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Medical assistant
The Vantage Career Center Medical Assistant Program provides students with 1000 hours of academic and hands on training which prepares them to work in both the administrative and clinical areas of ambulatory care. The duties of a Medical Assistant include, but are not limited to, administrative functions in the medical office, basic patient care, taking medical history, performing lab testing, taking vital signs, drawing blood, giving injections, removing sutures, assisting with examinations, performing diagnostic procedures and more. 
  • Next Start Date: September 10, 2018 
  • Tuition: $6,995 
  • Book fees $500 
  • Estimated Out-of-Pocket costs: $258 ( includes Workkeys pre-entrance exam, scrubs, white shoes, 2-step Mantoux test)
  • 1000 Total Clock Hours/completed in approximately 13 months 
  • Classes meet 4:00pm to 10:00pm Monday through Thursday
  • Externship hours vary based on student schedule and site 
Financial Assistance is available for those who qualify from a variety of sources. 
Check out all your options on the Financial Aid page on our website. 
Potential Careers
Medical Assistants are employed in private medical practices, clinics, hospitals and medical laboratories. Specific jobs held by Certified Medical Assistants include, but are not limited to, physician’s medical assistant, medical office receptionist, billing clerk, office manager, and clinical supervisor. 
Industry Certifications
Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to test for national certification through American Medical Technologists.
  • High School diploma or its recognized equivalent
  • Possess the ability to understand and convey information effectively
  • Possess the ability to work cooperatively as part of a team
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills, especially as part of patient care
  • Possess critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Comply with all Vantage regulations and rules 
Gainful Employment
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course descriptions
The Medical Assistant Program includes the following courses plus a 160 hour externship:

State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) – This course offers 80 clock hours of training including 16 hours of clinical experience in a long term care facility. Students successfully completing this course are eligible to take the state test for long term care nursing assistants.

Medical Terminology I & II – This 80 clock hour course uses the Dean Vaughn system to learn various roots, prefixes, and suffixes to build and break apart words used in the medical field.

Medical Office Practice (Medical Manager) – This 40 clock hour course allows the students to work on a computer system to practice various administrative tasks. There is also practice entering information into an electronic chart simulation program.

Anatomy & Physiology I & II – This is an 80 clock hour course that examines the human body starting with cells and continuing with each body system. The connections and interactions between the various body systems is also explored.

Microsoft Word 2013 – This 40 clock hour course uses hands-on lessons, activities, and projects to examine the basic functions of Microsoft Word 2013.

Pharmacology I & II – This 80 clock hour course explores an introduction to pharmacology, administration of medication, and classifications of drugs.

Medical Law and Ethics – This 40 clock hour course provides an introduction to medical laws and ethical situations that may be encountered on the job.

Microsoft Excel 2013 – This 40 clock hour course uses hands-on lessons, activities, and projects to examine the basics functions of Microsoft Excel 2013.

Insurance Billing and Coding – This 40 clock hour course introduces ICD-9 coding and provides practice in ICD-10, CPT, and HCPCS coding.

Phlebotomy – This 40 clock hour course begins with learning how to collect blood, run various laboratory tests, and ends with practicing drawing blood.

English/Communications – This 40 clock hour course will prepare the students to use appropriate grammar and spelling in written communications. The students will also practice various communication skills to prepare them for working with the public.

Pharmacy Technician – Students will learn fundamentals including drug classifications, medication dispensing, dosage calculations, and customer service skills. Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be eligible to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) certification test to become a Pharmacy Technician.

Psychology/Health Skills – This 40 clock hour course applies the basics of psychology to provide an understanding of mental health and the mental health of patients.

Job Search – This 20 clock hour course provides practice in writing a resume, job searching skills, completing applications, and interviewing skills.

Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistant – This 140 clock hour course prepares the students for the workforce. They learn how to perform various tasks, why the tasks are performed and the importance of each one, and lastly they demonstrate how to correctly perform the task. Upon successful completion of this class, students are eligible to begin a clinical externship.
Faculty and Staff
Jennifer Warneke
Anatomy & Physiology
Karen McGilton
Microsoft Word
Kay Wheeler
Medical Office Practice
Jourdan Tomlinson
Pharmacology 1 & 2
Christy Wortman
Medical Terminology 1 & 2
Debbie Venderly
Tami Blanton
Insurance Billing & Coding
Jennifer Warneke
Medical Law & Ethics
Psychology/Health Skills

Shelly Bair
Pharmacy Technician
Natoshia Wilhelm
English Grammar/ Communications
Susan Monroe
Job Search
contact us
For more information, contact any of the individuals below or complete the Pre-registration form.
OTC Enrollment Coordinator
Office: 419-238-5411
Gunsett, Jaclyn
Financial Aid Coordinator / VA School Certifying Official
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2110
Wortman, Christy
Medical Assistant Lead Instructor
Office: 419-238-5411
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Address: 818 N Franklin St. Van Wert, OH 45891  |  Phone: (419) 238-5411
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