Medical Assisting

Total Hours: 500
Train for a challenging and rewarding career in one of the fastest growing occupations in the medical field. This comprehensive training program prepares students to become Professional Medical Assistants, trained and certified in Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy, EKG, and Basic Life Support/CPR. Through hands on instruction, students acquire both the administrative and clinical skills needed to multi-task and assist medical professionals in doctors’ offices, labs, hospitals and other health care facilities. Eligible students who have demonstrated mastery in the program also gain valuable experience in the field through participation in an externship.

Overview

Location: 131 Midland Avenue, Nyack, NY

MEDICAL ASSISTING

Course Length: 500 hours, approximately 10 months
Course Hours: 5:30-9:30PM, Monday-Thursday
Tuition & Fees:
Tuition:      $5,395
Books:          $333
Supplies:        $40 (approximate)
Exam fees:       $297
Other fees:         $143 (optional)

Quick Facts

Admission Requirements*
  • NYS High School Diploma/NYS HSE strongly recommended or required reading level: 8th grade
  • Positive suitability interview

*Students with two years of full-time work experience or training in the field may be eligible to have the prerequisites waived.

Admissions Process
  • Attend suitability interview/orientation
  • Complete Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
  • Complete application package
  • Receive acceptance letter
  • Make required tuition payment
Enrollment Requirement

Registration begins March 1; classes begin each year in September

Program Requirements to Receive a Certificate of Completion
  • 90% attendance
  • Overall course grade of 75%
Employment Opportunities

Chiropractor Assistant, Clinical Assistant, Doctor’s Assistant, Medical Assistant

Industry Certification**

NCCT Certifications: National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA), National Certified Phlebotomy Technician (NCPT), National Certified, Electrocardiogram Technician (NCET)

**Felony convictions may impact  eligibility for certification. Please speak with an admissions counselor for more information.

Yearly Anticipated Wages

More Information

Contact

BOCES Educational Resource Center (BERC)
131 N. Midland Avenue
Nyack, NY 10960
(845) 348-3500 ext. 3591
Fax: (845) 348-3559

Christopher D'Ambrese
Executive Director of Adult Education and Continuing Education

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