The Medical Assisting program at Ivy Tech offers exciting, hands-on learning where student simulations are as “real-life” as possible. Students in the program get to learn from faculty who are credentialed and have real experience in the field. In additions students have the opportunity to participate in an externship in the community.
Classes will focus on patient care, venipuncture, electrocardiogram, vital signs, injections, medical coding, electronic charting and medical records. Students will learn in a variety of settings, including a computer lab, phlebotomy lab, laboratory skills lab, and clinical skills lab with two fully functioning patient exam rooms. This training prepares students to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant certification exam through the American Association of Medical Assistants, which is becoming a credential requirement for most employers.
The Medical Assisting program is a selective program (varies by campus). When you apply to the college, you will be accepted into the undeclared program while you complete the prerequisite requirements. The Medical Assisting program accepts a limited number of students each year and there is a separate application process. Contact your campus of interest below for more details.
Students who are admitted to the program will be required to pay for and submit to a criminal background check, drug testing and physical exam. The details and process will be provided at an orientation. Please contact the program faculty for more detailed information.
Graduates of the Medical Assisting program are highly sought after with some hospitals and doctors’ offices refusing to hire anyone but Ivy Tech graduates. Most of our students enter the workforce after graduation at doctors’ offices and hospitals.
Ivy Tech has several transfer partners for the Medical Assisting associate degree, including IUPUI, Purdue University North Central, and the University of Southern Indiana. Talk to your transfer advocate for more information about transfer opportunities!