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This accredited program is designed to help prepare adults for a career as a medical assistant. Hands-on instruction will build a student's confidence and expertise while supporting and correlatng lab and clinical experiences.
Skills: 

Our goal is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive knowledge, psychomotor skills, and affective behavior learning domains. Our program teaches students to:

  • Perform a wide range of medical procedures in various healthcare careers
  • Apply advanced processes and diagnostic procedures such as phlebotomy, hematology, and pharmacology in a clinical environment
  • Practice ethical standards, confidentiality, business etiquette, and professionalism when interacting with patients, clients, coworkers, and management
  • Externship - Students in Medical Assisting will participate in 170 hours of hands-on, clinical experiences through an externship with a local health care provider.
  • Certificate of Completion & Career Portfolio
  • College Credit - Adult & Community Education partners with other post-secondary education providers to help students reach their goals. College credits may be awarded at Franklin University and/or The University of Akron Wayne College.

 

 

 

 

Credentials: 
  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • ACT National Career Readiness Credential

Entrance Requirements:

  • Passage of the WorkKeys Entrance Exam
  • CPR certification
  • Hepatitis B vaccinations (series of 3)
  • Updated tetanus and diphtheria vaccinations
  • Negative TB skin test

 

The WCSCC Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

9355 113th St N #7709
Seminole, FL 33775

www.caahep.org

 

 

Career Opportunities: 

Prepared for immediate employment in the medical assisting field including:

  • Doctor offices
  • Hospitals
  • Medical facilities

Prepared for advanced certifications or further education

Successful completion of Adult Medical Assisting Program earns 30 credits towards Associate of Technical Studies at The University of Akron.

As reported on the 2022 MAERB annual report, 100% of students that graduated in 2020 are successfully employed in their field of study.

 

OCCUPATIONAL RISKS

Medical Assisting is a profession with many rewards, as practitioners can perform both administrative and clinical services, filling several roles in a variety of healthcare environments. The Bureau of Labor Statistics clearly outlines that it is a growth field, with an anticipated 18% growth from 2020 to 2030. 

Medical Assistants work directly with providers and patients, with the goal of providing healthcare and ensuring patient safety. It is a position with a great deal of responsibility. 

As with any healthcare position, there are certain occupational risks that come into play with being a medical assistant, and those hazards include the following:

 

  • Exposure to infectious diseases
  • Sharps injuries
  • Bloodborne pathogens and biological hazards
  • Chemical and drug exposure
  • Ergonomic hazards from lifting, sitting, and repetitive tasks
  • Latex allergies
  • Stress

At the same time, there are protections set up with the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), and those protections are particularly important within a healthcare environment. OSHA has a series of standards that protect the safety of healthcare workers and patients. 

Accredited medical assisting programs are required to teach students about the hazards that they face on the job and the protocols that can be put into place to ensure a workplace culture that prioritizes safety. 

 

 

 

 

Additional Information: 

How to enroll in the Medical Assisting program: Register for an info session where you'll receive your application, financial aid information, course schedule, and more. Reserve your spot by calling 330-669-7070 or online here.

  • Next start date: Fall 2024
  • This 850-hour program is about 12 months long and meets Monday - Thursday 4 - 8 pm.
  • Please note that one Nurse Aide Module is required for this class that runs from 3:30 - 9 pm.
  • Tuition: $6,000 + books and supplies: $2,390 (all costs subject to change)
  • Financial Aid available for those who qualify. Visit our Financial Aid page for more information.
  • For questions and additional information, call 330-669-7070
  • Medical Assisting Student Handbook
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Cost of Attendance

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