Medical Assistant Program

ALTIERUS CAREER COLLEGE IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS OR ENROLLING NEW STUDENTS. CLASSES WILL CONTINUE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS, AND THE CAMPUS WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE SUPPORT RESOURCES AND CAREER SERVICES THROUGH GRADUATION AND FOR A PERIOD OF TIME THEREAFTER. FORMER STUDENTS MAY REQUEST TRANSCRIPTS ABOVE AND REACH OUT TO THEIR CAMPUS FOR ONGOING CAREER ASSISTANCE.

The ECMC Group Board of Directors, representing the parent organization of Altierus Career College, has made the decision to teach out the three remaining Altierus Career College (ACC) campuses. A teach out means that we will provide the education and support services for our current students and gradually wind down the school’s operations. New students will no longer be accepted. We will continue to provide career services for a period beyond the teach-out to ensure that the program is as successful as possible for students. Altierus Career College will engage in an orderly closure, with campuses remaining open until all current students that are following their academic plans graduate or an acceptable completion plan is identified for remaining degree students

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On campus 1 day per week

To help balance life and school, you’ll take most of your courses at home through virtual instruction and come to campus for labs once a week.

10 Months
Diploma

Certification Preparation

Career Summary

As a medical assistant, you’ll have the chance to make patients feel at ease. Be an integral part of a medical team as you perform administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Check out these frequently asked questions about medical assistant careers.

2020 annual national salary for jobs in this occupation*

$35,850

Median Salary

Lowest 10%: $26,930 or less

2020-30 projected growth*

132,600

New Jobs

+18% Growth

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm (visited September 8, 2021).

Program Highlights

This medical assistant program covers the structure and function of major body systems along with medical terminology, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The program also teaches computer skills, administrative processes, bookkeeping and accounting practices, and the processing of medical insurance forms and claims.

You’ll receive preparation to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam.

  • 10-month diploma program
  • 1 day per week on campus + online coursework
  • 60 credits
  • 360 lecture hours + 360 lab hours
  • 200-hour externship or practicum

You’ll get the feel of what it’s like to work in a hospital or clinic as you practice hands-on training for a career as a medical assistant. Train with modern tools and technology that mimics working in a real healthcare setting.

Lab equipment includes professional tools such as:

  • Cardio diagnostic EKG machines
  • Multipurpose venous training arms
  • Medical professional ophthalmoscopes

Course software includes:

  • Cengage MindTap (videos, readings, assessments, and simulations)
  • MOSS (Medical Office Simulation System)
  • HeartCode BLS
  • Canvas virtual learning system

Paying for school shouldn’t be an obstacle to achieving your career goals. At Altierus, you’ll have access to a range of financial aid options from Federal loans and grants to other unique programs of our own. For example, the Altierus Student Grant is a multimillion-dollar institutional grant program awarded to students of Altierus schools — owned by ECMC Education — who demonstrate financial need.

All-inclusive tuition—before qualifying financial aid—for the Medical Assistant program is $18,060, which includes a laptop you can keep, professional gear, eBooks, certification fees, and more. The vast majority of our students qualify for financial aid, which can significantly defray tuition. Qualification depends on each individual’s unique circumstances.

Our financial aid specialists can help you navigate the entire financial aid process and help with the following information:

  • Answers to your federal student loan questions
  • Information on scholarships and grants
  • Clear explanations of all your federal student loan repayment options
  • Information on how to reduce or postpone your monthly payment
  • Information on your loan servicer

This and other financial aid is available for those who qualify. Give us a call to see what your financial aid options are and we can help you get started (888) 223-8556.

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Flexible Blended Learning to Help Balance Life and School

This program features a blend of online and on-campus learning. This is to help make going to school work with your busy schedule. Typically, you will come to campus one time per week, where you can practice hands-on skills and ask your instructor questions. Complete the rest of your coursework online at home, at your own pace, and on your own time.

All-Inclusive Tuition Has You Covered

As a medical assisting student, you’ll receive a laptop to help you with your online coursework, which is yours to keep after graduation. All-inclusive tuition also covers your books, Altierus branded backpack, school scrubs, and blood pressure kit. Test preparation and fees for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam are also included.

Professional Skills Development

Your coursework integrates professional skills development into this program so you’ll have the soft skills employers look for. You’ll also prepare to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam, you can demonstrate to employers you have the skills and knowledge required to provide high-quality patient care.

What You'll Learn

  • Updating and filing patient medical records
  • Coding and filling out insurance forms
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Preparing patients for examinations
  • Performing basic laboratory tests

Sample Courses

  • Dermatology and Immunology
  • Orthopedics and Emergency Medicine
  • Family Practice
  • Cardiology
  • Urology and Gastroenterology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Neurology and Psychology

This course is designed to provide you with the theory and hands-on skills involved in working in a dermatology and immunology medical office setting. You’ll learn the medical terminology, anatomy and physiology related to the integumentary and lymphatic systems.

This course is designed to provide you with the theory and hands-on skills involved in working in an orthopedic or emergency medical office setting. You’ll learn the medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology related to the musculoskeletal systems.

This course is designed to provide you with the theory and hands-on skills involved in working in a family practice office setting. You’ll learn the medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology related to the endocrine system.

This course is designed to provide you with the theory and hands-on skills involved in working in a cardiology or pulmonology office setting. You’ll learn the medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology related to the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

This course is designed to provide you with the theory and hands-on skills involved in working in a urology or gastroenterology office setting. You’ll learn the medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology related to the urinary, male reproductive, and digestive systems.

This course is designed to provide you with the theory and hands-on skills involved in working in an obstetrics and gynecology office setting. You’ll learn the medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology related to the female reproductive system.

This course is designed to provide you with the theory and hands-on skills involved in working in a neurology office setting. You’ll learn the medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology related to the nervous system.

Altierus Career College Medical Assistant Students Carry Out Activities in Class

Important Consumer Information and Disclosures


FL - Tampa

For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Tampa Program Disclosures.

The Medical Assistant diploma program at Altierus Career College in Tampa, Florida, has a job placement rate of 77.80% for students that graduated between 1/1/2018-12/31/2018 timeframe per MAERB accreditation standards and calculation methodology.

GA - Atlanta

For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Atlanta Program Disclosures.

TX - Houston

For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Houston Program Disclosures.