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MEDICAL ASSISTANT

PROGRAM (CCMA)

Learn 3 skills in 1 Program become eligible to apply for 3 job positions

CLINICAL SKILLS OF MA + PHLEBOTOMY + EKG + MORE 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The MEDICAL ASSISTANT program at Americation Career and Training School ACTS is designed to make an individual equipped with skills required to work in the healthcare field. The 3 main skills that you will learn in this program are Medical Assistant Skills, Phlebotomy Skills and EKG Skills. At successfully completion of the program the students will be eligible for 6 national certifications. The Clinical Medical Assistant Certification, Phlebotomy Technician Certification, EKG Technician Certification, Cardiac Monitor Telemetry Technician Certification, Cardiac Arrhythmia Technician Certification, and Blood-borne Pathogen Certification. Our program was designed keeping in mind the job market and the competitiveness of skills that the employer expects from an employee. 

 

The Medical Assistant program has a curriculum that is educationally flexible and provides career mobility. Graduates are prepared to practice safely within their identified scope of practice and to promote, protect, and improve the health of the diverse community. Emphasis is on technical skills necessary to perform personal care to complex patients, implementation of selected portions of care plan including clinical skills, EKG, and phlebotomy under the supervision of a medical practitioner. Upon graduation students will be considered competent for entry level positions as a Clinical Medical Assistant or Medical Assistant.

At completion of the program the student will be awarded with a certificate of completion.

 

PROGRAM KEY DETAILS

DURATION

3-4 Months

PROGRAM PACE

Instructor Led

START DATES

Contact School

TIME COMMITMENT

15-20 Hours/Week

ENROLLMENTS

Oncampus

CLASS SIZE

Small Class Size

DELIVERY

Oncampus

LANGUAGE

English

 
 

PROGRAM MODULES OUTLINE

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MA MODULE 1: DIRECT CARE SKILLS
Clinical Skills Section Description
This comprehensive course is designed to prepare the student to provide direct care and services to clients throughout the life span under the direct supervision of a Physician. Special emphasis is placed on the care of older clients focusing on their physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and cultural needs. This includes developing skills in procedures, communication, and observation, charting and reporting. The student will be made aware of how State and Federal laws as well as policies and procedures of the institution govern the practice of the medical assistant. Some examples of clinical skills may include wound care management, taking vital signs (temperature, pulse rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure), use of personal protective equipment (PPE), measuring height and weight, vision test, hearing test, cranial nerve testing, skin assessment, autoclave use, pulmonary function test, infection control, anatomy & physiology, nutrition, emergency situations and more.

MA  101  Clinical Skills Foundation

MA  102  Principles of Expanded Clinical Skills

MA  103  Special Topics of Clinical Skills

MA  104  Clinical Skills (Competency)

 

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MA MODULE 2: EKG 
EKG Section Description
The program prepares the candidate as an EKG Technician responsible for performing diagnostic tests to access the heart rhythm and rate in patients. EKG’s are also performed before and after operations, during physicals, examinations of patients over 40, for patients with a history of heart disease, when patients are experiencing chest pains and when the Doctor deems it necessary. The well trained EKG technician is an integral part of the management of patients with heart disease. The EKG Technician may also clean equipment, maintain and process data reports.

EKT  101   EKG Anatomy & Physiology 
EKT  102  EKG Theory  
EKT  103  EKG Clinical

EKT  104  EKG Competency     

 

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MA MODULE 3: PHLEBOTOMY
Phlebotomy Section Description
This course provides phlebotomy instruction to the student with a working knowledge of collecting blood while emphasizing on patient safety, quality assurance, universal, standard precautions and legal issues and complications. Techniques taught during this course are Evacuated tube method, Syringe method, Winged infusion set, Capillary blood collection, Glucose testing, Bleeding time, Blood smear & Urinalysis. This program prepares learners to act as entry level Phlebotomists. The Phlebotomist is a member of the health care team who collects and processes lab specimens, educates patients in specimen collection procedures, and performs waived laboratory tests. Phlebotomists may also have responsibilities for information processing, training, and quality control monitoring. Most Phlebotomists work in hospital or clinic labs, blood centers, nursing homes, insurance companies, research facilities, or public health.

PBT  101   Introduction To Phlebotomy
PBT  102  PBT Anatomy & Physiology  
PBT  103  Phlebotomy Equipment & Supplies
PBT  104  Phlebotomy Clinical Skills      
PBT  105  Phlebotomy Theory 

 

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MA MODULE 4: PHARMACOLOGY

Pharmacology Section Description
In this section you will be learning about the contents of the pharmacology module, this would include, fundamentals of pharmacology for Medical Assistants, medication administration routes and injection techniques, drug dosage calculations, most commonly used drugs, vaccinations and immunization. 

PHARM  101   Introduction to Pharmacology
PHARM  102  Medical Routes

PHARM  103  Administer Non-Injectable Medications
PHARM  104  Administer Injectable Medications

PHARM  105  Measurements and Drug Dosage
PHARM  106  Vaccination and Immunization

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MA MODULE 5: MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Administrative Duties Section Description
In this section you will be introduced to a wide variety of topics related to the administration of the medical office by a Medical Assistant. you will learn the following topics: Administrative Medical Assistant Career, Healthcare Environment, Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare, Communication in Healthcare, Office Environment and Being a Receptionist, Medical Office Procedures for Handling Telephone, Medical Office Procedures for Scheduling Appointments, Medical Office Procedures for Filing, Medical Office Procedures of Medical Records, Medical Office Record Keeping of Drugs and Prescriptions, Managing Written Information, Procedure of Email and Mails in a Medical Office Environment, Medical office Revenue Cycle, Medical Office Banking Fundamentals, Medical Office Bookkeeping Fundamentals, Medical Office Procedure Coding Fundamentals, Diagnostic Coding Fundamentals, Medical Office Fundamentals on Health Insurance Claims and its Submissions, Medical Office Management Duties, Medical Office Financial Procedures.

MAA  101  Administrative Medical Assistant Career

  • Healthcare Environment

  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare

  • Communication in Healthcare

  • Office Environment and Being a Receptionist.

MAA  102  Medical Office Procedures for Handling Telephone.

  • Medical Office Procedures for Scheduling Appointments.

  • Medical Office Procedures for Filing.

  • Medical Office Procedures of Medical Records.

  • Medical Office Record Keeping of Drugs and Prescriptions.

MAA  103  Managing Written Information

  • Procedure of Email and Mails in a Medical Office Environment

MAA  104  Medical office Revenue Cycle.

  • Medical Office Banking Fundamentals.

  • Medical Office Bookkeeping Fundamentals.

  • Medical Office Procedure Coding Fundamentals.

  • Diagnostic Coding Fundamentals.

  • Medical Office Health Insurance Claims Submissions.

MAA  105  Medical Office Management Duties

  • Medical Office Financial Procedures.

WHERE CAN I WORK AS A MEDICAL ASSISTANT

HOSPITALS

DIAGNOSTIC LABS

VA HOSPITALS

NURSING HOMES

CARDIOLOGY DEP

HOSPICE CARE

DOCTORS OFFICE

DIALYSIS CENTER

LONG TERM CARE

BLOOD BANKS

PATIENT ADVOCATE

MORE FACILITIES......

 

CERTIFICATIONS

Upon successful completion of the patient care technician program you will be eligible for National Certification exam. Ask your admissions counselor for detailed information on certification eligibility and options.  

Female Nurse

CCMA

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

Male Healthcare Provider

CCMTT

Certified Cardiac Monitor Telemetry Technician

Young Nurse

CPT

Certified Phlebotomy Technician

Pink Uniform Doctor

CCRAT

Certified Cardiac Arrhythmia Technician

Female Doctor

CET

Certified EKG Technician

Scientist

BBPC

BloodBorne Pathogen Prevention Certification

Smiling Nurse

CRAS*

Certified Restorative Care Assistant Specialist

Science Lab Student

CRTT*

Certified Rehabilitation Therapy Technician

 
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  • Self-Discipline your self

  • Schedule the time required for study

  • Be focussed once you enroll.

PROGRAM COMPLETION REWARDS

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DIGITAL BADGE

At successful completion, you will receive digital badges that can be used online to display your achievements.

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CERTIFICATE

At the completion of the program, you will be awarded with a program completion certificate.

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CAREER HOURS

With the completion of this program, you will also be awarded with Career Enhancement Clock Hours (CECH), that may be displayed on your resume. 

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TRANSCRIPT

Your completion also comes with a dedicated transcript that shows your areas of grades for each course you attended.

 
 

PROGRAM TUITION & FEES PAYMENT PLANS

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Commonly Asked Questions or Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What program are available to enroll after I complete my ma program?


There are various programs offered by Americation Career and Training School both on campus and online for you career advancement needs. For example surgical technician, administrative medical assistant etc. Contact admissions representative for detailed information.




Are payment plans or financial assistance available?


Yes.




What is the job outlook?


The demand for medical assistant is growing like never before. The main reasons for this job growth are:

  1. Increase in aging baby boomers.
  2. Increase in patient care.
  3. Increase demand for assistant from assistant and technician to keep up with the workload in the healthcare industry.




How do I sign up?


You can contact the admissions office for information on program registration process. www.joinacts.com/applynow Admissions Office Phone: 973-642-4160




How long does it take to become a Medical Assistant?


As little as 3-4 Months. We offer varies options for schedules so the time would vary depending on the schedule you select.




Do you have more than one start date?


Yes, please note that seats are limited, therefore even though we have various start dates, majority of the seats may have already been registered. To check on the next start date please contact the admissions office. Admissions Office Phone: 973-642-4160




What are the core skills of the Medical Assistant?


In this program you will learn clinical medical assistant skills, ekg skills and phlebotomy skills. Therefore Medical Assistant is a multiskills and multicareer program since you can work either as a clinical assistant, clinical medical assistant, medical assistant, restorative care assistant, ekg technician, phlebotomy technician, etc... This is the main reason why medical assistant is an in demand career in the allied healthcare industry and many individuals are directing their career focus onto becoming either a medical assistant or patient care technician. Plus once you complete your program Americation Career and Training School also offers additonal programs that you can enroll in to either add more skills and become more competitive in the market or upgrade into another career. If you have questions you can contact our admissions office and get information on the program. Admissions Office Phone: 973-642-4160




What are the most search healthcare careers on Americation Career and Training School ACTS.


Medical Assistant Patient Care Technician Surgical Technician Surgical Instrumentation Administrative medical assistant Medical Billing and Coding Sterile Processing Technician Pharmacy Technician Dental Assistant




What are my options of paying for the programs?


We provide various payment options, we offer biweekly payment plans, monthly payment plans or full payment plans. Contact our admissions office to get detailed information.




Is the acceptance procedure competitive for the MA Program?


Please Note: Seats are imited due to high enrollment in the MA Program. Americation Career and Training School accepts students on first come first serve basis.




What certification are available for Medical Assistant?


At completion you will be eligible for 8 national certifications. Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible for National Certification exam. You may become eligible for the following National Certification Exam: Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Certified EKG Technician Clinical (CET/C) Certified Phlebotomy Technician Clinical (CPT/C) Certified Restorative Care Assistant Specialist (CRAS) Certified Cardiac Monitor Telemetry Technician Certification Certified Cardiac Arrhythmia Analysis Technician Certification Certified Rehabilitation Therapy Technician Blood-borne Pathogen Prevention Certification




What is the difference between selecting medical assistant schools?


When selecting the medical assistant program look for the course content. Americation Career and Training School offers the MA program with the most updated content. We specialize in the following programs for our on campus offerings: clinical medical assistant, patient care technician, ekg and phlebotomy program and this cma program makes you eligible for 8 national certification exams at the completion of the program.




What does a medical assistant make?


It totally depends on what set of responsibility are given to you by the employment facility. You can check on websites such as payscale.com or indeed.com, you will come across various ranges of competetive salaries being offered. However, the final decision is in your hands to choose one job over another.