The demand for medical assistants is high and continues to grow. This 730-hour program, 570 hours in theory/lab, is both clerically and medically oriented and prepares individuals to assist in physicians’ offices, hospitals, clinics, schools and other health-related facilities. Medical secretary skills such as: electronic medical records (EMR), filing, office procedures, word processing, use of automated office equipment, computerized medical office procedures and medical billing/coding are taught along with medical assistant skills/topics such as medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, electrocardiograms, pharmacology, vital signs, phlebotomy and assisting the physician in medical examination. A four-week, 160-hour clinical externship will be scheduled following the classroom portion of the program. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn a Certificate of Completion from CiTi, as well as an additional certificate in Infection Control. Students will then be eligible to sit for certification exams for the nationally registered Certified Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician and Electrocardiogram Technician. All exams are offered through the National Association of Health Professionals.
- US Dept of Labor: www.bls.gov/SOC
- SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) Code: 31-9092
- HEGIS Code 5214.00
Medical assisting teacher, Shelly Spencer, gives a brief overview of the CiTi Adult Offerings medical assisting program:
- Completed application with two professional references
- HS Diploma or equivalent required
- 250-word essay and interview with either lead instructor
- Achieve Reading 10 and Math 8 on Level A of the TABE exam OR a passing Kaplan examine score will be accepted.
- College transcripts, if prior attendance
- Up-to-date physical and immunization records
- Valid CPR card
- Background check
- Students must provide their own watch, scrubs and shoes for class and clinical.
Tuition: $8,670 (includes books, supplies, lab coat and NAHP exam fee)
Median loan debt incurred by student: $7,600
Completion Rate**: 87%
Job Placement Rate**: 91%
Program Length: 730 hours
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (class/lab) for approximately six months, (clinical hours will vary)
Location: Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation (CiTi)- Cayuga Community College Campus (11 River Glen Dr, Fulton, NY 13069)
Start Date: Fall, Spring
Taught by: Shelly Spencer, NRCPT, NRCEKG, Brittany Watts NRCMA
Average Salary*: $33,610
*According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
**According to CiTi data for the 2018-2019 program year
This is a COE-approved program.