West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Health Care Technology

(408) 741-4019
Department Location

Kris Gaiero

Faraneh Javanmardian

Associate Faculty
Desiervi, Rosemary
Erickson, Susan
Orion, Walter
Ovens, Donna

Degrees & Certificates

A.A/A.S. Degrees

Medical Assistant


Clinical Assistant

Insurance Billing Specialist

Massage Therapy

Medical Administrative Assistant

Medical Assistant

Medical Office Reception

Orthopedic Technician

Transfer Information:
Info or link about transfer

Degree Requirements
and Course Descriptions

Department Chair:

Kris Gaiero

Division: Division Name

Division Chair:
Diane Hurd

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CAREER PROGRAMS: Health Care Technologies - Medical Administrative Assistant

Instructor in class photo

Program Options

Certificate of Achievement

Program Information

The Medical Administrative Assistant program focuses on the many and varied administrative functions of a medical office, including personnel supervision, credit and collection procedures, and management of time and resources.

Upon completion of all required courses, students are placed in an internship in a local health care facility. This is a valuable experience in applying the knowledge and skill acquired in class to the workplace.

A Statement of Eligibility for Internship, a health statement and physical examination, a current CPR certificate, keyboarding proficience of 35 wpm, basic word processing skills, and completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better are required prior to entry into internship, (Htech 54A). Htech 54B is optional.

Gainful Employment Disclosure Statement
Medical Administrative Assistant 2011  ^
Disclosure year: 2009-2010 academic year

Career Paths

  • Admitting Clerk
  • Hospital Unit Coordinator
  • Medical File Clerk
  • Medical Office Management
  • Medical Records Technician, entry level
  • Medical Secretary

Program Requirements

  • Requirements and suggested sequence of classes


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