This program includes 140 hours of classroom theory and hands on labs, and a 160-hour clinical externship at a local healthcare provider. The classroom instruction consists of lectures, group activities, discussions and exams, and the lab provides an opportunity for students to learn, practice and demonstrate medical assistant skills. The externship allows students to apply the skills they have learned in a real-world healthcare setting.
The program will cover the following key areas and topics:
Medical assistant is among the fastest growing occupations, as noted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, showing a 23% growth rate of employment from 2014-2024.
Full course fee is only $2,599, compared to $15,000 at other institutions. Enrollment fee must be paid in full prior to the start of the program and includes all textbooks.
Spring classes begin March 6, 2017
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. (March 6 to June 12; no class May 29); Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (March 18, April 1, April 22, May 6, May 20, June 3)
Summer classes begin June 6, 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 9:30 p.m. (June 6 to September 12; no class July 4); Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (June 17, July 1, July 15, August 5, August 19, September 9)
Porreco College of Edinboro University
After completing the Clinical Medical Assisting Program, students will be eligible to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination.