clinical MEDICAL Assistant program
Become a Medical Assistant in 18 weeks
What is a medical assistant?
A medical assistant is a multi-skilled allied health care professional that specializes in procedures commonly performed in the ambulatory health care setting. Medical assistants perform both clinical and administrative duties and assist a variety of providers including physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. They typically work in medical offices, clinics, urgent care centers and may work in general medicine or specialty practices.
- 18 years old or older
- High school/G.E.D Diploma
- Driver license/ State ID
- Must be able to pass a background check
-Proof of flu-shot (only during flu season)
- 30 days proof of income when requesting an in-house payment plan for tuition
Clinical Medical Assistant Program:
Medical Assistant Program
Clock hours: 162
18 weeks course/3 days a week/3 hours per class
-Classroom: Days/times: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays 6 pm - 9 pm
The MA program is comprehensive and emphasizes a “hands-on” method. Each student will perform many skills in class such as venipuncture, EKGs, injections, vital signs, etc. These skills may be performed on other class members. Our instructors will guide you as you learn a variety of techniques and skills. The course includes 18-weeks of in-person lectures and practical instruction in the lab. Each student must pass the final written and skills exams of the class with a grade of 80% "B" or better, complete a 16-hours externship and satisfy all financial obligations to OPTC before sitting for the certification exam. Those who complete this program will then be scheduled to sit for the certification exam. The Exam fee is included in the tuition cost. Once completed, individuals will then be qualified to work as an entry-level MA in a health care setting.
MA Program Content Includes:
Checking patients in and out upon arrival and departure
Answering phone calls and questions
Assisting providers with exams and procedures
Administering injections or medications
Working in the electronic health record (EHR)
Performing EKG, phlebotomy, and laboratory procedures
Taking patient vital signs
Tuition & Fees Tuition & Fees:
MA program's tuition cost is $4,900. A $100 enrollment fee is due at the time of enrollment.
The registration fee is NOT deducted from the $4,900 tuition cost. The $100 enrollment fee is refundable up to 5 days after enrollment or the first day of class (whichever comes first). After the 5th day of enrollment or the first day of class, the registration fee is no longer refundable. The program tuition covers instructional tuition, immunization screening, laboratory fees, textbook fee, and (1) exam fee. You do NOT need to pay for the entire class tuition upfront only the $100 enrollment fee is due at the time of acceptance to secure your seat in the class. Students can pay the total tuition amount, apply for the WIOA Grant or request an in-house payment plan.
Certificate & Certification:
OPTC trains you for the following
OPTC's Medical Assistant certificate exam
Is this program accredited?
Our program is state-approved (Reg. No#2154). Upon graduation, students will have the opportunity to sit for the certification exam to become certified.