Fox College Medical Assisting graduates receive hands-on training in simulated medical laboratory classrooms. Each lab is equipped with the same types of medical equipment used in physicians offices.
You will spend the majority of your time taking classes that directly pertain to the medical assisting career, enabling you to complete the program in as little as 10-16 months.
As part of the program, you will spend the last 8 weeks in an externship. Designed to let students practice what they’ve learned, you can make valuable industry contacts. Many students are hired directly by their externship employers!
The Medical Assisting program is currently accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (abhes.org). Graduates of the Medical Assisting program are eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam that is offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants and the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) examination offered by American Medical Technologists (AMT).
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With Fox College's 10-16 month Medical Assisting programs, you will learn to:
- Take and record vital signs
- Collect and prepare lab specimens
- Perform a variety of lab tests
- Give injections
- Perform venipuncture
- Understand and apply aseptic techniques
- Operate basic medical equipment
- Assist the physician during an exam
- Manage and update medical records
- Process insurance forms