program description

This two-year program prepares students with the necessary clinical and administrative knowledge to become entry-level medical assistants. Students will receive hands-on training and learn how to properly administer injections, take vital signs, record EKGs, implement basic accounting procedures, and understand the fundamentals of patient documentation.

Upon completion of the program, students may test to receive a certification with the American Heart Association CPR/AED.

Bree Michaels

Bree Michaels

Medical Assisting Instructor

“I really enjoy working for West-MEC. There is never a dull moment with my kids. We learn together, laugh together and care for one another. Every day is a new adventure in learning and I wouldn’t change a thing.”

Dina Chavez

Dina Chavez

Medical Assisting Instructor

“Teaching is a gift. Being a part of my students’ futures, seeing their enthusiasm and perseverance every day to come to class, with everything else they have going on, restores my hope and faith in young people. They have so much to offer and it’s privilege to be with them everyday on their journey.”

Donielle Winzeler

Donielle Winzeler

Medical Assisting Instructor

“Teaching Medical Assisting is something I am very passionate about. I enjoy seeing the excitement in the students when they learn new skills and develop into a health care professional. I am truly blessed to be a part of the West-MEC team.”

-Lori Botello

Lori Botello

Medical Assisting Instructor

“I am left in awe, when I think of West-MEC. I am so privileged to be part of educating and empowering my community. It is a blessing to have been chosen to teach, inspire, and prepare students with skills that will provide a career or a stepping stone into the healthcare industry. West-MEC is a place that makes dreams a reality and I am honored to be part of the West-MEC family.”

Maria Romero

Maria Romero

Medical Assisting Instructor

“I really enjoy working for West-MEC, the staff here are extremely supportive and are always offering ways of helping the teachers become better at what we love to do. I’m enjoying working with high school students and being able to play a part of ‘making a difference’ in their lives”

Silvia De La Fuente

Silvia De La Fuente

Medical Assisting Instructor

“Because West-MEC dares to be different they capture and embrace their true potential through their teaching and learning philosophies. It is something really special to be a part of.”