Fall 2019 - Medical Assisting Program

Thank you for your interest in the ROP Medical Assisting Program in Santa Cruz, California. This is a 10-month course that prepares students for a career working alongside of health care providers in the medical office.

The course will begin in August and classroom instruction will conclude in June. The class meets Monday through Thursday from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm. In addition to classroom hours, each student must complete an externship in a physician's office of 200 hours.

If you have any questions, please contact Rayona Staniec - Medical Assisting Program Coordinator/Instructor via email at rstaniec@santacruzcoe.org

Please download the [ Application for 2019-20 ] which includes the application, forms for letters of recommendation, tuition prices, and dates for the orientations.

Requirements to qualify for the program

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Applicant is required to possess a high degree of professionalism and be able to exhibit the motivation and positive attitude necessary to succeed in the program
  • Attendance at a mandatory orientation
  • Must sit for an assessment test with a result equal to a minimum reading level of 12th grade
  • Interview with instructor
  • Meet minimum health clearance

Orientations will be held on the following dates

March 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm - Tuesday

March 20, 2019 at 10:00 am - Wednesday

April 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm - Thursday

April 26, 2019 at 5:00 pm - Friday