Medical Assisting

Porter and Chester Institute Medical Assisting Hamden, Connecticut

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assisting Program equips students with a range of essential skills for a career in health care. Key areas covered include patient care skills, health care administration skills, hands-on training with medical equipment, and soft skills like professionalism and patient interaction.

Skills Taught:

  • Patient Care Skills: Includes taking patient histories, performing medical tests, and patient-physician liaison duties
  • Healthcare Administration Skills: Training in managing medical records, appointment scheduling, and insurance claims
  • Hands-on Training: Practical experience with medical equipment and real-world externships
  • Soft Skills: Focus on workplace professionalism, patient interaction, and employability skills

Program Features:

  • Hybrid Learning: Combination of online and on-campus instruction for flexibility
  • Credentialing Exam Review: Preparation for national exams for Certified Medical Assistant or Registered Medical Assistant certification
  • Job Outlook: Growing demand for Medical Assistants, with career services to assist in job placement
  • Qualified Instructors: Instruction provided by experienced professionals dedicated to student success

Tuition: How Much Does Porter and Chester Institute's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

From Porter and Chester Institute's website

The Medical Assisting Diploma Program at Porter & Chester Institute has a tuition cost of $18,384. This cost is exclusive of other fees that may be associated with the program. Please note that this is the in-state tuition cost, and out-of-state tuition costs may vary. It's important to consider all potential costs when planning for your education in health care.

Program Length: How Long Is Porter and Chester Institute's Medical Assisting Diploma Program?

The program length for the Medical Assisting program is 10 months.

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About Porter and Chester Institute

Porter and Chester Institute is a career and technical school with locations in Connecticut and Massachusetts, offering certificate degrees. 

Porter and Chester Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

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