Merced County Office of Education


​Medical Assisting​


 Teacher:  Kristi Lindsey
) 381-4578

Class Description
Medical Assisting will teach the skills to 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 a physician.

Teacher Information


Kristi Lindsey lived in Mariposa for 31 years before moving to Merced County in 2011. At the age of 24 she was placed in a CalWORKS program, enrolling into a Certified Nursing Assistant course, and was subsequently employed in a skilled nursing facility. In the course of seven years, her employment covered the fields of:  geriatrics, emergency medicine, acute nursing care, primary care; workman's compensation care, and the role of a cardiac monitor technician. Kristi's education and certifications include Certified Nursing Assistant, EMT-B, CMT, Breath Alcohol Technician, and Urine Drug Screen Collector.

In 2012, the opportunity came about for Kristi to pass forward the gift that had been given to her, in the form of a position with MCOE as an Adult ROP Medical Assisting Instructor.  Kristi has entered the teaching career with a whole hearted desire to share with others the passion that she carries for the medical profession. To watch people learn the vocational skills that will take them down a richly rewarding career path makes every day fulfilling.

Mission Statement

"Educating my students to meet all needs"

At all times, and to the best of my ability ensure that all students are thoroughly educated in how to protect themselves from the hazards of the profession. To ensure that all those whom I teach are aware that the patient is more than just a number, but a suffering fellow human. To ensure that all that enter my classroom are aware of the bearings of documentation, teamwork, and personal representation. To ensure that each student is guided to the acquisition of the skills of the medical profession, in order to better their own lives and the lives of those around them.

Class Resources
Medical Assisting Brochure