Medical Assisting

Medical Assistants perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Medical assistants are instrumental in helping patients feel at ease in the doctor’s office and often explain the physician’s instructions. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and insurance form coding. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, assisting physician with examination, drawing blood, taking electrocardiograms, removing sutures and administering medications as directed by the physician.

Hours: 900

Weeks: 30

Prerequisites: 

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Meet program criteria on Workforce Training Assessment
  • Physical Examination
  • Immunization: Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
  • Immunization: Chicken Pox
  • Immunization: Tetanus
  • Immunization: Two-Step TB
  • Immunization: Hepatitis B
  • Immunization: Influenza Vaccine
  • Background Check completed at MVCTC

Accreditation by:  Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs; Medical Assisting Education Review Board

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the exam for this certification: Certified Medical Assistant

Articulation with: This program is approved for Career Technical Credit Transfer (CT2). Credit earned at MVCTC is transferable to other accredited post-secondary institutions.

Program Costs:       $9,520

Next Start Date:      September 29, 2014

 

Fast Facts

$28k
per year

Average Starting Salary

93%
 

Employment Rate

30
weeks

Duration of Program

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INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PARAMEDIC?   Visit our Open House on Tuesday, November 11 at 6:00 pm. Be sure to register for the A&P prerequisite class by November 3. For more information, call 937-854-6094.