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Medical Assistant Diploma

Start a Rewarding New Career in Just 12 Months

With our experienced faculty of working healthcare professionals and accredited curriculum, you’ll earn your Medical Assistant diploma in just 12 months and graduate with hands-on experience, national certification, and a clear path to a career you’ll love.

COVID-19 Update: Rising to the Challenge

Whether you’re a current or prospective student, the world needs competent, well-trained healthcare professionals more than ever. Ameritech is committed to helping our students move forward in their education, while keeping our community safe as our first priority. Here’s what we’re doing to rise to the challenge:

  • Increasing our daily sanitation rounds to multiple times a day
  • Providing Slack chat to all students, so you can stay connected to each other and our faculty remotely
  • Read our COVID-19 information »

Why Ameritech

At Ameritech, our mission is to prepare people to serve as competent healthcare professionals, to advance their careers, and to pursue lifelong learning. Learn what that means for you:

Join the Workforce Faster

Earn your diploma and MA certification in as little as 12 months, so you can start your new career faster.

Get Certified

Our MA students receive national certification prior to starting their externships, so you’ll be a competent medical assistant the day you graduate. We also include CCMA exam prep in our academic curriculum to help our students pass the exam successfully.

Utah’s Healthcare Leader

As one of the top healthcare colleges in Utah, you can count on our expertise, experienced and supportive faculty, and highly relevant curriculum to ensure your success in our MA program and your future career.

High Graduation Rate

86% of Ameritech Provo Medical Assisting students successfully graduate from our program.*

Employers Love Ameritech Grads

We are proud of the reputation that we’ve built with Utah’s healthcare community, meaning our grads are in demand and get hired.

Job Placement

Our dedicated career services help graduates locate new job opportunities and transition successfully from students to working professionals.

Accredited

Ameritech is accredited by The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), a nationally-recognized accrediting agency listed by the U.S. Department of Education.

Affordable

We’re proud to offer the most affordable private Medical Assistant program in Utah and will work with you to customize financial aid solutions that match your individual needs.

*Source: ABHES Annual Report Outcomes Data (Reporting period: July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019)

It’s amazing how much we’re learning so quickly and it’s all built around what you need to know to succeed as a Medical Assistant.

Helen BurkeAmeritech MA student

Take the next step in your career and graduate sooner with Ameritech.

Why Become a Medical Assistant?

Fastest Way to Start a Career in Healthcare

If you’re interested in joining the booming healthcare industry, a medical assisting program is one of the fastest ways to enter the workforce. You can graduate in under a year and be on your way to a successful professional career.

High Job Satisfaction

High Job Satisfaction (Note: sidebar headline is “Earn a Great Living”) Becoming a Medical Assistant is a solid career path with lots of job prospects, room for growth, and a reliable salary. In 2018, top-earners in the field brought home over $47,250 a year and the median annual wage was $33,610 a year.*
* Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018 Occupational Employment Statistics

Strong Job Outlook

Medical Assistants are in high demand in Utah and according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, MA positions are projected to grow by 29% over the next ten years* vs. just 7% for other occupations. Let us help you get ready to join this growing workforce.

* Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections Program https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm#tab-6

Do More of What You Love

Physicians rely on skilled, trustworthy medical assistants to keep their offices running smoothly. You’ll be an integral member of the team—serving patients and supporting staff and doing meaningful work in the thriving healthcare field.

Next Start Date: TBD

Our MA program offers five enrollment periods annually. Given high-demand for the program, we recommend that you apply as early as possible.

Learn from Utah’s Healthcare Leaders

Ameritech is one of Utah’s leading healthcare colleges, helping thousands of students graduate and find employment in the fast-growing medical profession. From the way we teach to the facilities we maintain, we are here to ensure that our MA students enter the workforce confidently and competently with the tools they need to thrive professionally.

Small Class Sizes

We keep our class sizes small, so you can build relationships with your teachers and get the personal attention you need to succeed.

Evening Classes Available

Our Provo campus provides an ideal learning environment for MA students with a highly relevant curriculum and flexible schedule.

Hands-on, Experiential Learning

Our hands-on program delivers the real world experience required to be a competent Medical Assistant on the day you graduate—with the skills you need to build a lasting, meaningful healthcare career.

Job Placement Assistance

Our dedicated career services provide students with job placement assistance, giving you an indispensable resource for new employment opportunities.

Program Accreditation

Ameritech College of Healthcare is institutionally accredited by The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). That means you’ll earn a degree that matters. ABHES is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally-recognized accrediting agency under the provision of Chapter 33, Title 38 of the U.S. Code and subsequent legislation. ABHES provides Ameritech College of Healthcare institutional accreditation for the delivery of diploma, Associate of Applied Science Degree and Baccalaureate level degree programs.

Our MA Program At-A-Glance

43 Total Credit Hours

Degree Level

Diploma

Program Length

45 Weeks (3 semesters)

Location

Ameritech’s Provo Campus

Required Clinical / Externship Hours

180 Hours

Our medical assisting program in Utah provides you with foundational instruction in medical language, anatomy and physiology, patient centered communication and education. Taught by skilled faculty with current clinical experience, our accelerated curriculum and experiential learning environments were designed to give you the hands-on training required to enter the career field as competent medical assistants in the shortest time possible. You’ll 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.

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Curriculum

Term 1 
CourseCredits
MED 111 Intro to Medical Assisting3
BIO 110 Anatomy and Physiology5
TRM 101 Medical Terminology2
Total Semester Credits10
Term 2-4 (rotation of 2 per term)
CourseCredits
MED 130 Medical Insurance and Billing3.5
MED 150 Healthcare for Patients3.5
MED 210 Patient Examinations3.5
MED 220 Diagnostic Procedures3.5
MED 230 Medical Clinical Procedures3.5
MED 240 Pharmacology and Medical Administration3.5
Total Semester Credits21
Term 5
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
Total Semester Credits8
Term 6
CourseCredits
MED 290 Externship4
Total Semester Credits4

Medical Assisting Program Objectives

The objective of the Medical Assistant diploma program is to provide students with training in the appropriate skills, knowledge, abilities, and professional attributes to assume the role of an entry-level Medical Assistant in an ambulatory healthcare facility.

Employment Outcomes For Ameritech MA Graduates

Ameritech’s Medical Assisting program graduates are employed in a variety of roles at many top healthcare facilities.

Job Titles*:

  • Medical Assistants
  • Phlebotomy Technicians
  • EKG Technicians

Major Employers**:

  • Intermountain Healthcare
  • University of Utah
  • Wasatch Pediatrics
  • Granger Medical
  • Dixie Regional Medical Center

*Source: Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Assistants.
*Source: Data pulled from ABHES Annual Report – 2017-2018.

Our Medical Assisting Program Faculty

Our faculty are highly experienced and specialized working professionals, ready to empower you with the knowledge and skills you need to be a successful certified medical assistant.

Admission Requirements

Find out what you need to apply for our Medical Assistant program.

Is a Medical Assisting career right for you?

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