Medical Assistant Program Curriculum
WE TRAIN YOU IN JUST 4 SHORT MONTHS!
Our four-month hands-on Medical Assistant Program includes the following courses. The program also includes preparation for the National Healthcare Association Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Exam, American Heart Association CPR Certification, Job Placement Assistance and EMR Software Training.
After completion of the program and passing the CCMA Exam graduates are qualified to work in any medical office as a front or back office assistant including all specialties, such as physician offices, chiropractic offices, hospitals, optometrist, and outpatient care centers. Our students are thoroughly prepared in all aspects of assisting.
Course Title: Introduction to Medical Assisting
Clock Hours: 24 – Course Description: Students will learn about foundational knowledge and basic science including medical terminology, diet and nutrition, medical conditions, procedures, infection control and instruments. Practical simulated scenarios include taking and recording vital signs, charting, record keeping, CPR certification and basic physical examinations.
Course Title: Clinical Patient Care
Clock Hours: 66 – Course Description: Students will learn about nutrition, psychology, phlebotomy, anatomy and physiology and simulate real life scenarios of general patient care, infection control, giving immunizations and documenting patient records. Practice activities include laboratory procedures, collection and preparation of specimens, EKG and Cardiovascular Testing.
Course Title: Pharmacology
Clock Hours: 18 – Students will learn about prescribed medications and commonly approved abbreviations, drug classifications and drug schedules, side effects, adverse effects, indications and contra-indications, measurement, mathematical conversions and dosage calculations, forms of medication, routes of administration, pharmacokinetics, physicians’ desk reference, and principles of storage and disposal. Practical exercises include calculating pharmaceutical doses preparing and administering medications.
Course Title: Administrative Assisting
Clock Hours: 36 – Course Description: Students will learn Front Office Skills, Communication and Customer Services Skills, Medical Laws and Ethics, Heath Care Systems and EMR software. Practice activities include scheduling patient appointments, answering telephones, data entry, preparing reports, medical records management, insurance processing and computer skills.
Course Title: Job Placement Presentation
Clock Hours: 3 – Course Description: Students will be provided information on Altrain Dental’s Job Placement Services including customized resumes and cover letters, interview tips and techniques, internship and externship opportunities, job boards and direct placement leads.
Course Title: CCMA Final Exam Preparation
Clock Hours: 6 – Course Description: Practice exams and final review.
Course Title: Externship
Clock Hours: 160 Hours – Clinical experience.
Total Clock Hours: 313
what our students are saying…
If you want a great hands on, small class size, educators willing to help you succeed and know your name you have the right place. Look no further!! I walked into Altrain only because I heard the ad on the radio. Instantly, I felt like this was the place to get my career path on the right track. My first person I ran into sat down and told me everything I would need to do to start school all the way to the end and how they would help place me for a job.
I highly recommend Altrain dental assisting academy, it is a great school and only a short 13 weeks. I took night classes and loved the amount of time that we actually got practice everything hands on. Everyone at the school is very nice and helpful.
I absolutely love Altrain! I’m confident the instructors and small class sizes will make for an easy 13 weeks! The hands on learning really helps things stick in my memory. I’m so excited to see where my future will go after graduation. Thanks Altrain!
I’ve been currently attending Altrain dental school and I love it! Everything about it is absolutely perfect! The teachers, the class size and all the hands on learning we do. I couldn’t be more happy that I choose to go to Altrain.
This school is awesome, the instructors and staff are so nice and caring and really do everything they can to make this possible. Class was fun and hands on and you learn so much in a short period of time!
Great school! They have the best instructor and staff. The classes are small, it’s hands on, and it’s only 13 weeks.
Great instructors and a great hands on program! Highly recommend going to Altrain!
If you are lost on what to do for your career or what school to attend, I 100% recommend you choose Altrain! The staff is amazing & teach you everything you need to know in order to be successful in this job field. I already had 3 job offers only a week after graduation! They are amazing!
I had visited and toured a couple other dental assistant schools besides Altrain and none of them compared to Altrain. The facility is definitely made to look like a dental office 100% and with a lot of space to work. If you want somewhere reliable and with friendly staff this is the place for you. In 13 weeks you will get the right amount of information to be successful in your dental field career! Totally recommended!
I too did a lot of research on Dental Assisting schools before I chose Altrain. For starters they were the ONLY school that actually offers everything that you need to be successful in your career. X-ray, Coronal Polish, CPR and Dentrix (front office too)! They have more than double the amount of days and hours of all the other short programs. That’s why everyone passes the state exams. The other schools say they do it too but there is no way they can find the time in 1 or 2 days a week. The school is so clean and looks just like a dental office. And when Altrain says the offer job placement, they mean it!!! My resume and cover letter are fantastic! Tannis sent me on 4 job leads before graduation and I had a job a week after I finished the program! When it comes to Dental Assisting this is the ONLY school to even consider!!!!
Interested in Learning More?