FAQ’s about our Medical Assistant course!

Posted on: September 5th, 2017 by Tandra Wimberly

Listed below are frequently asked questions regarding our Certified Medical Assistant Course:

Question 1:  Once I complete this course will I need to complete an outside externship?

Answer:  Yes, our Medical Assistant students need to complete 120 hours of an externship to receive a Certificate of Completion for your externship. This can be completed at a facility that we have established or a facility that you have established.

Question 2:  Will I become CERTIFIED?  

Answer:  Yes, you will be Certified by the National Healthcareer Association.  There are 4 different certification boards training center/schools have to choose from.  If a training center/school does not provide the student a certification from one of the following boards, the certification is NOT an approved National Board.  The 4 national boards are:  NHA, AAMA, AMT, and NCCT.  All 4 are accredited by the NCCA.

Question 3:  What is the difference between a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA), Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA), National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA), and Medical Assistant (MA)?

Answer:  The difference between the 5 different  Medical Assistants titles is what National Board the Medical Assistant is certified through (refer to question 2 for the National Board list).  Here is the breakdown:   If the student is certified by NHA your credential will be CCMA.  If the student is certified by AMT your credential will be RMA.  If the student is certified by NCCA your credential will be NCMA.  If the student is certified by AAMA your credential will be CMA. If the student is NOT certified and on the job trained your credential will be MA.  Does it matter what National you take?  No.  It is all the same to the employer.  All are part of the NCCA.

Question 4:  What does the Medical Assistant course include and where can they work?

Answer:  Our Medical Assistant course includes:  Medical terminology, patient intake and assessment, vital signs, injections, phlebotomy, EKG lead placement, minor procedures, sutures, wound care, and much more!  This course focuses more of the clinical duties.

Question 5:  How often are courses held?

Answer:  Our Medical Assistant courses are held approximately every 15 weeks.  We will occasional run classes closer together.  Our phlebotomy classes are held every 7 weeks. All schedules are subject to change.  We have both day and evening courses for your convenience!

Question 6:  Does Medical Career Training help with job placement?  

Answer:  We do assist with job placement, however we cannot guarantee employment.  During each course we help set up your resume and we practice interview skills.

Question 7:  Why is this program 15 weeks (4 months), when other programs are longer?

Answer:  We offer a fast track program.  This allows our student to receive the same amount of information but quicker!  All approved schools must have our curriculum evaluated by the Texas Workforce Commission.