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: 
  • Perform a wide range of medical procedures in various healthcare careers
  • Apply advanced processes and diagnostic procedures such as phlebotomy, hematology, and pharmacolgy in a clinical environment
  • Practice ethical standards, confidentiality, busines etiquette, and professionalism when interacting with patients, clients, coworkers, and management

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

 

Credentials: 
  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician
  • ACT National Career Readiness Credential
Career Opportunities: 

Prepared for advanced certifications or further education

Prepared for immedicate employment in the medical assising field including:

  • Doctor offices
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Medical facilities

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

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Additional Information: 
  • Externship - Students in Medical Assisting will particiapte in 160 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.
  • This 900-hour program is about 12 months long and meets M-Th 3:30-8:30pm.
  • Tuition: $5,400 + books and supplies (all costs subject to change)
  • Next Start Date: Fall 2017 (Enroll early to ensure placement!)
  • How to enroll in the Medical Assisting program: first 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.
  • Financial Aid available for those who qualify. Visit our Financial Aid page for more information.
  • For questions and additional information, call 330-669-7070
  • Survey results from the past five years indicate 97.22% of graduates are satisfied with our program!
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