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Medical Assistant
Administrative & Clinical Training

Why Choose a Career in Medical Assisting? Because, Helping Others While You Earn a Living Isn’t Just a Great Feeling, It’s a Future You Can Be Proud of!

A group of Summit College nursing students smiling and hanging out on the the old Colton campus.


Medical Assistants are an essential part to any healthcare team. They provide dual support by performing both administrative and clinical duties, making them the ultimate team player. And with careers in the healthcare industry on the rise, the demand for qualified Medical Assistants Administrative and Clinical – is growing at a much faster than average rate. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assisting jobs are expected to increase by as much as 19% by 2029!*

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm

What Does That Mean for You?

Future job prospects and the fulfilling career you dream of! But it starts with getting the training and skills you’ll need to join the dedicated healthcare heroes out there making a difference every day.


That’s where Summit College comes in. Summit has been helping students get the training and skills they need to pursue successful careers in medical assisting since 1991. We do it with the philosophy that we’re in this together with each and every student – and that means providing support and encouragement – every step of the way.

Medical Assistant students observing an instructor demonstrate how to use and read a syringe.

Benefits of Medical Assistant Training
At Summit College

  • Professional faculty focused on your success: Your instructors
    have all done the job you’re training for and use their experience to
    prepare you for real-world situations. You’ll develop critical
    administrative and clinical skills through hands-on learning and will
    benefit from small class sizes.

  • Comprehensive curriculum: Learn about phlebotomy and lab procedures, computer operations, body system functions, tool sterilization, EKGs, insurance claim processing and basic office procedures.

Where Summit Medical Assistant Grads Can Work

  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • Nursing homes
  • Military facilities

Career Outlook

Medical assistants can work in any type of healthcare facility, and they are in great demand. According to O*NETOnLine, jobs for medical assistants are predicted to grow 11 percent or higher through 2028, which is much faster than other occupations.

Medical Assistant Resources

Still unsure about Medical Assistant training? Here are some resources that may help you guide you on your journey. 

Is Career Training Right for You?

Take the Summit College Career Training Readiness Quiz

The fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete, and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for.

What You'll Learn

Summit’s Medical Assistant Administrative & Clinical program is designed to teach students the essentials and core skills they’ll be using in the real world. You’ll not only learn clinical skills, such as recording patient vital signs, you’ll also be learning how to record patient histories, manage patient intake, appointment scheduling and insurance claim processing.

And because we believe students learn better in the right environment, the program features small classes and hands-on training from instructors with real-world experience. All taking place in a modern facility with free tutoring, flexible schedules and a career services department – ready to set you up to succeed!

Legal & Ethics
The Medical Record

Vital Signs & Medical Terminology

Microbiology & Minor Surgery Skills

Circulatory System

Medical Insurance & Coding

OB/GYN & Pediatrics

Basic Pharmacology & Nutrition

Medical Assisting Career Opportunities

Graduates of Summit College’s Medical Assistant Administrative & Clinical program can seek employment in just about any healthcare facility out there. You’ll be qualified to work in hospitals, doctors’ offices, nursing homes, urgent care clinics, clinical labs, and more!

A medical assistant working with a patient.

Become a Medical Assistant at These Summit College Campuses

San Bernardino

804 East Brier Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408

El Cajon

411 N Marshall Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020