Medical Assisting

Huntington Junior College

Medical Assisting

Huntington, West Virginia

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assisting Program at Huntington Junior College provides students with a diverse skill set encompassing patient care and administrative tasks essential for a career as a Medical Assistant.

Skills Taught:

  • Patient Care:
  • Assisting physicians during procedures and exams
  • Explaining treatments and procedures to patients
  • Preparing patients for examinations
  • Performing basic laboratory tests, including blood draws
  • Administering medications, including vaccinations/immunizations
  • Taking electrocardiograms
  • Wound care and changing dressings

  • Administrative Tasks:
  • Updating and filing patient records
  • Coding and filling out insurance forms
  • Arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services

Program Features:

  • Practical Training:
  • Hands-on experience in administering EKGs, drawing blood, understanding medication, and more
  • Practicum in a supervised healthcare setting to apply learned skills

  • Online Classroom:
  • Access to virtual learning environment
  • Opportunities for online engagement and resources

  • Student Portal:
  • Centralized platform for student information and services

  • Career Services:
  • Support for students in career development and job placement

  • Financial Aid Assistance:
  • Guidance on completing FAFSA and exploring scholarships and grants

This program prepares students for roles in healthcare by combining clinical and administrative skills needed for success as Medical Assistants.

Tuition: How Much Does Huntington Junior College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

From Huntington Junior College's website

The Medical Assisting program at Huntington Junior College offers flexible cost options depending on the study pace. For full-time students, the tuition ranges from $16,750 for a maximum of 15 months to $23,450 for a minimum of 21 months. Part-time students can expect to pay $36,850 over a period of 30 months. Please note that these costs do not include online fees, which are currently $125 per class. The total cost will vary depending on the number of online classes taken.

Program Length: How Long Is Huntington Junior College's Medical Assisting Associate Program?

The program length for the Medical Assisting program at Huntington Junior College is as follows:

  • Full-time, Maximum: 15 months
  • Full-time, Minimum: 21 months
  • Part-time: 30 months

From Huntington Junior College's website

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About Huntington Junior College

Huntington Junior College (HJC) is a private for-profit institution located in Huntington, West Virginia. 

It operates on a quarter-based academic year and has a student-faculty ratio of 11-to-1. HJC offers a variety of associate degree programs, stackable certificates, and micro-credentials, with a focus on accessible and affordable education. 

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