Clinical Site COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate: many of our clinical partners are requiring students in our Allied Health Programs to be fully vaccinated (two weeks or more removed from a 2 dose series of a vaccine or two weeks or more removed after 1 dose of the J&J vaccine) against COVID-19.  As a result of this and in order to attend clinical at some of the sites, students who wish to enroll in our Allied Health Programs need to submit a copy of their vaccination card as part of their normal required prerequisites prior to beginning their program.  Students who enroll in one of our Allied Health Programs and fail to submit their vaccination card as proof of being "fully vaccinated" will not be entitled to a refund, but will need to withdraw from the program. 

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    Program Prerequisites:

    1.  Official High School transcript or US Equivalent

    2.  Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Certification - AHA (BLS/CPR Class

    3.  Physical, Immunizations, and 10-Panel Urine Drug Test (click for Physical form)

    4   Criminal Background Report (click for Background Check instructions)

    5. Proof of Health Insurance

    6. Modules I - IV are prerequisites for Clinical Practicum. 

    (Individuals should possess strong communication, computer, and interpersonal skills.)


    Program Information for the 22/23 School Year
    September– May (720 hours)
    Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30am – 3:00pm
    Tuition Cost for the 23/24 School Year = $7,245 


    Program Description:

    The Medical Assistant program is a two-semester program that provides cognitive, psychomotor and affective competency training for student to develop the knowledge, skill sets, and professional behaviors of a multi-skilled allied health professional. The program is based on core curriculum standards and guidelines that will prepare the student to sit for the national certification examination for the medical assistant. The program provides training in both the administrative and clinical roles of the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), and comprises specific modules that allow the student to build upon gained knowledge; and to demonstrate skills competencies during lab and in the supervised clinical setting. CMA’s work primarily in ambulatory healthcare settings, including medical offices, and clinics, under the supervision of a licensed healthcare provider. Administrative duties include: scheduling and receiving patients, preparing and maintaining medical records, performing basic secretarial skills and medical transcription, handling telephone calls and writing correspondence, serving as a liaison between the physician and other individuals, and managing practice finances. Clinical duties include: asepsis and infection control, taking patient histories and vital signs, performing first aid and CPR, preparing patients for clinical procedures, assisting the physician with examinations and treatments, collecting and processing specimens, performing selected diagnostic tests, preparing and administering medications, and other delegated assignments directed by the licensed healthcare provider. Students may register for individual modules, or register for all four modules. Upon completion of all modules (Administrative Medical Assistant, Electrocardiography (ECG) Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Clinical Medical Assistant with Clinical Practicum), the student will hold individual certifications through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). 


    Program cost does not include Textbooks and Maroon Scrub Uniform (see individual course module). Included in the course fee is the cost for NHA Certification Exam (one attempt for each course - Electrocardiography Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Medical Administrative Assistant and Clinical Medical Assistant w/Clinical Practicum.   


    Program Modules:

    1. Clinical Medical Assistant w/Clinical Practicum - 352 hours (192 hours classroom/160 lab clinical)   
    2. Medical Administrative Assistant - 150 hours 
    3. Electrocardiography (ECG) Technician - 58  hours (Refer to ECG Technician Course Syllabus)
    4. Phlebotomy Technician - 160 hours (Refer to Phlebotomy Technician Course Syllabus)
    5. Clinical hours will vary based upon clinical facility availability.  

    Note: The Clinical Practicum is completed at the end of the program.

    Contact information:
    BCIT Westampton Campus (609) 267-4226 x 8231