Medical Assisting

Lackawanna College Medical Assisting Scranton, Pennsylvania

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assisting Certificate Program at Lackawanna College focuses on teaching essential skills for a career in health care, including law and ethics, communication, electronic health records, coding, nutrition, medical terminology, anatomy, phlebotomy, and more.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Law and Ethics
  • Communication Skills
  • Keyboarding
  • Electronic Health Record Applications
  • Diagnostic and Procedure Coding
  • Health Insurance and Reimbursement
  • Nutrition and Wellness
  • Anthropometric Measurements and Vital Signs
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Phlebotomy
  • Pharmacology
  • Minor Office Surgery
  • ECG

Program Features:

  • Hands-on experience in labs and clinicals
  • Affordable tuition covering essential resources
  • Preparation for diverse tasks in health care settings
  • Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • Eligibility to take the National Health-Career Association Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam

Program Outcomes (2021):

  • Retention Rate: 86.67%
  • Exam Passage Rate: 100%

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

From Lackawanna College's website

The Medical Assisting program at Lackawanna College offers a comprehensive education for an approximate tuition cost of $10,000. This cost is a rough estimate and may vary depending on various factors. Please note that this cost does not include additional fees such as materials or lab fees. It's recommended to contact the college for a more accurate breakdown of costs.

Program Length: How Long Is Lackawanna College's Medical Assisting Certificate Program?

The course includes 698 classroom and lab hours, and 51 online hours. After successful completion of the coursework,

students will then go on to complete an additional minimum of 160 hours of a clinical internship. The entire program hours are 909.

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About Lackawanna College

Lackawanna College is a private, not-for-profit institution located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. 

With a focus on providing education to those seeking to improve their lives and better their communities, Lackawanna offers a variety of associate degrees and certificate programs in fields such as liberal arts, criminal justice, and mental health services.

The college's main campus is located in downtown Scranton, with satellite centers in Covington Twp., Hawley, Hazleton, Sunbury, Towanda, and Tunkhannock.

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