Medical Assistant Career Major - Overview

Medical Assistant

medical assistant
Campus
Metro Career Academy
(Springlake Campus)
Career Major Length
1115 hours
Who Can Enroll
Adults
Schedule
M-F 7:40A-2:15P
Fees
In-State Tuition:
$2,788.00
Out-of-State Tuition:
$7,248.00
Book Costs:
$1,097.00
Supplies Costs:
$742.00
Average Oklahoma Salary
$11/hr

Medical assistants are multi-skilled health professionals who work primarily in ambulatory settings such as medical offices and clinics. They perform clinical and administrative tasks and their duties vary by office or clinic. The major combines classroom, laboratory and work-site learning components to ensure that each student achieves entry-level competencies for the medical assistant. Students practice in a variety of settings as chosen by the instructor. Students completing this career major will be eligible to sit for the Certified or Registered Medical Assistant exam.

The five-year weighted average for Graduate and Employer Satisfaction of the Certificate Medical Assisting Program at Metro Technology Centers, Oklahoma City, OK is 100%, based on the most recent Annual Report Form Submitted to the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Career Major Length
1115.00Total Hours
Course Title
Hours
Academic Life Skills
15.00
Medical Terminology
45.00
Clinical Procedures I
120.00
Clinical Procedures II
120.00
Pharmacology
60.00
Anatomy and Physiology
120.00
Medical Insurance and Coding
54.00
Medical Assisting Applications
75.00
Medical Informatics
45.00
Medical Law and Ethics
40.00
Administrative Medical Office Procedures
105.00
Medical Office Laboratory Procedures
55.00
Medical Assisting Simulation
90.00
Medical Assisting Externship
171.00

Helpful Attributes and Abilities

  • Reading skills at the 10th grade level or above; math skills at the 8th grade level or above
  • The ability to work well with others
  • Mental alertness
  • Dependability
  • Organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Basic typing and computer literacy skills

Required Prerequisites

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 18 years old
  • CPR for Health Care Providers (American Heart Association Course)

Certifications Available

  • Administrative Medical Assistant, CareerTech Testing Center (CCTC)
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA), National Healthcare Association (NHA)
  • Certified Medical Assistant, American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
  • Clinical Medical Assistant, CareerTech Testing Center (CTTC)
  • Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), National Healthcare Association (NHA)
  • National Certified Medical Assistant, National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
  • Phlebotomy Medical Assistant, CareerTech Testing Center (CCTC)
  • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA), American Medical Technologist (AMT)