Comprehensive Medical Assistant Program

Comprehensive Medical Assistant Program

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Comprehensive Medical Assistant Program Summary


The Comprehensive Medical Assistant Program consists of 488 contact hours completed within 22 weeks. This is a full-time, diploma-based program.  Students will complete all instructional hours within 18 weeks. An externship of 160 hours is required to successfully complete the program during the final 4 weeks. The Comprehensive MA program provides students with an advanced knowledge in both Administrative and Clinical Medical Assisting. Students that successfully complete this program will have the opportunity to sit for five national certifications with the National Health Career Association and the American Red Cross. Certified Medical Assistants are vital members of the healthcare team and work to administer medications, assist with minor procedures, obtain laboratory specimens, perform electrocardiograms, provide patient education, perform phlebotomy procedures, prep rooms and prepare patients for examinations while helping manage medical supply inventory. This program provides students’ knowledge of administrative tasks including scheduling patients, medical coding, and billing procedures, gaining pre-certifications, and electronic medical records, advanced medical terminology, first aid, and CPR. The program also provides students with the skills needed to provide direct patient care by taking medical histories, charting vitals, and assisting in examinations and procedures. In some cases, Certified Medical Assistants may perform more advanced tasks under the supervision of a physician, which may include cleaning and dressing wounds, removing sutures, collecting blood and other specimens, as well as medical imaging.

In Demand: Medical assisting is one of the nation’s careers growing much faster than average for all occupations, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, attributing job growth to the following:

  • Predicted surge in the number of physicians’ offices and outpatient care facilities
  • Technological advancements
  • Growing number of elderly Americans who need medical treatment

Job Responsibilities: Medical assistants are cross-trained to perform administrative and clinical duties.

Program Objectives


Upon the successful completion of this program, students will have a/an:


  • Working knowledge of medical terminology
  • Effective patient interview and medical history writing techniques
  • Understanding of basic systems-based anatomy and physiology
  • Incorporated knowledge of basic science into medical comprehension
  • Understanding of the cardiovascular system and blood components
  • Integrated knowledge of cardiovascular concepts in relation to EKG interpretation
  • Effective collection of and recording of vital signs
  • Knowledge of and use of clinical safety
  • Understanding and correct skills in venipuncture and another specimen collection
  • Understanding and correct skills in Point of Care testing and specimen handling
  • Understanding of medical ethics and relevant laws
  • Awareness of appropriate professional behavior and understanding of office-work in clinical environments
  • Integrated understanding of microbiology and infection in relation to immunizations and treatment
  • Working knowledge of pharmacology and safe medication administration
  • Knowledge of and effective skills in wound care, including suture and staple removal
  • Sufficient knowledge of medical facilities to care for and prepare rooms and equipment


Admissions Requirements

All Applicants must submit their High School Diploma, Transcripts, (from an accredited high school) or high school equivalency, be 17 years of age or older, and government-issued photo identification.


Externship Requirements

Students enrolled in the Clinical Medical Assistant and Comprehensive Medical Assistant program have additional admissions requirements that vary depending on the site at which the extern is placed. These requirements must be met two weeks before the students scheduled externship start date and include:

  • Complete Immunization Record or Titers
  • National Background Check
  • Resume
  • Negative Drug Screen
  • PPD Screening


Monday Thru Friday Comprehensive Medical Assistant 9 AM to 1 PM (+4 week Externship)

Start Date
October 8th, 2019

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