Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Certification Program - 14 Weeks - Offered Spring and Fall

  • This program will be offered online mornings and evenings with one day per week reserved for onsite, hands-on learning.
  • Students will attend mornings or evenings online and then attend one day per week on site. Unapproved absences will not be allowed.
  • All applicants must complete LASCC's free, online Medical Terminology program with an 80% pass rate, provide evidence of a high school diploma or equivalency, and complete career interviews with LASCC staff.
  • Only approved candidates will be admitted to this program. This includes background check, in-person interview, and completed application package.
  • Scholarship assistance is available for all students and covers Tuition $2495 plus Textbook and Course Materials Fees: Today’s Medical Assistant Clinical & Administrative Procedures 4th Edition: $100 Optional: The Pill Book $15.
  • After program completion, students must pay for the  NHA CCMA Exam: $155

Medical Assistant Course Description (10week Didactic + 4week Externship)

Our Medical Assistant Program is designed to prepare a student to become a Medical Assistant with a short yet comprehensive course of study. A medical assistant assists doctors with administrative procedures such as answering the telephone, scheduling appointments, bookkeeping, filing, insurance forms, and basic insurance billing. Medical Assistants also assist doctors in clinical procedures such as vital signs, injections, blood draws, basic lab tests, administration of medications, minor surgeries, and positioning patients for examinations. Instruction will include a basic overview of the administration of the medical office, anatomy, and physiology of the body systems, and clinical components, utilizing didactic and hands-on practice.

The didactic lecture covers the theory of every subject associated with the front and back office. Laboratory instruction provides hands-on training associated with listed clinical and administrative procedures, verified through a skills check-off system.

Upon successful completion of the didactic portion of the program, students are required to complete 160 hours of externship.

After successful completion of their externship, students will have the opportunity to take the national certification exam through National Health Career Association (NHA) to become a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant.

Requirements: Students must be 18 years or older and have eighter a high school diploma or GED certificate. Program Schedule: 200 Hour of Didactic (160 hours Online Lecture + 40 hours in person clinicals) 160 Hour of Externship Mon - Thu (online) 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM or Mon – Thu (online) 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Fri (In-person Clinical) 9:00 AM – 1:00PM or 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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