12-Month Online Medical Assisting Training

A career in a year! UCI’s online Medical Assisting diploma program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the fast-paced world of healthcare. Our program is tailored to meet the needs of students who need to balance family, work, and school by offering online courses combined with hands-on instruction during clinical days at the UCI campus.

Online medical assisting students receive student support services, hands-on clinical days, externships, and career services through our integrated career training program. Our organization is centered around WE CARE, which comprises our core values. Students are supported at every step as they develop intellectually, mentally, emotionally, and vocationally.

“Even after graduation, the staff remain in touch and are always willing to offer help with job placement, if needed.” – Priscilla Morris, United Graduate

Career In A Year

UCI’s educational experience reflects our students’ academic goals: to have a career in a year! We bring the training to life in our online platform so you can feel prepared for your new career.

  • Convenience
  • Mobile Access to Classes
  • Interactive Labs
  • Externships
  • 24/7 Tech Support
  • Career Services
  • Grants*
  • Financial Aid**

Take the first step towards a healthcare career in 12 months today by calling 866-UCIONLINE or requesting information.  

*For those who qualify. See catalog for detailed eligibility requirements.
**For those who qualify.

Clinical Skills of a Medical Assistant

Our comprehensive medical assisting diploma curriculum will provide you with the knowledge and hands-on experience needed to perform your designated duties in your future career. You will learn fundamental knowledge such as anatomy and physiology and the processes to apply this material through the online platform. Then, implement medical assistant processes when you attend your on-campus clinical days.

Learn the clinical skills you need in a career as a medical assistant. Throughout the program, you will learn a variety of essential skills, including:

  • Assisting with minor office surgeries
  • Conducting capillary punctures for glucose testing
  • Assisting physicians with physical exams
  • Performing Phlebotomy
  • Taking patient vital signs
  • Giving Injections/Phlebotomy
  •  Sterilizing medical equipment
  •  Preparing Medications
  • Obtaining lab specimens
  • Performing CLIA-waived testing
  • Conducting visual acuity tests
  • Assisting with EKGs and other heart tests

Control your future and work toward a career in a year! Call UCI Online today at 866-UCIONLINE or request information to discover the skills you will learn in our Medical Assisting diploma program in 12 months!

Medical Assisting Diploma Certifications & Externship

Earning industry-specific certifications demonstrates to potential employers that you possess the knowledge and abilities needed for various healthcare positions. Our program focuses on preparing you to sit for the following National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification exams.

  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)*
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)**
  • Certified EKG/ECG Technician (CET)**

In addition to the instruction you receive online and through your clinicals, you also complete an externship that allows you to gain real-world experience in a medical facility. This experience reinforces the medical skills developed in clinical and lab settings and helps you build a professional network in the healthcare industry.

Become part of the UCI family! Our admissions team can guide you through the process to get you started. So give us a call today at 866-UCIONLINE or request more information!

*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Required/ Included in Tuition/Fees.
**Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Optional at own expense.

“I love the class. It’s smaller, so it’s easy to learn and pay attention. I would totally recommend this class to everyone!” – Kenz Finley, United Student

Associate Degree Pathway Opportunity Upon Graduation

Upon graduating with your diploma, you will have the academic background and training to begin a career in medical assisting positions. UCI Online allows you the flexibility to work and learn through our pathway option. If you wish to continue your education to receive a clinical medical assistant associate degree, you can do so online while simultaneously working.

Get Started Today!

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Scholarships are available for many of our programs and vary by location.