Medical Assisting

Hours: 1300, approximately 43 weeks
Cost: Tuition is approximately $3,744 plus books & fees (click to see all related charges)
Testing Requirements: Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
Location: LTC Main Campus
Medical Assisting Master Plan of Instruction
Information sessions about the Medical Assisting program are held on the third Tuesday of each month (September – June), 3:30 pm, in the Medical Assisting room.
Accreditation: The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
Mission: The mission of the Medical Assisting program is to prepare competency entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

What you’ll learn

  • Administrative skills: appointment scheduling, billing, telephone skills, insurance, transcription, computer applications for medical offices
  • Clinical skills: EKG, blood drawing, injections, vital signs, patient exam preparation, assisting physician during exam or office surgery
  • Lab procedures
  • 160 hours of unpaid practicum


OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length
A HSC0003 Basic Healthcare Worker   90 hrs
B MEA0500 Medical Office Receptionist 100 hrs
C MEA0521 Phlebotomist, MA   75 hrs
D MEA0543 EKG Aide, MA   75 hrs
E MEA0550
Medical Assistant 1
Medical Assistant 2
Medical Assistant 3
320 hrs
320 hrs
320 hrs

Industry Certifications

  • American Registered Medical Assistant

Employment Opportunities

  • Physicians’ offices
  • Hospitals (Out-patient Department)

Starting Salaries

Vary, ranging from $17,600 to $24,960*
*Based on local industry information

Recent Employers of Graduates

  • New program began in October 2011. Employment data not yet available.

Completion Rate* – 81.48%
Placement Rate* – 84.62%
Licensure Pass Rate* – N/A

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*Data as reported to COE and is updated annually in December of each calendar year

Required Book List

For the most recent book list for the Medical Assisting program, visit Lake Technical Center’s online Bookstore and Marketplace.

Steps to Enroll

  1. Apply for financial aid, if applicable
  2. Complete the online application
  3. Take the TABE and/or placement tests
  4. Meet with a counselor/career advisor and instructor
  5. Register and pay tuition and fees
  6. Purchase books and supplies
  7. Complete the new student orientation online prior to the first day of class