Medical assisting

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Become A Medical Assistant

The Medical Assisting program at Dixie Tech is a great career for those who love the medical field and interacting with patients.  The MA takes on a vital role in every medical office whether they specialize in front office or back office, to support every aspect of a practice making them a valuable member of the team.  Most doctors know that they couldn’t get through the day without them.  Dixie Tech MA graduates take a national test for certification upon completion of the program which makes their certificate transferable to locations in the greater US.


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What You Will Learn In The Medical Assisting Program

Medical Terminology/Pharmacology

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

Is The Medical Assisting Program Right For You?

This Program Is for Students Who:

  • Want to combine technical medical skills with human interaction.
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced and versatile environment.
  • Love to support medical professionals in delivering the highest-quality care to their patients.

    Students Love This Program Because:

    • Medical assisting combines clerical and clinical skills in a professional setting.
    • Classmates are supportive and encouraging as everyone learns the curriculum in a collaborative manner.
    • Graduates have a wide range of medical and healthcare settings in which they can choose to work.

      About Your Medical Assisting Instructors

      Barbara Brock

      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.”


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