A medical assistant is a multi-skilled health professional specially educated to work in ambulatory care settings and perform administrative office tasks in addition to clinical duties. As an integral part of the healthcare team, the medical assistant has a direct influence on the public’s health and well-being. As such, the Medical Assistant Program prepares students with a variety of knowledge related to health sciences, communication, and specialized skills related to assisting physicians and other healthcare professionals in a patient care setting. These skills are obtained through formal study, practical experience, and hands-on training. The Medical Assistant Program is a great fit for anyone looking to enter a fast-growing field in the healthcare industry.
Graduates of the Medical Assistant Program will be prepared to enter a fast-growing professional that is versatile and schedule-friendly. Medical assistants have diversified skills that allow them to work in a variety of medical office settings, such as family practice, pediatric practice, urgent care, and some surgical outpatient clinics.
Program Length: 940 Hours
This program is designed to be completed in 34 weeks
Tuition and Fees: Tuition – $1880, Fees – $1000, Books and Supplies – Variable
- TABE testing at 11th grade level in Math, Reading, Spelling, and Language
- Pass Drug Screen and Background Check
Enrollment: Structured; not open-entry, open-exit
Open to: Adults and Secondary students
Campus: Roosevelt only
A Chrome book is offered in some programs. If one is not available, the student can use the UBTech Computer Lab or bring their own internet capable device for educational use in class.
Electronic Student Resources:
Canvas orientation course contains electronic learning resources that can be used throughout your time in the program. Each canvas course links to these resources, and they will be updated regularly.
Canvas can be accessed from any internet-connected computer at the following URL: https://ubtech.instructure.com/login.
For technical problems encountered while in Canvas, use the Help button in Canvas and the “Report a Problem” link. Response time on support requests will be no more than 24-hours within the operational schedule of the program. A general orientation to Canvas can be found in the New Student Orientation, but faculty will also offer an orientation specific to technology in your program on your first day of class.
$9 – $20 hourly
Local Utah hourly wages are estimated by careeronestop.org