Medical Assistant

South Hills School of Business & Technology Medical Assistant Altoona, Pennsylvania

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assistant Program at South Hills School of Business equips students with essential administrative, clinical, and laboratory skills required in the health care field. The curriculum focuses on foundational knowledge, aseptic techniques, certification preparation, and employment readiness.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Administrative Skills: Competency in medical assistant administrative tasks
  • Clinical Skills: Practice and demonstration of clinical skills
  • Laboratory Skills: Proficiency in medical assistant laboratory procedures
  • Foundational Knowledge: Covering medical terminology, anatomy, pharmacology, and disease processes
  • Aseptic Techniques: Proper aseptic techniques and common diagnostic procedures
  • Preparation for Certification: Ready for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam
  • Employment Preparation: Skills for healthcare employment emphasizing responsibility and attention to detail

Features Offered:

  • Online/Hybrid Format: 2 days per week in-class requirement
  • Instructors with Healthcare Experience: Learn from experienced professionals
  • Small Class Sizes: Individualized attention in small groups
  • Curriculum Review: Updated annually by medical professionals
  • Internship: Mentored internship experience before graduation
  • Certification Preparation: Training for the Certified Medical Assistant credential
  • Job Placement Assistance: Support in securing employment after graduation

Graduates are eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants.

Tuition: How Much Does South Hills School of Business & Technology's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

From South Hills School of Business & Technology's website

The Medical Assisting program at South Hills School of Business & Technology has a tuition cost of $37,800. This cost is exclusive of any additional fees or expenses. It's important to note that this is the cost for the entire program, not per semester or year. The cost reflects the high-quality education and training provided in the program, preparing students for a successful career in health care.

Program Length: How Long Is South Hills School of Business & Technology's Medical Assisting Associate Program?

The program length for the Medical Assistant Program at South Hills School of Business & Technology is 69.0 credits and 1,225 clock hours.

From South Hills School of Business & Technology's website

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About South Hills School of Business & Technology

South Hills School of Business & Technology is a career school with two locations in Pennsylvania that offers specialized associate degree programs in business, technology, healthcare, criminal justice, and graphic arts. 

South Hills is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and has a strong focus on hands-on experience, small class sizes, and experienced instructors. 

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