Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington’s medical assisting certificate program has earned initial accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) for the next five years. The program was accredited after peer review conducted by the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) and CAAHEPs board of directors for its substantial compliance with the nationally established accreditation standards.

“Ivy Tech medical assisting graduates are in high-demand by local employers, and many are requiring the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) credential to qualify for jobs,” said Karlee Wyatt, Ivy Tech Bloomington Dean of the School of Health Sciences. “Because this position is in high-demand in our communities, eligible students can earn a tuition-free certificate with the state’s Next Level Jobs Workforce Ready grant that quickly prepares them for work as medical assistants.”

The medical assisting program at Ivy Tech Bloomington offers certificate training in medical assisting and outpatient insurance coding, and an associate degree in medical assisting.

Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in ambulatory care and doctor’s offices, and earn an average of $17.23 per hour. Employment needs in the field are projected to grow for the next 10 years, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, 2020.

For more information about earning a tuition-free certificate in medical assisting or outpatient insurance coding, visit www.ivytech.edu/bloomington/NLJ.

Ivy Tech accepts free applications year-round at www.ivytech.edu/apply, and has classes that start multiple times per year for quicker entry and graduation. Classes start again January 19, 2022. To get started at Ivy Tech Bloomington, contact bl-info@ivytech.edu or call 812-330-6013.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.