Medical Clerk - Training Program
Start your career in the Medical Clerk field

Career training for a job in a medical office

In this hands-on healthcare course, you’ll learn the skills for entry into the fast-growing healthcare industry. You’ll train in a medical office setting performing clerical duties, using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital and clinic procedures. You’ll also learn scheduling, billing and managing medical charts, reports, and correspondence. With two types of classes, a traditional program and a hybrid option, you can choose what training style works best for you. Once you graduate, we’ll help you find a job in healthcare.


What you’ll learn in the job training program for Medical Clerk:

  • Introduction to Allied Healthcare
  • Health Care Communications & Interpersonal Skills
  • Basic Principles of Health Care
  • Medical Records Systems
  • Computer Literacy for Health Care Professionals
  • Computerized Accounting/Information Management Systems

Say yes to CET Medical Clerk!

Hybrid class option? yes!
New career in 7-8 months?* yes!
Job Placement Assistance? yes!
Support Services? yes!
Financial Aid Assistance for those who qualify? yes!
Training supplies, tools, books and scrubs included in tuition?** yes!

*Average program length based on attendance. **Subject to change without notice.


FAQ about the medical clerk job training program:

Where are the medical clerk job training classes?
CET offers the medical clerk program in Watsonville, CA.
We have two program options for you to choose from – traditional or hybrid. The traditional program is on-campus classroom learning five days a week. The Hybrid program combines on-campus learning and off-campus learning. In the Hybrid program you’ll be on campus a few days a week and the rest of the time you’ll be able to access the class online.
How long does it take to finish the medical clerk job training program?
Students usually finish the 720-hour program in 7-8 months.
What is the class schedule? And what is the hybrid program schedule?
For the traditional program, the class meets Monday through Friday. For the Hybrid program, you’ll be on campus Monday through Wednesday.
How much is tuition and what options do I have for paying for this class?
When people ask “how much is tuition”, most of us think of just the cost of the program and maybe books and supplies.  But, when you attend a school you’ll have other costs to add in such as housing and food if you live on your own.  If you live with your parents or are a parent, well that can change things a bit.  To make things simpler, visit our Tuition Page and use the calculator to estimate what everything costs and what kind of aid may be available to you. Make sure to read the Financial Aid Page to learn about applying for aid, grants, and loans.
What will I learn in the program?
CET’s medical clerk job training program focuses on the skills you need for the job. To see the competencies you will master other details see the program description from the student catalog addenda.
What kind of additional certifications or licenses will I be prepared to earn?
Students in this program will have the opportunity to be CPR certified.
If you didn’t graduate from high school, ask an admissions advisor if there is an Adult Education Career Pathways program available to help you earn your GED.
What types of healthcare jobs will I be qualified for and what can I expect to make?
When you’re trained as a medical clerk, you’re qualified for a variety of jobs. You can learn more about jobs and pay in your area by checking out the links below*:
*Job Outlook and Salary data provided by
When does the next class start and how do I apply?
CET has open enrollment, so once your enrollment is completed, you can start right away.  Applying to CET is easy. Learn more by visiting the Admissions page, or better yet – Sign up for a Tour and talk to an advisor in person.

*Sources are listed to provide additional information on related jobs, specialties, and/or industries. Links to non-CET sites are provided for your convenience and do not constitute an endorsement.