• Medical Assisting

    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

    • 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

    About the Instructors

    The Medical Assisting program is taught by medical experts, Luz Maria Gamboa and Tamie Garcia.

    Tamie Garcia

    Tamie Garcia is a Hollister native who has been in the medical field for 13 years. She started her medical career with a CTE course in phlebotomy and worked in a hospital as a Phlebotomist (CPT) before being promoted to laboratory technician. After that, she trained in house as a pathology technician under a forensic pathologist at a level II trauma center in Salinas. Garcia is also a trained Hemodialysis Technician (PCT) and Medical Assistant. She brings her 13 years of hospital and clinical outpatient experience to SVCTE to help future nurses and laboratory personnel start their careers. Garcia is a SVAE alumni and took the Medical Assisting night class. 

    Why do you teach Career and Technical Education? 

    To ensure students can get a high-quality education for well-paying entry-level jobs in the medical field.

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