Medical Assisting

About

The Medical Assisting program prepares students to become members of the health care team in doctors’ offices, medical clinics, hospitals, and specialty practices. The curriculum includes administrative and clinical competencies. *Clinical experiences include a variety of general and specialty practices. Graduates of the Medical Assistant program will be a multi-skilled health professional who is qualified to provide support health care services under the supervision of a physician. This versatile member of the health care team assists the physician in executing administrative and clinical procedures in the office/clinic setting.

Please see admission packet for more information.

Class Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8 AM to 2:30 PM

Program starts once a year, each September

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $3,858.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,958.00
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Medical Assistant1296Diploma

Application Deadline: 07/13/2019

To complete admissions for the Medical Assisting program applicants must submit all general admissions and Medical Assisting program specific requirements including documents for points by the published deadline to be considered. Acceptance is competitive based on a point system. Completion of admissions does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

General Admissions Requirements submitted to:
Student Services at 1100 Liberty Street, Knoxville TN 37919

  • Complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online – the website is www.fafsa.ed.gov  and our school code is 004025.
  • Complete the Application for Enrollment form online at www.tcatknoxville.edu and select APPLY NOW.
  • Provide official, sealed high school transcript or equivalent

IMPORTANT: If you have foreign transcripts you will need to provide an English translated version of your transcript and have your education evaluated through the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. Please visit their website at www.naces.org for more information.

Medical Assisting Program Specific Admission & documents for points submit to: Christina Nagy by email: christina.nagy@tcatknoxville.edu or address:1100 Liberty Street, Knoxville TN 37919

  • Student must be 18 years of age by the start of class.
  • Provide current CPR card certification from American Heart Association in BLS for Healthcare Providers which covers basic life support in infant, child, adult, choking and AED.
  • Take and pass the HESI Exam. Exam covers Math and Reading Comprehension and the cost is $34.00. Passing scores are 50 in math and 70 in reading exam.
  • Documentation for points listed on Medical Assisting point system page

Campus Locations

Main Campus
1100 Liberty Street
Knoxville, TN 37919

Job Duties

Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 14,460

Current job openings per year: 2,190

Curriculum/Courses

First Trimester: 
MDA 0001 Worker Characteristic
MDA 1010 Professional Orientation
MDA 1020 Administrative Procedures I
MDA 1030 Anatomy and Physiology
MDA 1040 Computer Applications
MDA 1050 Medical Terminology
MDA 1060 Clinical Procedures I
Second Trimester: 
MDA 0002 Worker Characteristic
MDA 2010 Basic Pharmacology
MDA 2020 Dosage and Calculations
MDA 2030 Administrative Procedures II
MDA 2040 Clinical Procedures II
Third Trimester: 
MDA 0003 Worker Characteristic
MDA 3010 Phlebotomy
MDA 3020 Certification Examination Review
MDA 3030 Externship and Career Preparation

Certifications

Registered Medical Assistant
Certified Phlebotomy Technician (NHA)

Instructors

Christina Nagy
865-766-4366

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