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Medical Assistant

Prescribing a dose of enhanced doctor-patient harmony!

The MA program equips aspiring professionals with essential skills for the medical field, emphasizing in patient interaction, and prepares them for a nationally recognized certification.

Student Reviews

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Delsy Shumway
"Dixie Tech's caring, success-focused instructors and variety of great programs helped me become a medical ...
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Delsy Shumway
Dixie Tech Student
"Dixie Tech's caring, success-focused instructors and variety of great programs helped me become a medical assistant resident at Intermountain. The MA program provided the skills and knowledge needed for my current role."
Delsy Shumway
Delsy Shumway
Dixie Tech Student
Macey West
"I chose the Dixie Tech Medical Assistant program because I did research and found lots ...
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Macey West
Dixie Tech Student
"I chose the Dixie Tech Medical Assistant program because I did research and found lots of great recommendations. My dream job is to work in an Orthopedic Clinic. From this program I will be able to be a certified Medical Assistant which is a great stepping stone to gain experience in the workplace. This program is very hands on and fast paced. My favorite part is the labs that we do; Phlebotomy, Routine Tests, and EKGs have been my favorite ones."
Macey West
Macey West
Dixie Tech Student
Tirza Chadburn
"At Dixie Tech, I found tailored programs that suit my interests and a hands-on approach ...
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Tirza Chadburn
Dixie Tech Student
"At Dixie Tech, I found tailored programs that suit my interests and a hands-on approach that suits my learning style. Pursuing a medical assistant certification is my first step toward becoming a radiologic technologist. Dixie Tech provides me with a strong foundation in healthcare and clinical care, including crucial skills in terminology, anatomy, and physiology. The passionate and knowledgeable instructors enhance my learning experience."
Tirza Chadburn
Tirza Chadburn
Dixie Tech Student

Program Overview

Learn more about our Medical Assitant program

Dixie Tech’s Medical Assisting program prepares students for the vital front and back office roles that support every part of a medical practice. Graduates take a national certification exam, making their training transferable across the U.S. This hands-on program is ideal for those who love interacting with patients and being a valued member of a medical team.

 As a student of this program, you will:

    • Understand medical terminology and pharmacology.
    • Learn medical office procedures and best practices.
    • Master clincal skills through the use of hands-on labs.
    • Dive into Anatomy and Physiology.
    • Learn Phlebotomy, EKG and vital sign readings.
    • Gain experience to administer vaccinations.

Attainable Certificates include:

    • Accredited Dixie Technical College Certificate
    • NHA CCMA Exam
    • NHA Phlebotomy Tech National Exam
    • NHA EKG National Exam
    • NHA Medical Front Office Exam

This program prepares you for CAREERS such as:

  • Medical Assistant – Median Income $38k year, with top earners at $52k year.*
  • Medical Admin Assistant – Median Income $39k year, with top earners at $56k year.*

*Source: careeronestop.org

 

Total Tuition and Course Fees:

$3,792.00

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS AVAILABLE

Program Length:

12 months

Credit Hours

28

High School: Open to Juniors and Seniors as long as they are 17 before graduating. Tuition is waived for high school students, however they are still responsible for course fees, textbooks and additional costs.

Upcoming start dates:

August 12, 2024 |11:30am – 2:30pm |Mon-Thu (Fri | 11:30-1:30 Makeup Day) +6 online hrs/wk

January 7, 2025 | 5:00pm –8:30pm | Mon-Thu +6 online hrs/wk

Need more information?

435.674.8400

Courses

what you’ll learn

Medical Assistant

The Medical Assisting program at Dixie Tech equips aspiring professionals with essential skills for the medical field, emphasizing patient interaction, and prepares them for a nationally recognized certification, solidifying their value in medical offices across the nation.

Term 1
Core Medical Assistant Courses (16 CREDIT HOURS)

TEMA 1010 | Introduction to Medical Assisting | 2 credits
TEMA 1020 | Medical Office I | 2 credits
TEMA 1060 | Clinical Procedures | 2 credits
TEMA 1085 | Medical Terminology | 2 credits
TEMA 1040 | Anatomy and Physiology | 4 credits
TEMA 1320 | Clinical Procedures II | 4 credits

Term 2

Advanced Medical Assistant Courses (12 CREDIT HOURS)

TEMA 1030 | Medical Office II | 2 credits
TEMA 1050 | Pharmacology | 3 credits
TEMA 1330 | Clinical Procedures III | 3 credits
TEMA 1900 | Medical Assistant Externship I | 2 credits
TEMA 1910 | Medical Assistant Externship II | 2 credits

COUNCIL ON OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION

Dixie Technical College is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Accreditation by COE is viewed as a nationally-honored seal of excellence for occupational education institutions and denotes honesty and integrity. Information regarding accreditation may be obtained at:

Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
Telephone:770-396-3898 Fax:770-396-3790
council.org

Tuition & Course Fees

Cost overview

Tuition at Dixie Technical College is affordable

Tuition & Fees must be paid before registering for class unless a payment plan or other funding options have been approved and signed. Information is subject to change without notice.

Tuition is waived for High-School students, however they are still responsible for course fees and additional costs.

Term:
Tuition:
Course Fees:
Total Tuition & Course Fees:
Total Cost:
$2,940
$852
$3,792
Tuition, fees and other costs are subject to change without notice.
Total Tuition and Course Fees:

$3,792.00

Additional Costs:

$30 – Fingerprints/Background Check
$55 – Stethoscope and Blood Pressure Cuff
$129 – NHA Certified Phlebotomy Tech National Exam
$129 – NHA EKG National Exam*
$129 – NHA Medical Front Office Exam*
$165 – NHA CCMA Exam
$725 – Book Bundle
$45 – Scrubs

* Optional

Need help paying for college?

Learn about Scholarships and Grants and how to apply for Financial Aid by using the links below.

Start dates & times

cohort start dates

upcoming start dates and class times for this program
Class Days:
Class Hours:
August 12, 2024
Monday - Thursday (+6 hrs online/week)
Mon - Thur | 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (Fri | 11:30 - 1:30 Makeup Day)
January 7, 2025
Monday - Thursday (+6 hrs online/week)
Mon - Thur | 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Program cohorts are open until filled. Once a cohort is filled, applicants will be considered for the next start date.
Program Length:

12 months

Admissions Process
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BEGIN AN APPLICATION

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Professional Goal Statement

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Accuplacer, act or sat score requirements

Accuplacer Qualifying Scores:

Math – 245

Reading – 245

Writing – 245

ACT Qualifying scores:

Math – 15

Reading – 15

English – 15

SAT Qualifying scores:

Math – 390

ERW – 290

ERW – 290

Accuplacer may be waived with proof of:

  • Equivalent ACT/SAT scores taken within the past 5 years.
  • College classes (MATH 900 or above and ENGLISH 1000 or above) with a ‘B-‘ grade or above taken within the past 5 years.
  • Associate’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree.

Cost of Accuplacer test: $15

 

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IMMUNIZATION RECORDS

For more information click here

Immunizations must be completed at least 30 days prior to the cohort start date. Students who do not have their immunizations completed on time may lose their spot in the cohort.

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Education Verification

Provide a copy of one of the following: High School Diploma, High School Transcript showing graduation date, GED, Associate’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree. 

High-school students can sign up for an Accuplacer Test or provide qualifying ACT/SAT test score results. 

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One Reference from a non-relative

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Background check

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Application fee

$0 for in-state applicants and $10 for out-of-state applicants.

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Application Review

After successfully completing and submitting the above requirements, the College will perform an application review. Students will be emailed regarding thier acceptance status.
To get started on these requirements begin an application.
career pathways

what you can become

Medical Assistant

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Medical Administrative Assistant

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Steps to take

Follow these steps to start your journey at Dixie Tech! Many classes have a waitlist, or fill fast, so getting started as soon as possible is recommended.

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Begin the application process and get one step closer to your journey at Dixie Tech!
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Work with our advisors to apply for Financial Aid and learn about Scholarship options.

Tour Campus & Classroom

Dixie Technical College is located on Tech Ridge, overlooking downtown St. George. Please stop by and learn a little more about a program that you might be interested in. While here don’t forget to check out the Campus Tech Ridge Cafe to grab some lunch and ask about the specials prepared by our world class Culinary students.


Industry Expert Instructors

Our industry-leading instructors, equipped with years of experience and knowledge, are prepared to mentor and guide the next generation of Medical Assistants.

Ashlee Lamoreaux

Ashlee is an experienced instructor teaching both Phlebotomy and Medical Assisting at Dixie Tech. She finds joy in equipping students with the essential knowledge and skills to begin meaningful careers in healthcare. Ashlee is dedicated to setting her students up for success.

Kami Collard

Kami Collard holds an Associate of Science degree, is an experienced instructor and a certified CCMA. She has experience in various medical roles including medical assistant, receptionist, and scribe. Kami has been fulfilling her passion for teaching at Dixie Tech and finding joy in being a positive influence for her eager-to-learn students.

 

Barbara Brock

Natural-born leader Barbara Brock draws on her lifelong love of learning and care for others in her Dixie Tech role, empowering students to excel as she did earning her degrees in science, business, and medical coding. She enjoys the outdoors, puzzles, and most of all, time with her large, loving family.

Medical Assistant Industry Partners

Dixie Technical College’s OAC program collaborates closely with industry partners, ensuring that its curriculum remains highly relevant and applicable to the dynamic demands of the modern workplace.

Contact a Medical Assistant Advisor

Questions about this specific program? Maybe a question about Dixie Tech? Our advisors are here to help.

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