MED600 F19) Medical Assistant Program (720 hrs)

Payment Schedule

Program Prerequisites:

1.  Official High School transcript or US Equivalent.

2.  Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Certification - AHA (BLS/CPR Class

3.  Physical, Immunizations, and Drug Test (click for Physical form)

4   Criminal Background Report (click for Background Check instructions)

5.  Modules I - III area prerequsities to Module IV. 

(Individuals should possess strong communication, computer, and interpersonal skills.)

Program Description:

Program of Study is Medical Assistant Program.  The Medical Assistant program is a two-semester program that provides cognitive, psychomotor and affective competency training for student to develop the knowledge, skill sets, and professional behaviors of a multi-skilled allied health professional. The program is based on core curriculum standards and guidelines that will prepare the student to sit for the national certification examination for the medical assistant. The program provides training in both the administrative and clinical roles of the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), and comprises specific modules that allow the student to build upon gained knowledge; and to demonstrate skills competencies during lab and in the supervised clinical setting. CMA’s work primarily in ambulatory healthcare settings including medical offices, and clinics, under the supervision of a licensed healthcare provider. Administrative duties include: scheduling and receiving patients, preparing and maintaining medical records, performing basic secretarial skills and medical transcription, handling telephone calls and writing correspondence, serving as a liaison between the physician and other individuals, and managing practice finances. Clinical duties include: asepsis and infection control, taking patient histories and vital signs, performing first aid and CPR, preparing patients for clinical procedures, assisting the physician with examinations and treatments, collecting and processing specimens, performing selected diagnostic tests, preparing and administering medications, and other delegated assignments directed by the licensed healthcare provider. Students may register for individual modules, or register for all four modules. Upon completion of all modules (Administrative Medical Assistant, Electrocardiography (ECG) Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Clinical Medical Assistant with Clinical Practicum), the student will hold individual certifications through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).  Program cost does not include Textbooks and Uniform (see individual course module). Included in the course fee is the cost for NHA Certification Exam (one attempt for each course - Electrocardiography Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Medical Administrative Assistant and Clinical Medical Assistant w/Clinical Practicum.   

Program Modules:

I.     Medical Administrative Assistant                         150 hours 

II.    Electrocardiography (ECG) Technician                58  hours (Refer to ECG Technician Course Syllabus)

III.   Phlebotomy Technician                                        160 hours (Refer to Phlebotomy Technician Course Syllabus)

IV.   Clinical Medical Assistant w/Clinical Practicum   352 hours (192 hours classroom/160 lab clinical)

Clinical hours will vary based upon clinical facility availability.  

Additional Information:
Course cost does not include Textbook and Uniform - Maroon Scrubs. Includes cost of exam fee (one attempt) for NHA Certification. Textbook Purchase Required: See Individual Course Modules and 1) The Medical Assistant ISBN: 9780323353205 (Kinns-Evolve.elsevier); 2) The Medical Assistant Study Guide ISBN: 9780323429474 and 3) SimChart ISBN: 9780323497916.