Medical Assistant Career Preparation Course
This course is designed to prepare students to challenge the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Exam. The student will review theory and clinical procedures, complete written examinations and develop skills to draw blood, interview patients, measure and record vital signs, prepare exam rooms, clean and sterilize medical equipment, administer injections, as well as topical and oral medications, and perform venipuncture and point-of-care testing.
- Next Scheduled Course Date:
- October 2nd – December 1st 2017 (Hybrid Schedule – Class meets one day a week))
- Future Course dates are located in Perspective Students tab under Admissions
- Appointment with Admissions Representative
- Registration Fee
- Copy of Driver’s License (at least 18 years old)
- Copy of Social Security Card
- Copy of High School Diploma, GED Certificate, Official High School Transcripts and/or Official GED Transcripts
- Completed Enrollment Application (provided at appointment)
- Completed Program Policies (provided at appointment)
- Level II Background Check (Must be completed and submitted to Taylor College prior to beginning class the first day.)
Once a student has completed the course, they will have the option to apply for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Exam, Phlebotomy Technician Certification Exam (requirement of 40 live sticks prior to the exam) and EKG Technician Certification Exam (requirement of 12 EKGs prior to the exam). Testing to become certified is conducted by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). An application and testing fee must be submitted by the student to NHA prior to receiving a testing date. For more information please visit www.nhanow.com.
Taylor College is a testing site for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Students who submit their application(s) and testing fee(s) to NHA can take the certification exams at the College.
If a student wishes to perform a clinical externship for the Medical Assistant or Phlebotomy portion of the course, and chooses to have Taylor College assign you to a clinical facility, an ID Badge will be necessary to obtain. The following externships are available for Medical Assistant students who complete the program:
- Medical Assistant Externship: The Medical Assistant externship is not required for licensure, but is designed to give the student hands-on experience to observe and train with a Medical Assistant in a clinical setting. A student must have an ID badge to perform the externship in a clinical setting. Badges are purchased by the student and valid for 30 days from the last day of the class.
- Phlebotomy Externship: To be eligible for the Phlebotomy Technician Certification Exam, all students must complete 40 live sticks (30 venipuncture and 10 capillary). A student must have an ID badge to perform the live sticks in a clinical setting. Badges are purchased by the student and valid for 30 days from the start of the class.
Both the Phlebotomy and Medical Assistant externships will be completed in a clinical setting. Any student wishing to complete an externship, at a facility assigned to you by Taylor College, is required to successfully pass a Level ll Background Check. The following instructions are required to be followed for all students completing the background check:
- Complete a fingerprinting/background checks by going to the authorized location listed below and submit for screening:
- Accurate Background Check
108 North Magnolia Avenue, Suite 202, Ocala, Florida 34475
Phone: 352.291.1155 • Fax: 352.854.8917
*No appointment necessary
- Accurate Background Check
- A government-issued ID with a picture (i.e. driver’s license, passport) must be presented prior to or at the time of screening.
- The cost of the fingerprinting/background is $70.00 and must be paid at the time of screening to Accurate Background Check.
Listed below are requirements of the student performing their Medical Assistant and/or Phlebotomy externship:
- The course instructor will provide the student with the location and time of clinicals.
- While performing at the facility, the student must wear scrubs or follow the facility’s dress code.
- While you are at the facility you must adhere to all HIPAA privacy policies.
- The student is responsible for any actions while in attendance at the facility.
- For the Phlebotomy Externship, it is the student’s responsibility to get documentation showing that you have completed the required number of live sticks. This documentation must be submitted to Taylor College.
Taylor College provides educational programs that are designed to prepare students for professional opportunities and career success. Students will receive hands-on education through the guidance of qualified faculty, practice, and theory; all reinforced with interaction with professionals in specialized industries.