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Medical Assistant (MA)
The Medical Assistant program provides learners with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as medical assistants in both clinical and administrative settings. The program is designed to prepare students for both the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) and the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification exams.
The Medical Assistant program includes three phases of instruction and clinical experience:
Phase 1: Course Instruction (510 hours of online instruction)
Phase 2: Pre-Clinical Academy Program (Instructor led)
Phase 3: On Site Clinical Experience (Employer led)
This hybrid, innovative course prepares students for employment as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant or a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant. Course consists of 510 hours of online instruction, 48 hours of instructor led Pre-Clinical Academy, and 130 to 180 hours of on-site clinical experience. Upon completion of all components, the student will take the certification test for CCMA or CMAA. Cost of the certification test is included in this course. Orientation is held once per month followed by onboarding into program two weeks after orientation. It is anticipated that student will complete the online training program in 6 months and the entire comprehensive program in 12 months or less.
*Note: Tuition assistance may be available.
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WHAT DO MEDICAL ASSISTANTS DO?
Within the large and growing healthcare industry, medical assistants play a key role in keeping a healthcare facility running smoothly. They perform general patient care and handle routine administrative responsibilities that frequently include the following: obtaining patient vital signs, taking measurements, administering oral and parenteral medications, performing wound care, assisting during procedures, labeling and processing specimens, preparing for, performing, and monitoring EKG, managing medical records, and processing health insurance.
WHERE DO MEDICAL ASSISTANTS WORK?
Medical assistants work in healthcare facilities such as physicians’ offices, hospitals, and clinics. The 24/7 nature of healthcare makes night and weekend schedules a possibility; however, most medical assistants work standard daytime hours.
Candidates for the Medical Assistant Program must pick up the MA application packet prior to orientation. All forms in the packet should be completed and brought to the orientation with driver's license, social security card, and copy of high school diploma or HiSET or have official high school transcript sent to Cynthia Critchfield, 1000 Viking Drive, Hillsboro, MO 63050. If you have any questions, please contact Cynthia Critchfield at email@example.com or 636.481.3143.
Medical Assistant Orientations for 2020
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