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Medical Assistant

Career and Technical Program

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The Fall 2020 Medical Assistant Program application closed July 15, 2020. The next Medical Assistant Program cohort will begin in Fall 2021. The application cycle is expected to open in late March 2021 with a priority deadline set in late May 2021. After this date, the program will remain open only if seats are available and through a final application deadline set in late June or early July 2021.

The Medical Assistant program prepares students to work as entry-level healthcare providers in settings such as physician's offices, health care clinics, and hospitals. The role of the medical assistant is to assist the physician and other professionals in managing the care of clients. Medical assistants are responsible for performing duties in the areas of office management, patient care, and collecting and processing laboratory specimens. Medical assistants work under the direct supervision of a physician or other designated professional.

The Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Successful completion of the Medical Assistant Intermediate Technical Certificate program will result in eligibility to take the national (CMA) certification exam for medical assisting. Students are encouraged to continue their education by completing the Medical Assistant AAS degree.

This is a competitive entry program. For program specific requirements please refer to the program website.


Note: This program blends online theory, scheduled on-campus labs and diverse experiential learning within the community.

Statement of Accreditation:
“The North Idaho College Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).”

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 210-2350
www.caahep.org


Admission Requirements

Competitive Entry
  1. High school diploma or GED
  2. Application to the Medical Assistant program
  3. Minimum grade of C or 2.0 must be earned in each of the prerequisite courses required for the program.
    Prerequisites:
    • BIOL-175 (Human Biology)
    • MCTE-102 (Technical Mathematics)
    • Demonstrate ability to key 35 wpm. Examples of documentation include, but are not limited to proof of competency from a temporary employment agency or Idaho Department of Labor.
  4. All lab science courses which were completed more than seven years prior to application must be repeated.
  5. A criminal background check will be required upon acceptance. Violations may result in denied access to clinical sites and therefore inability to complete the program. For questions regarding specific violations please contact the program director.

Contacts

Health Professions Advisor
(208) 625-2320

Cindy Pavel, MPA, CMA (AAMA)
Program Director/Instructor
Medical Assistant Program
(208) 665-5084
Meyer Health and Science Building Room 134
Cindy.Pavel@nic.edu

 

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