New Medical Assistant Program starting at CCC Info Session February 18
Medical Assisting is a growing field with qualified professionals in high-demand, and this fall the
nine-month program will be available at Clinton Community College!
Medical Assistants provide medical office administrative services and perform clinical duties under the supervision of physicians. They are responsible for patient intake and care, routine diagnostic procedures and taking patient histories. They can work in ambulatory care settings such as physicians’ offices, clinics and group practices.
Interested students and others are invited to attend an information session:
February 18, 4 – 6 p.m.
Clinton Community College, Room 151
1000 Lincoln Blvd., Clinton
Program faculty will be on hand to answer all questions about the new program.
The diploma program is designed for quick entry into the job market. The 10 classes in the program cover areas such as Medical Office Management and Procedures, Medical Terminology, Medical Lab Procedures and Pharmacology. Students receive hands-on training, including an internship in local physician offices.
The class is held in a “hybrid” format meaning students receive lab training in person at the college, while completing much of their coursework online, providing the flexibility to fit classes around busy family and work schedules.
Upon graduation, students are eligible to take the nationally-recognized National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) Medical Assistant Certification Exam. While certification is not always required for employment, most employers require certification within one year.
State Program Can Pay Your Tuition Costs
The forecast for employment opportunities for medical assistants is one of rapid growth and is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations as the health care industry expands.
As a result, the state of Iowa has named Medical Assistant an "in-demand" career, meaning you can get your tuition paid through Iowa's new Last-Dollar Scholarship program. All you have to do is enroll and apply for grants and scholarships. (We can show you how to do that.) Once you find out how much you might get from those, the state pays the remaining tuition balance.
Applications for the Medical Assistant program begin February 14. The first review of applications will begin April 1. Those with their CNA will be given preference into the program but it is not required. CNA classes are offered on a regular basis.
For more information, call the college at 1-888-336-3907 or visit eicc.edu/medicalassistant