Medical Assistant – Summer 2013
NOTE: NO APPLICATIONS are being accepted for Summer 2013.
Applications for Fall 2013 semester are currently being accepted through August 9, 2013.
What is Medical Assisting at SLCC?
Medical Assistants are trained to work in doctor’s offices, specialty clinics, urgent care facilities, hospitals and multi-specialty health maintenance facilities. As a member of an allied health care profession, their role is to assist physicians/ providers with the care and treatment of patients in both administrative and clinical capacities. The role of a medical assistant is integral in creating a health-care facility that runs smoothly and provides quality health care for the patients.
As health care expands in the coming decade, Medical Assisting is expected to be one of the fastest-growing allied health care professions in the next ten years. You can become a part of this team in one short year by attending the nationally accredited program at Salt Lake Community College.
About the Program:
How long will it take to complete the program?
The Medical Assisting program only takes approximately three semesters to complete.
How much will the program cost?
Regular Tuition, Books, Lab Fees, Uniforms & Exams = $5,080 approximate total
Where will I be able to work & How much can I make?
Clinical Medical Assistant: $12.19*
Phlebotomy Technician: $12.12*
ECG Technician: $22.14*
*Source: Utah Department of Workforce Services Occupational Projections 2002-2012
How is SLCC's Medical Assistant Program Unique?
The Medical Assistant Program at SLCC is accredited nationally by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and CAAHEP. Only graduates from a program accredited by these two accrediting bodies can to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant Exam given by the AAMA three times a year.
While not all employers require this certification, large facilities such as the UUHCN and IHC have certification built into their pay scales and are often requiring it for employment
What are the facilities like?
The program is located in the new Health Science Building on SLCC Jordan campus. Not only is the building impressive but the equipment in the program is the most up to date and state of the art possible. Examples include two automated blood cell counters, Picillo chemistry analyzer, Wet film, CR, and DR x-ray machines, four new interpretive ECG machines, two Holter monitors, new computer lab and the latest software.