Medical Assistant – Front and Back Office (National Certification)

The field of medical assisting is one of the most versatile allied health occupations in today’s healthcare environment and one of the fastest growing jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 23.5 % job growth rate from 2014-2024. Medical Assistants work in private and multi-provider clinics, Urgent Care Centers, Hospitals or Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). The Front Office scope of work includes scheduling appointments, start and maintain patient records, and insurance billing and coding. The Back Office includes preparing the exam room, vital signs, injections and blood draws, EKG, and other assistance with examinations and treatments.

Join this exciting career field and get proficient and certified in the administrative and clinical skills performed by a Medical Assistant.


  • Students must possess a High School Diploma, GED or HiSET (or evaluated transcript if degree from foreign country)
  • Students must attend an Orientation prior to enrollment (see dates below)


Medical Assistant – Flyer

How to Register:

Students may only enroll after they attended an Orientation. Registration in person or via phone at the Front Office 408.423.3500. For additional questions contact Connie Webb via email [email protected]

Meet your Instructors





Suvarna Sathe – Lead Instructor
  • Undergraduate training in medicine in India
  • Master’s in Molecular and Cell Biology and Biochemistry from Brown University
  • A scientist at a biotech supporting customer with pre-sale and post-sale product inquiries.
  • Preliminary CTE and Substitute Teacher Credential; Single Subject Credential for Secondary Education(Science) in progress
  • Substitute teacher at middle and high schools at several local school districts including SCUSD
  • Tutor for high school science and mathematics


Glenda Crespo – Instructor Front Office and Skills Lab
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management (BSBM) University of Phoenix
  • Nationally Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA)
  • 10+ years of teaching experience as Medical Assistant instructor
  • 20+ years of work experience as NCMA in hospitals and private practice facilities


Jose Gaitan-Huizar, LVN – Instructor Skills Lab

Licensing and Certification:

  • Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Home Health Aid (HHA)
  • IV & Blood draw Certification 
  • 5 years of Inpatient & Outpatient Experience