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Medical Assisting

Make an impact in the rapidly expanding healthcare field with a certificate that combines fast-track learning with real-world experience — in a fraction of the time and cost of similar programs. You will train in our combination classroom and physician office setting — featuring exam room stations, a front office simulation area, and state-of-the-art equipment for skills practice. The program includes lecture and hands-on training from instructors who are experts in their respective fields.

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Prerequisite

High school diploma or equivalent, completion of our Basic Skills Assessment, submission of the Program Application, and submission of the Program Application Packet. Working knowledge of computers and access to a computer and the Internet are required.

The Basic Skills Assessment and Program Application are located online. The instructions are here. You will be directed to the program application after completing the skills assessment. Click here for the Application Packet.

What You’ll Learn
  • Human anatomy & physiology
  • Medical terminology
  • Medical office procedures
  • Pharmacology
  • Medical ethics
  • Clinical procedures
Hands-on Training
  • Capturing vital signs and measurements
  • Venipuncture
  • Laboratory procedures
  • Electrocardiography
  • Assisting with examinations and procedures
Externship Experience

The course concludes with a 2-month, 180-hour externship in a physician office or urgent care setting.

Certification

The 14-month, 549-hour program will assist you in preparing for the National Healthcareer Association Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam.

Testimonial

Irina Fiore “I enjoy helping people improve themselves, and I’ve always liked the medical field. KSU was very convenient, the hours were good and the price was very affordable. The class gave great direction. The externship provided a great experience. The instructors really want to work with you and see you succeed.”

— Irina Fiore, graduate (hired full-time by her externship site)

Financing Options
  • Continuing Education Loans
  • Interest-Free Payment Plans
  • VA Education Benefits
  • WIOA Funding
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Open House

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Webinars

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On Our Blog
Grad Spotlight: Medical Assisting
Rebecca Riddick
Meet Rebecca Riddick. She works full time as a patient recruiter for Drug Studies America. Before Rebecca landed this unique position she was a member of our College’s first Medical Assisting class. The training she obtained gave her the confidence and skill set needed to succeed in the healthcare industry. Rebecca reflected on her time in our program and shared what a typical day in her... read more ❯
A Day in the Life of a Medical Assistant
Medical Assisting
Recently, the AJC cited healthcare as one of the fastest growing industries in Georgia. Coupled with the aging population, there will continue to be an increased need of skilled medical technicians – especially medical assistants. We were able to gather invaluable insight into this exciting profession from three of our Medical Assisting Certificate instructors. Meet the Instructors •... read more ❯
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Do you desire a fast-growing, stable career? The healthcare industry continues to explode, offering some of the market’s most challenging and rewarding careers. Did you know we offer 12 classroom-based professional certificate courses and more than 25 online-based programs? These programs present you several paths to a successful career. Healthcare was recently cited by the AJC as one of... read more ❯
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Medical Assisting Classroom
DID YOU KNOW? You can learn 200+ skills in a fraction of the time and cost of similar programs with our Medical Assisting Certificate. The AJC recently named the medical field as one of the fastest growing industries in Georgia. Make an impact in the rapidly expanding healthcare field with a certificate that combines fast-track learning with real-world experience. According to the Bureau of... read more ❯
Occupational Trends
31% Growth

Nationally, employment of medical assistants is expected to grow by 31% through 2020 (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Employment Opportunities

Medical assistants typically work in offices of physicians, chiropractors, and other health practitioners performing administrative and clinical duties.

3 Million More Jobs

Healthcare is the largest industry showing the highest amount of growth of any other field. The industry is projected to add about 3 million more jobs by 2016 (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Booming in Georgia

The AJC cited “medical” as one of Georgia’s fastest growing industries.

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