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Medical assisting is on the nation's fastest growing careers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics! Medical assistants perform both administrative and clinical duties. Successful completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree as a Medical Assistant prepares a student for a career as a Certified Medical Assistant and for an occupation in administrative functions in healthcare clinics, health care front office and physician offices.

Become a Medical Assistant while you work

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TVCC’s Medical Assistant Program is designed to work around your life and your job. Online classes with evening and weekend labs are designed to help you reach your goal.
  • · On-line instruction
  • · Limited visits to campus
  • · Flexible lab schedules
  • · Compressed schedule so you can get done faster

The program trains students, under the supervision of physicians, for an occupation in administrative functions in a healthcare clinic, front office procedures, and clinical aspects in busy healthcare 

Kilee Saldivar 

ksaldivar@tvcc.cc

541-881-5945

Kilee Saldivar Instructor

The Medical Assistant AAS program will train students, under the supervision of physicians, for an occupation in administrative functions in a healthcare clinic, front office procedures, and clinical aspects in busy healthcare facilities and physician offices. Includes instruction in basic anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical law and ethics, patient psychology and communications. The medical assistant performs a variety of clinical and administrative duties. Administrative duties may include: billing, coding, correspondence and reports, insurance matters, office accounts and chart review. Front Office Procedures may include: answering phones, scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, collecting fees, and pulling patient records. Clinical duties may include: assisting physicians and preparing patients for examinations and treatments; taking and recording vital signs and medical histories; performing certain diagnostic tests; preparing, administering and documenting medications; collecting and processing specimens.

2019 STUDENT SUCCESS:
Certified Phlebotomy Test (CPT) = 100%
     # of students taking CPT test: 4 = 100%
     # of students successfully passed CPT test: 11 = 100%

ESTIMATED COST FOR YEAR 1 MEDICAL ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

CCMA (Certified Clinical Medical Assistant) Test $155
CCMA course work $74
CPT (Certified Phlebotomy) test/course work $69
Background / drug screening $96
CPR class $50
Uniform $75
Watch that can hang on uniform $35
Black shoes $25
Stethoscope $35
Accreditation fee $75
Books for MA courses only $500
Health physical $100
Estimated Total Expenses $1,430
MA 1 Year Curriculum (49 credits) $6,664
Total for 1 Year $8,095 + immunizations as needed
 FULL TIME STUDENT PART TIME STUDENT
Fall Quarter: (14 credits)
GSCI 161 - 3 credits
MA 112 - 4 credits
PSYC 101 - 3 credits
MATH 060 - 4 credits
Fall Quarter: (7 credits)
GSCI 161 - 3 credits
MA 112 - 4 credits
Winter Quarter: (15 credits)
CS 101 - 4 credits
GSCI 162 - 3 credits
BIOL 121 - 5 credits
WR 121 - 3 credits
Winter Quarter: (8 credits)
GSCI 162 - 3 credits
BIOL 121 - 5 credits
Spring Quarter: (13 credits)
MA 115 - 2 credits
MA 116* - 4 credits
SP 111 - 3 credits
MA 117* - 4 credits
Spring Quarter: (6 credits)
MA 115 - 2 credits
MATH 060 - 4 credits
Summer Quarter: (6 credits)
MA 118** - 5 credits
MA 119 - 1 credit
Summer Quarter: (6 credits)
WR 121 - 3 credits
SP 111 - 3 credits
  Fall Quarter: (6 credits)
PSYC 101 - 3 credits
CS 101 - 4 credits
  Winter Quarter: (6 credits)
Start classes for AAS
  Spring Quarter: (8 credits)
MA 116* - 4 credits
MA 117* - 4 credits
  Summer Quarter: (6 credits)
MA 118** - 5 credits
MA 119 - 1 credit

* Prerequisite for MA 116/117 is Math 060
** Prior to starting MA 118 the following requirements must be completed: (estimated time to complete is 6 months, recommended to start obtaining this information as soon as possible)

  1. Pass a background & drug screen - through the authorized company (contact information for the company will be handed out to students by October 15th each year)
  2. Completed physical form - the physical needs completed during spring term prior to starting MA 118
  3. A current "Health Care Providers" CPR card from the American Heart Association
  4. Complete the following immunizationsa. Measles, Mumps and Rubella titer or proof of 2 MMR vaccines
    1. Varicella titer or proof of 2 Varicella vaccines
    2. TDap  completed within the last 10 years
    3. Hepatitis B (series of 3) plus a positive titer
    4. TB skin test documented wither the following ways:
      1. 2 step TB skin test OR
      2. QuantiFERON - TB Gold blood test (QFT-G)
 

Frequently Asked Questions

And the answers!

TVCC currently has the only program in the Treasure Valley offering Medical Assistant classes online. Having classes online allows students to continue work and does not take them away from their family responsibilities. Although our Medical Assistant classes are offered online, we still provide direct access to instructors for help in person or over the web. TVCC Medical Assistant program will have a few “Live Class” days to practice skills such as vital checks, blood draws, and injections.

There is no application process to start TVCC’s MA program.Just apply for Admission to TVCC and then we can help you get signed up for classes. It is easy to get started; if you have questions please contact our MA Coordinator.

The program is designed for both part-time and full-time students. If a student is planning on being a full-time student, the MA certificate program can be completed in one year. We also encourage students to work towards their AAS degree which is an additional year after the MA certificate program completion.

Medical Assistants typically work in medical offices performing both front office and clinical tasks. Working as a Medical Assistant you will get to work with physicians and other clinic staff to provide care to the community. There are many opportunities for Medical Assistants to grow and specialize in certain fields. For more information regarding Medical Assistant job title and job outlook please
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Degrees

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Treasure Valley Community College is offering Medical Assistant Courses throughout the year. Our one-year Certified Medical Assistant program is the first part of our the two-year Associate of Applied Science degree.

Upon successful completion of the one-year program, students will be prepared to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam from the National Healthcare Association and become a Certified Medical Assistant, as well as have the skills needed to conduct all office duties within a clinic or doctor's office setting.


Medical Assistant
AAS - Associate of Applied Science

This is a two year program, designed to allow a student to become a Certified Medical Assistant in year one and then continue on to obtain an Associate of Applied Science degree. This program is designed to ensure a graduate can work both the front office and the back office of a medical office.

Medical Assistant
1YR - Certificate (One Year)

This is a one-year State certificate that allows a student to become a Certified Medical Assistant in Oregon.


MA 112 OW
INTRO TO MEDICAL ASSISTING
Focuses on administrative skills performed by the Medical Assistant in the ambulatory care setting. The course provides an introduction to the medical assistant profession, examines medical law and ethics, principles of confidentiality and medical office function. Introduces the medical assisting students to learn practical applications of billing medical insurance both manually and electronically. The course is designed to instruct the student in all phases of the administrative medical assistant. 

Instructor: Saldivar, Kilee
Location: Web
Credits: 4.00
Schedule:       9/28/2020-12/11/2020

MA 112 WW
INTRO TO MEDICAL ASSISTING
Focuses on administrative skills performed by the Medical Assistant in the ambulatory care setting. The course provides an introduction to the medical assistant profession, examines medical law and ethics, principles of confidentiality and medical office function. Introduces the medical assisting students to learn practical applications of billing medical insurance both manually and electronically. The course is designed to instruct the student in all phases of the administrative medical assistant. 

Instructor: Saldivar, Kilee
Location: Web
Credits: 4.00
Schedule:       9/28/2020-12/11/2020

MA 115 OX
PHLEBOTOMY
Focus of this course is to demonstrate appropriate blood specimen procurement techniques using vacutainer, syringe, 'winged infusion'/butterfly with syringe and capillary puncture methods. Other specifics of the blood specimen testing requirements, such as collection into the correct evacuated tube (additive), specimen handling procedures, and collection documentation are also covered; while assuring safe, confidential and professional environment for the patient, and as the phlebotomy technician. Practical experience which will include a minimum of 30 successful venipunctures and 10 successful capillary sticks. Required: Students must be admitted into the current MA cohort, or instructor consent. Prerequisites: MA 112, MA 117 with a grade of C+ or better. Co-requisite: MA 116 

Instructor: Saldivar, Kilee
Location: Ontario Campus
Credits: 2.00
Schedule:       9/28/2020-12/11/2020

MA 116 OX
INTRODUCTION TO MEDICATIONS
Introduces the medical assisting students to pharmacology and medication administration, including review of basic mathematical equations and medications calculations. It is designed to give students the fundamentals of medications and the administration of medications essential to the practice of medical assisting. Prerequisites: MA 112, MA 117 and MATH 60 with a grade of C+ or better. Co-requisite: MA 115 

Instructor: Saldivar, Kilee
Location: Ontario Campus
Credits: 4.00
Schedule:       9/28/2020-12/11/2020

MA 117 OH
CLINICAL PROCEDURES
This course is designed to instill a basic understanding of simple, common laboratory terminology and procedures used in a general medical office laboratory to aid the physician in the diagnosis of disease. Laboratory safety, the prevention of blood born disease transmission and scope of practice will be emphasized. Required: Instructor consent Enrolled in Medical Assistant program. Prerequisites: BIOL121 with a grade of C+ or better 

Instructor: Saldivar, Kilee
Location: Ontario Campus
Credits: 4.00
Schedule:       9/28/2020-12/11/2020

MA 118 OX
MEDICAL ASSISTANT EXTERNSHIP
Under supervision within the ambulatory care setting, the student will apply both administrative and clinical knowledge and practices as attained within the Medical Assisting course curriculum. Required: Instructor consent. Student must complete and pass all required curriculum, pass criminal history back ground check and urine drug/alcohol screen in order to be placed in a practicum site. Prerequisites: Completion of all MA course work, co-requisite MA 119. 

Instructor: Saldivar, Kilee
Location: Ontario Campus
Credits: 5.00
Schedule:       9/28/2020-12/11/2020

MA 119 OX
EXTERNSHIP SEMINAR
Reflection on Medical Assistant's externship experiences. The student will discuss thoughts, experiences, and feelings about their work in the healthcare environment. This class will also serve as an opportunity to review information before the student undergoes testing for Certification. Co-requisite: MA 118 Prerequisites: Completion of all MA coursework. 

Instructor: Saldivar, Kilee
Location: Ontario Campus
Credits: 1.00
Schedule:       9/28/2020-12/11/2020

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