Medical Assisting

Program Overview

August 2018
910 Hour Program:  Monday-Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost:  $7595*
Class Size Limited to 17 Students

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Do you like working with people? Join the career that cares! Become a Registered Medical Assistant. RMA’s enjoy contact with patients while working alongside physicians and other healthcare professionals. Graduates earn 18 semester/29 quarter hours of CT2 College Credit.

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  • 750 hours of instructional time
  • 160 hours offsite observation/externship experience
  • Hands-on practice in fully-equipped medical lab
  • Textbooks
  • Registered Medical Assistant Certification (RMA)
  • Nationally Certified Registered Medical Assistant (NRCMA)
  • National Registered Certified Phlebotomy Technician (NRCPT)
  • Nationally Registered Certified EKG Technician (NRCEKG)
  • Physical Exam and 2-step TB skin test
  • CPR Certification
  • Basic computer skills
  • Resume-writing, interviewing and job readiness
  • Job placement assistance available
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Medical Office Administration
  • Administrative Office Skills
  • Communications/Psychology/Law & Ethics
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Medical Math
  • Job Readiness
  • CPR & First Aid
  • Safety and Emergency Procedures
  • 160 hours non-paid practicum
  • Physical Exam
  • Required vaccinations
  • 2-step TB skin test
  • Registered Medical Assistant Certification (RMA)
  • Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant (NRCMA)
  • CPR Certification

 

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Financial Aid may be available for qualified students.

Admission Requirements:

Students must be able to understand the physical demands associated with the profession. Examples of these requirements include but are not limited to the following: Medical assistants may be on their feet 6-12 hours at a time, performing activities that include reaching, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, bending, crouching, kneeling and balancing. They must be physically able to perform CPR/First Aid, maneuver in small spaces quickly and with ease, perform fine motor skills that require hand/eye coordination in the use of small instruments and equipment; lifting and moving patients is often required and the use of correct body mechanics will help minimize injuries to the back. Most procedures require that medical assistants have the ability to hear and see well for the accurate completion of tasks. Listening to blood pressures, taking a medical history, observing patients, performing phlebotomy, and identifying microorganisms under a microscope are some of the routine tasks and procedures performed daily in a medical facility. Manual dexterity is also needed for manipulating certain instruments and for entering data using a computer. It is important that medical assistants learn to develop the ability to communicate well verbally and non-verbally with patients during their jobs.

Candidates must be 18 years of age by January 1 of current school year. Qualifying students will sit for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) and the Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant (NRCMA) certification. Graduates earn 18 semester/29 quarter hours of CT2 College Credit.

2016 Medical Assisting Education Review Board Annual Report
(Policy 210; Standard V.A.4)

Graduates of the Medical Assisting program at the Medina County Career Center (MCCC) are satisfied with the education that they received at the MCCC, as there is an average of 100% graduate satisfaction rate over the past five years.

Five-year average for employer satisfaction:  96.67%

The Medina County Career Center Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL  33763
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

In Ohio, jobs in the Medical Assisting field are expected to grow by 20.5% by the year 2022.

Medical Assistants Job Outlook According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (CIP Code-51.0801)
(SOC Code 31-9092)
Employment of medical assistants is expected to grow 29 percent from 2012-2022, which is faster than the average for all occupations. As the health care industry expands because of technological advances in medicine and the growth and aging of the population, there will be an increased need for all healthcare workers. The earnings of medical assistants vary, dependent upon their experience, skill level, and location. Median annual wages of medical assistants for Ohio was $28,000 in 2013 with 20.5 percent growth.

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Medina County Career Center Adult Education division is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, Telephone 770-396-3898/FAX: 770-396-3790.

Online registration is not available, please contact the Adult Education Department to register for this program

*Prices are subject to change