Medical Assistant Program
The Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistant curriculum focuses on acquiring the skills needed to assist physicians and other members of the health care delivery team. Students in the medical assisting courses learn clinical skills such as taking patient vital signs, phlebotomy/hematology techniques, laboratory procedures, electrocardiography (ECG) and knowledge basic pharmacology. Students also learn medical office administration skills, including reception, patient scheduling, billing, medical office coding, insurance and electronic health records management.
General education courses in bioscience, psychology, information literacy and communications prepare a well-rounded graduate capable of career advancement and lifelong learning. A 200-hour clinical practicum provides an opportunity to practice skills in a workplace environment. Graduates are well prepared to begin their medical assisting career.
Completing the Medical Assistant Program
The Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistant Program is a 92.5 quarter-credit hour program. Graduates of the program earn an Associate in Occupational Studies Degree. The program takes full-time students 18 months to complete. This program began in January 2012 and does not yet have graduates. When available, information about the percentage of graduates who complete the program within the normal time frame will be posted here.
Medical Assistant Careers
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates of the Medical Assistant Program receive an Associate in Occupational Studies degree. As this program has no graduates yet, there is no job placement rate. Once we have one it will be posted here, as well reported annually to our accrediting body, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
- Find out more about the profession of medical assisting (SOC code 31.9092.00).
- Find out more about the skills needed for a medical assistant career from the U.S. Department of Labor's O*net.
The total tuition for the program if completed within the normal time frame is $25,000.
- Fees are approximately $1,928
- Textbooks and supplies are approximately $1,500.
- For a list of all fees see Tuition and Fees.
- Room and board are not offered.
Financing Your Medical Assistant Education
Students pay for their tuition in a number of ways, including loans, grants, private loans and a payment plan offered through the school. Since the Medical Assistant Program is new, information about students' median debt is not yet available. When it becomes available, it will be provided here, as well as to the Department of Education.
Our U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education identification number (OEPID) is 02170000.