Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting

 This certificate program provides students with 1000 hours of academic and hands-on training that prepares them to perform essential  administrative and clinical duties in hospitals, physician offices, outpatient clinics and other healthcare facilities.  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.

Graduates of this program will receive a certificate of completion and are eligible to take the American Medical Technologist (AMT) certification exam to become a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA).  Students will also be given the opportunity to earn three other certifications for Phlebotomy, EKG, and Electronic Medical Records.  Currently, licensure is not required by the state of Ohio to work as a Medical Assistant but most occupations in this field require training.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older 
  • Have a valid High School diploma, GED or its recognized equivalent
  • Pass a WorkKeys assessment scoring a minimum of 4 in Math, Workplace Documents (skill to read and comprehend workplace documents), Graphic Literacy (skill to locate and find information)
  • Meet necessary health requirements for clinicals 
  • Hold an active STNA/CNA license prior to the start of program
  • Program Coordinator and/or Adult Education Director may allow some exceptions to these requirements 

Next program begins January 2022 - call for scheduling information
  • 1000 Clock 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
  • Training completed in approximately 11 months

Tuition $8,995  Books & Software $1,250
Additional out of pocket expenses up to $165 including application fee, WorkKeys assessment, uniform & shoes 

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. 

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CIP Code: 51.0801  SOC Code: 31-9092 

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Diane Laing
Diane Laing
Health Information Management / Medical Assisting Coordinator (Adult Ed)
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2124
Maria Diltz
Maria Diltz
Enrollment, Assessment, and Customized Training 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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