About this course
Institutionally accredited by The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), Ameritech’s Medical Assisting program prepares students with foundational instruction in medical language, anatomy and physiology, and patient-centered communication and education.
In classes and labs at our Draper campus, Medical Assisting students receive theoretical and practical training. Our state-of-the-art facility includes two skill labs where students train to become Medical Assistants, practicing procedures on real humans, not dummies, before they begin their externship.
All graduates leave prepared to work in clinical and administrative areas, including: obtaining vital signs and medical histories, collection and processing of lab specimens, pharmacology and medication administration, phlebotomy, electrocardiography, medical asepsis, assisting with surgical procedures, HIPAA regulations, use of EHR/EMR, medical insurance coding (CPT, ICD-9/ICD-10) and claims, and a variety of related topics.
- Prospective Medical Assistant students must complete and receive an acceptable score of 13 or higher on the Wonderlic SLE exam. This exam is administered at no cost to the applicant. Test scores proctored at institutions other than Ameritech are not acceptable. Prospective students who do not achieve an acceptable score on their first attempt may retake another version of the exam. If a prospective student does not achieve an acceptable score on the second exam, administration will allow a third test after five business days. A prospective student may test a maximum of three times in a three-month period. Passing exam scores are valid for one year from the date administered.
- Applicants who have taken the ACT exam within 24 months of enrollment may waive the Wonderlic SLE exam requirements provided minimum ACT composite scores have been met relative to their program of enrollment; see the campus admissions department for specific ACT composite score requirements.