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Health Sciences - Medical Assisting

Do you love working with people and having a job that is hands-on? If so, Medical Assisting is for you! Learn to do vital signs, administer injections, perform EKGs, learn phlebotomy skills, and assist with routine and specialty examinations and minor surgical procedures. You will also learn administrative skills including scheduling, insurance, coding, basic accounting, medical office banking, and telephone techniques.

Accreditation: The Utah State Office of Education provides the opportunity for two endorsements: Administrative Medical Assistant and Clinical Medical Assistant. Each endorsement requires the passing of two benchmark tests given by the BATC Assessment Center. After successful completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the AAMA Certification Exam, which is a national exam to qualify those who pass to work in any state with the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) credential.

The Bridgerland Applied Technology College Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs can be contacted at (727) 210-2350 or at 25400 US Highway 19 North Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763.

Quick Facts:

Location(s)

Main Campus (Logan)

Estimated Tuition & Fees:

$2,715, including background check fee and exam - this is an estimate. Course fees may vary.

Duration:

10 months (30 hrs/wk)

Estimated Monthly Payment:

$296

Pell Grant Eligible:

Yes

Estimated Books and Supplies:

$1,388 - Cost varies by specialization and/or electives chosen. Click here for books and supplies details (ISBN/edition).

Availability:

High School Students: Not available

Adult Students: M - F: 8:30am - 3:30pm

Special Requirements:

Individuals must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED to participate in clinical training. This program requires a non-refundable $50 background check fee and a one-time $30 fee for random drug screen(s).

For vaccination requirements, see the Downloads section below.

Assessment: Basic reading, basic math, keyboarding (35 nwpm), spelling, and language mechanics/language expression. Call (435) 750-3188 to schedule an appointment. Need a review? Get a sneak peek at the Assessment Center or enroll directly into the Academic Learning Center by calling (435) 753-6780.

Outcome Data:

Reported Annually to the Medical Assisting Education Review Board
Medical Assisting
The statistics listed are based on a five-year weighted average for Medical Assisting at BATC:
Job Placement: 86%
Graduate Satisfaction: 100%
Employer Satisfaction: 99%
National Exam (CMA): 98% (based on a three-year average)
Source: MAERB 2016 Annual Report

Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education
Health Sciences Program
Completion: 85%
Job Placement: 78%
Withdrawal: 15%
Source: Health Sciences COE Report FY2015/2016

Outcome statistics are compiled annually based upon Training Outcome surveys conducted with students post-graduation. Data is gathered through coordination with the student, faculty, Student Services Office personnel, and licensing agencies.

Gainful Employment Disclosures



Employment Outlook

The program is designed to prepare you to work in medical offices, clinics, and health maintenance organizations. Medical assistants are also occasionally employed in hospitals, research laboratories, and other allied health care facilities.

Online/E-learning Components

This specialization is delivered face-to-face and may contain online components.

Specializations

Required hours

MEDA - Medical Assisting 1200 hrs See Breakdown

What others are saying

"I had a great experience at BATC. I was very prepared for my externship."

-Graduate

July 22, 2014