Medical Assistant – WIOA Approved Program
Eligible students fund the program with zero out of pocket expense. Set up an appointment to see if you are eligible.
Top 4 reasons to enroll in our Medical Assistant Training
- Accredited by MSA-CESS , an accreditation agency recognized by U.S. Department of Education
- Employer trusted medical assistant training
- Hybrid classes (online theory and in-person lab sessions)
- Job placement service available
AIHT Education’s Medical Assistant training program is designed to prepare you for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification offered by American Medical Technologists (AMT).
Our state-of-the-art Medical Assistant labs replicate a real time healthcare facility where you can learn to take vital signs, draw blood (phlebotomy), perform EKGs, update electronic health records (EHR), and lab testing.
AIHT’s 9-month medical assistant training program designed to train students in basic medical assisting skills. A medical assistant is a multi-skilled professional of the healthcare team committed to assisting physicians and nurses in bringing patient care to an optimal level. They perform duties ranging from scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding to taking vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, and drawing blood.
Program Objective and Goals
The Medical Assistant program is designed to prepare students to become skilled office subordinates who work closely with doctors, registered nurses and other office personnel delivering patient care and assuming appropriate responsibilities before, during and after hospital stays, surgical procedures and doctor’s care.
The Medical Assistant program is taught using a hybrid learning environment. All hybrid courses will utilize online and in-person instruction. Lectures may be offered on campus or remotely via a Learning Management System (LMS). Laboratory classes and practical training will be held on campus or at a clinical site.
Online classes will be taught synchronously. Synchronous instruction is real-time instruction that requires students to attend classes at scheduled times.
At the end of the program, the student will be scheduled for a clinical externship where he/she can gain hands-on experience in a healthcare facility. Externships allow students to develop skills and make connections with working professionals.
AIHT has clinical affiliations with local healthcare facilities including urgent care(s) and doctor’s practices. Purpose of the externship is to provide real time practical training.
Certification Exam Eligibility
Medical assistant graduates will be eligible to take the medical assistant certification exams offered by American Medical Technologists (AMT) and/or National Healthcare Association. Graduates who pass the certification exams can earn the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) credential from AMT, or the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) credential from NHA.
Medical assistant employment is predicted to grow 18% from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for other occupations.
Skills and Education
A medical assistant should have a strong knowledge of anatomy, medical terminology and basic medical procedures, including dressing a wound, drawing blood and more. Medical assistants must also know how to perform basic first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). A medical assistant program will cover various skills, including:
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Electrocardiography (EKG)
- Wound care, Ob-Gyn, Pediatrict Practice etc
- Introduction to Medical billing
- Communication and interpersonal skills
Mastering these skills will help students move up in their careers since they continue improving their skills post-graduation.