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Program Information

The Medical Assisting Program at College of Marin provides the opportunity for the development of basic, entry-level skills necessary for employment in a clinical/medical office environment. The program is offered at the Indian Valley Campus. Students may elect to complete an Associate of Science Degree or one of three career certificates: Administrative and Clinical Certificate, Clinical Certificate, or Administrative Certificate. The certificate options require a minimum of two semesters to complete. Students may enter in the fall or spring semester and may take courses on a part-time basis. The AS Degree requires, in addition, the general education courses at the college.

Employment Opportunities

Your education provides you with the knowledge and essential skills required to practice in a wide variety of settings. MA's are employed in acute care and long term care hospitals, community agencies, home care agencies, doctor's offices, and clinics. For more information, view the Employment Forecast.

Enrollment Procedures

No Medical Assisting program application procedure is required, however it is advisable to make an appointment with the counselor (Byron Ramey at or 415-485-9432).



Please note the CPR course must include the use of AED

CPR courses may be taken through the following organizations:

American Heart Association (BLS-Healthcare Provider)

American Red Cross (Professional Rescuer/Healthcare Provider) Marin Simulation Center at IVC (Professional Rescuer)

Transfer & Challenge

The students are provided the opportunity to obtain credit for Medical Assisting courses through "credit by exams".

Program Cost Visit link

College of Marin offers a broad program of financial aid to assist students who meet the economic guidelines with their educational expenses.

Advisory Committee

An advisory committee composed of health care professionals, and local citizens work with the College in planning the course of study to meet the needs of the community.

Other important numbers
Admissions 415. 457. 8811 x7722
Bookstore 415. 485. 9394
Counseling Office 415. 485 .9432
Financial Aid 415. 485 .9409
Student Health Center 415. 485. 9458
Testing Office 415. 485. 9469
MA Program 415. 883. 2211 x 8536

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Medical Assisting webpage
Technical Contact: Angela Olmanson, Administrative Assistant for Health Science Dept., 415.485.9319
Content Responsible:
Cesar Pomajulca, Medical Assisting Coordinator/Instructor, 415.485.9326