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Medical Assistant Program

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Medical Assistant

Accelerated Job Training,
Professional Development

Offered through Accelerated Job Training

@ William J. Harrison Education Center | Corporate College | Off-Site

Medical Assistants (MAs) provide patient-focused services while performing administrative and basic clinical tasks in a clinical setting. A medical assistant works alongside physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals to provide direct patient care. Some common clinical tasks include taking vital signs, performing basic laboratory tests, disposing of or sterilizing laboratory supplies, drawing blood or preparing patients for physicians. Common administrative tasks include appointment scheduling, insurance verifications, medical records and billing and coding.

Program Contact

Nicole McMeans

Email

nmcmeans@stlcc.edu

This non-credit accelerated training program combines classroom instruction with clinical practice. Classroom instruction, which includes hands-on lab exercises, is conducted at the Corporate College campus or on the campus of the employer partner. Additionally, a Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support credential through the American Heart Association may be required. The clinical practice takes place at partnering employer locations in offices such as Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Orthopedics, Pediatrics and Surgery. A strict attendance policy is enforced throughout this training.

This training prepares students for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certificate supported by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

The next MA class will begin in spring 2021.

Planning for the spring 2021 class is underway. We will begin accepting applications on Oct. 30. The application will become available on this page at that time.

Who Should Attend This Program?

Any individual, at least 18 year of age, interested in providing patient-focused services in a clinical setting and employable as a medical assistant, should attend.

Cost of Program

Funding may be available for those that are selected for the program.

Class Schedule

Students must be available for classroom hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Clinical practice hours are scheduled at partnering medical office locations.

Upcoming Classes

These are the anticipated start dates for this training:

Start Date Application Period Begins
Spring 2021 Oct. 30, 2020
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Clinical and Field Work

Some degree and certificate programs offered by the college require students to obtain clinical learning experience as part of their course work. Hospitals and health facilities may mandate that a criminal background check and/or drug screening check be conducted prior to placement in a clinical setting and as part of an employer’s screening process. Students not passing these checks may be prohibited from participating in the clinical learning experience thus rendering the student ineligible to satisfactorily meet the course/program requirements, and/or ineligible for hire.

Contact Us

Questions? You may contact a member of the Healthcare Workforce Training team at nmcmeans@stlcc.edu.

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