Medical Assisting

If you love people and enjoy taking care of them, here is some good news for you:
Growth of the aging baby-boomer population will continue to increase demand for preventative medical services which means employment for medical assistants is projected to grow 23% from 2018 to 2028.  This is much faster than the average for all occupations.

 Is Medical Assisting the Right Career Path For You?
You may enjoy this type of work if you are social, empathetic, and friendly.  You were a kid who liked to play nurse, doctor, or medic.  Maybe you practiced medicine on your pet dog or cat or maybe you bandaged up your dolls, GI Joes, or superheroes. 

Caring for others and accuracy is very important to you. Helping folks be healthy is your passion.  If so, then this may be the career for you.

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The Medical Assisting Program Provides You With These Skills:

  • Schedule patients
  • Prepare patients for examinations
  • Assist in clinical or patient care procedures
  • Perform patient education
  • Perform supervisory tasks
  • Entry-level medical billing and coding
  • Perform blood draws
  • Administer medications
  • Perform Electrocardiogram
  • Maintain medical records
  • Insurance claims
  • Includes 247.5 externship hours

 Program Information

Our 900 clock hour (about 9 months) program offers 653 hours of classroom training and 247 hours of hands-on experience at externship sites in surrounding healthcare facilities. Certified Medical Assistants (CMAs) perform administrative and clinical duties under the direction of a physician. The core curriculum is taught concurrently with the Practicum experience.

This program qualifies for the Ohio Career Technical Credit Transfer (CT2credit at a state college or university when continuing education within two years of program completion.

This program also qualifies for the One-Year Option. Learn more about this program and our partnership with Lorain County Community College (pdf).




Program Certification 

         In the Medical Assisting program, you may also earn the following certifications:

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) / First Aid Certification
  • Graduates of the Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center’s Medical Assisting program can sit for the exam Registered Medical Assisting (RMA-AMT) exam 
Past Program Results - Based on COE standards
School Year 2020
  Students: 7
  Completion: 71% 
  Placement: 100%
  Licensure:  n/a

Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma, equivalency, or GED® before enrolling
  • Medical Assistants must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time
  • No previous or pending disqualifying offenses
  • Good reading comprehension

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Course Information 

Brenda LaGoy, RN

Start Date
August 23, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Program Cost 
Books, Supplies, Fees$1,324
Tools    $32
Total Cost$9,456

*Books are subject to change.
Financial aid is available for adult education programs if you qualify.
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