Medical Assistant

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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 the opportunity to receive a Registration by taking the Registered Medical Assistant Exam through American Medical Technologist (AMT). If you are looking for a challenging career in a medical office, then check out our Medical Assistant program here at the CTC.

This is a six-month course that meets Monday through Thursday from 8:20 am to 3:00 pm for a total of 740 hours of classroom work and 160 hours of internship. 

How to Apply

  1. Show proof of High School completion or GED

  2. Schedule the WorkKeys with CTC Assessment Office (573.334.0826) and obtain the following scores: 

    • Applied Math-4

    • Workplace Documents-4

    • Graphic Literacy-3

  3. Submit a Career Preparation Programs application with $100 deposit

  4. Provide documentation of TB test, up-to-date vaccinations, and current flu shot.

  5. Final acceptance pending acceptable criminal background check. 

For specific meeting dates and estimated tuition and fees, please contact a CTC advisor at 573-334-0826.