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.
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.
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).
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.
|Total Semester Credits||10|
|MED 111 Intro to Medical Assisting||3|
|BIO 110 Anatomy and Physiology||5|
|TRM 101 Medical Terminology||2|
|Term 2-4 (rotation of 2 per term)|
|Total Semester Credits||21|
|MED 130 Medical Insurance and Billing||3.5|
|MED 150 Healthcare for Patients 3.5||3.5|
|MED 210 Patient Examinations||3.5|
|MED 220 Diagnostic Procedures||3.5|
|MED 230 Medical Clinical Procedures||3.5|
|MED 240 Pharmacology and Medical Administration||3.5|
|Total Semester Credits||8|
|MED 250 Microbiology and Laboratory Procedures||3.5|
|CSC 260 Employment Strategies||2|
|MED 270 Medical Assistant Skills Review||1|
|MED 280 National Certification Exam Review||1.5|
|Total Semester Credits||4|
|MED 290 Externship||4|
I like what I’m learning and I feel prepared for the workplace
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.
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.