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, health information management 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 includes: resume assistance, interview process, including 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.

Course includes ten months in a classroom setting and 160 hours with a clinical externship at a medical facility.

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.


Fall Class Dates:          Sept. 9, 2019 - June 17, 2020

Spring Class Dates:      January 6, 2020 - Feb. 2021

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 and/or Sheehan High School


Every Other Thursday

  • Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Gaylord Hospital and/or Sheehan High School