Medical Assistant

Due prior to registration: Prerequisites: Candidates must obtain a reading score of 11 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) or the Core Academic Skills Assessment (CASA). High school diploma or high school equivalency diploma/HSED. A health assessment/physical examination, Basic 5 Panel drug screening, Hepatitis B, T-dap, MMR, Varicella and TB test. The physical exam, drug screening and all proof of immunizations/vaccinations must be performed no sooner than 2 months prior to first date of class. Clinical sites may require any of these health prerequisites to be performed again prior to your internship.

Due on first day of class: A criminal background check must be completed and will be the financial responsibility of the student. Students will be presented with more information and will initiate their background check at orientation/first day of class and payment may be made with a credit card at that time. Students may choose to mail in a money order, however, the background check will only begin once payment is received. The report must be received within 30 days of the first day of class. Students failing to provide a clear criminal background check may 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 both primary care and specialty physicians, urgent care centers, and other healthcare facilities. Clinical duties can include taking medical histories, recording vital signs, assisting the physician during exams, injections, venipuncture, and ECGs.

Students completing all course requirements will be eligible to sit for the National Health career Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant and Phlebotomy Technician certification exams. American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Professionals certification is also provided during the program. The cost of these exams and certifications is included in the program fee.

The program consists of 14 modules following a 12-hour Student Success workshop:

  • Module 1: Applications for the Medical Office (Word, Excel, SpringCharts)
  • Module 2: Medical Terminology
  • Module 3: Vital Signs
  • Module 4: Communication, Patient History, Assisting with Examinations
  • Module 5: Fundamentals of Medical Assisting 1
  • Module 6: Fundamentals of Medical Assisting 2
  • Module 7: Fundamentals of Medical Procedures
  • Module 8: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Module 9: CPR/BLS for Health Care Professionals
  • Module 10: Fundamentals of Medical Assisting 3 (ECG)
  • Module 11: Billing and Coding
  • Module 12: Computers for the Medical Office
  • Module 13: Professional Development
  • Module 14: Clinical Internship

College Pathways: Upon credential attainment, you may be eligible for up to 16 college credits toward an Atlantic Cape Health Science degree.

Student Responsibility: Students are responsible for purchasing the following items for use during their training program: white sneakers that are closed-toe and do not have any openings or cutouts of any kind; clogs are not acceptable, a watch with a second hand is required for measuring vital signs and headphones or earbuds for use during computer lab sessions.

Note: Students are required to achieve a minimum number of sticks during the Phlebotomy module. Under supervision, students do practice Phlebotomy draws on fellow students. Clinical sites may require students to show proof of adequate health insurance prior to starting clinical internship. Clinical sites may require students to wear facemasks during flu season if the student does not show proof of receiving the flu vaccine.

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, beginning April 6 (ends December 1) , 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Clinical: Days and hours vary


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