Ready to get started in one of our Medical Assisting programs? The admission process and timeline is the same for all three of our certificate programs. Follow the steps below to complete the application process and begin the Medical Assisting program!
You will be selected to the program based on completion of all required documentation and space availability. Priority admission is given to those seeking the Medical Assisting Certificate of Achievement and have completed Medical Terminology, Anatomy 25 or Physiology 100 (accepted thru 2019), and Computer Keyboarding or equivalent. Additional qualified applicants will be placed on an alternate list.
Application forms are available from March 1 - May 1. However, we will continue to accept applications until the student capacity of the program has been met.
If you are not currently enrolled at PCC, you need to apply for admission to the college in addition to applying to the Medical Assistant program. Apply now to PCC .
2 Complete Your Application Packet
To apply to the Medical Assistant program, you need to submit a complete application packet which includes:
- A completed Medical Assistant Application
- One official U.S. high school transcript, GED certificate, or Equivalency Report from
one of the college’s acceptable companies.
Note: The above is not required if an associate or higher degree is posted on your U.S. college transcripts
- One official transcript of ALL U.S. colleges and universities attended, including
Pasadena City College.
If you have foreign transcripts, please read our information on how to have your transcripts evaluated.
Be aware that unofficial transcripts and photocopies of diplomas are not acceptable, and incomplete applications will not be considered in the selection process. If you are accepted into the program, the college’s Records Office will also require transcripts.
3 Submit Your Application Packet
Submit your completed application packet, you must mail or deliver it in person to the Health Sciences office.
Pasadena City College
Attn: Medical Assisting Program
1570 E. Colorado Blvd.,
Pasadena, CA 91106-2003
If you have any questions contact Sandra Parra at (626)585-3308 or the Program Director Blanca Rodriguez at (626)585-7431.
The Health Sciences Division will inform you of the status of your application by email upon submission of all required documentation.
- Upon selection to the program, you will be required to complete:
- A health clearance (clinical students)
- A background check (clinical students)
- An American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers card (all programs)
If you are a student with foreign transcripts, you must have your transcripts evaluated by one of the following three companies before applying:
International Research Foundation (IERF)
(310)-258-9451 | www.ierf.org
Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute (ACEI)
(310)-275-3530 | www.aceil.com
American Education Research Center (AERC)
(626)-339-4404 | www.aerc-eval.com