Medical Assisting

MEDICAL ASSISTING

Medical Assistants are multi-skilled health professionals specifically educated to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties. The practice of medical assisting directly influences the public's health and well-being, and requires mastery of a complex body of knowledge and specialized skills requiring both formal education and practical experience that serve as standards for entry into the profession.

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.

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)

Technical Certificates:

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

The Technical Certificate in Medical Assisting can be earned on the way to acquiring the Associate of Applied Science degree. Many available jobs require advanced education beyond the high school diploma. Technical Certificate programs provide education in conceptual and technical skills for specific occupations. The program content is designed to develop competency in the comprehension of general and technical skills. Certificate programs require mastery of basic reading, writing, mathematical and quantitative skills.

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Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

This course schedule is based on full-time attendance for students who have demonstrated college readiness. Please review our course schedules for full-time with college prep courses.

Degrees:

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

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree programs are two-year programs that prepare students for careers, career changes and career advancement. Students who need to take longer to complete the degree because of job or family obligations can take the program over a longer period of time. AAS programs may also prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. These programs offer education in recognized technical areas and specialties with emphasis on analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The program content, which is approximately 30% general education and 70% professional/technical, provides depth and breadth in conceptual and professional/technical skills. The general education courses equip students with the problem solving, communications, scientific and mathematical skills to compete successfully in the job market. Professional/technical courses equip students with the skills to obtain employment and to advance in the workforce.

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This course schedule is based on full-time attendance for students who have demonstrated college readiness. Please review our course schedules for full-time with college prep courses, part-time and part-time with college prep courses.

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.

The Medical Assisting program is offered at the following Ivy Tech campuses:

Central Indiana (Indianapolis)

Concentrations offered by Indianapolis region:

  • Medical Assisting

Certificates offered by Indianapolis region:

  • Administrative
  • Generalist

Contact:
Lori Andrews, Chair
317-921-4589
landrews@ivytech.edu

Medical Assisting Information Sessions are mandatory for students for the calendar year they wish to apply. Reservations are not required.  Sessions are held at the Fairbanks Center at the Lawrence campus, 9301 E. 59th Street (just north of 56th Street and Post Road).   Park in the south parking lot and use the south building entrance.

  • Wednesday  February 12, 2014  1:30 p.m.  F346
  • Wednesday  March 19, 2014   1:30 p.m.  F346
  • Wednesday  April 16, 2014   1:30 p.m.  F346

Last day to turn in SUMMER 2014 applications APRIL 16 2014

  • Wednesday  June 11, 2014   1:30 p.m.   F346
  • Wednesday  July 16, 2014   1:30 p.m.  F346

Last day to turn in FALL 2014 applications JULY 16 2014

  • Wednesday  September 10, 2014  1:30 p.m.  F346
  • Wednesday  October 8, 2014  1:30 p.m.  F346
  • Wednesday  November 12, 2014  1:30 p.m.  F346

Last day to turn in SPRING 2015 applications NOVEMBER 12 2014

Medical Assisting faculty will present information about:

The Medical Assisting Program, both AAS and the generalist TC, application and admission process & criteria, required prerequisites, required uniforms, field experience-externship, required health screening/immunizations, background check and drug screen, and student academic advising.  Sessions are about an hour and a half.  Students are encouraged to submit applications during the information session.  Please bring a copy of your unofficial transcripts and a highlighter to the session in order to apply.  Attending an information session is REQUIRED before submitting an application to the program.  After attendance, students can apply for the one of the following 2 semesters before needing to attend another information session.

Columbus
  • Faculty Contact:
  • Dawne M. Wise, MSL, RMA (AMT)
  • Medical Assisting Program Chair/Asst. Professor
    Poling Hall – 156A
    (812) 374-5163

The Medical Assisting program in the Columbus Region is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review.

East Central (Anderson, Marion, Muncie)
Contact:

Anderson
Laura Diggle
Program Chair
1-765-643-7133 ext. 2334
ldiggle@ivytech.edu


Marion
Stefanie Goodman
Program Chair
1-800-589-8324, ext. 3412
sgoodman@ivytech.edu

Muncie
Linda Pruitt
Program Chair
1-800-589-8324, ext. 1352
lpruitt@ivytech.edu

Kokomo (Kokomo, Logansport)

Contact
Kokomo
Kathy Bunker, program chair
765-457-0858, ext. 105

The Medical Assisting program in the Kokomo Region 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).

Lafayette

Contact
Cindy Bolinger
Program Chair and Assistant Instructor, Medical Assisting
(765) 269-5720

Medical Assisting Program Admission Application (PDF)

North Central (Elkhart, South Bend, Warsaw)

For more information please contact Debra Paul (South Bend) at 574-289-7001, ext. 5719 or dpaul@ivytech.edu.

Northeast (Fort Wayne)

Contact:
Patricia Ley, Medical Assisting Program Chair
260-481-2201
pley@ivytech.edu

Northwest (Michigan City)
Viki Van Sickle, MSM, CMA (AAMA)
Medical Assisting Program Chair
vpavlakovic@ivytech.edu
Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest Region
3714 Franklin Street
Michigan City, IN 46360
219-879-9137 Ext.6230
219-879-9157 (fax)

Medical Assisting Program Information

 Academic Plan MEAS-AAS
Academic Plan MEAS-TC

Richmond
Contact:

Judy Corey, RN, MPH, MSN
Medical Assisting Program Chair
Ivy Tech Community College - Richmond
2357 Chester Blvd
Richmond, IN 47374-1298
Phone: 765-966-2656, ext. 1164  Toll free: 800-659-4562, ext. 1164
Fax: 765-962-8741
Email: jcorey3@ivytech.edu
www.ivytech.edu/richmond


Southeast (Lawrenceburg, Madison)
School of Health Sciences - Medical Assisting Program
MADISON

590 Ivy Tech Drive
Madison, IN 47250

Annabet Garner
(812) 265-2580 Ext. 4227
(800) 403-2190 Ext. 4227
agarner@ivytech.edu

LAWRENCEBURG & BATESVILLE

50 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Matt Probst
(812) 537-4010 Ext. 5234
(800) 715-1058 Ext. 5234
tdisch@ivytech.edu

MEAS Program Student Handbook

Southern Indiana (Sellersburg)
SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES
Contacts

Dr. Ann Harbeson
Department Chair, Medical Assisting
Pfau Hall
812 246-3301, ext 4383

Pam Burton
Assistant Professor
Pfau Hall
812 246.3301, ext 4198

Kristy Lewis
Assistant Professor
Pfau Hall
812 246-3301, ext 4199


Mark Kinkle
Dean, School of Health Sciences
Pfau Hall
(812) 246-3301, Extension 4295
Southwest (Evansville)
The Medical Assisting program, Evansville Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
727/210-2350

Medical Assisting Program Summary

Medical Assisting Student Handbook

Cindy Moore, MHA
Program Chair & Externship Coordinator, Medical Assisting Program
(812) 429-1381
cmoore152@ivytech.edu

Stella Vennard-Hettenbach
Administrative Assistant
(812) 429-1494
svennard@ivytech.edu

Wabash Valley (Terre Haute)

TERRE HAUTE MAIN CAMPUS
8000 South Education Drive, Terre Haute IN  47802

Blair M. Foxworthy, CMA (AAMA)
Department Chair, Medical Assisting & Health Care Support programs
(812) 298-2459
(800) 377-4882, EXT 2459
bfoxworthy1@ivytech.edu
Room B138


Regional Degree Offerings:

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree
  • Technical Certificate (TC)

Concentrations in this Program:

  • Generalist (TC)
  • Medical Assistant (AAS)

Medical Assisting Application

The Medical Assisting program in the Wabash Valley Region 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).

  • Community Health Network
  • Clark Memorial Hospital
  • Beacon Health System

  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
  • Medical Assistant
  • Insurance Specialist
  • Medical Transcriptionist