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Overview

As a Medical Assistant trainee in Houston, you’ll start your labs in the first month (module) of the program, taking turns with other students to assume the role of either clinical medical assistant or patient. This helps you gain perspectives from both sides of the job.

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To help prepare for the work force, you get to wear blue scrubs and train with various types of equipment in your labs, such as:

  • Sphygmomanometers
  • Thermometers
  • Autoclaves
  • Microscopes
  • Injection modules
  • Phlebotomy modules

Included in the cost of tuition is the first attempt of the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam. (1,2)

(1)Additional requirements for licensure and/or certification may apply.
(2) Certain restrictions may apply.

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Community Involvement

Our graduates share their experiences of working in a doctor’s office and encourage you to apply yourself to be successful in an externship and when seeking employment.(1)

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Our Houston Campuses also believe in service to the community, and we routinely encourage participation in blood drives and bone marrow drives.

Our instructors take a genuine interest in our students. In fact, we host Student Appreciation Days to show our students that we value them and are excited to see them succeed. Each instructor brings unique life experiences to the classroom. Even the Department Chair gets to know as many students as possible on a personal level to make them feel welcome and appreciated.

(1)Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates.

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Facilities

When you walk through the doors of our Webster college, you’ll notice a vibrant atmosphere of teamwork and encouragement. We’re tuned in to the Houston area’s healthcare and technological industries and we care about our students and graduates.

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In fact, we believe our caring atmosphere contributed to our college’s designation as one of only 15 schools across the U.S. to receive a 2010-2011 Award of Distinction from our accrediting body.

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CAMPUS OFFICE HOURS

Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM | Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

PROGRAM DETAILS

Course List*
Course # Course Name Lecture Hrs Lab Hrs Externship Qtr Credit Hrs
MA160 Introduction to Healthcare Services 65 0 0 4.5
MA161 Health Science Procedures 45 25 0 4.5
MA162 Anatomy and Physiology with Terminology A 60 10 0 4.5
MA163 Anatomy and Physiology with Terminology B 60 10 0 4.5
MA164 Clinical Procedures A 20 60 0 4.5
MA165 Clinical Procedure B 20 60 0 4.5
MA166 Pharmacology 45 25 0 4.5
MA167 Insurance Applications, Billing, and Coding 40 35 0 4.5
MA168 Capstone and Certification 20 0 0 1.0
MA169 Clinical Experience 0 0 160 6.0
Total 375  225 160 43

* Courses subject to change. See catalog for current curriculum.

Program Summary

The Medical Assisting Diploma Program provides training in both administrative and clinical procedures. The objective of this Program is to prepare graduates for entry level positions as medical assistants in a clinical or administrative role, toinclude insurance billing clerks, medical billers, laboratory technicians, or medical receptionist in work locations such as hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and home health agencies.

Program completion normally requires 9 months. The Program is divided into 9monthly academic periods (modules) comprised of 8 months of classroom and laboratory instruction and one externship period. Classroom and laboratory instruction may be delivered residentially or via distance education (i.e., online).

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.

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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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