Medical Assistant Program

Course Overview

This three-part certificate-training program comprises of 144 hours of classroom and laboratory training, and 120 hours of clinical externship. The program prepares the student for both clinical as well as administrative duties in a clinical health care setting. They will be responsible for minor medical/surgical procedures using aseptic techniques where needed, accurately measure vital signs, administer medications, perform EKGs, collect blood and urine samples, and other basic laboratory procedures, etc.

Required Text

The Complete Medical Assistant

Janet R. Sesser; Deborah L. Westervelt 
ISBN: 978-1-4511-9471-5

Admissions Requirements
  1. Complete, submit and agree to terms in the “Application for Enrollment”.
  2. Provide ID and Social Security Card.
  3. Consent to submit to criminal background check and drug screen. (a felony may constitute disqualification)
  4. Negative PPD/TBT Skin Test or Negative Chest x-ray (must be within 6 months).
  5. Current Immunization Records
  6. High School Diploma/ GED
  7. Registration and Minimum Deposit –required for each program (see fee schedule for details)

 

Tuition, Fees and Certification

Tuition: $1500
Application Fee: $50 (non- refundable)
Background Check: $35
CPR/AED & First Aid AHA Training and Certification: $62
Drug Screen: $35 (non-refundable)
Lab Supplies: $225
Student Insurance: $25
Uniforms: $50 (includes 2 uniforms)

MedCA Certification Exam: $139

 

Two Payment Plans I & II:

Plan I: One Thousand, Nine Hundred Eighty-Two Dollars ($1,982.00) paid in full before class begins.

Plan II: Down payment of Three Hundred Fifty Dollars ($350.00) before class begins and twelve (12) payments of One Hundred Twenty-Eight Dollars and Ninety-Two Cent ($128.92) due on Thursday of each week. 1st payment due the first week of class.

(All payments will are required to be paid in cash, money order or credit card.)

For students who choose payment plan II, all payments must be made in full on the due date (Thursday) prior to the first day of clinical rotation. Certificate of completion will not be given and the student will not be scheduled for the Certification Exam until all payments are made in full. Certification exam will be scheduled within 10 days of program completion and on receipt of certification of completion from Heritage Health Career Center, Inc. Re-testing fees and test rescheduling are the student’s responsibility.

 

Program Acceptance Standards

To be accepted into Heritage Health Career Center's (HHCC) program, each applicant must understand and meet the following program acceptance standards and verify such by signing this ENROLLMENT APPLICATION. Failure to meet and accept these standards will result in an admission denial:

Applicant must be physically able to bend, kneel and lift.
Applicant must be able to communicate clearly using the English language due to its exclusive use by the instructors and its predominant use by medical terms and medical facilities. This includes the ability to understand written and spoken English plus the ability to speak clearly, to be clearly understood, to read written English and to write clearly using the English language. All aspects of the HHCC use ONLY the English language for all communications, including the textbooks.
Applicant must be able to work and interact competently with other people.
Applicant must be legally eligible to work or train in the United States and must possess a valid social security number.
Applicant must not test positive for tuberculosis or Hepatitis B.
Applicant must have NO felony or misdemeanor in ANY state involving ANY sex related crimes or ANY crimes related to: murder, attempted murder, assault, battery, kidnapping, abduction of a minor, aggravated menacing, aggravated robbery, grand theft, patient abuse ,patient neglect, Medicaid fraud, insurance fraud or ANY convictions involving the abuse, neglect, or harassment of a minor or an elderly person. ANY convictions involving methamphetamine will also result in an admission denial.

There will be no night clinical rotations.

 

Goals of the Program
  • Prepare the student to work as a Medical Assistant in a variety of health care settings such as the hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, mobile services, etc.
  • Acquire a basic working knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Become familiar and learn the basic structure, functions and interaction of each body system.
  • Discuss the pathway from patient contact through the diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and financial aspects of medical care.
  • Demonstrate the strict safety standards needed to protect self, patients, employees and employers.
  • Explain the legal, cultural and ethical issues and regulations within healthcare.
  • Perform all clinical duties expected of clinical medical assistant.
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