NEW OPTIONS! Medical Assistant*

Career Training

Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED, physical exam including drug screening, and 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 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Proof of adequate health insurance is required on the first day of class. Students failing to provide documentation will not be eligible for the clinical/internship portion of the program.

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.

Students completing all course requirements will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician and EKG Technician certification exams. American Heart Association BLS/CPR certification is also covered in this program. The cost of these exams and certifications is included in the program fee.

The program consists of 14 modules:

  • Module 1: Medical Terminology  (eligible for 3-credit challenge exam)    
  • Module 2: Vital Signs
  • Module 3: Communication, Patient History, Assisting with Examinations
  • Module 4: Fundamentals of Medical  Assisting 1 (Microbiology and Disease  and Phlebotomy)
  • Module 5: Fundamentals of Medical  Assisting 2 (Pharmacology, Injections,  Minor Office Surgery)
  • Module 6: Fundamentals of Medical Procedures (HIPAA/Medical Law and Ethics, Medical Administrative Procedures)
  • Module 7: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Module 8: Fundamentals of Medical  Assisting 3 (EKG)
  • Module 9: CPR/BLS for Health Care  Professionals
  • Module 10: Billing and Coding
  • Module 11: Professional Development
  • Module 12: Introduction to Computers
  • Module 13: Computers for the  Medical Office
  • Module 14: Internship

NOTE: A criminal background report containing negative information may prevent placement for the clinical portion of this program. Upon successful completion and credential attainment, you may be eligible for up to 17 college credits toward an Atlantic Cape degree.

Daytime, Classroom Option*
MEDA-148 (620 Hours) *Financial aid available
Fee: $6,035 (Tuition $5,053, Materials $982)

  • Section AW01-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Clinical: Days and hours vary; Instructor will schedule
    Beginning Oct. 12, 2017 (Ending May 31, 2018)
  • Evening, Hybrid Option (Cape May County)
    MEDA-151 (620 Hours)
    Fee: $6,035 (Tuition $5,053, Materials $982)
  • Section CW02-Cape May County Campus
    Wednesday and Thursday (Skills Lab) 6-9 p.m.
    Clinical: Days and hours vary; Instructor will schedule
    Beginning Oct. 19, 2017 (Ending June 28, 2018)

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