Medical Assistants (MA) Program
Medical assistants aid physicians by performing administrative duties and handling basic clinical tasks. They work in doctors’ offices, hospitals, and medical clinics, helping to keep operations running smoothly and efficiently. The job description of a Medical assistant varies from office to office. Clinical duties may include help doctors examine and treat patients. They may check the height, weight, temperature, and blood pressure of each patient. Assistants write down patients’ medical histories and run simple laboratory tests. Sometimes they answer patients’ questions about medicines and treatment at home. Assistants may also give injections, apply bandages, and take X-rays. Many assistants take electrocardiograms (EKG), which measure the electrical impulses of the heart. This program will include 640 clock hours ( 8months) of supervised classroom and clinical instruction of 160 clinical hours (approximately 1-2 months). The program will enable the Medical Assistants to perform more complex skills under supervision in a hospital, laboratory, nursing home or doctor’s office. This course teaches the student for an entry-level position in the different facilities listed above. The Medical Assistant and the licensed or certified supervisor will both be accountable for safe and competent patient care
Requirements: High School Diploma and/or GED is required with official transcripts submitted . Must bring a drivers licence and social security card to register. CNA-I certification (Hybrid course can be taken during this time). Hepatitis B vaccine & TB testing required of all Medical Assistant students. BLS CPR (from AHA).
Program Duration & Credits: 9-12 months
Day Session: Monday through Thursday 9am—1:00 pm
Evening Session: TBA
Tuition: $5,025.00 (Books Included in the tuition)
Background Check : $30.00 (additional)