Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting

 This program provides students with 1000 total clock hours of academic, hands-on and clinical 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 offers students the opportunity to earn FOUR certifications.  Qualified students will be able to take the American Medical Technologist (AMT) certification test to become a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) along with certifications for Phlebotomy, EKG, and Electronic Health Records Specialist.
Next Program Begins:  January 25, 2021     Ends:  December 2, 2021

  • 1000 Clock Hours (840 classroom hours and 160 externship hours) 
  • Classes meet 4:00pm to 10:00pm Mondays through Thursdays
  • Externship weekly hours vary based on clinical site *
  • Training takes approximately 44 weeks
Financial Assistance is available for those who qualify from a variety of sources.  Complete a Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your eligibility for Federal Financial Aid including Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) and Federal Student Loans.  For details on all assistance available, see our Financial Aid page. 

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. 

This occupation currently is listed as a career with a Bright Outlook.
Median Wages (2019) $34,800 annually
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CIP Code: 51.0801  SOC Code: 31-9092 
  • Hold an active STNA/CNA license prior to the start of program 
  • Possess a valid High School diploma, GED 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 rule

Course Descriptions

Faculty and Staff

Diane Font - Medical Assistant Program Coordinator, Health Information Management Instructor, Certified AHA Instructor, Certified Stop the Bleed Instructor.
Education:  Educators License Bowling Green State University, LPN-The University of Southern Ohio, CEHRS-National Health Association, CPR-American Health Association, STB-The American College of Surgeons.

Kristie Jones - Medical Assistant Instructor.
Education:  MS in Education from Walden University;  BA from Bluffton University
Kim Runser APRN, CNP - Medical Assistant Instructor
Education: Family Nurse Practitioner from Wright State University, Master of Science in Nursing from Wright State University

Shana Scott - Medical Assistant Instructor
Education:  ADN Associates Degree in Nursing from Rhodes State Community College 


additional information

contact us

Diane Font
Diane Font
Health Information Management / Medical Assistant Coord (Adult Ed)
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2124
Maria Diltz
Maria Diltz
Enrollment Coordinator / Customized Training Heathcare Coordinator
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2118
Jaclyn Gunsett
Jaclyn Gunsett
Financial Aid Coordinator / VA Certifying Official / Accreditation Liaison Officer
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2110
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