Medical Assistant*

Career Training

Due prior to registration: Prerequisites: Candidates must obtain a reading score of 11 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) or the Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA). High school diploma or high school equivalency diploma/HSED. A physical exam, results from a Basic 5 Panel urine drug screening and a PPD test must be completed within 3 months of the first day of class and this documentation must be provided prior to registration. Documentation of immunizations and Hepatitis B series documentation must also be provided prior to registration.

Due on first day of class: A criminal background check must be completed and will be the financial responsibility of the student and proof must be provided within 30 days of the first day of class. Students will be provided with more information and will initiate their background check at orientation/first day of class. Proof of adequate health insurance is required on the first day of class and must be maintained throughout the clinical/internship.

Note: *Students failing to provide a clear criminal background check and proof of insurance documentation will not be eligible for the clinical/internship portion of the program.

**Students will be required to draw, and be drawn on, a minimum number of sticks during the Phlebotomy module of the program in order to meet the requirements to sit for the Phlebotomy NHA exam.

Medical assistants are highly trained individuals who perform a variety of administrative and clinical duties in the in both primary care and specially physicians, urgent care centers and other healthcare facilities. Clinical duties can include taking medical histories, recording vital signs, assisting the physician during exams, injections, venipuncture and ECGs.

Students completing all course requirements will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant and Phlebotomy Technician certification exams. American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Professionals certification is also provided during the program. The cost of these exams and certifications is included in the program fee.

The program consists of 14 modules following a 12-hour Student Success workshop:

  • Module 1: Applications for the Medical Office (Word, Excel, SpringCharts)
  • Module 2: Medical Terminology
  • Module 3: Vital Signs
  • Module 4: Communication, Patient History, Assisting with Examinations
  • Module 5: Fundamentals of Medical Assisting 1
  • Module 6: Fundamentals of Medical Assisting 2
  • Module 7: Fundamentals of Medical Procedures
  • Module 8: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Module 9: CPR/BLS for Health Care Professionals
  • Module 10: Fundamentals of Medical Assistant 3 (ECG)
  • Module 11: Billing and Coding
  • Module 12: Computers for the Medical Office
  • Module 13: Professional Development
  • Module 14: Clinical Internship**

** Times and days are subject to availability.

College Pathways: Upon successful completion and credential attainment, you may be eligible for up to 17 college credits toward an Atlantic Cape degree.

Daytime, Classroom Option

MEDA-148 (620 Hours) *Financial aid available.
Fee: $6,035 (Tuition $5,053, Materials $982)

  • Section AW03-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Clinical: Days and hours vary
    Beginning Oct. 29, 2018 (Ending July 9, 2019)

Evening, Hybrid Option

MEDA-151 (620 Hours)
Fee: $6,035 (Tuition $5,053, Materials $982)

  • Section AW01-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Wednesday and Thursday, 6-9 p.m.
    Clinical: Days and hours vary
    Beginning Sept. 20, 2018 (Ending July 25, 2019)
  • Section CW01-Cape May County Campus
    Monday and Tuesday, 6-9 p.m.
    Clinical: Days and hours vary
    Beginning Oct. 29, 2018 (Ending Sept. 1, 2019)

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