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Medical assisting

Graduate in under a year at Ameritech College of Healthcare, one of Utah’s fastest medical assisting programs.
About our medical assisting program

Medical assisting is one of the quickest entry points to a career in healthcare and has grown as a field in Utah — and all over the country. Wherever a physician can be found, a certified medical assistant will be nearby, serving patients and supporting staff. If you are looking for more meaningful work and want to make a difference, consider becoming a medical assistant.

Ameritech is home to one of the longest running and fastest medical assisting programs in Utah. Graduates of our medical assisting program receive a diploma and the preparatory knowledge to pass certification exams.

81% Retention

90% job
placement

100% student
satisfaction

95% employer
satisfaction

Why Ameritech

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We know medical assisting

With more than 30 years of experience training medical assistants, we know the profession like few others. We hire skilled faculty to equip our students with the necessary skills to excel as certified medical assistants.

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Finish fast

We offer one of the fastest medical assisting programs in Utah. The program is built to get students enrolled, trained, and into their medical assisting careers as quickly as possible — you can graduate in as few as 12 months.

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Certification

We prepare our students to pass all of the medical assisting certification exams after graduating, including the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA), National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA), Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), and Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA).

Program at a glance

Degree level: Diploma
Total Credit Hours: 43
Program Length: 45 weeks (3 semesters)
Location: Draper Campus
Required Clinical/Externship Hours: 180 hours

Our medical assisting program in Utah provides students with foundational instruction in medical language, anatomy and physiology, patient centered communication and education. Taught by skilled faculty with current clinical experience, the accelerated curriculum and state-of-the-art facilities were designed to give students the hands-on training required to enter the career field as competent medical assistants in the shortest time possible.

Students receive theory and practical, competency-based training in clinical and administrative areas including: obtaining vital signs and medical histories, collection and processing of lab specimens, pharmacology and medication administration, phlebotomy, electrocardiography, medical asepsis, assisting with surgical procedures, HIPAA regulations, use of EHR/EMR, medical insurance coding (CPT, ICD-9/ICD-10) and claims, and a variety of related topics.

Students enjoy a variety of perks during their time at Ameritech. Upon completion of the program, lifetime career placement is made available to our graduates by our dedicated career services team.

Curriculum

Term 1 
Total Semester Credits10
CourseCredits
MED 111 Intro to Medical Assisting 3
BIO 110 Anatomy and Physiology5
TRM 101 Medical Terminology2
Term 2-4 (rotation of 2 per term)
Total Semester Credits21
CourseCredits
MED 130 Medical Insurance and Billing3.5
MED 150 Healthcare for Patients 3.53.5
MED 210 Patient Examinations3.5
MED 220 Diagnostic Procedures3.5
MED 230 Medical Clinical Procedures3.5
MED 240 Pharmacology and Medical Administration3.5
Term 5
Total Semester Credits8
CourseCredits
MED 250 Microbiology and Laboratory Procedures3.5
CSC 260 Employment Strategies2
MED 270 Medical Assistant Skills Review1
MED 280 National Certification Exam Review1.5
Term 6
Total Semester Credits4
CourseCredits
MED 290 Externship4

I like what I’m learning and I feel prepared for the workplace

DanielleMedical Assisting Student

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Financial Aid

We understand paying for college is a primary concern for most of our students. We believe college should be accessible and affordable to everyone. That is why we offer a variety of financial aid options for those who qualify.

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Next Start Date

Our MA program offers three enrollment periods annually. Our next start date is January 8. Given the demand for the program, we highly recommend you apply as early as possible.

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