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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Program

Valley College of Medical Careers’ Medical Assistant Training 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.

More info & start dates

2018 Classes start

August - 29
September - 6, 13, 21, 28

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 the Medical Assistant training 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 medical assistant training program, the graduate will be able to perform EKGs, 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 arranges externships, for students, so that they can gain practical experience in the medical field.

Program Details
Program Length 860 hours/39 weeks
25 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 $13,450.00
Registration Fee $100.00
Books & Supplies $400.00
STRF $0.00
TOTAL $13,950.00

*Non-refundable.
STRF = $0.50 for every $1,000 rounded to the nearest $1,000

Completion and Placement Rates

Period 07/01/2015 to 06/30/2016

On-Time Completion Rate: 88.0%
Job Placement Rate:  80.0%
Median Loan Debt
Federal Loan Debt: $7,600.00
Private Loan Debt: N/A
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