Medical Assisting Certificate Program $2950 16 weeks Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Medical Assisting/Billing & Coding $4250 20 weeks Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Morning Classes: 9am-noon
Evening Classes: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Medical Assisting Program Objectives
Upon completion of the objectives, the student will meet the requirements for a diploma as a Medical Assistant and will be prepared to do the following:
- Perform administrative duties to include: answer telephones, greet patients, update and file patient medical records, fill out insurance forms, handle correspondence, schedule appointments, arrange for hospital admissions, laboratory services admissions, and handle basic bookkeeping.
- Apply basic knowledge of medical assisting process and concepts of health and illness when implementing medical care.
- Perform clinical duties to include: take patient medical history, vital signs, explain treatments, prepare patients for examinations, assist during an examination, collect lab specimens, basic lab testing, dispose of contaminated supplies, sterilize medical instruments, prepare and administer medications, authorize drug refills as directed, prepare patients for x-ray, take electrocardiograms, remove sutures and change dressings.
- Demonstrate knowledge of Medical Assisting code of ethics and basic skills in applying ethical/legal principles in the delivery of care.
- Assume responsibility for continued career development as related to expanding knowledge based on a changing health care system.
Clinical Skills Training Center’s Medical Assisting Program uses the following criteria as outcome measures of the effectiveness of the program.
- Sixty (60) percent of those entering the medical assisting certificate program will graduate from the program. (MAERB retention is based on successful completion)
- Sixty (60) percent of graduates will find positive placement in employment as a medical assistant or in a related field.
- One hundred (100) percent of all certificate graduates will sit for the Certified Medical Assistant Examination [CMA(NHA)] offered by the National Health Career Association.
- Sixty (60) percent of all graduates will become credentialed as a CMA (AAMA). (*indicates years not included in aggregate)
- Eighty (80) percent of graduate survey responders will “Strongly Agree” or “Agree” when asked to rate the overall quality of their preparation as a medical assistant.
- Eighty (80) percent of employers will “Strongly Agree” or “Agree” when asked “Overall, this graduate is a well prepared employee?”
Ninety (90) percent of students completing the program will Strongly Agree or Agree that the overall quality of the resources supporting the program are adequate.The objective of the medical assisting program is to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to qualify for entry-level positions as medical assistants. phlebotomist, EKG technicians and office managers, Since MA's are "crossed-trained" in a number of clinical procedures, they are capable of filling a variety of entry- level positions currently in large demand though out the healthcare industry. The program is designed to prepare the students to assist physicians and nurse practitioners.They are responsible for medical and surgical asepsis, recording vital signs, EKG's , administering medications, laboratory functions , administrative procedures including insurance verification and knowledge of procedure and diagnosis codes for billing, ordering of supplies , scheduling appointments and preforms all clinical duties expected of clinical medical assistant. Enrolled medical assisting students must download the CSTC catalog.
Program Courses include:
* Medical terminology, identify and understand the basic structure, functions and interaction of each body system.
* Law and ethics within healthcare field.
* Learn the pathway from patient contact through the diagnosis treatment, follow-up and financial aspects of medical care.
* Basic computer skills
* Hematology/ Lab assisting including Phlebotomy, IV insertion
* Special Procedures & EKG
* Vital Signs
* Point of care testing
*** Insurance Billing and Coding ICD-10. $4250.00 for Complete Medical Assisting Program
Class start and end dates are as followed:
JAN 7, 2019 ENDS APRIL 25, 2019
FEB 4, 2019 ENDS MAY 16,2019
MAR 4, 2019 ENDS JUNE 20, 2019
APR 1, 2019 ENDS JULY 18, 2019
MAY ( APR 29, 2019) ENDS AUG 15, 2019
JUNE 3 ,2019 ENDS SEPT 19, 2019
JULY 1, 2019 ENDS OCT 17, 2019
AUG (JULY 29 ,2019) ENDS NOV 14, 2019
SEPT (AUG 26,2019) ENDS DEC 19 ,2019
OCT(SEPT 30, 2019 ENDS FEB 6, 2020
NOV (OCT 28, 2019) ENDS FEB 27, 2020
DEC (NOV 25, 2019) ENDS MAR 19, 2020
JAN 6, 2020 ENDS ENDS APR 23, 2020
FEB 3, 2020 ENDS MAY 21, 2020
MAR 2, 2020 ENDS JUNE 18, 2020
APR (MAR 30, 2020) ENDS JULY 16, 2020
MAY 4, 2020 ENDS AUG 20, 2020
JUNE 1, 2020 ENDS SEPT 23, 2020
JULY (JUNE 30, 2020) ENDS OCT 15, 2020
AUG 3, 2020 ENDS NOV 19, 2020
SEPT 7, 2020 ENDS DEC 17, 2020
OCT (SEP 28,2020) ENDS JAN 28, 2021
NOV 2, 2020 ENDS MAR 4, 2021
DEC (NOV 30, 2020 ENDS APR 1 2021
PRICES INCLUDE ALL MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES.( laptops are required for course materials)
Students are required to purchase and wear scrubs any color and closed toe shoes to every class.
EXAM FEE IS NOT INCLUDED IN COURSE FEE
PAYMENTS are made as followed:$2950+50=$3000.00 Beginning payment is $650.00. Weekly $147.00 bi-weekly $293.75. You can start with more and the payments will be calculated according to the amount.
$4250+50=$4300.00 beginning payment $1250.00 weekly at $152.50 or Bi-weekly$305.00. You can start with more and the payments will be calculated according to the amount. ( some externship sites require back ground , drug and shot records which are additional fees.)