Medical Assisting (H)

CHRISTINA HOLSTON, INSTRUCTOR

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Program Description

This is a two year, half-day Honors program for juniors and seniors. The Medical Assistant Program teaches the students how to serve the patient and assist the doctor from the appointment scheduling to the end of the visit. The students learn clerical skills as well as office nursing skills.

The Medical Assistant program at Ben Franklin Career Center is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: 727.210.2350

Topics covered include:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Medical Law & Ethics
  • First-Aid
  • Oral & Written Communications
  • Secretarial Procedures
  • Medical Transcription
  • Medical Terminology
  • Psychology
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Bookkeeping & Insurance
  • Medical Manager

Clinical Procedures include:

  • Temperature
  • Blood Pressure
  • EKG
  • Assisting Techniques
  • Pulse Respiration
  • Lab Tests for Screening
  • Sterilization Procedures
  • Phlebotomy

Opportunities in this area of study:

  • Physicians Office
  • NR-CMA Credentials for Secondary Students
  • 28 Hours of College Credit toward associates degree in Med. Asst. at WV State College
  • Basis for X-Ray Technology, Laboratory Technology
  • Paramedical Training, Medicine, Etc.
  • AAMA CMA Credentials for Adults

Medical Assistant Students

Certifications Offered: 

National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP) Certifications:

Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assisting- NRCMA

Nationally Registered Certified Phlebotomy Technician- NRCPT

Nationally Registered Certified Medical Coding and Billing Specialist


National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certification:

Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist- CEHRS


American Red Cross:

CPR/First Aid

FAST- First Aide for Severe Trauma 


CareerSafe:

OSHA-10- Health Industry

Interviewing Skills 

 

Cost:

Certification test 

$75/each (NAHP)

$115 (NHA)

 

Study book:

NAHP- $28/exam

NHA-$45

Entrance Requirements

  • Junior or Senior at a Kanawha County high school
  • Keyboarding experience
  • "C" or higher grade in 10th Grade Biology
  • Secondary students will need to provide their own transportation to OJT Job sites.

 

ALL STUDENTS ARE A MEMBER OF WV HOSA - FUTURE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS.  

 

EMAIL INSTRUCTOR

Estimated Cost

Scrubs (prices vary)

White shoes (prices vary)

$10- CPR Card

$10- Clinical Name Badge 

 

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