Medical Assistant Program

Medical Assistant- AM and PM class
April 15th, 2021 – August 27, 2021
Thursdays and Fridays 8am-2:30pm  (AM CLASS)
Thursdays and Fridays 5pm-11pm ( PM CLASS)
Externship (16-40hrs a week)

Financing available


Quest Nursing is approved by the Bureau for Private Post Secondary Education (BPPE) to offer the Medical Assistant Program. This 4-5 month program is designed to qualify an individual to become a qualified medial assistant. It includes 140 hours of theory and 160 hours of externship in the clinical setting. The Medical assistant works under the physician in an administrative and clinical capacity. The Administrative/Office Medical Assistant Portion of the program prepares the students to perform office duties which include but are not limited to phone answering, appointment scheduling, insurance billing, computerized medical records and forms. The Clinical Medical Assistant portion of the program prepares students to assist a physician and provide care to patients in a doctor’s office or clinic. The program combines classroom instruction with a medical office externship. Clinical Medical Assistants duties include but are not limited to • Assisting the physician with exams and minor surgery • Taking patient vital signs • Caring for patients • Performing simple lab tests • Administering medications and injections. Upon completion of program, Students will be eligible to take the California Certifying Board of Medical Assistants Examination (CCBMA).


Students must possess

  • High School Diploma or GED or equivalent
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a valid Social Security Number
  • Be in good physical and Mental Health (Verified by a health practitioner via a physical examination and Tuberculosis screening). The following immunizations are required: MMR Vaccination (Measles Mumps Rubella), TB Test- (Tuberculosis) and the test must be within the past 6 months before the class start date. If known to be PPD positive, must have a negative chest x-ray.
  • Pass a criminal background Screening
  • Speak, read, and write the English language



  • Complete enrollment agreement-Payment required
  • Submit all required documents by due date (High school cert, social security card, ID,   Physical exam, TB test or xray if applicable, Flu shot (during flu season- nov-march)- Please note that externship site might require additional medical info such as immunizations etc.

MEDICAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM – COURSE FEES- $9000- payable to institution

$250 Application/Registration Fee (Non Refundable*)
$250 Course materials (Non Refundable*, Not Returnable)
$250 Insurance Fee (Non Refundable*)

$150 Background Check Fee* (Non Refundable*)

$100 Lab Fee* (Non-Refundable*)

$0     Student Tuition Recovery Fee ( Non Refundable*)
$8000 Tuition ( $26.6 per clock hour)

Total Charges Paid to Institution : $9000




*The student has a right to cancel and obtain a refund of charges according to the standards set forth by CEC 94920 (b) which states: Institutions shall refund 100 percent of the amount paid for institutional charges, less a reasonable deposit or application fee not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250), If notice of cancellation is made through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later.
    • Additional Charges (Approximate cost by student to a third party {student responsibility})- $450
      Medical Assistant Examination fees- $200
      Physical Exam/TB test and Immunizations: $100
      2 Uniforms (Baby Blue Color Scrubs) and shoes- $100

    Blood pressure kit: $30

    Textbooks: $120

    SAMPLE SCHEDULE– 16 weeks total (4 – 5 months)- PLEASE VISIT CLASS SCHEDULE PAGE.

    Theory- 12 weeks- classes 2 days a week Thursdays and Fridays 8am-2:30pm (6 hrs/day) (12 hrs a week in weeks 1-11, 8 hrs in week 12) (3 months)

    Clinical Externship- 4 weeks- (8 hrs a day- 40 hours/ week (8am-4:30pm Monday- Friday) x 4 weeks