley Teacher of the Year in 2007!

Reed Shue is a Certified Surgical Technologist and First Assistant with credentials in surgical robotics. After graduating from the Surgical Technology course at Metro ED, Reed spent most of his career working in the operating room as a lead Surgical Technologist, assisting surgeons in a wide variety of surgical services. Reed has also created an education and training program at Kaiser Santa Clara where he managed surgical technology, nursing and medical students through their clinical rotations; through the OR, and was given the title of Chief Preceptor. He is the only non-MD instructor for the GYN resident training program where he trained surgical residents.

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