Medical Assistant

10 Months - Diploma
Medical Assistant School in Erie Pennsylvania

Program Overview

This Medical Assistant program provides students located in Northwest Pennsylvania with training necessary to work with physicians and other medical personnel in delivering quality healthcare in a fast-paced environment. Medical assistant students have the opportunity to practice clinical procedures, laboratory techniques, and administrative responsibilities in a realistic setting. Students also learn medical terminology, office accounting practices, medical documentation and other health care administration topics. The clinical and lab areas are equipped with exam tables, EKG machines, phlebotomy chairs, and other typical medical office equipment. They allow students to develop their medical assisting skills in various patient procedures and clinical tests. The program concludes with an externship to a local medical facility to provide hands-on working experience and training. The program is designed for the student with little or no prior experience in the field.

Course Summary

  • Career Success Strategies
  • Word Processing
  • Medical Terminology I
  • Clinical Procedures I
  • Medical Terminology II
  • Medical Office Procedures I
  • Anatomy and Physiology Essentials I
  • Medical Office Procedures II
  • Clinical Procedures II
  • Anatomy and Physiology Essentials II
  • Clinical Procedures III
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Disease Process
  • Pharmacology Essentials
  • Career and Professional Development
  • Laboratory Procedures
  • Patient Care Essentials
  • Phlebotomy I
  • Phlebotomy II
  • ECG Essentials for Medical Assistants
  • Medical Assistant Certification Review
  • Medical Assistant Externship

Certification Opportunities

Medical Assistant students will be given the opportunity to sit for the National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) examination through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) during their last few weeks of externship. Students take the exam at Great Lakes under the supervision of a proctor. Certification is not a requirement for graduation or employment as a Medical Assistant in Pennsylvania.
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Medical Assistant Job Placement Sites

Below is a list of employers who recently hired graduates of the Medical Assistant Program

  • UPMC Hamot, Erie PA
  • Saint Vincent Health System, Erie PA
  • Edinboro Medical Center, Edinboro PA
  • DaVita Dialysis, Meadville PA
  • The Regional Cancer Center, Erie PA
  • Medical Associates of Erie, Erie PA
  • Osteopathic Cardiology Associates, Erie PA
  • Westfield Family Physicians, Westfield NY
  • Community Resources for Independence, Erie PA
  • Senior Helpers, Erie PA
  • Absolut Care of Westfield, Westfield NY
  • Villa at the Lake, Conneaut OH
  • Meadville OBGYN Associates, Meadville, PA
  • AHN Saint Vincent OBGYN, Warren, PA

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Advantages of Great Lakes

Job Placement Assistance

All graduates get personalized job placement assistance from one of our dedicated Employment Specialists. They'll help you find employment (locally or anywhere in the U.S.) after you graduate and even help you years later should you need it.

Financial Aid

Paying for higher education can be confusing and intimidating. Our Financial Aid counselors will help make the process straight forward and help you apply for aid and scholarships

Hands-On Education

A big part of your education here will consist of hands-on training. You'll learn to use equipment used by professionals as well as work in labs that are similar to what you'll find in the field.

Experienced and Proven

Great Lakes has been educating residents of Ohio, New York, and Pennsylvania for over 50 years. We've trained thousands of students and have helped them begin exciting, lifelong careers in their field of study.


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