Medical Assisting

Program Information

Our 900-hour 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).

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Brenda LaGoy, RN

Start Dates:
August 2020
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

2019-2020 Program Calendar

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Course Cost: $9,084
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The Medical Assisting program at Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).*

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

Outcome results for the 2016 cohort, as reported on the program’s 2018 Annual Report:

Exam Passage: 90%  
Employer Satisfaction: 100%

Skills You'll Learn in This Program 

  • 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 Certification 

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) / First Aid Certification
  • Graduates of the Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center’s Medical Assisting program can sit for two national certifications: the Certified Medical Assisting (CMA-AAMA) and exam of the Registered Medical Assisting (RMA-AMT) exam

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Gainful Employment Disclosure

School Year 2019
Based on COE Standards

Students:  8
Competion:  88%
Placement:  100%
Licensure:  n/a


Admission Requirements 

  • Individuals must have obtained a high school diploma, equivalency, or GED® before enrolling
  • Medical assistants must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Individuals must NOT have any previous or pending disqualifying offenses
  • Good reading comprehension