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Medical Assistant

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Medical Assistant
Medical Assistants are important members of health care teams who assist physicians with patients. Our dynamic class covers both the clinical and administrative functions of the medical office so that you are
cross-trained and, therefore, more employable. Graduates meet the qualifying standards for the NCCT medical assistant certifying examination. This course is Pell Grant eligible. Prerequisites: Medical Terminology and Typing Verification (35+ wpm). Program cost includes textbooks, lab materials, malpractice insurance, and uniforms.

Section Number: 56330032
Time: 8:30 am-3:00 pm
Days: M-TH
Dates: 2/5/19-6/20/19
Instructors: Washington/Saxton
Room: A-3, LVAC
Price: $4,709*                            

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Program Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements Medical Assistant
18 yrs of age minimum
Copy of High School Diploma, GED, or Equivalent
Medical Terminology course
Typing Certificate of 35WPM net
CASAS 10th grade reading score and CASAS 9th grade math score (no charge for assessment)
Attend Orientation to Health Careers (no charge)
Verified ability to perform repetitive movements, lift 50+ lbs., and stand 4+ hrs.
Physicians Health Verification Form
Negative TB (PPD or X-ray)
Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) w/tetanus booster every 10 years)
MMR Titer
Varicella Titer
Hepatitis B Series (3 shots)
Proof of Current Health Insurance
CPR card for Healthcare Provider
Background and/or Drug Screen; additional cost; instructions provided at registration Instructions provided at registration


Program Schedule

Course Program Offered Total Course Hours Lecture Lab Externship
Clinical Medical Assistant Fall, Winter 231 115 116 0
Administrative Medical Assistant, Anatomy & Physiology Fall, Winter 231 152 79 0
Clinical Externship Fall, Winter 320 0 0 320
Total Hours   782 267 195 320


Medical Assistant Next Steps Form

Admission Requirements for Medical Assistant

Step 1
Pass free reading and math assessment. Register for assessment. Choose desired assessment date and complete registration.

Step 2
Register for Orientation: Register for orientation. Choose desired orientation date and complete registration. Complete prerequisites and register in the CTEC Office (no online registration for comprehensive programs).

Step 3
Complete the following prerequisites (Medical Terminology and Keyboarding/Typing Verification) and register in the CTEC Office (no online registration for comprehensive programs).