Medical Assisting
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Medical Assisting

If you love helping people and want to be directly involved in patient care, Medical Assisting may be a great choice for you.

If you're caring and compassionate and want a career that can be both personally and professionally gratifying, medical assisting could be just what you're looking for.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics employment of Medical Assistants is projected to grow 23 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

The curriculum includes training in a variety of clinical and administrative duties that include but are not limited to: assisting physicians and preparing patients for examinations, recording vital signs, performing diagnostic tests, medication administration and specimen collection and processing. Administrative duties may include: patient scheduling, records management, office correspondence, and insurance/billing matters. The duties vary with the location, specialty, and the size of the office.

Medical Assistant’s job responsibilities may include:

·       Record patient history and personal information into medical record

·       Obtain vital signs, such as blood pressure and pulse

·       Assist physician with patient examinations

·       Administer  injections or medications,  as directed by the physician and within scope of practice

·       Schedule appointments

·       Prepare blood samples for laboratory tests

2017 schedule:

Classes start: July 12, 2017, class is from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm in the hours for the internship will vary depending on location.

Our students find jobs in Ambulatory settings such as:

  • Out-patient Settings
  • Clinics
  • Physician Offices
  • Healthcare Facilities

Courses and Credit Hours

  • 1300 hours (approximately 11.5 months in length)
  • The program completes with a 200 hour internship at a local physician’s office or clinic.

The following table illustrates the program structure:

OCP

Course Number

Course Title

Course Length

A

HSC0003

Basic Healthcare Worker

90 hours

B

MEA0002

Introduction to Medical Assisting

250 hours

MEA0501

Medical Office Procedures

 75 hours

C

MEA0521

Phlebotomist, MA

75 hours

D

MEA0543

EKG Aide, MA

75 hours

E

MEA0581

Clinical Assisting

230 hours

MEA0530

Pharmacology for Medical Assisting

90 hours

MEA0573

Laboratory Procedures

125 hours

MEA0506

Administrative Office Procedures

90 hours

MEA0942

Practicum Experience

200 Hours

Admission Requirements

  • Prospective students must be 17 years of age or a high school graduate or its equivalent by the first day of class and meet minimum admission criteria for the Medical Assistant.
  • Prospective students are required to schedule an appointment with our Admissions Office prior to enrollment.
  • Students are required to achieve the following scores on the “Test for Adult Basic Education” (TABE): 
    • Mathematics – 10
    • Language - 10
    • Reading – 10

·       Once accepted student will need to complete a physical & immunizations, drug screen and background check.

Accreditations, Licenses, Certifications

Eligibility for certification within Medical Assisting requires successful completion of the MA program. The National Healthcareer Association (NHA) offers certification examinations within the areas of Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT), Certified Electrocardiograph Technician (CET) and Certified Clinical Medical Assisting (CCMA), CPT, CET, and CCMA credentials are granted upon mastery of exam content. The exam fees are: CPT $115; CET $115; CCMA $155; total exam fees of $385.

Teacher: Christina Johnston, BSN, RN

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