Medical Assistant Program

Medical Assistant

Accelerated Job Training,
Professional Development

Offered through Accelerated Job Training

@ Corporate College | Off-Site

Medical Assistants (MAs) provide patient-focused services while performing administrative and basic clinical tasks in a clinical setting. This non-credit accelerated training program combines classroom instruction with clinical practice. This training prepares students for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certificate supported by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Program Coordinator

Healthcare Workforce Training Hotline

Phone

314-539-5900

Apply online for Medical Assistant training

Medical Assistants (MAs) provide patient-focused services while performing administrative and basic clinical tasks in a clinical setting. MAs work 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.

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).

Many clinical settings have the following policies:
Tattoos/body piercings must be covered
Tobacco-free campus

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 will be provided for those that are selected for the program.

Schedule

The classroom instruction is held at the Corporate College campus. Students must be available for classroom hours Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Clinical practice hours are scheduled at partnering medical office locations.

Program Calendar

The upcoming start date for this cohort-based training is Spring 2019.

Clinical and Field Work

Some degree and certificate programs offered by the college require students to obtain community health service 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 community health service learning experience thus rendering the student ineligible to satisfactorily meet the course/program requirements, and/or ineligible for hire.

How to Get Started

Download the fact sheet and intake checklist to learn more about this program and prepare for upcoming classes.

Download MA Fact Sheet (pdf).

Download MA Intake Checklist (pdf).

Complete an online application.

Contact Us

Call the Healthcare Workforce Training Hotline at 314-539-5900 to hear announcements about program information. If you would like to talk with a program representative about the details of a program, please apply now and attend an information session.

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