Become a Medical Assistant
Atria Medical Institute teaches medical assisting courses that build educational theory backed by real-world, hands-on practical experience.
Scholarships are available to cover your tuition so that you can fully focus on completing the course.
The course is fast-paced yet slow enough to allow the individual to grow into the profession.
Graduates of the program are frequently offered professional opportunities following practicum.
Meeting Today’s Healthcare Needs
Develop Certified Healthcare Professionals
Atria Medical Institute’s vision is to develop the interested student into a well-trained, proficient Medical Assistant; meeting todays healthcare needs. Graduates of Atria’s Medical Assistant program will be prepared to sit for a Medical Assistant Certification exam to become certified professionals ready to join and become a productive part of the healthcare industry.
A Great Career Path
A Liaison to Bridge the Gap in Healthcare
What is a Medical Assistant?
Medical Assisting is a varied profession, one that works within the medical community to help bridge communication between the Practitioner/Clinician and the patient.
A Knowledge Expert & Confidant
Where do Medical Assistants fit?
A Medical Assistant is an integral part of maintaining the patient’s health and wellbeing. Medical Assistants must draw on their wealth of knowledge when interacting with the patient.
An Advocate and Resource for Those in Need
Why are Medical Assistant Needed?
Medical Assistants support practitioners and other healthcare members as they help the patient navigate through the healthcare system.
What will we teach you?
To Become a Productive Member of the Healthcare Community
Provide education which develops the potential of each student to become a responsible, productive member of society, and functional within the workforce in accordance with the Atria Medical Institute’s mission statement.
To Display Course Competency
Provide competent entry-level medical assistants who have shown competency in the three learning domains; cognitive, psychomotor, and affective.
To Become a Credentialed Professional
Prepare students to function in the varied areas of medical assisting. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to sit for a Medical Assistant Certification exam to become a certified Medical Assistant.
Our classes are small allowing for more personalized instruction. They are advanced, moving at a brisk pace, but slow enough to allow for the fundamental knowledge and skills needed. Our lab areas mimic actual exam rooms with up-to-date equipment and supplies. All practicums will be hands-on clinical in nearby physician’s offices with knowledgeable preceptors working alongside the student.
What will you learn?
Use correct medical terminology
Identify structure and function of the human body
Complete physical assessments within scope of practice on patients of all ages
Demonstrate proper care for patients with a normal state of health
Demonstrate proper care for patients outside of homeostasis
Be aware of cultural diversity of patients
Be aware of own attitude toward others
Administer medications correctly and with confidence
Perform venipuncture and blood collection with confidence
Collect various body specimens and perform CLIA waived test with confidence
How We Empower You for Success
Greater Student to Instructor Ratio
Practice That Leads to Competencies
Competencies that Lead to a Real-World Practicum
Skilled Demonstrations & Practice with Real-World Equipment
How long is the Medical Assistant course?
The medical assistant course is 18 weeks.
How much does the program cost?
There are scholarships available to cover all tuition and fees.
What do I need to do to qualify?
- High School diploma or GED
- Complete an enrollment application
- Pass pre-test
- Provide details on why you want to be a Medical Assistant
How do I begin enrollment?
Will I be able to get a medical assistant position after graduation?
What is your COVID-19 policy?
Attendance during the pandemic has changed the rules of school admissions at many institutions. Atria Medical Institute (AMI) recommends all students, faculty and staff to have completed the COVID vaccination series prior to attending the first class. Throughout the duration of the program, students will be responsible to self-evaluate and promptly report any symptoms to AMI faculty. If symptoms associated with COVID-19 are present students will be required to quarantine or isolate.
Please read our Covid-19 attendance policy.
Is there a fee to apply?
There is a $25 non-refundable application fee.
Meet with an Atria Student Representative
Interested in learning more? Please fill out the form below. An Atria Student representative will contact you soon to better understand your career goals and answer any questions you have about the Medical Assistant program, the admissions process and more.