Medical Assisting Training Program

About the Profession

Medical Assistants play a vital role in medical offices, hospital clinics, outpatient care centers, and urgent care centers. Their areas of focus include laboratory testing, phlebotomy, obtaining vital signs, assisting with exams and minor outpatient procedures, medical coding, and patient scheduling.

About Our Program

Our school prepares trainees for employment as a medical assistant. The team-based learning model focuses on a high standard of clinical skills, medical ethics and professionalism to meet the complex demands in medical offices, hospital clinics, outpatient care centers and urgent care centers.

This fast-paced training will require students to successfully demonstrate a range of administrative and clinical competencies including:

  • Applying pharmacology principles to prepare and administer medications and vaccines
  • Assisting with exams and minor outpatient surgical procedures
  • Collecting and preparing specimens for microbiological testing
  • Laboratory testing
  • Maintaining infections control and sterilization techniques
  • Managing electronic medical records
  • Medical billing
  • Medical coding
  • Obtaining vital signs
  • Patient scheduling
  • Phlebotomy

Time, Credit Hour & Licensure Requirements

Total Time Commitment: 12 weeks

Total Training Requirement: 448 Hours

  • Classroom Time: 288 hours
  • Externship Time: 160 hours
  • Meeting Schedule: Five days per week

Certification Requirements:

  • Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the CCMA (NHA) exam.
  • Graduates who complete the exam with a passing grade are eligible for national credentialing as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant.
  • Although certification is not required by the state of New Hampshire, it may be required by your current or future employer(s)

Program Admission Requirements

In addition to completing our online application and meeting our school’s general admissions requirements, applicants who are approved for the Medical Assisting Training Program will have demonstrated that they submitted:

  • A transcript from a U.S. Department of Education approved school or facility showing that they received a high school diploma, GED or HiSET. The transcript must show courses of study related to math, science, reading, and writing skills as part of the secondary school education.
  • Admission Application
  • $25 Application Fee
  • Proof of Legal Residence in US (birth certificate, unexpired US passport, Certificate of Naturalization or unexpired Permanent Resident Card)
  • Health Insurance Card

Additional Information

Funding may be available for this program through state or federal programs, or through St. Joseph Hospital for employees.