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Medical assistant
 The Medical Assistant Program provides students with 1000 hours of academic and hands-on training which prepares them to perform certain clinical and administrative duties in hospitals and physician offices.  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.

Our program prepares students to enter a variety of medical fields by offering three certifications in one program.  Qualified students will be able to take the American Medical Technologist (AMT) certification test to become a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA); the Ohio STNA certification test to become a State Tested Nursing Assistant; and the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) certification test to become a Pharmacy Technician.
  • 1000 Hours (840 classroom hours and 160 externship hours)
  • Classes meet 4:00pm to 10:00pm Mondays through Thursdays
  • Externship hours vary based on clinical site
Financial Assistance is available for those who qualify from a variety of sources.  Check out all your options on the Financial Aid page.   Textbooks & software are purchase by the school at a discounted price from the publisher.  However, students may chose to purchase these items themselves. Textbook & Software List/Prices
Potential Careers
Medical Assistants are employed in private medical practices, clinics, hospitals and medical laboratories. Specific jobs held by 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 (AMT).
  • 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 
Career Exploration
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CIP Code:  51.0801  SOC Code:  31-9092
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 and Excel
English Grammar/ Communications  
Kay Wheeler
Medical Office Practice 
Pharmacology 1 & 2
Diane Font
Pharmacy Technician  
Medical Terminology 1 & 2
Tami Blanton
Insurance Billing & Coding 
Jennifer Warneke
Medical Law & Ethics
Janet Crummey
Psychology/Health Skill
Joanne Simmerman 
Job Search
Janet Crummey
Paula Bogle
MA Skills 
contact us
Maria Diltz
Maria Diltz
OTC Enrollment Coordinator / Customized Training Heathcare Coordinator
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2118
Jaclyn Gunsett
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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