Medical Assistant

10 Months - Diploma
Medical Assistant School in Erie Pennsylvania

Program Overview

The Medical Assistant program is designed to prepare the student with the knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to build a successful career as a competent entry-level medical assistant or patient care assistant within the healthcare community. The program prepares the student to work in both the clinic and administrative areas in a physician's office, hospital, or personal health care facility.

This Medical Assistant program provides the student with training necessary to work with physicians and other medical personnel in delivering quality healthcare in a fast-paced environment. 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 record keeping 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, allow students to develop their 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. The program is designed for the student with little or no prior experience in the field.


Course Summary

  • Medical Terminology and Anatomy I
  • MA Clinical Skills I
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Medical Administrative Practices I
  • Medical Terminology & Anatomy II
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • MA Clinical Skills II
  • MA Clinical Skills III
  • Medical Administrative Practices II
  • MA Laboratory Skills
  • Career Development
  • Medical Assistant Certification Review
  • Medical Assistant Externship

Certification Opportunities

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant students will be given the opportunity to sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant examination through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) 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.

Certified Phlebotomy Technician

Medical Assistant students are also eligible to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) examination through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
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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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