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Medical Assistant Program

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Medical Assistant

Offered through Accelerated Job Training

@ Florissant Valley | Center for Workforce Innovation

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

Phone

314-984-7777

Apply online for Medical Assistant training

This non-credit accelerated training program combines classroom instruction with clinical practice. Classroom instruction, which includes hands-on lab exercises, is conducted at the Forest Park campus. 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).

St. Louis Community College is closed for winter break between Dec. 23-Jan. 2

Applications submitted during this time will be addressed when staff returns to their offices on Jan. 3.

Get Started Today!

Candidates interested in the Medical Assistant training program should complete an online application. They will be contacted within 1-2 business days at the email address provided on the application with instructions to begin the remote enrollment process. Please note that St. Louis Community College will be closed for winter break between Dec. 23-Jan. 2. 

Follow the steps below to get started.

  1. Complete your online program application.
  2. Watch your email for instructions to begin the remote enrollment process.
  3. Complete the online presentation and follow the instructions provided.

Class Schedule

The MA program is 23-30 weeks in length. Students must be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Clinical practice hours are scheduled at partnering medical office locations.

Upcoming Classes

Currently accepting applications for the classes listed below. Enrollment is highly selective and seats may fill before the application deadline.

Start Date
Application Deadline
Campus
Clinical Partner
Class Details
March 13 Jan. 27 Forest Park BJC Medical Group MA BJC Spring 2023 Flyer
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Cost of Program

Funding is available for those that are selected for the program. Funding may require a two-year employment commitment to the clinical partner.

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.

Eligibility Requirements

Enrollment for the MA program is selective. All candidates that apply will be required meet the following eligibility requirements. Candidates will be provided instructions to complete their eligibility steps after they have submitted their application and completed the online presentation.

  • Register with the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry
  • Meet required benchmarks on healthcare fit and workplace readiness assessments
  • Demonstrate academic and career readiness
  • Complete interviews with STLCC and clinical partner staff
  • Pass a criminal background check, drug screen panel, and physical exam with documented proof of immunizations or titers

Technology Requirements

The MA training is currently being delivered in a hybrid format. Students will need the following technology to participate in the program.

  • Desktop or laptop computer with an updated operating system. Cell phones are not sufficient for completing the coursework requirements in this program.
  • External keyboard, webcam, and microphone.
  • Reliable, high-speed internet connection.
  • Updated Internet browser (Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge).
  • Adobe Reader or alternative PDF reader (free).
  • Microsoft Office. NOTE: Students have access to MS Office 365 with their student email.

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? Please contact the CE Call Center at 314-984-7777.

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