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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Margaret Dalton, CMA (AAMA)

Start Dates:
August 26, 2019
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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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

*Results reported on MAERB Annual Review Five-Year:  Retention: 76.92%,  Placement: 70.18% ,  Graduate Satisfaction: 98.18%,   Employer Satisfaction of 95.45%

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 2018
Based on COE Standards

Students:  9
Competion:  100%
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