Medical Assisting - Certification Program
The education and job placement you need to start your healthcare career
Choosing a medical assistant program can be a challenge, but it’s not hard when you consider the benefits of choosing to attend MTI College. Our medical assisting program gives you the education and job placement support you need to start your career in the healthcare industry.
Students in our Medical Assistant program will achieve proficiency in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and pharmacology. You’ll also get trained on the proper protocols and procedures used in clinical environments. Each student in the Medical Assisting program is required to finish a 160‐hour unpaid off‐campus Medical Assisting Externship along with your standard course requirements in order to graduate. Once you’ve graduated the medical assistant program, you’ll be able to perform a diverse range of duties.
Students who complete the medical assistant training program will also have access to MTI’s job placement assistance program. Our expert staff will provide alumni with the resources to find a job upon graduation by assisting with resume writing, job interview advice and techniques, and various other resources to find medical jobs around the Sacramento area.
We also have a Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Certificate program that offers the same comprehensive training in clinical, administrative and laboratory procedures as our Medical Assistant program with an additional 40-80 hour phlebotomy externship at a local laboratory or hospital. Better yet, both of these are arranged for you by the college through our strong relationships within the local Sacramento healthcare community.
Medical Assistant Career Possibilities
Imagine feeling prepared to take medical histories and log vital signs, prepare patients for medical examinations, assist the primary physician during medical examinations, collect and prepare specimens, perform basic laboratory tests, sterilize medical instruments, draw blood, and take electrocardiograms. Upon graduating with your Medical Assistant Certification, you’ll be able to help with front office tasks, including insurance coding and billing, medical chart maintenance, preparing reports and correspondence, scheduling and booking appointments, as well as greeting patients. The goal of MTI’s Sacramento Medical Assisting program is to give you the well-rounded skills necessary to succeed in the healthcare industry.
Get the Confidence and Training You Need
Students who complete the Medical Assisting program at MTI College graduate with the skills necessary to work in a wide range of healthcare positions here in Sacramento or elsewhere in the country. Our medical assistant training gives you the knowledge and abilities that help you make the best healthcare career choice. Medical assistants can work alongside doctors and other medical technicians in a wide variety of healthcare positions and fields. Take advantage of the high demand for healthcare workers in primary physician offices, clinics, and diagnostic laboratories and enroll in Sacramento’s best medical assistant program.
Medical Assisting Externship: Hands-On Training
Your externship might have you helping out in a hospital, clinic, physician’s office, rehab facility, retirement home or one of many other places. Depending on the location, you may be tasked with doing a particular job, such as recording patient information or drawing blood, or a combination of clinical and/or administrative duties. When you’re working in an actual healthcare facility, you will likely “shadow” (follow) a professional who is already working in the field. This might be a doctor, nurse, lab technician or even another medical assistant. This is an opportunity to observe, take notes and apply what you learned in school in a real-world situation – working on real patients. Don’t worry; your supervisor will be there to guide you. You may also be invited to attend staff meetings and/or conferences. All told, you’ll learn about all aspects of the business and what goes on in healthcare facilities.
Endorsement and Certifications
The Medical Assisting Program at MTI College is endorsed by the American Medical Technologists association, as well as the National Center for Competency Testing. Our program is built to help you prepare to become a Nationally Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) through the National Center for Competency Testing’s certification exam, a test that you can take through the campus’ Learning Resource Center.
To get started with your enrollment or to get any questions you have answered, give us a call today (916) 339 1500 or send us a message using the form on the right-hand side of your screen. Easily begin the application process online and an MTI admissions advisor will help you with the remainder of the process. We can’t wait to help you grow! Are you ready to get started?
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Related DocumentsProgram Assessment 2017 (PDF)
- MO111 - Math for Medical Students
- Students learn basic arithmetic calculations involving whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. Students also use metric measurements to perform conversions within the metric system and between the metric and the English measurement systems. Students will also learn how to calculate drug dosage.
- MO126 - Medical Terminology with Anatomy and Physiology
- This course is designed to help students succeed in healthcare careers by familiarizing them with medical terms and an introduction into human anatomy and physiology. An emphasis is placed on teaching how terminology relates to the functions and structures of the human body. A systematic learning approach will be used to acquaint the student with the human body and teach terms and word parts related to specific medical specialties and pathological conditions.
- MO130 - Medical Office Practice
- This course is an overview of the responsibilities of medical front office personnel. Focus will be on medical office interactions, human relations, customer service, the main medical specialties and their focuses, and the role of medical assisting. Patient confidentiality, ethics in the work place, and other legal issues are discussed. The Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) will be covered. Medical office bookkeeping and payroll are included.
- MO171 - Clinical Assisting
- This course introduces students to basic skills and routine procedures found in a clinic or medical office setting. In addition, students become familiar with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and guidelines. Topics include: patient screening, obtaining vital signs, recording patient history, preparing and maintaining treatments areas, patient preparation, patient education, customer service, assisting in routine and specialty exams or procedures, first aid and CPR, asepsis and sterilization procedures, and responding to medical emergencies.
- MO181 - Laboratory Assisting I
- This course focuses on the fundamental principles, techniques, and procedures used in a medical laboratory setting. In addition to standard laboratory sterilization and safety practices, students will learn procedures for the proper collection, analysis, and disposal of routine specimens.
- MO186 - Laboratory Assisting II
- This course focuses on the fundamental principles, techniques, and procedures used in a medical laboratory setting. In addition to standard laboratory sterilization and safety practices, students learn procedures for the proper collection, analysis, and disposal of routine specimens. Students learn and apply various methods of specimen collection, administer injections and perform venipuncture.
- MO190 - Medical Assisting Certification Strategies
- Students will learn and apply certification testing strategies to help them prepare for and pass the examination required to become a Nationally Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA).
- MO500 - Medical Assisting Externship
- This 160-hour externship is designed to provide students with valuable hands-on experience in an ambulatory healthcare setting that is separate from the college. Students will apply the knowledge and skills learned throughout the Medical Assistant program and demonstrate professionalism in interacting with healthcare professionals and patients. Students will perform administrative and clinical procedures under the supervision of a healthcare professional and receive feedback on their performance.
Grants and other forms of tuition assistance are available to those who qualify. To find out what you’re eligible for, contact an MTI admissions advisor today!
Median Loan Debt Incurred by Students
Median Loan Debt: $6,866
*The median debt of borrowers who completed this program in the 2016-2017 award year. This debt includes federal, private, and institutional loans.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and Registration: $13,830
Books and Supplies: $2,351
Job Placement Rate
Award Year Adjusted Job Placement Rate: 100%
Award Year Unadjusted Job Placement Rate: 75%
Based on the number of Medical Assistant graduates in the 2016-2017 award year who registered for graduate placement services and secured employment in their field of study, and those who did not register and successfully obtained employment on their own.
* Future results may vary. MTI’s job placement rate calculations are based on the award year July 1 to June 30. The unadjusted rate represents the percentage of total graduates who obtain employment in or related to their field of study. The adjusted rate represents the percentage of graduates who are actively looking for work and obtain employment in or related to their field of study. The adjusted rate does not include graduates who are not looking for work for reasons such as continuing education, remaining at current place of employment, military service, health issues, death, etc. For a complete explanation of MTI’s placement calculations, please visit: Job Placement Rate Calculation
All information provided in compliance with U.S. Code 75 FR 66948 §668.6.