Admissions

Applications for admission to the Medical Assistant program are only accepted during open submission periods. Please see the School of Health Sciences Application Submission Dates for current submission dates.

If you have any questions about the application process, please call the Health Sciences Admissions Office at 801-957-6253.

All communication will be through your Bruinmail. If you are not checking it (or haven't forwarded it to your personal email) you may miss important information. If you are accepted to a program a confirmation email will be required, please read all emails carefully and thoroughly to make sure you don't miss any information.

You assume the risk if your criminal background check is not clear. If you do not pass the background check, you may not be accepted into the program, which may result in withdrawal from the program after the tuition refund deadline has passed.

It is strongly recommended that future Medical Assistant students take measures to have criminal offenses (felonies and or misdemeanors) expunged or sealed from your record if possible.

Medical Assistant Admissions Checklist


Apply for admission at SLCC (if you have not attended SLCC within the last three years). Declare your major as Pre-Health Science. Meet early with an Academic Advisor to ensure that all prerequisites and submission requirements are completed before applying to the Medical Assistant program.

Courses

All prerequisites courses require a C grade or better. You must have completed all prerequisite courses or be currently enrolled

Course NumberCourse DescriptionCredit Hours
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
MA 1011, MATH 1010 or higher Applied Math for MA 3
MA 1100 Medical Terminology 3
MA 1420 Clinical Pathology I 3

Background Check/Compliance Package

To order a Criminal Background Check Package and a Compliance Package which includes immunization and CPR tracking:

  1. Go to Complio
  2. Follow the instructions to set up an account.
  3. Order the Criminal Background Check Package ($29.00) and the Compliance Package ($15.00). The Compliance package is a 12 month subscription and will need to be renewed every 12 months while you are in the program at a cost of $15.00.

The Immunization and CPR Compliance Package must be completed with documentation submitted to the American DataBank Complio site within the deadline dates indicated in the package.

You assume the risk if your criminal background check is not clear. If you do not pass the background check, you may not be accepted into the program, which may result in withdrawal from the program after the tuition refund deadline has passed.

It is strongly recommended that future Medical Assistant students take measures to have criminal offenses (felonies and or misdemeanors) expunged or sealed from your record if possible.

If you have any problems with the background check, call the Complio (American Data Bank) customer service department at 800-200-0853 or email complio@americandatabank.com. If you continue to have problems, call the Health Sciences Admissions Office at 801-957-6253.

Drug Screening

Do not order the Drug Screening Package at this time. We will notify you at a later date to purchase a Drug Screening Package. If you go ahead and order it at this time, SLCC will not reimburse you and you will have to order and pay for it again at a later date.

Immunizations

Prior to beginning your third semester, you must provide proof of the following immunizations in your online Compliance package and to your program coordinator:

  1. Annual Influenza Vaccination:
    Generally given September-February. Students must provide proof of the Influenza vaccination. This immunization will be completed after admission to the program.
  2. Tuberculosis Skin or Blood Test: Required Annually
    Proof of a negative PPD, QuantiFERON TB Gold test or T-SPOT.TB; or if positive or past positive test, student must submit a negative chest x-ray. This requirement also includes international students who have had the BCG immunization. X-ray results are good for three years. The PPD or Quantiferon test must be administered between dates stated on Complio (these dates are different depending on which semester you begin your program so please check Complio and follow the instructions completely). If you choose to do a PPD please know that the PPD is a 2 step test, the 1st step must be done no sooner than the dates specified in Complio and the 2nd step is required within 1 - 3 weeks after the 1st step. Results are good for 1 year. Results must be good through program graduation date. (Please note that a 2 step PPD test requires 3 - 4 office visits, 1. Test is administered 2. Test is read 3. 2nd test is administered 4. Test is read.)
  3. Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap) Booster:
    Tdap booster is good for 10 years. TD will be given subsequent to Tdap. If it has been more than 1 ½ years since receiving TD, the student must have their tetanus updated with a Tdap.
  4. Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR):
    Two doses are needed and if you had this as a child you will need a booster as an adult or a positive titer on all three. Equivocal results are not acceptable; students must test in the positive range. NOTE: If given to adult females, since this is a live virus, you cannot be pregnant at the time you receive the immunization and you must avoid pregnancy for 3 months after administration
  5. Varicella (Chicken Pox):
    Two immunizations or proof of positive titer. Stating you had the disease is not acceptable. Varicella immunizations are expensive, if a student had the disease it is recommended to start with a less expensive titer first for proof of immunity before starting the immunizations.
  6. Hepatitis B vaccination series:
    Students must provide proof of a 3 traditional Hep B dose series and a positive titer. The first two doses must be completed prior to applying to the program or proof of positive immunity (titer). The entire series must be completed before starting the program and a Hep B titer that proves immunity. If the titer is non-reactive, students will need to have the 3 dose series again and another titer. If a student needs to repeat the series please see the due dates in Complio and follow them closely.The series of shots can take up to 6 months so please plan accordingly if you need to have the shots (or if your titer is negative or equivocal).
  7. Hepatitis A vaccination series: Highly recommended but not required

Two dose series or a positive titer. If a student starts the series, they must complete it.

The SLCC Center for Health and Counseling offers immunizations at a discounted rate.
Some clinical facilities may require additional immunizations.

All immunization information is subject to change. Please contact us at 801-957-6253 if you have questions.

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Notification of Acceptance

You will be notified of your acceptance into the Medical As sistant program via your Bruinmail account.

All communication will be through your Bruinmail. If you are not checking it (or haven't forwarded it to your personal email) you may miss important information. If you are accepted to a program a confirmation email will be required, please read all emails carefully and thoroughly to make sure you don't miss any information.

CPR Certification

Only American Heart Association Two-Year Health Care Providers will be accepted.

Required before starting your Practicum/Externship. Documentation must be submitted to your Complio account and to your program coordinator.

BLS Provider

The new BLS Course replaces the BLS for Healthcare Providers (BLS HCP) and BLS for Prehospital Providers (BLS PHP) courses. The BLS Course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both in- and out-of-hospital settings. This course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, and provide early use of an AED. It includes adult, child, and infant rescue techniques. Provider cards are available exclusively to authorized TCs for issuance in accordance with the AKA policy.

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Quality Control Checkpoints

  • issue date beginning February 16, 2016
  • Valid until further notice
  • Renewal date 2 years from month of issue

BLS Healthcare Provider

The BLS for Healthcare providers and BLS for Prehospital Providers Courses have been replaced by the 2016 BLS Course.

All communication will be through your Bruinmail. If you are not checking it (or haven't forwarded it to your personal email) you may miss important information.

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Quality Control Checkpoints

  • Issue date beginning March 23, 2011
  • Valid until April 16, 2018
  • Not valid for issue after April 16, 2016, and is superseded by card 15-1805
  • Renewal date 2 years from month of issue

Random Drug Screening

We will contact you with further instructions regarding a random drug screening after you have been accepted into the program.

Do not order the Drug Screening Package at this time. We will notify you at a later date to purchase a Drug Screening Package. If you go ahead and order it at this time, SLCC will not reimburse you and you will have to order and pay for it again at a later date.

If you do not receive an email confirming receipt of your application within 7 days please contact us at 801-957-6253.