Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools is the perfect place for adults looking to further their
education or launch a new career. Our medical assistant program focuses on the dual administrative
and clinical skills to build a medical foundation for individuals to build on. Also, our students
undergo a 160-hour externship, employability workshop, and mock interviews to prepare for the
Benefits of Becoming a Medical Assistant
A medical assistant certification can typically be earned in 9 months. Once earned, the certification
will be recognized in any state, opening up a variety of jobs in different areas. With the healthcare
industry steadily expanding, and medical assistants always in demand, finding a job should not be a problem.
Those in the industry report that they get to interface with cutting-edge medical equipment and
specialist, which keeps work exciting and challenging. Ultimately, the most rewarding part of the job
is the deep connection to the patients and the impact that the medical team has on their life.
Types of Jobs in the Field
Another significant aspect of becoming a medical assistant is the variety of career options available
upon earning the certification. A clinical medical assistant supports physicians and nurses and workes directly with patients. On a practical level, this means taking patient histories, checking vital signs, collecting blood, and performing other services that are critical to proper care.
A certified medical assistant, on the other hand, required accredited certifications and is usually seen
in the waiting room greeting patients, filing records, and handling other bookkeeping duties. Similarly, an administrative medical assistant manages the paperwork and keeps things running
smoothly. This should includ scheduling, filing, insurance claims, and other office roles.
Explore the registration process and get started on the possibilities!
What You’ll Learn
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Diseases and Disorders
- Medical Terminology
- Reception of Patients
- Medical Database
- Computerized Medical Billing
- Patient Examinations and Education
- Preparing/Administering Medications
- Medical Emergencies and Facility Safety
- Laboratory Procedures
- General Office Procedures
- Medical Law and Ethics
- Risk Management
- Infection Control and Hazards Management
- Communication Skills
- National Certified Medical Assistant - American Association of Medical Assistants
- National Phlebotomy Technician - National Center for Compentency Testing
- Healthcare Provider Certification (CPR/AED) - American Heart Association
- OSHA - Bloodborne Pathogens
- National Career Readiness - ACT
Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 2:45pm
- Age 18 or older
- Background check
- High school diploma or GED
Health Record Requirements
Students must provide proof of the following immunizations at their enrollment appointment:
- Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) - must have received 2 vaccines
- Varicella (Chickenpox)
- Tetanus or Tdap - vaccine must not be older than 10 years or expire during enrollment
- Hepatitis B titer test - indicating immunity
Tuberculosis (TB) Screening
Students must receive a 2-Step Mantoux Tuberculin skin test. The injection and reading must be documented by the healthcare professional providing the service. If you have tested positive in the past, a chest x-ray will need to be completed with negative results documented by the healthcare professional providing the service.
Students are scheduled an appointment to complete the WorkKeys®Assessment upon submission of the Adult Learner Registration Form and $75 non-refundable registration fee.
All TB screening documentation must be submitted to Student Services PRIOR to attending new student orientation.
Influenza (Flu) Vaccination
Students must receive the flu shot and provide proof of the immunization to Student Services by the instructor-provided deadline. This should be completed no earlier than Fall of the same enrollment year, so as to receive the newest available vaccination.
The WorkKeys® Assessment is required for admission into this program. Students will complete the following sections: Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents. Each assessment is scored individually on a possible range of <3 - 7.