Medical Assistant

This program prepares you for an entry‐level position as a Medical Assistant.  Emphasis is on preparation to perform both clerical duties and medical duties in a medical office.  Medical Assistants perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician.  Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes.  Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.


Grade Level Requirement: 10, 11, 13 (Juniors will be given preference)
Prerequisites: Completed Application
Number of college credits earned: 25*
Career Opportunities: This program of study could be a stepping stone that launches you into a successful career in the medical field.
Starting salary range: $22,131 to $41,870 annually ($10.46 to $20.13 hourly)**

For more information please contact CVIT


*Number of college credits may change with program improvements

**Gathered from 2010 Occupational outlook Handbook at


Cobre Valley Institute of Technology
P.O. Box 2656
Globe, AZ 85502

Seal of Arizona

Phone:  (928) 425-9654
Mobile:  (928) 961-2446
Fax:  (928) 425-8492