Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools is the perfect place for adults looking to further their education or launch a new career. The Medical Assisting program is a 900-clock hour career development program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
The program began in 1987 and prepares its adult learners to become competent entry level medical assistants in the following learning domains; cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior). The program has clearly stated objectives evaluated through several means. The objectives are developed by the instructional personnel and/or program director with the Adult Workforce Director to ensure content remains consistent with the needs of the industry and current standards of the respective profession. The program Advisory Committee has also established a standing agenda item for program objective review.
A 160-hour nonpaid externship in an ambulatory healthcare setting is afforded for each student. In preparation for the externship experience, the institution in conjunction with our business partners, host a yearly Employability Skills Workshop. The adult learners participate in mock interviews with an opportunity for immediate feedback, and breakout sessions aligned with industry standards for a seamless transition to the workplace.
The Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Benefits of Becoming a Medical Assistant
A medical assistant certification is typically earned in 9 months. The certification
is recognized in any state, opening up a variety of job opportunities in different areas. The in-demand jobs and the expansion of the healthcare industry provides vast opportunities for medical assistants entering the field.
Those in the industry report that they get to interface with cutting-edge medical equipment and specialists, 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.
The goals of the Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools' Medical Assisting program are to:
1. Develop medical assisting competencies in the following areas in order to prepare students for entry-level (or higher) gainful employment.
2. Develop students' competency in the academic areas of communication, mathematics, and science.
3. Provide opportunities for students to develop employability competencies needed in the Medical Assisting field through participation in leadership, citizenship, and cooperative activities.
What You’ll Learn
- Orientation to Medical Assisting
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Diseases and Disorders
- Medical Terminology
- Reception of Patients
- Medical Database
- Computerized Medical Billing
- Patient Examinations and Education
- Preparing/Administering Medications
- Applied Mathematics
- Medical Emergencies and Facility Safety
- Laboratory Procedures
- General Office Procedures
- Medical Law and Ethics
- Risk Management
- Infection Control and Hazards Management
- Communication Skills
Check out the full curriculum here.
- National Certified Medical Assistant - American Association of Medical Assistants
- National Phlebotomy Technician - National Center for Competency 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.
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 administered as part of the registration process. Students will complete the following sections:
Applied Math - measures critical thinking, mathematical reasoning, and problem solving techniques.
Graphic Literacy - measures the skill needed to locate and use information from charts, diagrams, etc.
Workplace Documents - measures your ability to understand written text to complete a task.
Each assessment is scored individually on a possible range of <3 - 7.
Students are scheduled an appointment to complete the WorkKeys®Assessment upon submission of the Adult Learner Registration Form and $75 non-refundable registration fee. Learn more about how the ACT® WorkKeys® Assessment can work for you.