Medical Assistant Diploma Program

Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology

Medical Assistant Diploma Program

Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assistant Diploma Program at Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology provides students with a comprehensive curriculum covering key skills in medical procedures, administration, and ethics, preparing them for various entry-level roles in health care.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Anatomy and Physiology: Basic understanding of body systems and common diseases
  • Medical Terminology: Definitions of medical terms using prefixes, suffixes, and roots
  • Medical Transcription and EHR: Knowledge of electronic health records
  • Clinical Procedures: Skills in vital signs, electrocardiography, and patient education
  • Administrative Tasks: Filing, insurance forms, bookkeeping, and office communication
  • Pharmacology: Understanding medicines, dosage calculations, and patient education
  • Phlebotomy: Specimen collection, venipuncture procedures, and infection control
  • Medical Coding: Diagnostic and procedural coding for insurance claims
  • Medical Law & Ethics: Legal guidelines, confidentiality, and ethical boundaries in health care

Program Features:

  • Preparation for CMA Exam: Eligibility for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam
  • Small Class Sizes: Maximum of 24 students for personalized attention
  • Career Opportunities: Roles include Medical Assistant, Medical Secretary, Lab Technician, and Phlebotomist
  • Clinical Practicum: Practical experience in a physician's office or clinic
  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Mix of classroom, laboratory, and clinical components
  • Accreditation: CAAHEP accredited program for quality medical assisting education

For more details or to apply, contact Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology.

Tuition: How Much Does Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

From Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology's website

The Medical Assistant Diploma Program at Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology has a tuition cost of $12,300 for the 2023-2024 academic year. This cost is an estimate and does not include any additional fees or expenses. It's important to note that this is the cost for the entire academic year, not per quarter or semester. The cost may vary for out-of-state students, so it's recommended to check with the institution for the most accurate information.

Program Length: How Long Is Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology's Medical Assisting Diploma Program?

The program length for the Medical Assistant Diploma Program at Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology is 11 months, with a total of 1,120 clock hours.

From Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology's website

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About Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology

The Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology (CPI) is a regional vocational technical training school located in Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania. 

Founded in 1969, CPI serves local public schools and adult learners by offering a range of in-person and online courses in various technical fields.

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