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Competency-Based Medical Assistant Training Programs

The Medical Assistant program at A Plus Healthcare Training is a 600-hour, competency-based program designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position as an MA (medical assistant). MA’s perform routine administrative and clinical tasks within a medical office setting. MA’s perform administrative duties such as answer telephones, greet patients, escort patients to exam rooms, updating medical records, scheduling appointments, and handling insurance and billing procedures among others.

Clinical Duties

Performed by medical assistants vary depending on the medical facility. Generally, medical assistants may provide the following clinical tasks:

  • Check and Record Vital Signs

  • Prepare Laboratory Specimens

  • Collect Blood Specimens by Both Capillary and/or Venipuncture Technique

  • Prepare Patients for Medical Exam

  • Disposing of Contaminated Supplies

  • Sterilize Used Equipment and Instruments

  • Explain Treatment and Medication to Patients

  • Perform EKGs Among Other Clinical Tasks

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At A Plus Healthcare Training

Emphasis is placed on the clinical and administrative skills necessary to perform personal care to complex patients with the needs of respiratory services, rehabilitation services, EKG, and Phlebotomy services. Upon successful completion of this program at A Plus Healthcare Training, students will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible for National Certification through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Students who successfully complete the Basic Nursing Assistant portion of the program will be eligible to take the state exam in addition to the NHA exam. The Medical Assistant training program will provide the necessary training and skills required to pass the NHA Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) examination. This program requires the completion of 600-course hours. Students with a prior Basic Nursing Assistant certificate may complete 480 hours. All course hours are inclusive of clinical internship or externship.

This comprehensive Clinical Medical Assistant program provides training in the following areas among others:

  • Function of the Clinical Medical Assistant in a Medical Office

  • Introduction to Health Care Facilities

  • Medical Terminology

  • Anatomy of Each of the Body Systems to Include the Heart, Conduction System, Circulation of the Heart, and Blood Vessels

  • Effective Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication

  • Interpersonal Skills and Human Behavior

  • Phone in Prescriptions to Various Pharmacies

  • Confidentiality and HIPAA

  • Prepare and Assist With Medical Examinations

  • Take Blood Pressure and Body Temperatures

  • Apply Sterile Dressings

  • Prepare Patients for X-Rays

  • Perform Various Injections

  • Perform Peripheral IVs

  • Care and Safety of Patients, Medical and Legal Aspects, and Work Ethics

  • Administer Oral Medications

  • Aseptic Technique and Infection Prevention

  • Instruct Patients on Proper Usage of Medications

  • Vital Signs and Documentation

  • Update Patient Medical Files

  • Phlebotomy Including Venipuncture and Capillary Sampling

  • Take Patient Medical Histories

  • Collecting Non-Blood Specimens and Point Of Care Testing

  • Performing 12 Lead EKGs, EKG Strip Analysis (P, Q, R, S, T Wave Form)

Tuition and Fees

Official information regarding tuition and fees is published periodically. The business office will make every effort to inform students about charges and fees. Students are also encouraged to check with the business office about their financial information and obligations.

  • Tuition


  • Registration Fee


  • Tuition Deposit (Due Upon Enrollment)


  • Lab Kit Fee


  • CPR Certification


  • State Competency Exam


  • MA Certification Exam (CCMA)


*Tax not included

*Subject to change

Payments must be made before the start of the first day of class.

Students will need to purchase the following supplies from any outside vendor of their choice:

  • Text Books

  • WorkBooks

  • Uniform Scrubs

  • Lab Coat

  • Stethoscope

  • Gait Belt

  • BP Cuff

  • EKG Caliper

Admission/Eligibility Requirements

  • At least 18 years old and has a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Must be free of any communicable disease

  • View patients in a holistic approach to improving their quality of life

  • Must be able to multitask and possess critical thinking abilities

  • Healthcare worker criminal background check

  • Sign an agreement to disclose medical information

  • Complete and sign all A Plus Healthcare Training forms

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