Below is a list of items Northwest Tech’s Admissions Team will need prior to your acceptance into the Medical Assistant program.
A Northwest Tech Application Completed and Submitted
High School or GED Transcript Submitted
(If Applicable) College Transcript Submitted
ACT or AccuPlacer Scores Submitted (AccuPlacer Testing can be scheduled on-site at the Northwest Tech campus)
Background Check Completed
Certificate of Health Submitted
Immunizations Completed and Record Submitted
Departmental Admissions Stipulation
A Medical Assistant student must be 18 years of age prior to the completion of the program of study.
Required Immunization & Testing
Upon starting the Medical Assistant program, student will be required to submit proof of the following items: Tetanus immunization, MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) immunization, Hepatitis B immunization and a TB test.
Required items can be submitted in person at the Northwest Tech campus, via postal mail addressed to: Northwest Tech Admissions, 1209 Harrison, Goodland, KS, or through email communications with email@example.com. All listed items must be completed and submitted in-full prior to the first day of class.
The Medical Assistant program prepares competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skill), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
As one of the fasted growing allied health care careers medical assisting offers terrific opportunities for advancement. Medical assistants can advance to office manager, clinical supervisor, or qualify for a variety of administrative support occupations. Some medical assistants choose to teach medical assisting. Others choose to obtain a bachelor’s degree in human services, health promotion, or health services management, to name a few.
Medical assistants are paid competitive wages and can receive valuable benefits. More importantly, they have the satisfaction of knowing that they are helping others and making a positive difference in people’s lives.
- Demonstrate professionalism.
- Demonstrate Transcription Techniques.
- Demonstrate ICD and CPT coding procedures.
- Demonstrate phlebotomy and entry-level laboratory testing.
- Comply with principles of aseptic techniques and infection control.
- Demonstrate proficiency in medical office applications.
- Prepare patients and assist physicians with medical procedures.
- Perform reception and administrative duties.
- Demonstrate knowledge of Pharmacology.
- Apply ethical concepts in the field of medicine.
- Demonstrate mathematical and reasoning skills.
- Demonstrate effective reading, writing, speaking, listening and time management skills.
- Construct a resume.
The Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) Medical Assisting Education Review Board.
The five year weighted average of graduates of the Medical Assisting program at Northwest Kansas Technical College are satisfied with the education that they receive at Northwest Kansas Technical College institution, as there is an average 100% graduate satisfaction rate over the past five years, based on the most recent Annual Report Form submitted to the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) and the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Highway 19 N. Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Medical Assisting Education Review Board (maerb.org)
American Association of Medical Assistant
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1575
Chicago, IL 60606
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