Medical Assistant Course
Course Fee $6995 - What's included:
Externship Uniform Scrub Top
National Certification Exam
Our 6 month Medical Assistant (MA) program consists of a structured in-class training experience that meets twice a week for 3-4 hours. The rest of the supporting educational material is online.
Medical Assisting is one of the fastest-growing careers in healthcare.
Our lead instructor has taught over 600 Medical Assistant students in the Treasure Valley. Local healthcare facilities anxiously wait to staff their clinics with our graduates. They know our students have received hands-on training and are career ready!
At MCA, we recognize the importance of a national credential which is why we include the exam as part of your program. Upon completion, students will take the national certification exam through NCCT or NHA at our facility.
Having earned a national recognized certificate means your credentials go where go, allowing you to work in other states across the Us.
What you'll learn:
Anatomy & Physiology
Understanding and using common medical terminology is part of ensuring a high level of communication within the healthcare team. You will learn medical prefixes, suffixes and word roots which can be used to define most medical terms correctly. Anatomy and Physiology is designed to give you the basic knowledge of structure and function of all body systems. Used in conjunction with Medical Terminology, this will help you understand the human body system and how it functions, common pathology and diseases, and diagnostic/treatment modalities.
Here you will learn many administrative aspects that is directly related to the duties performed in a medical office setting. Some subjects covered are appointment scheduling, telephone skills, communication, referrals, medical record management both electronic and paper. Other content areas covered include processing insurance claims, authorizations, medical coding and billing.
As a healthcare worker one of the most important responsibilities is to prevent the spread of infection for your patients, your coworkers and yourself. The importance of infection control has increased and you will learn all the skills necessary to work safely.
This section will introduce you to the legal and ethical challenges you will face as a health care professional. You will be taught to identify and respond to issues of confidentiality, perform within legal and ethical boundaries, document appropriately, HIPAA guidelines and informed consent.
You will learn the fundamentals of pharmacology rules and regulation, including knowledge of medications, classification of drugs and dosage calculations. Emphasis is placed on proper methods of administrating medications in all forms such as injections, oral and topical.
Learning how to safely and properly perform phlebotomy is a valuable skill in the medical field. You will receive training on performing specimen collection procedures using various venipuncture techniques. In addition, requisitioning, transporting, processing and quality assurance will also be covered.
In addition to various injection techniques and performing phlebotomy, you will also learn a long list of hands-on skills designed to focus on building your confidence, knowledge, and foundation. Some skills include obtaining vital signs, preparing patients for and assisting with physical examinations and minor procedures. You will also learn EKG, spirometry, wound care, sutures/staples, applying and removing casts, splinting, and performing on-site lab tests.
National Exam Prep
Our entire course is built to help you succeed in the healthcare field and also prepare you to take the national certification exam. You will have access to exam prep material throughout the Medical Assistant course.
Pay as you learn! We offer individualized payment plans, no interest or additional fees. For more information or to set up a payment plan, click the “register” tab below then complete payment plan form. We will follow up with you to set up your plan.
MCA is also an approved training provider through Idaho Department of Labor. To see if you qualify for financial assistance for our program, please reach out to either office for more information. Caldwell 208-364-7781 or Boise 208-332-3575