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Overview

The curriculum for our diploma program covers front-office and back-office duties performed in a modern medical office.(1) You participate in lecture and lab sessions from the start of your program. Our clinical labs build on what you learn in the lectures and give you perspective on what you can expect in the field.(2) In our labs, you assume the roles of patient and clinical medical assistant to understand the job from different viewpoints.

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Under instructor supervision, you can gain valuable practice and skill in these areas:

  • Taking vital signs and learning the skills necessary to be CPR certified
  • Performing general exams; setting up trays for exams and procedures
  • Bandaging and positioning patients; working with mobility assistance devices
  • Performing injections, venipunctures, and capillary punctures
  • Conducting blood tests of capillary blood glucose, hematocrit, hemoglobin, cholesterol, and more
  • Performing catheterizations using simulation equipment

And that’s not all! You spend the last month of your program in an in-field externship, training on the job alongside healthcare professionals so you can see what it’s like in an actual job setting.(3)

Included in the cost of tuition is the first attempt of the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam. (4,5)

(1)Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates.
(2)Individual results may vary.
(3)Must meet minimum GPA requirements to qualify for externship opportunities.
(4)Additional requirements for licensure and/or certification may apply.
(5)Certain restrictions may apply.

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Community Involvement

Remington College Lafayette Medical Assistant Training School has a connection with Lafayette Parish that has involved the following:

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  • Guest speakers: Visitors to our Campus range from physicians to medical office managers to electronic health records technicians. They supplement our teaching and offer unique expertise on a variety of topics.
  • American Heart Saver: A Lafayette-area cardiologist practice initiated this day-long annual event to teach the community the correct way to administer CPR. Our MA students have participated in this event, helping to train hundreds of people about CPR.
  • Nightingale Honor Society: Students with at least a 3.8 GPA, good attendance, and an excellent work ethic are nominated by instructors. Once inducted, students are assigned community service hours and must maintain a GPA of 3.5.
  • Our students also take part in school fundraisers and medical events like Toys for Tots, Food for the Hungry, and Coats for Kids. The Lafayette Campus also holds a Clinic Day, when the community can benefit from health screenings performed by our Medical Assisting students. Screenings include blood pressure checks, glucose testing, ear and eye testing, and weight and height readings.

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Facilities

July 1998 marked the start of Remington College in Lafayette, Louisiana. Since that time, we’ve established our presence in the community by delivering professional training programs that are in step with the needs of Acadiana college students.

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Our Campus is dynamic and lively, our people are warm and welcoming, and our halls are filled with postcards, pictures, and information about our graduates and the companies they now work for.(1)

(1)Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates. Additional requirements for licensure and/or certification may apply.

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CAMPUS OFFICE HOURS

Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM | Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Saturday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

PROGRAM DETAILS

Course List
Course # Course Name Lecture Hrs Lab Hrs Externship Qtr Credit Hrs
CD203  Career Development Fundamentals  20  0  0  1.00
CD204  Career Development Principles  20  0  0  1.00
GE116
 Written Communication  20  0  0  2.00
GE117
 Social Psychology  20  0  0  2.00
GE118  Speech Communication  20  0  0  2.00
GE119
 General Psychology  20  0  0  2.00
GE204
 Introduction to Algebra Part I  20  0  0  2.00
GE205  Introduction to Algebra Part II  20  0  0  2.00
HS111  Health Science Essentials  30  30  0  3.50
HS112  Health Science Business Procedures  30  30  0   3.50
HS114  Externship  0  0  160  6.00
HS115  Law, Ethics, and Therapeutic Communication  10  50  0  3.00
MA111
 Fundamentals of Medical Assisting  40  40  0  5.00
MA114  Medical Laboratory Procedures  30  30  0  3.50
MA115
 Specialty Exams, Urinalysis, and Microbiology  30  30  0  3.50
MA116  Pharmacology  15  15  0  2.00
MA118  Cardiac Specialty Procedures  20  20  0  2.50
MA119  Reimbursement  20  20  0  2.50
MA122
 Nervous and Digestive Systems  20  20  0  2.50
MA124  Coding and Billing  40  40  0  5.00
IMA133  Capstone and Certification Preparation  40  0  0  3.00
MA136  Healthcare Insurance Applications  20  20  0  2.50
MA139  Healthcare Insurance  15  15  0  2.00
Total  520  360 160 64
Program Summary

The Medical Assisting Diploma Program provides training in both administrative and clinical procedures, including the basic elements of coding for the healthcare and insurance industries. The objective of this Program is to prepare graduates for entry-level positions such as medical assistant, clinical or medical administrative assistant, insurance billing clerk, medical biller, collections and billing clerk, or medical receptionist in work locations such as hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, medical supply businesses, and home health agencies.

Program completion normally requires 12 months for full-time students. The Program is divided into 12 monthly academic periods (modules) comprised of 11 months of classroom and laboratory instruction and one externship period, which are delivered in a hybrid format. In the hybrid format, some courses are delivered residentially and some courses are delivered via distance education (i.e., on-line).

In order to be eligible for the externship period, students must successfully complete all courses in the academic periods and must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Upon successful completion of all areas of this Program, graduates will be awarded a Diploma in Medical Assisting.

Career Possibilities(1)

MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT

MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST

(1) Employment not guaranteed for students or graduates.

ACCREDITED LEARNING INSTITUTION

Remington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.

NO HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED?

The Medical Assisting Diploma program at Remington College gives students the opportunity to study for their high school equivalency test, and also practice their medical assisting skills under the guidance of an industry-experienced instructor.(1)

(1)Programs not available at all locations.

SUPPORT RESOURCES

ADMISSIONS

Our admissions staff will be there to help guide you through the process of choosing a program that fits your educational goals and make sure you have all of the documentation place to get started on the right path. At no point in the admissions and enrollment process will you have to go it alone, we are here to help.
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Financial Guidance

The process of deciding how to pay for your education can be an intimidating experience if you have never gone through it before. Fortunately, our financial aid representatives are on hand during the enrollment process to make sure you are aware of all of your options and have filled out the appropriate paperwork to ensure a smooth transition into your educational journey.
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Student Services

Remington College established a student services webpage to provide our students with easy access to the resources they need to be successful in their chosen educational paths. We encourage all students to use this site as a starting point for accessing their academic resources.
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Career Services

Our Career Services department works with our students and graduates to support them in their job search. From resume writing and interviewing techniques, to making connections with employers and holding job fairs, we provide support to current students and graduates.
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