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UCLA Health Medical Assistant Program

The UCLA Medical Assistant Program (MAP), offered through a partnership between UCLA Health and UCLA Extension, combines the theory and practical experience necessary to prepare students to transition successfully into a career as a medical assistant.

This program is perfect for...

  • Health care administrators looking to transition into clinical practice
  • Students looking to start their career in medical assisting
  • Recent high school graduates starting their career track in allied health care
  • Allied health professionals

What you can learn.

  • Perform basic clinical tasks such as taking vital signs, administering medications, and collecting samples for testing
  • Perform administrative tasks in a medical office
  • Using various health information system technologies and medical equipment
  • Acquire the knowledge necessary to pass various certification exams

Application Required

This program is set up in a cohort model and begins every fall quarter.  Applications for Fall 2019 will be accepted March 1 - April 30, 2019.  Learn more about the application process and requirements.

Program Information Session

What our certificates have done for our students.

85%

feel a certificate helped them enhance their careers

1 in 4

received a salary increase after starting a certificate program

50%

switched careers after completing a certificate program

85%

recommend a certificate program to others

Tuition Assistance, FAQs and more 

Tuition for this program is $23,000. However, through our generous scholarship program and donor support, UCLA Health employees will only pay up to $2,000 out of pocket for the program and non-UCLA Health employees will only pay up to $5,000 in tuition for the program. 

For more information on our instructors, advisory board, what to expect after graduation and FAQs, click below.

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Suggested Prerequisites

High School Diploma

Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

Application & Candidacy Fee

75.00

Estimated Program Tuition

23000.00

Estimated program textbook/materials

N/A

*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

**Federal Financial Aid Gainful Employment Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that, “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; occupational profiles; on time completion rate; and for the most recent award year: the number of students who have completed the program, the number of students who complete the program within the estimated duration, the job placement rate, and the median Title IV and private loan debt incurred by those who complete the program. For gainful employment information for this program, visit our Financial Aid page.

Contact Us

Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

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