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Overview

Get on the path to a career in the healthcare industry in as few as 9 months with Remington College’s Medical Assisting program.(1) Designed with your career goals in mind, Remington College’s Medical Assisting Diploma Program may help you prepare for an entry-level career in the public or private practice healthcare industry.

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Medical Assistants play a critical role in the daily operations of doctor’s offices, clinics and healthcare facilities. As important members of a healthcare team, they help doctors and nurses perform their daily tasks more efficiently. Medical Assistants may also serve as the first point of contact with a patient by collecting intake forms, taking samples or even performing initial point-of-care testing.

In addition to the patient interactions, you may be responsible for administrative duties that include filing medical records, scheduling appointments, handling patient billing and insurance claims, preparing examination rooms, recording vital information, maintaining inventory and ordering supplies. In many settings, you will report to a doctor or nurse and handle incoming communication to the office or department. Medical Assistants in specialized offices may have additional duties specific to that field.

(1)Program completion times may vary based on individual performance/circumstances.

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Community Involvement

Our Medical Assisting students in Memphis have taken class or field trips to medical facilities like Concentra Medical Center, Saint Jude’s Hospital, and Signature Healthcare Rehabilitation. Others have volunteered with St. Jude’s Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Students have also hosted visitors including the Army National Guard and Reproductive Health representatives. Some of our Medical Assisting graduates also visit our classes to talk about their in-field experiences.(1)

On-Campus events include blood drives for Life Blood, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer “Walk for the Cure,” the March of Dimes “March for Babies,” along with Toys for Tots, Coats for Kids, Mid-South Food Bank, bone marrow, and voter registration drives.

Organizations that have hired our Memphis Medical Assisting graduates include Christ Community Health Services, GI Centers of the Mid-South, Memphis Children’s Clinic, Memphis Cardiology, Pediatrics East, and the New Start Family Obstetrical Care.(1)

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

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Facilities

Since beginning in 1987 as a “Southeast College of Technology,” our Memphis Campus has enjoyed its share of growth, expansion, and change.

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Yet over the years, some things haven’t changed: Our level of commitment to students, our involvement in the community, and our dedication to providing hands-on college degree and diploma programs. These factors help Remington College stand out and are some of the key reasons why Shelby county residents choose our Memphis career and trade college.

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Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), medical assisting careers are projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations over the 2016 through 2026 decade, with a 29 percent job growth forecast.

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According to the BLS, “The growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to increase demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As a result, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients.” (1,2) .

WHERE DO MEDICAL ASSISTANTS WORK?(1)

Medical Assistants may find employment in a number of healthcare settings, including private practices, hospitals, clinics, physicians groups, nursing homes, and home health agencies. Medical Assistants typically specialize in either administrative assisting or clinical assisting. (1,2)

Graduates may take on a number of roles, including Insurance Billing, Medical Billing, Laboratory Technician, Medical Receptionist and more. The healthcare industry anticipates an increased need for qualified workers between 2016 and 2026.(1,2)
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(1)Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates. State licensure/certification may be required.
(2)http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Medical-assistants.htm BLS statistics represent national job growth expectations and are not necessarily reflective of local market conditions.

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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
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

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

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. Program completion times may vary based on individual performance/circumstances as well as the program selected

Eligible States for Online Programs

Below is a list of states in which Remington College offers online programs. This list is likely to change, so if you live in one of these states, please check back frequently. For more information contact the Knoxville campus admissions department.

BACHELOR DEGREES

Criminal Justice (Completion Program)
AK, AL, AZ, HI, ID, IL, KY, LA, MS, MO, NV, NH, NJ, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WY, US Virgin Islands.

Health Information Management
AK, AL, AZ, HI, ID, IL, KY, LA, MO, NV, NH, NJ, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WY, US Virgin Islands.

Organizational Management
AK, AL, AZ, HI, ID, IL, KY, LA, MS, MO, NV, NH, NJ, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WY, US Virgin Islands.

ASSOCIATE DEGREES

Database Management and Administration
AL, AK, AZ, HI, ID, IL, KY, LA, MS, MO, NV, NH, NJ, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WY, US Virgin Islands.

Health Information Technology
AL, AK, AZ, HI, ID, IL, KY, LA, MO, NV, NH, NJ, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WY, US Virgin Islands.

Paralegal
AL, AK, AZ, HI, ID, IL, KY, LA, MS, MO, NV, NH, NJ, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WY, US Virgin Islands.

Restaurant, Hospitality, and Retail Management
AL, AK, AZ, HI, ID, IL, KY, LA, MS, MO, NV, NH, NJ, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WY, US Virgin Islands.

DIPLOMAS

Computer-Aided Design and Drafting
AK, AL, AZ, HI, ID, IL, KY, LA, MO, NV, NH, NJ, OH,  SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WY, US Virgin Islands.

Medical Assisting:
AK, AL, AR, HI, ID, IL, NV, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, VA, WY

Medical Office Administration
AK, AL, AZ, HI, ID, IL, KY, LA, MO, NV, NH, NJ, OH,  SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WY, US Virgin Islands.

Pharmacy Technician
AK, AL, AZ, HI, ID, IL, KY, LA, MO, NH, NJ, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WY, US Virgin Islands.

 

 

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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