Medical Assisting Advisory Committee

This program provides the opportunity for the development of basic entry-level skills necessary for employment in a clinical/medical office environment. In a rapidly growing profession, medical assistants work directly with physicians and other health care personnel as team members in providing patient services. Medical assistants perform a variety of clinical, laboratory, and administrative functions in physicians’ offices, medical clinics, laboratories, and specific hospital departments. The program is offered only at the Indian Valley Campus. Students may elect to complete an Associate in Science degree, or a Certificate of Achievement: Administrative and Clinical, Administrative, or Clinical. Students may elect to complete a Skills Certificate for Medical Terminology Skills and MediSoft Skills. The Certificate of Achievement options require a minimum of two semesters to complete. Students may take courses on a part-time basis.

Career Options Administrative and/or Clinical Medical Office Assistant, Clinical/ Administrative Research Assistant, Insurance Coder/Biller, Medical Lab Assistant (Clinics, Hospitals, Private Labs), Medical Office Manager, Veterinary Hospital Front Office Assistant

Medical Assisting Department/Faculty:

Department phone: (415) 485-9319
Cesar Pomajulca, Program Coordinator Phone: (415) 883-2211, ext 8536

Medical Assisting Program Information:

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Medical Assisting Advisory Committee Members

  • Debra Roy, Practice Manager, Critical Care and Pulmonology, Marin Health 
  • Sara Manzur, Project Manager - Student Coordinator, Kaiser Permanente
  • Darya Soto MD, Pulmonoary and Sleep Associates of Marin
  • Jesse Madsen, Marin County Office of Education
  • Nia Papadakis, Department Manager, Kaiser Permanente
  • Cesar Pomajulca, MA Program Coordinator – Instructor, College of Marin
  • Jo Prabhu, Job Quest Healthcare Recruitment Specialists
  •  Nanette Solveson, Regional Director, Health Sciences  - Bay Area Community College Consortium
  • Melissa Horve, Marin Health
  • Marc Talledo, Medical & Clinical Student Placement, Program Supervisor, Sutter Health
  • Margie Mae Fabila, Sutter Health
  • Jesse Madsen, Program Manager, MCOE
  • Michelle Glancy, Chief Human Resources Officer, Petaluma Health Center
  • Alex Bastida, Marin Pulmonary Sleep
  • Gary Besser, CareerPoint Marin