Medical Assistant Program

Treasure Valley Community College Medical Assistant Program Ontario, Oregon

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assistant Program at Treasure Valley Community College equips students with a range of skills in administrative functions, front office procedures, clinical aspects, medical knowledge, certifications, and practical skills. Graduates are prepared for the National Healthcareers Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Administrative Functions: Billing, coding, correspondence, insurance matters, and office accounts
  • Front Office Procedures: Answering phones, scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, and collecting fees
  • Clinical Aspects: Assisting physicians, preparing patients for exams, recording vital signs, administering medications, and collecting specimens
  • Medical Knowledge: Basic anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical law, ethics, and patient psychology
  • Certifications: Preparation for NHA CCMA exam
  • Practical Skills: Vital checks, blood draws, injections, and basic laboratory terminology and procedures

Program Features:

  • Flexible Schedule: Online classes with evening and weekend labs
  • Limited Campus Visits: Most instruction online with minimal campus visits
  • Compressed Schedule: Accelerated program structure
  • High Graduate Satisfaction: 100% satisfaction and exam passage rates for recent graduates
  • Externship Opportunities: Hands-on experience in an ambulatory care setting
  • Instructor Support: Direct access to instructors for assistance

For more information, visit Treasure Valley Community College's website or contact the program coordinator.

Tuition: How Much Does Treasure Valley Community College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

From Treasure Valley Community College's website

The Medical Assistant Certificate Program at Treasure Valley Community College has an estimated tuition cost of $8,095 for a one-year curriculum of 49 credits. This cost does not include additional expenses such as the CCMA test and coursework, CPT test and coursework, background and drug screening, CPR class, uniform, watch, shoes, stethoscope, accreditation fee, books, and health physical. These additional expenses are estimated to be around $1,430. Please note that these costs are subject to change and may vary depending on individual circumstances. Immunizations, as needed, will also be an additional cost.

Program Length: How Long Is Treasure Valley Community College's Medical Assisting Certificate Program?

The program length for the Medical Assistant Program at Treasure Valley Community College is one year for the certificate program. Additionally, students have the option to continue on and obtain an Associate of Applied Science degree, which would take an additional year.

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About Treasure Valley Community College

Treasure Valley Community College is a comprehensive community college located in Ontario, Oregon.

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