MEDICAL Assistant program (CCMA)
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
- 30 days proof of income when requesting an in-house payment plan for tuition
Medical Assistant Program:
Medical Assistant Program
Clock hours: 162
18 weeks course/3 days a week/3 hours per class
Classroom time: Days/times vary. We do not currently have any classes scheduled for this program but will update our website as soon as the days/times are determined.
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 lecture, discussion, and practical instruction in the lab. Each student must pass the final written and skills exams of the class with a final grade of “B” (80%) or better and satisfy all financial obligations to OPTC before sitting for the national exams. Those who complete this program will then be scheduled to sit for the NHA CCMA 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.
Tuition & Fees Tuition & Fees:
MA program's tuition cost is $4,500. A $100 enrollment fee is due at the time of enrollment.
The registration fee is NOT deducted from the $4,500 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, 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 or request an in-house payment plan. OPTC's in-house payment plans are available upon request. View the tuition payment plan options here.
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
Certificate & Certification:
OPTC trains you for the following
OPTC's Medical Assistant certificate exam
The National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification exam
Is this program accredited?
Our program is state-approved by the OSBCCS (Reg. No#2154). Upon graduation, students will have the opportunity to sit for the national exam and become certified through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).