Medical Assisting Program
Valley College of Medical Careers' Medical Assisting Program, is designed to teach students, medical front office and back office duties, computer applications, office procedures, business communication skills, job readiness techniques, and the personal development skills essential for a successful medical career.
Graduates should be able to perform the duties of a Medical Assistant and may look forward to employment in doctors’ offices, hospitals, emergency care offices, clinics and other offices in a medical environment. The overall objective of this program is to prepare the student for an entry-level position in the medical field as a front and/or back office assistant.
Upon successful completion of the training, the graduate will be able to perform EKG's, prepare strips for evaluation, perform venipunctures, collect specimens, collect patient data, perform vital signs, CPR, and First Aid, perform simple lab tests (Urinalysis, Hematocrit), prepare patients for physical examinations, and assist physicians in minor surgeries. Anatomy & Physiology along with Medical Terminology will be emphasized.
VCMC has externships available to gain practical experience in the medical field.
VCMC makes it happen!
|Program Length: 860 hours/39 weeks/21 Semester Credit Hours|
|CIP Code:||51.0801||SOC Code:||31-9092||O-NET:||31-9092.00|
Credential Level: 01=Undergraduate Certificate
Cost of Program
|Tuition||Registration Fee*||Books/ Supplies||STRF*||TOTAL|
*Non-refundable. STRF = $0.50 for every $1,000 rounded to the nearest $1,000
Completion and Placement Rates for Period 07/01/2011 to 06/30/2012
On-Time Completion Rate: 96.0%
Job Placement Rate: 80.0%
Median Loan Debt
Federal Loan Debt: $7,600.00
Private Loan Debt: N/AInstitutional Finance Plan: N/A