Medical Assisting is one of the fastest growing occupations in health careers today. A clinical medical assistant is a professional who performs routine clinical tasks in a medical office setting. Responsibilities may include patient triage, assisting medical practitioners during routine clinical exams, collecting and processing diagnostic tests, and medication administration. Students have the opportunity to take two National Certification exams to become a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant and a Certified Phlebotomist. Instruction is presented through independent study, project based learning and clinical work experience.
Applicants must complete a Southern Tech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the Southern Tech campus and online at www.sotech.edu. Enrollment for this career major is open to partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors) and Adults.
High School Student: Free. Adult Student (in-district): $2.50 per hour; Adult Student (Out-of-District): $5 per hour; and Adult Student (Out-of-State): $7.50 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.
|Introduction to Medical Assisting||30|
|Anatomy and Physiology II||120|
|Medical Assisting Clinical Experience||165|
|Core Medical Terminology II||45|
|Clinical Procedures (Part I)||60|
|Clinical Procedures (Part II)||60|
|Estimated time to complete (Half Time)||1 year|
Targeted Certifications and/or Credentials
► Registered Medical Assistant
► Registered Phlebotomist (AAMP)
► National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC): WorkKeys
Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.
Adults: 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM
High School Students: 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:45 PM
The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.
Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Chiropractor Assistant, Clinical Assistant, Doctor's Assistant, Medical Assistant (MA), Medical Office Assistant, Ophthalmic Technician, Optometric Assistant, Optometric Technician, Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) – Approximate Pay Potential: $10-22/Hour. (source: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9092.00):
Medical Assisting Instructor