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Medical Assistant

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, IHE Certificate of Completion

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours, Weekends

Instructional Program (CIP)

Medical/Clinical Assistant. 510801

Description

Medical Assistant-Certificate


Program Objective:


This program will provide students with a working knowledge of front and back-office skills to prepare the student for direct employment in a medical practice setting. Students will be prepared for the national credentialing exam.


Description:


This program will provide students with a working knowledge of front and back-office skills to prepare the student for direct employment in a medical practice setting, as well as the general education courses required for completion of Applied Associate of Science.


Competencies to be achieved (22 credits):


AHE 101 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (3 Credits)


AHE 119 THE BASICS OF BODY STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION (4 Credits)


MDA 120 MEDICAL OFFICE (4 Credits)


MDA 121 MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (6 Credits)


MDA-241 MEDICAL ASSISTANT EXTERNSHIP (5 CR.)


Total Cost of Program (include all costs to the student including testing, certification): 


In-State: $4723.00 - Includes tuition, additional fees, textbooks (prerequisite, corequisite and core courses), and program requirements. *Price is based on maximum cost.


Out-of-State: $5757.00- Includes tuition, additional fees, textbooks (prerequisite, corequisite and core courses), and program requirements. *Price is based on maximum cost.


Note: Tuition, Fees, Books, and Supply costs reviewed annually and may be modified as needed 


Tuition (effective summer 2024):


In-State: $2,134.00 


Out-of-State: $3168.00


Tuition Schedule: https://www.azwestern.edu/paying-for-college/tuition-and-fees


Additional Fees (effective summer 2024):


Course Fees


MDA-120: $250.00 Fee


MDA-121: $450.00 Fee


MDA-241: $486.00 Fee


Technology Fee: $110.00 ($5 per credit hour)


 Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Examination: included in course fees.  Certification is through a third-party organization (the National Healthcare Association). The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) credential is needed for many employers.  NHA Medical Assistant (CCMA) Online Study Guide 2.0 + Online Practice Test 2.0: included in course fees


Total Additional Fees: $1301.00


Books:


Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition):


AHE 101 – Medical Terminology, Chabner, Davi Ellen (ISBN: 9780323551458)  $75.00


AHE 119 - Cengage Unlimited Access, 18th ed. (ISBN 9780357700013) $120.00


MDA 120 - Medical Assisting: Administrative & Clinical Competencies, 9TH ed. (ISBN 97803575028), $150.00


MDA 121 - Medical Assisting: Administrative & Clinical Competencies, 9TH ed. (ISBN 97803575028) $150.00.  Note: Same as MDA 120; will not need to repurchase book if students complete within the same academic year.


MDA 241 - Medical Assisting: Administrative & Clinical Competencies, 9TH ed. (ISBN 9780357502815), $150.00.  Note: Same as MDA 120; will not need to repurchase book if students complete within the same academic year.


Total books cost: $645.00


Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition):


Personal cost to the student (cost may vary based on personal preference).


Additional Supply Requirements:


Uniform: $40


Program Patch: $15


White or Black Shoes: $40


CPR Card: $130 


Fingerprint Clearance Card: $95


Tuberculosis Screening: $20


Drug Test: $38


Physical Exam: $150 


Watch-indicating seconds: $20


Blood pressure cuff and stethoscope: $100


Total Supply Cost: $648


WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification:


Name: Yaneli Pasillas-Miller


Email: Yaneli.Pasillas@azwestern.edu


Phone number: 928-314-9560 or 928-669-2214


Direct Website link to the program:  https://www.azwestern.edu/sites/default/files/degrees-and-certificates/occupational-certificate/Medical%20Assistant.pdf


Additional information:


Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation: 


Proof of legal presence in United States 


Other program requirements: 


CPR Healthcare Provider (BLS) or Professional Rescuer Certification 


Fingerprint Clearance 


Tuberculosis Screening 


Up-to-date Immunizations


Drug Test 


Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website):


https://www.azwestern.edu/paying-for-college


Credentials: (The following questions must be answered along with a supporting explanation for each)


Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally-recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector)


Yes or No: Yes.


Nationally Recognized Industry Association or Organization: National Healthcare Association.


Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials)


Yes or No: Yes


Career Pathway: Associates of Applied Science in Medical Assistant


Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)


Yes or No (Explain): Yes, May be transferred to other regions without additional training


Accredited Curriculum: (This refers to the course being accredited, not the test or school)


Yes or No: Yes, Higher Learning Commission


Link to Accrediting Website: https://www.hlcommission.org/


Credential Attainment Rate: Percentage of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential, or secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, during participation or within one year after exit from the training program. New program, no data.

Details

Program Length (Weeks)

32

Hours

25

Entrance Requirements

None

School

Arizona Western College - La Paz County

WIOA Approved Program

Yes

Training Location(s)

1109 S Geronimo Ave, Parker, Arizona

Local WIB

11 - ARIZONA@WORK - Mohave and La Paz Counties

Name of Credential

Certified Medical Assistant (CCMA)

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

FAFSA

Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - Higher Learning Commision

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?

No

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?

No

Cost Items

Books (Estimated)

$645.00 Textbook cost. Textbooks may change from academic year to academic year.

In-State/District Tuition

$2,134.00 Arizona Western College, La Paz County, AZ Residents

Other Fees

$110.00 Technology fee $5 per credit hour

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$3,168.00 Non-AZ Residents

Registration Fee

$1,186.00 Course fees for MDA 120, MDA 121, and MDA 241

Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)

$648.00 Uniform: $40 Program Patch: $15 White or Black Shoes: $40 CPR Card: $130 Fingerprint Clearance Card: $95 Tuberculosis Screening: $20 Drug Test: $38 Physical Exam: $150 Watch-indicating seconds: $20 Blood pressure cuff and stethoscope: $100

Total In-State Program Cost

$4,723.00

Total Out-of-State Program Cost

$5,757.00

Demand Occupation(s)

31-9092.00Medical Assistants
$14.79 per hour

Provider Status

Approved

Address

1109 S Geronimo Ave, Parker, Arizona 85344

Phone Number

(928) 669-2214

Web Address

http://www.azwestern.edu

Last Updated

Apr 11, 2024

Created

Oct 08, 2022

Renewal

Nov 02, 2023

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