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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. 
 

Start Date: August 5, 2019  (For those who need their STNA certification) 

                    September 9, 2019  (For those who already hold an STNA certification) 

End Date:  August 28, 2020 (date may vary depending on externship hours) 

 

  • 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 
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    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. 
     
    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).
     
    Qualifications
    • 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
    To explore this career further visit http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9092.00 (O*NET Online is created for the U.S. Department of Labor)   
    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 
     
    TBD
    Pharmacology 1 & 2
     
    Diane Font
    Pharmacy Technician  
     
    TBD
    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 
     
     
     
    FORMS
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    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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