In DCI’s state-of-the-art medical lab, students in the MA program will obtain specialized skills in clinical procedures such as CPR/First Aid, venipuncture, injections, measuring and recording vital signs, electrocardiogram, spirometry, audiometry, rapid strep testing, HCG testing, hematocrit, hemoglobin, autoclaving, urinalysis, gram and Wright stain, proper microscope use, fecal occult blood and other basic laboratory testing.
In only 9 months you will acquire the knowledge and skill base that will assist you in becoming First Aid and CPR certified. Upon completion of the program, MA graduates are qualified to take a computerized certification exam with AMT (available here at DCI). Upon passing the AMT certification, our graduates will hold the title of Registered Medical Assistant. Our graduates may also elect to take the certification exam for phlebotomy technician and medical office assistant.
Essential elements, including medical terminology, billing, electronic charting, professionalism, HIPAA and insurance are also covered in this dynamic program.
DCI Medical Assistant On-Time Graduation Rates
(For Award Year 7-1-11 through 6-30-12)
73% of the Medical Assistant graduates between July 1st, 2011 and June 30th, 2012 completed the program within the published program length (36 weeks).
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MA Placement Rate for 2011
The placement rate is the rate that we are required to document and report through our accrediting institution (ACCET) on an annual basis. The ACCET placement rate is based on the cohort of students who completed the program in calendar year 2011 and became employed in training-related positions.
Medical Assistants typically obtain jobs as a medical assistant, donor collection specialists and medical concierge.
The following is a link to the Standard Occupational Classifications.