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Medical Assisting

Work alongside physicians as a multi-skilled healthcare professional.

Program Contact
Julie Folz
Program Coordinator
(270) 707-3862
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What is Medical Assisting?

Medical Assisting is an 11-month program of study arranged in a cohort style, meaning you have courses with the same group of students the entire time that you are pursuing your Medical Assisting credential.

A Medical Assistant is an integral member of the health care delivery team, qualified by education and experience to work in the administrative office, the examining room and the physician’s laboratory. Individuals in this unique position will be involved in many of the following skills: General health care professional practices, Administrative duties, Clinical preparation for patient examinations, procedures and treatment, record medical histories, take vital signs, chart patient information, administer medications and injections, provide patient instruction and education, perform venipunctures, collect and prepare other specimens, perform electrocardiograms (ECG), sterilize instruments, and perform basic laboratory tests.

The Medical Assistant is a vital liaison between the doctor and patient, and plays an important role in diagnosis and treatment. The many different roles assumed in this profession assure a fast moving and challenging career.

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Getting Started

What are my degree, diploma, and certificate options?

How Do I Pay For This?

Worry no more. With the lowest tuition in Kentucky, financial aid options, and a helping hand to guide you through the application process, we have you covered. We'll help you reach your goals at a price that won't break the bank.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Pre-Admission Conference

We have 3 opportunities to attend the required pre-admission conference for the 2024-2025 academic year. Applicants must attend one of the following:

  • February 6, 2024 at 5:00 pm
  • March 8, 2024 at 9:00 am
  • June 10, 2024 at 2:00 pm

The pre-admission conference will be in the Emerging Technologies Building, room 246.

If you are interested in the Medical Assisting Program, you will have a chance to ask questions and determine if Medical Assisting is right for you.

Applications will be accepted at the conclusion of each meeting.

Application and letter of intent are due by noon on June 28th, 2024.

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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