Student Catalog

The MA program is a full-time blended program with classroom, lab, online, and clinical components. The program requires students to complete both residential (on-ground) components and online components. Students enrolled in the daytime scheduling track will typically have classes scheduled Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:30 pm. Enrollment for the MA program occurs 4 times per year (January, April, July, and October). The MA program requires a clinical externship consisting of 180 supervised hours in an appropriate setting (e.g. doctor’s office, long-term care facility), to be completed in the final term of the program. Clinical externship shifts are usually 6-12 hours in length, and may be scheduled during the day, evening, or weekends.

Diploma in Medical Assisting - Ohio

Upon successful completion of four (4) eleven-week quarters of the Medical Assisting curriculum and meeting all graduation requirements, the graduate will be awarded a diploma and prepared for entry level roles in healthcare practice as a medical assistant, according to the appropriate scope of practice. The motivated learner will obtain clinical skills in patient preparation for exams and medical procedures; perform diagnostic services such as phlebotomy and electrocardiography; perform back-office roles in medical insurance billing and coding; and demonstrate the client service skills, patient care skills, and administrative and leadership skills needed to successfully perform the duties of the medical assistant in medical offices, clinics and healthcare practices.

Graduates of the Medical Assisting program will meet the following outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate competency in performing common clinical procedures accurately, in a timely manner, and using current accepted methods
  2. Demonstrate competency in performing common administrative procedures accurately, in a timely manner, and using current accepted methods;
  3. Demonstrate competency in processing health information while maintaining confidentiality and security
  4. Analyze professional demeanor and behavior of others in order to emulate appropriate behaviors
  5. Demonstrate competency in effectively collaborating with healthcare team members to successfully triage multiple priorities, and
  6. Demonstrate competency in communicating accurately and respectfully with patients, families, insurance companies, and members of the health care team.

MA program details: Ohio