Medical Assistant

Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED, physical exam including drug screening, documentation of immunizations, PPD test and Hepatitis B series must be provided at the time of registration. Candidates must obtain a reading score of 11 and math score of 10 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).

Medical assistants are highly trained individuals who perform a variety of administrative and clinical duties in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors and other health care facilities. Clinical duties include taking medical histories, recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination and assisting the physician during the exam.

Coursework includes anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical law and ethics, phlebotomy, laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, principles of pharmacology, disease and pathology, infection control, CPR and first aid, office procedures and clinical experience in a medical setting. Students successfully completing all course requirements will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification examination. The cost of this exam is included in the program fee.

A criminal background check will be done for all enrolled students on the first day of class.
NOTE: A criminal background report containing negative information may prevent placement for the clinical portion of this program. Upon successful program completion and certification, you will be eligible for three college credits toward Atlantic Cape degree programs and professional series.

MEDA-148 (520 Hours)
Fee: $4,995 (Tuition $1,595, Books and Materials $900, Lab $2,500)

  • Section AW03-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Lecture/Lab: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Clinical: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Begins Jan. 27 (Ending Aug. 1)

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