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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
This is a complete list of classes a student is required to complete for the Medical Assistant Program.
Faculty and Staff
Kathy Overmyer
Anatomy & Physiology
Karen McGilton
Microsoft Word
English Grammar/ Communications 
Kay Wheeler
Medical Office Practice
Shelly Bair
Pharmacology 1 & 2
Pharmacy Technician 
Christy Wortman
Medical Terminology 1 & 2
Tami Blanton
Insurance Billing & Coding
Jennifer Warneke
Medical Law & Ethics

Janet Crummey
Psychology/Health Skills
Mark Verville
Job Search
contact us
For more information, call Vantage at 419-238-5411, option 2.  To pre-register for this program, complete the  Pre-registration form.
Maria Diltz
OTC Enrollment Coordinator / Customized Training Heathcare Coordinator
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2118
Jaclyn Gunsett
Financial Aid Coordinator / VA School Certifying Official
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2110
vantage career center
Address: 818 N Franklin St. Van Wert, OH 45891  |  Phone: (419) 238-5411
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