Medical Assisting

Physicians have become more reliant on medical assistants for their front and back office skills and their services are being sought by medical offices, ambulatory care providers, clinics, hospitals, urgent care centers, nursing homes, medical supply businesses, home health agencies, insurance providers and pharmaceutical companies.  This 900 clock hour program (about 9 months) offers 653 hours of classroom training and 247.5 hours of hands-on experience at externship sites in surrounding healthcare facilities.

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Instructor:  Jamie Krabill, RN, BSN
419.289.3313 ext. 2239

This program is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education.

What This Program Teaches

  • 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


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

  • Graduates of the Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center’s Medical Assisting program can sit for the Registered Medical Assisting (RMA-AMT) exam 

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) / First Aid Certification

 This program qualifies for the Ohio Career Technical Credit Transfer (CT2) credit 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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Medical Assisting Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed program application through along with a $50 non-refundable application fee.

  • No previous or pending disqualifying criminal offenses.

  • Provide official transcripts or high school diploma or equivalent.

Job Outlook

• Faster than average projected job growth
• $34,800 median annual pay in Ohio

Start Dates and Program Cost

Start Date

September 9, 2024 - April 10, 2025
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

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