Full-Time Program | CIP Code 51.0801
The Medical Assistant Program prepares individuals with the skills and knowledge to perform administrative and clinical tasks in health care delivery settings. Administrative duties include, but are not limited to: telephone triage, patient reception and discharge, medical records, bookkeeping and accounting, insurance, medical billing and coding, correspondence, and inpatient and outpatient appointment scheduling. Clinical duties vary, but may include: medical history and physicals, vital signs, patient education, and preparing and assisting patients for examinations. Theory, on-site practicum, and an externship are integrated into the course of study.
The GACTC Medical Assistant Program is “accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) 25400 US Highway 19N, Suite 18, Clearwater, FL 33763 upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)” through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).
Graduates of the Medical Assisting program at the Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center are satisfied with the education that they receive at the GACTC, as there is an average 96% graduate satisfaction rate over the past five years.
Retention Rate (5 year average): 89%
Start Dates: August
Schedule: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
· Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Word
· American Heart Association CPR & First Aid
· Mental Health First Aid
· Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) through AAMA
· Phlebotomy & EKG Technician through NHA (optional)