Medical Assisting

About

This program prepares students to become members of a health care team in doctors’ offices, medical clinics, hospitals, and specialty practices. The coursework includes administrative and clinical competencies. Clinical experiences include a variety of general and specialty practices. Upon successful completion of the program, students are required to pass a certification exam.

 

Please contact Vickey Myatt at Vickey.Myatt@tcatnashville.edu or (615) 425-5533 with any questions regarding the Medical Assistant program. 

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $3,738.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $2,381.00
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Medical Assistant1296Diploma

Next Class – May 2018

Acceptance is on a first come, first served basis.

How to Apply for the Medical Assisting Program

Applicants must complete the Medical Assisting Application Packet. The application packet can be obtained from the Allied Health Department.

The following will be required for enrollment into the program:

  • Proof of Education: Submit one of the following:
    • Official High School Transcript
    • Official College Transcript
    • Official GED Certificate/Scores
  • Medical Assisting Packet (the packet must be complete to be accepted)

Class Schedule

Class meets Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., while in class. Clinical will begin in the 3rd trimester of the program. Clinical hours vary based on the site you will be attending. Clinical hours are subject to change. Clinical is mandatory to complete the program.

Cost of Training

For the costs of the Medical Assisting Program, please refer to the expense sheet available on the school website. The costs includes tuition, textbooks, supplies, and tools required for the program.

NOTE:  Uniforms, textbooks and supplies are required for the first day of class.

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Campus Locations

Main Campus
100 White Bridge Road
Nashville, TN 37209

Job Duties

Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 14,110

Current job openings per year: 730

Salary Range

$27,800
to
$37,800

Instructors

Kathi Gilmore
615-425-5577

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