Medical Assisting - Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Ivy Tech Community College

Medical Assisting - Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assisting Program at Ivy Tech Community College provides students with essential skills for medical care and administration. With a focus on practical training and career readiness, the program offers hands-on experience in various clinical tasks and prepares students for professional certifications. Students can pursue different degree types and explore diverse career options upon completion.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Patient care
  • Blood collection
  • Electrocardiograms
  • Vital signs
  • Injections
  • Medical coding
  • Electronic charting
  • Medical records

Career Options:

  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
  • Front office/registration clerk
  • Apprentice Medical Scribe Professional (AMSP)
  • Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS)

Program Features:

  • Hands-on experience in patient exam rooms
  • Community externship opportunities
  • Comprehensive lab instruction in various clinical skills

Degree Types Offered:

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Medical Assisting
  • Long-Term Certificate (TC) in CCMA Development Prep, Medical Office Administration, Medical Scribe Professional, Outpatient Insurance Coding

Outcome Preparation:

  • Equips students for medical assistant careers
  • Prepares students for professional certifications like CMA and CCMA

Career Growth:

  • High demand for medical assistants with 16% job growth projected between 2021 and 2031

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Competencies in medical terminology, clinical practice, insurance coding, and laboratory techniques

Tuition: How Much Does Ivy Tech Community College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

From Ivy Tech Community College's website

The Medical Assisting Associate program at Ivy Tech Community College has a tuition cost of $10,204. This cost is exclusive of any additional fees or expenses. It's important to note that this is the cost for in-state students. The tuition cost for out-of-state students may vary. The program provides a comprehensive education in health care, preparing students for a rewarding career in the medical field.

Program Length: How Long Is Ivy Tech Community College's Medical Assisting Associate Program?

The medical assisting associate Ivy Tech takes 60 credit hours

(4 semesters) to complete. 

From Ivy Tech Community College's website

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About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution, offering a variety of programs at affordable tuition rates. 

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