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    Meeting Times
    Monday - Friday 8AM - 2PM 



    Course Info

    15 Months (1300 Clock Hours)

    Monday 8 am-1 pm; Tuesday-Friday 8 am-2 pm
    (Summer hours ) Monday- Thursday 8 am - 2:45 pm

    This program is fully accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

    Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
    7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 N
    Falls Church, VA 22043
    Phone: 703.917.9503

    Medical Assisting Standards:

    • Possess a standard U.S. high school diploma or GED from a school accredited by an approved accrediting association
    • CASAS (Reading and Math) test scores: 244 in Reading, 241 in Math OR meet CASAS exemption (refer to Admissions and Testing) 

    Program Requirements:        

    • Physical examination/immunizations
    • Criminal background check 
    • Random drug screenings

    Students entering all health programs with a clinical study requirement must submit to a criminal background check and random drug screenings at their own expense.

    If problems arise with the results of either the criminal background check or the drug screening, students will not be permitted to attend the clinical portion of the program which then results in program non-completion. 

    A history of felony convictions or substance abuse may adversely affect your ability to gain employment or take licensing exams in the medical profession. We encourage you to consider your personal history when making appropriate career choices.

    2023-2024 Curriculum Frameworks

    Program Description
    The Medical Assisting program covers Healthcare Foundations: Basic Healthcare Worker, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) – Basic Life Support (BLS), Basic First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens, Culture & Diversity, Professionalism in Healthcare, Employability. Front Office Competencies: Medical Office Receptionist, Telephone Techniques, Electronic Health Records, Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, Disease & Disorder. Back Office Competencies: Phlebotomy, Electrocardiography, Clinical Assisting Procedures - Vital Signs, Physical Therapy, Special Senses, Assisting Physician with Exams. Clinical Lab Procedures: Point of Care Testing, Autoclaving, Instrumentation, Assisting with Minor Surgery. Pharmacology: Drug Administration, Dosage Calculation, Drug Classification, Prescription Drugs, Preparing and Administering Medications. 

    This program also includes a fulltime, nonpaid, 200 hour externship in physicians' offices and clinics which allows students to demonstrate their ability to adjust to office situations, their proficiency in both administrative and clinical areas, and their ability to work with others.

    Book and Supply Information  
    For the most current list of books and supplies, please contact the Student Services Office, Financial Aid Office or our Bookstore. 

    Employment/Career Opportunities
    Medical Assistants are employed in many different health care settings, including doctor’s offices, walk-in clinics, outpatient facilities, hospitals, dialysis clinics, and urgent care centers. Medical Assistants should not be confused with Physician Assistants who examine, diagnose and treat patients under the direct supervision of a physician.

    Incomes range from $15.00 – 19.00 per hour.    Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Medical Assistants : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov) 

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