Medical Assistant

The Medical Assistant Program prepares the individual for the responsibilities of the medical assistant in a medical office, clinic or hospital environment.

  • The administrative program training includes: scheduling, billing, ICD-10 coding procedures, insurance form preparation, and electronic medical office computer skills.
  • The clinical program training includes: vital sign status, patient screening, basic lab and out-patient surgical procedures, phlebotomy skills, EKG, CPR/First Aid certification in adult/child/infant and pain management.
  • Classroom instruction includes: anatomy and physiology of the human body, disease management, medical terminology and pharmacology. Career development life skills include resume assistance, interview processing, and the role of the interviewer and interviewee.

Medical AssistantAt completion of classroom instruction, the student is required to complete 160-hours of a clinical externship at an approved medical facility.

For entrance into this program, the requirements are: a pretest, knowledge of basic computer skills and Microsoft windows, an interview and high school diploma. A criminal records background check is mandatory.

Upon completion of both the classroom and externship components the student will be awarded a certificate of completion and is eligible to sit for the National Competency Certification Test (NCCT). Information regarding application and additional fee for the NCCT will be distributed upon completion of the course and certification is the responsibility of the student.


Class starts:                 January 3, 2018

Approx end date:         Tuesday, June 13, 2018

Graduation date:          June 21, 2018

Tuition:                         $2900 (Wallingford resident), $2950 (non-resident)

Books:                          Approx. $300.00 (2 books and an online course)

Classroom Instruction

Monday and Wednesday

  • Time: 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • Location: Gaylord Hospital


Every Other Thursday

  • Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Sheehan High School