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Medical Assisting

 

Medical Assisting Program

Why Choose ICH’s Medical Assistant Program?

Hybrid program combining online coursework and hands-on training

Achievable in as few as 27 weeks

Flexible schedules – work while you attend school!

Dedicated, professional faculty

Financial aid available to those who qualify

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At Integrity College of Health, our Medical Assistant program is designed to prepare students to enter the fast-growing healthcare industry. Medical Assistants are healthcare professionals who perform critical administrative and clinical tasks in support of doctors and medical practices. This 27-week program provides students with intensive training to learn the skills to perform important clinical and administrative tasks. Students in the Medical Assistant program learn from professional instructors, and receive real-world on-the-job experience through an Externship.

Students in the Medical Assistant program learn:

    • Greeting patients and answering telephone calls
    • Scheduling appointments
    • Verifying patient information and health insurance
    • Updating and filing patients’ medical records
    • Recording information in medical recordkeeping systems, such as the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system
    • Completing and filing paperwork such as surgical permission forms, health check forms and insurance paperwork
    • Preparing the examination rooms
    • Preparing and handling medical instruments and supplies
    • Measure vital signs, such as blood pressure
    • Help physicians with patient examinations
    • Give patients injections or medications as directed by physicians and as permitted by state law
    • Collecting and preparing specimens of bodily fluids and tissues for laboratory testing
    • Adhere to HIPAA and privacy laws

Graduates receive a Certificate of Completion, Medical Assistant diploma, and CPR and First Aid Certification from the American Red Cross. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks Medical Assisting as among the fastest growing occupations over the 2019-2029 decade. Employment is projected to grow 19%, much faster than the average for all occupations (BLS). As of 2019, Medical Assistants held about 725,200 jobs in hospitals, physician’s officers, private medical clinics, and other healthcare settings.

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Program Overview

Length of Program: 27 weeks morning/afternoon or 43 weeks evening classes

Total Clock Hours: 800 (Classroom: 600 – Externship: 200)

Graduates will receive a Diploma in Medical Assisting


Course Objectives

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate entry-level competency in the day-to-day duties of a medical assistant in medical offices or clinics to perform administrative functions.
  • Demonstrate entry-level competency in the day-to-day duties of a medical assistant in medical offices or clinics to perform clinical functions.

Prerequisites: Must have a high school diploma or GED and pass the entrance exam. If you do not have a high school diploma, we offer the Eligible Career Pathway Programs (ECPP). Students will have the opportunity to earn their high school diploma while being concurrently enrolled in an eligible ECPP program.

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