Ms. Jodie Wilson
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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 goals of the Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools' Medical Assisting program are to prepare medical assistants who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.
Develop medical assisting competencies in the following areas in order to prepare students for entry-level (or higher) gainful employment.
Develop students' competency in the academic areas of communication, mathematics, and science.
Provide opportunities for students to develop employability competencies needed in the Medical Assisting field through participation in leadership, citizenship, and cooperative activities.
Anatomy and Physiology
Diseases and Disorders
Reception of Patients
Computerized Medical Billing
Diagnostic Tests, Examinations, and Procedures
Medical Law and Ethics
Transfer credit is not available toward the Medical Assisting program.
Students have the opportunity to earn the following industry-recognized credentials:
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
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 practicum in an ambulatory healthcare setting is afforded for each student. In preparation for the practicum 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.
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.
Age 18 or older
High school diploma or GED
Students must provide proof of the following immunizations at their enrollment appointment:
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) - must have received 2 vaccines
Tetanus or Tdap - vaccine must not be older than 10 years or expire during enrollment
Hepatitis B: provide proof of a 3-shot vaccination series or 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 needs 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 the Fall of the same enrollment year so as to receive the newest available vaccination.
Students will have an appointment scheduled to complete the WorkKeys® Assessment upon submission of the Adult Learner Registration Form and a $50 non-refundable registration fee. Learn more about how the ACT® WorkKeys® Assessment can work for you.
All necessary technology is provided to students in each classroom and lab during normal class hours. Students who wish to access school email or Canvas (our learning management system) outside of normal class hours will need access to the internet and a personal device.
August 21, 2023
Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 2:45pm
900 Hours (9 months)
Fairfield Career Center
3985 Coonpath Road NW
Carroll, OH 43112
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