• 1050
  • Medical Assisting - Technical Certificate (TC)
Ivy Tech Community College - Columbus
Ivy Tech Community College
4475 Central Avenue
Columbus, IN 47374
https://www.ivytech.edu/
Staff Approved

Description

Medical Assisting Program Standard:A qualified faculty member in medical assisting meets both of the following criteria:1. Possesses an earned baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution, and2. Has two of the following:? Professional certification in the field;? Two years of directly related work experience.? Completed academic preparation appropriate to the program and/or discipline being taught.MEAS 109, 110, 209, 299 Course Standard:A qualified faculty member teaching MEAS 109, 110, 209, 299 meets the program standard and has a minimum of one year of related work experience, or meets the course standard with all three of the following criteria:1. Possesses an earned associate degree from a regionally accredited institution, and2. Has a minimum of one year of related work experience, and3. Possesses one of the following:? Completed academic preparation appropriate to the course being taught, or? Professional certification in the field.MEAS 137 Course Standard:A qualified faculty member teaching MEAS 137 meets the program standard and has a minimum of one year of directly related work experience, or meets the course standard through all three of the following criteria:1. Possesses an earned associate degree from a regionally accredited institution, and2. Has a minimum of one year of related work experience, and3. Holds a professional certification in the field.MEAS 218 Course Standard:A qualified faculty member teaching MEAS 218 meets the program standard and has a minimum of one year of related work experience, or meets the course standard through all three of the following criteria:1. Possesses an earned associate degree from a regionally accredited institution, and2. Has a minimum of one year related work experience, and3. Possesses one of the following:? Completed academic preparation appropriate to the course being taught or? Professional certification in the field.MEAS 219, 238, 239, 260 Course Standard:A qualified faculty member teaching MEAS 219, 238, 239, and 260 meets the program standard and has a minimum of one year of directly related work experience, or meets the course standard through all three of the following criteria:1. Possesses an earned associate degree from a regionally accredited institution, and2. Has a minimum of one year related work experience, and3. Possesses one of the following:? Completed academic preparation appropriate to the course being taught, or? Professional certification in the field.MEAS 272, 275, 276 Course Standard:A qualified faculty member teaching MEAS 272, 275 and 276 meets the course standard through one of three routes:1. Meets the program standard and has at least one year of directly related work experience, or2. Possesses an earned associate degree from a regionally accredited institution, with a minimum of one year related work experience using the language being taught, or3. Demonstrates competency/fluency through translation of identified video or interview with a faculty member or expert identified by the Program Chair.
Medical assistants are multi-skilled health professionals specifically educated to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties. The practice of medical assisting directly influences the publics health and well-being, and requires mastery of a complex body of knowledge and specialized skills requiring both formal education and practical experience that serve as standards for entry into the profession.Sample careers in this field: Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), EKG technician, insurance specialist, massage therapist, medical transcriptionist, pharmacy technician, phlebotomistThe medical assisting program is a selective program (varies by campus). When you apply to the college, you will be accepted into the undeclared program while you complete the prerequisite requirements. The medical assisting program accepts a limited number of students each year and there is a separate application process.Medical Assisting Technical Certificates: Certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses. They provide access to targeted, short-term workforce training, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.Certificates currently offered in this field are:Administrative Clinical Generalist Outpatient Insurance Coding Transcription
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51.0801
High School Diploma or Equivalent
None
Prior to the start of the first class.
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Admissions

10
Day,Evening,Weekend,Online
1 year(s)
33 academic credit hours
100%
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Financial Information

$4,785.33
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$2,000.00
$144.91
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$198.00
$180.00
$221.46
7,308.24
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    • $1.00
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Financial Aid

  • No

Financial Aid:

  • Federal Gift Aid (Pell Grant)
  • Federal Student Loan (Stafford)
  • G. I. Bill
  • Institutional Gift Aid (Grants and Scholarships)
  • Local Gift Aid (Grants and Scholarships)
  • State Financial Aid (Grants and Scholarships)
  • Work Study Programs
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