Program duration: 10 months.
Available schedules: Weekday & Weekend
Enrollment is ongoing for the Medical Assistant program. Scroll down for course details or get info on how to register.
A Medical Assistant (MA) performs administrative and/or clinical tasks to support the work of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals in the delivery of primary healthcare and patient care management.
Our Medical Assistant program provides students with real-world clinical skills that are essential to working in a modern medical facility. An applied learning approach to the curriculum is emphasized throughout to help you further develop the tactile and critical thinking skills necessary to assist with diagnostic procedures, facilitate examination and treatment of patients, perform limited procedures, schedule diagnostic tests and consultations, maintain patient clinical records, and effectively support physicians, nurses, and other interdisciplinary team members.
The program duration is 41 weeks or 730-clock hours, which includes 160 hours of supervised practicum in a clinical setting.
The MA program provides students with the clinical, technical, and professional skills they need to be successful in the healthcare industry. Instruction will include the fundamentals of medical assisting, laboratory procedures, anatomy, clinical front office management, communication skills, cardiopulmonary and EKG, nutrition and immunology, phlebotomy, medical terminology, first aid applications, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training.
Students will be prepared to assist medical office practitioners in administering therapeutic shots/immunizations, performing lab testing and specimen collection, blood draw using phlebotomy skills, performing patient/client data entry procedures, and customer service skills.
Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded a Diploma in medical assisting and will have the clinical knowledge and proficiency required of a Medical Assistant.
The course content includes but is not limited to:
A current CPR/BLS certification for healthcare professionals (AHA certification only) is required. If you’re not CPR-certified, you can take our CPR/BLS class to satisfy this requirement.
Besides the specific course prereqs in the previous section, all prospective applicants must meet the following general admission requirements.
The TB test can be a skin test, blood work, or chest X-Ray.
Successful applicants are required to attend an orientation on the Friday preceding the course start date from 1:00 pm. to 2:00 p.m.
Externships are an integral part of the Medical Assistant program. Through partnerships with KU Medical Center, AdventHealth, and HCA Physician Clinics, we’re able to provide our students with real-world experiences during the course of their studies.
Externship days and times are within the course dates but times may vary to align with a nursing community’s shift schedule. Your instructor will provide you up to date info about the Externship for your class.
The following start dates are available for the Weekdays (Mon. & Wed.) program schedule:
The following start dates are available for the Weekend (Fri. & Sat.) program schedule:
If you qualify, KC Scholars will pay for all or part of your tuition and fees for the Medical Assistant program.
Cost for the Medical Assistant program is $7,800, and covers the cost of study book and lab supplies. There’s also a $25 non-refundable application fee and a 2.3% processing charge that applies to every transaction.
Full payment must be made before the first day of class unless approved for a payment plan. Students may qualify for Kansas Workforce, or MO Full Employment Council (FEC) financial assistance program.
If you’re unable to make a full or partial payment, you may make a non-refundable $100 payment to hold your spot.
To speak with one of our admissions staff about this program, call or text (913) 708-8323 or stop by our facility at 10000 W 75th Street, Suite 241, Merriam, KS 66204. If you’ve made the decision to enroll, you may kickstart the enrollment process by clicking that button and register today.
Yes! Classes for our Weekend program schedule meet on Fridays and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
No. Graduating from this course does not make you a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA). To become a CCMA, you must also take and pass the CCMA through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Info on the requirements of the exam and how to register are available at this NHA page.
After registering to take the CCMA exam, you can take it at our testing center or any other approved testing center of your choice. You’ll earn a CCMA certification if you pass. Otherwise, you’ll have to wait 30 days before you can register for another attempt.