Searching for a challenging career in a medical office? Then check out the Medical Assistant program here at the CTC.
Medical assistants work alongside physicians and other healthcare professionals, primarily in medical offices and clinics. Medical assisting is a fast growing career with increased local demand due to new healthcare regulations.
Students will be trained to perform administrative and clinical duties. Administrative training will include computer applications, maintaining patient medical records, coding, billing, and filing insurance forms, greeting patients, scheduling appointments, arranging for lab services and hospital admissions, bookkeeping, and general
correspondence. Clinical training will include taking medical histories, preparing patients for exams, assisting the physician during exams, drawing blood, administering medications, preparing lab specimens, and educating patients about treatment procedures, medications, or special diets.
Students who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate of completion.
These students will also have to opportunity to receive a national certification by taking the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam.
This is a one-term program which meets Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00pm for a total of 900 clock hours (160 hours of internship). The fall term meets August through January. The spring term meets January through June.
To enroll students must:
1.) Obtain the required WorkKeys scores: Applied Mathematics (4), Reading for Information (3), and Locating Information (4)
2.) Submit an application with $100 deposit
3.) Provide documentation of TB test, up-to-date vaccinations, and current flu shot.
4.) Final acceptance pending acceptable criminal background check.
For specific meeting dates and estimated tuition and fees, please contact a CTC advisor.
Gainful Employment information is provided by Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center in compliance with the Federal Gainful Employment regulations.
*PLEASE NOTE: This information concerning Gainful Employment Information is from the course offering MEDICAL OFFICE SPECIALIST.