This an approved diploma career program, which will qualify graduates to sit the National Examination. The Medical Assisting Program provides learning experiences that enable the student to acquire and assimilate the necessary technical competencies to function effectively as a supportive health care provider in the health information management profession. A diploma will be awarded after successful completion of the courses and externship. Upon satisfactory completion of the Medical Assisting program, the student will also be eligible to sit tor the Medical Assisting certification exam with NCCT, NHA or AMT.
The primary objective of the Medical Assisting Program is to train students in the management and treatment of cognitive, psychomotor and affective disorders and ailments required for employment in a clinical, hospital or office setting. Courses will focus on a wide spectrum of subjects like interrupting EKGs, performing phlebotomy, demonstrating competency of injections skills, administering First Aid, assisting in sterile procedures, sterilizing and caring for surgical instruments and performing administrative office tasks like coding and billing. Students also receive hands-on training in clinical settings in the Internship, in preparation to gain entry level employment in the medical assisting industry.
The Medical Assistant prepares students for employment as a Medical assistants or Certified Medical Assistant in the offices of Hospitals, Physicians, Podiatrists, Chiropractors, and other health practitioners.
Day classes- Monday to Thursday - 8:00am to 2:00pm (6 months )
Evening classes- Monday to Thursday from 5:30pm to 9:30pm (9 months)
Student must enroll at least 2 weeks before class starts.Tuition SWVT offers an array of payment options, grants and institutional payment plans. Please click here to visit our Financial assistance page and learn how you can get started.
Additional information about Home Health Aide according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistic (BLS)
What Do Medical Assistants Do
Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice.
Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 23 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. The growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to increase demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As their practices expand, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients.