Medical Assistant (36 Weeks)
Class Schedule & Enrollment Form
Times: 8am – 5pm
MOD A will be Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students will join the weekday class for the first five (5) weeks and once the MOD A is complete, move to a Monday and Wednesday Schedule for the remainder of the course which is 31 weeks including Externship (see program details below)
A Medical Assistant performs administrative and/or clinical tasks to support the work of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care professionals in the delivery of primary health care and patient care management.
The MA program provides students with real-world clinical skills that are essential to working in the modern medical office. An applied learning approach to the MA curriculum is threaded throughout each module to help you further develop the tactile and critical thinking skills necessary to assist with diagnostic procedures, facilitate examination and treatment of patients in a medical office practice, perform limited procedures, schedule diagnostic tests and consults, maintaining patient clinic record, and effectively support physicians, nurses, and other interdisciplinary team members.
Students will be prepared to assist medical office practitioners in administering therapeutic shots/immunizations, performing lab testing and specimen collection, blood draw using phlebotomy skills, performing patient/client data entry procedures, and customer service skills.
The curriculum is residential for the duration of the program. students are grounded with solid understanding of fundamentals of medical assisting, laboratory procedures, anatomy, clinical front office management, communication skills, cardiopulmonary and EKG, nutrition and immunology, phlebotomy, medical terminology, first aid applications and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training.
The program is 36 weeks or 640 clock hours which includes 160 hours of supervised practicum in a clinic setting. The 160-hour practicum is a free clinical rotation with no financial remuneration. Students will join the weekday class for the first five (5) weeks which will be Tuesdays and Thursdays 8am-5pm. Once the module is complete, move to a Monday and Wednesday 8am-5pm schedule for the remainder of the course which is 25 weeks.
The program provides students with the clinical, technical, and professional skills they need to be successful in the healthcare industry. Upon completion of the 36 weeks program, students will have the administrative and clinical knowledge of proficiency required of the medical assistant professional and will be prepared to take the National Certification examination through the National Healthcare Association (NHA). The application and examination fee for National Certification exam is an out of pocket cost for this program. Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded Diploma in Medical Assisting and be ready to take the National Certification Examination.
Medical Assistant Objectives
Certification Post Successful Completion
of the NHA Exams:
Student out of pocket expenses
Down payment of $2500 with six (6) payment plans for the duration of the course. Students may qualify for Kansas Workforce KHPOP, or MO Full Employment Council (FEC) financial assistance.
All admission documents must be presented first day of class and no later than the first week of class.
Program Delivery: Residential