Medical Assisting

Ivy Tech Community College

Medical Assisting

Muncie, Indiana

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assisting Program at Ivy Tech Community College provides students with essential skills in patient care, medical procedures, and administrative tasks, preparing them for diverse roles in health care.

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
  • Lab instruction in computer use, phlebotomy, lab skills, and 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:

  • Prepares students for medical assistant careers
  • Helps in obtaining CMA and CCMA certifications
  • Includes workplace simulations and real-world experiences

In-Demand Career:

  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 16% job growth in medical assisting
  • Program graduates are highly sought after by hospitals and doctor's offices.

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

From Ivy Tech Community College's website

The Medical Assisting program at Ivy Tech Community College offers a variety of certificates with different costs. The Long-Term Certificate (TC) costs $6,633. There are also several Short-Term Certificates (CT) available. The CCMA Development Prep costs $1,020, while the Medical Office Administration, Medical Scribe Professional, and Outpatient Insurance Coding each cost $3,061. Please note that the availability of these programs may vary by location.

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

The program length options for the Medical Assisting program at Ivy Tech Community College are:

  • Long-Term Certificate - Technical Certificate (TC): 39 credit hours, 2-3 semesters
  • Short-Term Certificates - Certificates (CT):
  • CCMA Development Prep: 6 credit hours, 1 semester
  • Medical Office Administration: 18 credit hours, 1-2 semesters

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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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