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Medical Assistant Admissions Requirements

Ameritech College of Healthcare is home to one of Utah’s longest-running Medical Assisting programs. If you’re ready to start a rewarding career as a medical assistant, you’ve come to the right place! The college admissions process can be a stressful experience, but our Admissions Advisors are here to walk you through the process. Here are some of our admissions requirements:

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Every applicant to Ameritech must meet the following basic requirements to be considered for admission:

PROGRAM-SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

Certain programs may require additional entrance requirements, academic requirements, and procedures. Programs may be accredited by professional or technical organizations that may require certain minimum standards for entrance into a program in that field. Other programs may require prerequisite skills or knowledge specific to entry-level courses required for that major. To learn more, prospective students should refer to program-specific requirements listed in the College Catalog.

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION OR EQUIVALENCY 

Acceptable evidence includes:

BACKGROUND SCREENING POLICY

Ameritech College of Healthcare believes that the enrollment of qualified students contributes to the overall success of the education process. Background screens, drug screens, and reference checks serve as important parts of the admissions process. This information is collected as a means of obtaining additional applicant-related information that helps determine an applicant’s overall qualifications and ensure the protection of the current people, property, and information of the organization.

At Ameritech, background screens, drug screens, and reference checks are conducted on every student applicant. This process is conducted to verify the accuracy of the information provided by the applicant. The following verifications may be conducted:

  1. Social Security Number Verification
  2. Criminal Convictions (applicable federal, state and/or county/local records)
  3. Sexual Offender and Predator Registry
  4. Applicable State Medicaid Exclusion List
  5. GSA List of Parties Excluded from Federal Programs
  6. OIG List of Excluded Individuals.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE BACKGROUND SCREENING POLICY

BACKGROUND SCREENING & ACCESS TO RECORDS

Information obtained from the background screening, drug screening, and reference check process will be kept strictly confidential. Only approved personnel at Ameritech will have access to this information. Ameritech may release information obtained from background screening, drug screening, and reference checks to clinical providers in relation to the applicant’s participation at clinical facilities. The College will ensure that all background screens, drug screens, and reference checks are conducted in compliance with all federal, state, county, and local statutes, as applicable.

ENTRANCE EXAMINATION

Applicants to the Medical Assistant program are administered the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (SLE). A passing score of 13 is needed for admission. The exam may be taken three times in a three-month period. Passing exam scores are valid for one year from the date administered. Applicants who have taken the ACT exam within the 24 months (two years) before beginning their program may waive the entrance exam requirement, provided their ACT meets a minimum score of 21.

DISTANCE EDUCATION READINESS ASSESSMENT (DERA)

The Distance Education Readiness Assessment or DERA is a required assessment for acceptance into all degree-level programs.

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

Newly admitted students, regardless of program, are required to participate in mandatory program orientation. Students who do not participate in mandatory program orientation may lose their spot in the semester in which they wish to start and may need to reapply for the next available term.

FINANCIAL AID & ADMISSIONS

Financial arrangements must be complete by the end of the second week of classes. Students whose financial arrangements are not complete by the end of the second week of classes are not guaranteed a spot in the term in which they wish to start and may need to reapply for the next available term. For more information about Financial Aid, see the section on Financial Aid in the College Catalog.

For more information related to our admissions requirements, please download our College Catalog.