Medical Assistant

The Medical Assistant Certificate program prepares a student for a career in the field of medical assisting. A Medical Assistant performs routine administrative and clinical tasks under the supervision of a physician, other health practitioner, or office manager. Clinical skills include obtaining all vital signs, including blood pressure using aneroid BP cuffs, assisting with the primary physical exam and other specialty exams, preparing patients for minor surgical procedures, providing patient education, administering injectable medications, and assisting in the collection, using phlebotomy techniques, of laboratory specimens. Administrative skills include coordinating and scheduling patient appointments, receiving and processing patients in the office, preparing and maintaining patient records. Students are eligible to sit for three (3) national certifications through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA): Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) $155; Certified EKG Technician (CET) $115; and Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) $115. These test fees are NOT INCLUDED in tuition, and subject to change without notice. In addition, you will receive 8 hours of training and become certified in Mental Health First Aid by the National Council for Behavioral Health. Acknowledgement of Risk & Responsibility, Health Insurance & Waiver must be signed. Clear criminal background check and GED or HS diploma required. NOT INCLUDED IN TUITION, BUT ALSO REQUIRED: Physical exam, documentation of immunizations, 2-step PPD, proof of Hepatitis B series; Student liability insurance; Scrubs; Stethoscope; Textbook.

34.8 CEUS. Cost $3895

Course # CEHS 305


Learn more about The TAACCCT Grant Program and how it can benefit you!

The TAACCCT Grant Program –
helping students get the skills they need for in-demand jobs in health care professions!

What is the TAACCCT Grant Program?

Ocean County College is one of 13 community colleges in New Jersey who have been awarded the TAACCCT Grant (Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College & Career Training Grant), which is funded through the Department of Labor. Through this grant, Ocean County College is able to expand and improve upon their ability to deliver career training programs that will help job seekers get the skills they need for in-demand jobs in the field of health care. The three primary fields include Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, Patient Care Technician, and Medical Office Specialist (which includes training in Medical Billing & Coding, Administrative Medical Assistant, and Electronic Health Records).