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Course List and Program Cost

COURSE LIST

RECOMMENDED COURSE                                                                         TOTAL UNITS: 2

ALLH 048 Basic Skills for Healthcare Careers (2)                                                              

PREREQUISITE COURSES                                                                         TOTAL UNITS: 6

MEDA 055 Human Anatomy & Physiology (3)                                                   

or BIOL 160 Elements of Human Anatomy & Physiology (4)

MEDA 110 Medical Terminology (3)    

FALL SEMESTER COURSES                                                                    TOTAL UNITS: 13

MEDA 064 Medical Ethics and Legal Issues for the Allied Health Professional (1)      

MEDA 056 Administrative Medical Assisting I (1.5)    

MEDA 068 Human Behavior for Allied Health Students  (3)

MEDA 076 Principles of Infection Control and Sterile Technique  (1.5)

MEDA 078 Principles of Patient Care (2)       

MEDA 082 Diagnostic Testing (1)      

MEDA 115 Pathophysiology  (3)
(*MEDA 115 may be taken prior to starting the Medical Assisting Program)                                 

SPRING SEMESTER COURSES                                                               TOTAL UNITS: 10

MEDA 084 Phlebotomy for Medical Assisting (2)

MEDA 086 Administrative Medical Assisting II (2)

MEDA 088 Electrocardiogram Applications (0.5)    

MEDA 092 Minor Surgery (0.5)

MEDA 094 Medication Administration Practicum (0.5)     

MEDA 097 Directed Clinical Practice (4.5)                            


PROGRAM COSTS

Students are responsible for the purchase of all books, supplies, uniforms and background check (required by clinical site). Financial aid is available.  Contact the financial aid department for eligibility requirements [(619) 388-2817]. Consult the current Mesa College catalog for specific information. Students who are eligible and wish to become certified must pay State or National Examination fees and provide all instruments and supplies needed.

The complete list of program courses, including total units is on the Course List and Program page.  The current tuition is $46.00/unit and non-resident tuition is $245.00/unit.  All students must pay a mandatory $20.00 Student Health Service fee and parking fees.  All costs listed below are subject to change without notice and may be different if using your own healthcare provider.

  • American Databank Complio Immunization Tracker - $26.00/year
  • Background Check & Drug Screen Combo package - $71.00/year
  • CPR American Heart Association BLS Certification - $50.00 - $70.00
  • Physical Exam at Mesa Health Services - $35.00 cash
  • TB skin test (2 step) at Mesa Health Services year one - $16.00 cash
  • Tdap at Mesa Health Services - $45.00 cash
  • MMR at Mesa Health Services - $79.00 cash
  • Hepatitis B Series at Mesa Health Services - $62.00 cash
  • Flu vaccine at Mesa Health Services - Free
  • Scrubs at Mesa Bookstore - $40.00/set
  • Textbooks - approx. $750.00
  • Powder free, latex free gloves - approx. $30.00
  • Stethoscope - approx. $20.00
  • Sphygmomanometer - approx. $20.00