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Smiling Medical Assistant Students

Welcome to the Medical Assisting Department
Where Rewarding Careers Begin!

The medical field continues to grow and students from our department are in high demand. Healthcare is the second largest employer in Santa Cruz County.

To meet that need, we are pleased to offer three exceptional programs leading you toward a successful career in the medical field. Based on the program selected, you will have the opportunity to obtain an Associate of Science Degree, a Certificate of Achievement, and/or a Skills Certificate.

Learn more about the three programs and how to get started.

We also offer resources for alumni such as Continuing Education Credits.

important announcements

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The Cabrillo College Medical Assisting Department is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Contact: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educations Programs, 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763, 717-210-2350.

2019 Annual Report Form (ARF):

Data for 2017 Admission Cohort: 

Retention rate:  95%

Job Placement rate:  66%

Data for 2017 Graduation Cohort:

Exam passage rate: 71.4% 


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