Mission Language &
Vocational School, Inc.

2929 19th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 622-5432


Between Harrison & Bryant Streets


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Auxiliary Aids

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

All courses include as needed:

  • English as a Second Language
  • Business English
  • Computer literacy
  • Basic math
  • Placement assistance service

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Medical Assisting Program

This thirty-six week program is available to both native speakers and those with advanced English as Second Language proficiency. The Medical Assisting Program prepares students with the skills needed to work as part of a healthcare team in doctors’ offices, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and health maintenance organizations. Graduates of the program will be qualified for entry-level positions as medical assistants, clinical assistants, ward clerks, administrative assistants and medical office receptionists. Skills and knowledge developed include: the history of medicine; medical ethics; legalities; patients’ rights; knowledge of instruments; muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems; medication administration; nutrition; general office skills; and various office procedures including insurance billing.

The entire program consists of eight modules requiring a maximum total of 760 instructional hours, plus an externship with a qualified medical workplace and a final exam. In order to better prepare students for gainful employment in the dynamic and changing Health Care employment sector, MLVS groups students into programmatic tracts depending on students’ capabilities, interests and acuity. These tracts are Medical Assisting Administrative, Medical Assisting Clinical and Medical Assisting Billing and Coding.

Students take classes in the following areas:

* Introduction to Medical Assisting

* Medical Terminology

* Medical Lab

* Computer Information Systems - Medisoft (medical office management software)

* Business English

* Typing

160 hour externship (job experience, non-instructional hours)

For more information, please contact Elsy Tadeo at 415-622-5432, Ext. 2010.



Economic Development

Funding Source REQUIREMENTS:

  • San Francisco Resident
  • Low Income
  • U.S. Work Authorization
  • CalWORKs, PAES, Workers' Comp., Rehabilitation, EDD/TAA are welcome

Approval to Operate

Mission Language and Vocational School, Inc. (MLVS), is a private non-profit institution, is in compliance with minimum state standards, and is granted institutional approval to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education pursuant to the California Education Code, Sections 94909(a)(2) and 94897(l).


Please visit: Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education


Classes are:
5 days a week Monday to Friday
7 hours a day