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The Medical Assisting program at Ivy Tech offers exciting, hands-on learning where student simulations are as “real-life” as possible.  Students in the program get to learn from faculty who are credentialed and have real experience in the field.  In additions students have the opportunity to participate in an externship in the community.

Classes will focus on patient care, venipuncture, electrocardiogram, vital signs, injections, medical coding, electronic charting and medical records. Students will learn in a variety of settings, including a computer lab, phlebotomy lab, laboratory skills lab, and clinical skills lab with two fully functioning patient exam rooms.  This training prepares students to sit for the Certified Medication Assistant certification exam through the American Association of Medical Assistants, which is becoming a credential requirement for most employers.

The Medical Assisting program is a selective program (varies by campus). When you apply to the college, you will be accepted into the undeclared program while you complete the prerequisite requirements. The Medical Assisting program accepts a limited number of students each year and there is a separate application process. Contact your campus of interest below for more details.

Our Graduates

Graduates of the Medical Assisting program are highly sought after with some hospitals and doctors’ offices refusing to hire anyone but Ivy Tech graduates.  Most of our students enter the workforce after graduation at doctors’ offices and hospitals.

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of certificates, technical certificates, and degrees above. A summary of our offerings is below.

Technical Certificates

Technical Certificate - Generalist
(45 credit hours = 3 semesters)

Degrees

Associate of Applied Science
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

When applying to the college you should select “Health Care Support Medical As” as your desired program of study and “Associate of Applied Science” as your intended program degree.  You will be accepted into Healthcare Support/Specialist  with a concentration in Medical Assisting while you complete the prerequisite requirements.   


NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Program Locations

The Medical Assisting program is offered at the Ivy Tech campuses above.

The Medical Assisting Associate of Applied Science and/or Medical Assisting Generalist Technical Certificate for Ivy Tech Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).