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Medical Assistant

10 Months - Diploma
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Medical Assistant School in Erie Pennsylvania

Program Overview

The Medical Assistant program is designed to prepare the student with the knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to build a successful career as a competent medical assistant or patient care assistant within the healthcare community. The program prepares the student to work in both the clinic and administrative areas in a physician's office, hospital, or personal health care facility.

This Medical Assistant course provides the student with training necessary to work with physicians and other medical personnel in delivering quality healthcare in a fast-paced environment. Students have the opportunity to practice clinical procedures, laboratory techniques, and administrative responsibilities in a realistic setting. Students also take medical assistant classes in terminology, office accounting practices, record keeping and other health care administration topics. The clinical and lab areas are equipped with exam tables, EKG machines, phlebotomy chairs, and other typical medical office equipment, allow students to develop their skills in various patient procedures and clinical tests. The program concludes with an externship to a local medical facility to provide hands-on working experience. The Medical Assistant training program is designed for the student with little or no prior experience in the field.

Hybrid Learning

This program offers a hybrid learning experience. Students complete coursework online and complete hands-on learning on-campus.

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Course Summary

  • Medical Administrative Skills
  • Clinical Skills I
  • Med Terminology and Anatomy I
  • MA Clinical Skills II
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Med Terminology and Anatomy II
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • MA Laboratory Skills
  • Career Development
  • MA Clinical Skills II
  • MA Certification Review
  • Medical Assistant Externship

Medical Assistant Certification Opportunities

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant students will be given the opportunity to sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant examination through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) during their last few weeks of externship. Students take the exam at Great Lakes under the supervision of a proctor. Certification is not a requirement for graduation or employment as a Medical Assistant in Pennsylvania.

Certified Phlebotomy Technician

Medical Assistant students are also eligible to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) examination through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Certified EKG Technician

Medical Assistant students are also eligible to sit for the Certified EKG Technician (CET) examination through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

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Medical Assistant Job Placement Sites

Below is a list of employers who recently hired graduates of the Medical Assistant Training Program

UPMC Hamot
AHN Saint Vincent
Davita Dialysis
Medical Associates of Erie
Medical Associates of Erie

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