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APPROXIMATE TUITION & FEES
What You Will Learn In The Medical Assisting Program
Medical Terminology is a comprehensive entry-level study of the medical language for use in a health career setting for learners with little or no previous experience. Students will also learn the fundamentals of pharmacology rules and regulations, including different forms of medication, dosage calculations, and various methods for administering medication in all forms.
Medical Office Procedures
Students will learn basic office skills, including scheduling patients, correctly identifying components of medical charts, procedures for medical billing and coding, processing insurance claims, and facilities management. The Student will gain a comprehensive understanding of the history, theory, and functional benefits of Electronic Health Records and practice scribing exercises in an EHR.
Clinicals Skills and Labs
In this course, students will learn in a mock lab with hands-on competencies, how to interact with patients in a professional manner while performing tests that can be performed in a physician’s office laboratory. They will also learn phlebotomy, EKG, vital signs and measurements, injections, specimen collections, and basic equipment and supplies needed for minor procedures.
Anatomy & Physiology
This course will teach how anatomy and physiology relate to the body structure as a whole and what impact disease can have on the body.
NHA National Exam Prep
The entire Medical Assisting course is designed to help prepare the student to sit for a proctored national certification exam accredited through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Once the student completes all classwork and a 180-hour externship, they are eligible to sit for the exam.
Our Medical Assisting Students at work
About Your Medical Assisting Instructors
Barbara Brock was born and raised in Centerville, UT the oldest of ten children, making her a natural born leader. Barbara has always been an overachiever; she was one of the very first students to attend “early college” at Weber State University as a high school Senior. Barbara has always had a love for learning and has earned an Associates of General Science, a Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications and Business Administration and a Certificate of Healthcare Billing and Coding.
Barbara is married to her sweetheart Russ, is the mother of 6 amazing sons, and LOVES being a Grandma. She loves spending time with her family in the outdoors, camping and hiking, or enjoying her hobbies, crocheting, reading, cooking/baking or doing puzzles. Barbara is what you would call a social butterfly, she loves people, is caring, compassionate and always thinking of others. She excels at all that she pursues and wants to share that passion with others, thus leading her to being a part of the wonderful staff at Dixie Tech.
Kami Collard has an Associate of Science degree from Dixie State University and was certified as a CCMA through Dixie Technical College. Kami has worked as a medical assistant, receptionist, and scribe in doctor’s offices, Coral Desert Surgery Center, and the Zion Eye Institute.
Teaching was always a career goal for Kami, and she has been happy to be living that goal here at Dixie Tech as an instructor since 2019. “What I love about teaching is being able to be an example and influence for good to others. I love that I have students so eager to learn and grow. They really can do whatever they put their heart into.”
Mindi Short is a Certified Medical Assistant and brings a wealth of experience to our medical programs from 19 years spent in specialty and surgical practices. She also owned and operated a medical billing and transcription service before joining the Dixie Tech faculty in 2015.