Medical Assisting

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.

Career Major Length 1115.00 Total
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 10th grade level or above
  • The ability to work well with others
  • Mental alertness
  • Drug free
  • Immunizations
  • 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)

Student Organizations

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)

Industry Accreditations

  • National Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
    9355-113th St. N, #7709
    Seminole, FL 33775
    Phone: 727-210-2350
    Fax: 727-210-2354
    www.caahep.org

  • Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) 20
    N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1575
    Chicago, IL 60606
    1-800-228-2262
    www.maerb.org

  • Oklahoma Board of Career and Technology Education (OBCTE) 1500
    West Seventh Ave.
    Stillwater, OK 74074
    phone (405) 377-2000, 1-800-522-5810
    fax (405) 743-6809

Metro Tech Accreditations

Campus
Health Careers Center
(Springlake Campus)

Career Major Length
1115 hours

Who Can Enroll
Adults

Schedule
M-F 7:45AM - 2:45PM

Fees
In-State Tuition:

$2,787.50
Out-of-State Tuition:
$7,247.50
Book Costs:
$1,002.00
Exam Fees:
$155.00
Supplies Costs:
$856.00

Average Oklahoma Salary
$12/hr

Financial Aid
Available for those who qualify

Tuition, fees, career majors, courses and hours are subject to change without notice. Exam fees are nonrefundable.