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Medical Assistant Program

Start a Rewarding New Career in Just 12 Months

If you’re looking to enter the growing healthcare field, Ameritech’s medical assisting program is your fastest route to a rewarding new career. With our experienced faculty of working healthcare professionals and fully accredited curriculum, you’ll graduate with hands-on experience, a quality education, and discover a career path with incredible potential for growth.

Next Start Date: October 29th, 2018

Why Ameritech?

Ameritech College of Healthcare prepares graduates with the necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become competent professionals in their chosen field of study.

Join the Workforce Faster

Complete your MA program in as little as 12 months, so you can start your new career faster.

Utah’s Healthcare Leader

As one of the top healthcare colleges in Utah with an esteemed faculty, we have the expertise to prepare you for your future career and ensure that you succeed. In fact, we’re home to one of the longest running and fastest medical assisting programs in the state.

High Student Satisfaction

At Ameritech, we love our students and they love us back—with our medical assisting students giving us a 99.8% satisfaction rating.

Employers Love Ameritech Grads

Ameritech has an exceptional reputation within Utah’s healthcare community, with employers giving us a 100% satisfaction rating.

Job Placement

Ameritech grads are in demand and get hired—with a 89% job placement rate for medical assisting students. We even help you with job placement assistance for life.

Fully Accredited

Ameritech is fully accredited by The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), a nationally-recognized accrediting agency listed by the U.S. Department of Education.

Get Certified

Our MA students receive national certification prior to their externships, so you’ll get hands-on experience and be job-ready when you graduate.

Affordable

We’re proud to offer the most affordable private Medical Assistant program in Utah and will work with you to customize financial aid solutions that match your individual needs.

Take the next step in your career and graduate sooner with Ameritech.

The thing that I liked about Ameritech was the class size. I liked that it was a smaller class size because I felt like I was going to get more one-on-one instruction. I wouldn’t get lost in a huge class.

Michelle FarrerAmeritech MA student

Why Become a Medical Assistant?

Fastest Way to Start a Career in Healthcare

If you’re interested in joining the booming healthcare industry, a medical assisting program is one of the fastest ways to enter the workforce. You can graduate in under a year and be on your way to a successful professional career.

High Job Satisfaction

Becoming a Medical Assistant is a solid career path with lots of job prospects, room for growth, and a reliable salary. Top-earners in the field bring home over $46,000 a year and the median annual wage is $32,480 a year. *
* Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

Strong Job Outlook

Medical Assistants are in high demand in Utah and according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, MA positions are projected to grow by 29% over the next ten years* vs. just 7% for other occupations. Let us help you get ready to join this growing workforce.
*For 2016-2026. Source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm#tab-6

Do More of What You Love

Physicians rely on skilled, trustworthy medical assistants to keep their offices running smoothly. You’ll be an integral member of the team—serving patients and supporting staff and doing meaningful work in the thriving healthcare field.

Next Start Date: October 29th, 2018

Our MA program offers five enrollment periods annually, with the next start date being October 29th. Given high-demand for the program, we recommend that you apply as early as possible.

The thing that I liked about Ameritech was the class size. I liked that it was a smaller class size because I felt like I was going to get more one-on-one instruction. I wouldn’t get lost in a huge class.

Michelle FarrerAmeritech MA student

Learn from Utah’s Healthcare Leaders

Ameritech is one of Utah’s leading healthcare colleges, helping thousands of students graduate and find employment in the fast-growing medical profession. From the way we teach to the facilities we maintain, we are here to make sure that you enter the workforce confidently and competently with the tools you need to thrive professionally.

Small Class Sizes

We keep our class sizes small, so you can build relationships with your teachers and get the personal attention you need to succeed.

Evening Classes Available

Our Provo campus offers MA students an ideal learning environment with a highly relevant curriculum and a flexible schedule.

Hands-on, Experiential Learning

You’ll learn the skills required to become a Medical Assistant in a hands-on format, so you’ll be job-ready when you graduate.

Job Placement Assistance

Our dedicated career services team provides students with job placement assistance for life, giving you an indispensable resource for new employment opportunities.

Our Medical Assisting Program Faculty

Our esteemed faculty are highly experienced and specialized working professionals, ready to empower you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed as a medical assistant.

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Ben McBride, CCMA

Program Director

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Our Program At-A-Glance

43 Total Credit Hours

Degree Level

Diploma

Program Length

45 Weeks (3 semesters)

Location

Ameritech’s Provo Campus

Required Clinical / Externship Hours

180 Hours

Our medical assisting program provides you with foundational instruction in medical language, anatomy and physiology, patient centered communication and education. Taught by skilled faculty with current clinical experience, the accelerated curriculum and state-of-the-art facilities were designed to give you the hands-on training required to enter the career field as competent medical assistants in the shortest time possible.You’ll receive theory and practical, competency-based training in clinical and administrative areas including: obtaining vital signs and medical histories, collection and processing of lab specimens, pharmacology and medication administration, phlebotomy, electrocardiography, medical asepsis, assisting with surgical procedures, HIPAA regulations, use of EHR/EMR, medical insurance coding (CPT, ICD-9/ICD-10) and claims, and a variety of related topics.

You’ll enjoy a variety of perks during your time at Ameritech. Upon completion of the program, lifetime career placement is made available to you by our dedicated career services team.

Program Accreditation

Ameritech College of Healthcare is institutionally accredited by The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). That means you’ll earn a degree that matters. ABHES is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally-recognized accrediting agency under the provision of Chapter 33, Title 38 of the U.S. Code and subsequent legislation. ABHES provides Ameritech College of Healthcare institutional accreditation for the delivery of diploma, Associate of Applied Science Degree and Baccalaureate level degree programs.

Curriculum

Term 1 
Total Semester Credits10
CourseCredits
MED 111 Intro to Medical Assisting 3
BIO 110 Anatomy and Physiology5
TRM 101 Medical Terminology2
Term 2-4 (rotation of 2 per term)
Total Semester Credits21
CourseCredits
MED 130 Medical Insurance and Billing3.5
MED 150 Healthcare for Patients3.5
MED 210 Patient Examinations3.5
MED 220 Diagnostic Procedures3.5
MED 230 Medical Clinical Procedures3.5
MED 240 Pharmacology and Medical Administration3.5
Term 5
Total Semester Credits8
CourseCredits
MED 250 Microbiology and Laboratory Procedures3.5
CSC 260 Employment Strategies2
MED 270 Medical Assistant Skills Review1
MED 280 National Certification Exam Review1.5
Term 6
Total Semester Credits4
CourseCredits
MED 290 Externship4

It’s amazing how much we’re learning so quickly and it’s all built around what you need to know to succeed as a Medical Assistant.

Helen BurkeAmeritech MA student

Is a Medical Assisting career right for you?

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