This program provides students with the skills necessary to be proficient in both front and back office procedures. Students receive hands-on experience so that they are able to assist physicians in minor surgery, perform laboratory tests, assess vital signs, administer medication, operate an ECG machine, and perform other therapeutic modalities prescribed by physicians. Medical Assistants are employed in physicians’ offices, medical clinics, laboratories, and other health agencies.
Total Credit Hours: 96
Available at these campuses: Anderson, Columbus - IN, Columbus - Ohio, Elkhart, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis - Downtown, Indianapolis - East, Indianapolis - Northwest, Lafayette, Muncie, Online, Terre Haute
* The number of "estimated total quarters" for each program assumes you are enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours per quarter) throughout the entire program.
Students taking more than 12 credit hours in a quarter will finish in fewer quarters; likewise, students taking fewer than 12 credit hours in a quarter may require
additional quarters. Transferred credits from previous colleges, testing out of classes, and successfully completing classes (avoiding having to repeat a class) may
also affect program length.
Career & Skills Related Details
Possible Job Titles
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau are charged with collecting and reporting data on total U.S. employment across the full spectrum of SOC major groups. Occupations are classified based on work performed and on the skills, education, and/or training needed to perform the work at a competent level. The link below includes possible job titles, SOC codes, National and Indiana State Median Incomes, and links to O*Net for additional job title information. This information was aggregated from O*Net and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Medical Assistant Job Titles and SOC Codes
Skills, Tasks & Knowledge of the Job
- Assist physicians in minor surgery, perform laboratory tests, assess vital signs, administer medication, operate an ECG machine and perform other therapeutic modalities prescribed by physicians
- Prepare examination rooms, equipment and instruments
- Provide prescription information to pharmacies
- Maintain patients’ medical records, documenting medical history and test results
- Conduct preliminary examination interviews and procedures such as patient height, weight and blood pressure
- Perform routine medical office procedures such as tests; collect and label samples
- Schedule appointments, manage electronic medical records, and perform routine office duties
Typical Work Environments
- All physicians’ offices: private practices, clinics, med-checks, laboratories and related health care facilities
The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system is used to classify workers into occupational categories in order to collect
statistical data. Information regarding the SOC system or specific SOC codes can be found on the
Bureau of Labor Statistics' website.
Elective Course Details
Ohio students must complete one of the following courses in order to meet the Ohio general education requirements for this program:
Introduction to Sociology
General Chemistry I
Introduction to Spanish
Hispanic Culture and People
Tuition & Fees Details
Tuition by Quarter: $4,620 full time
Tuition Program Fees by Quarter: $750
Tuition by Credit Hour:
$462 less-than full-time
*Additional charges and fees may apply. Please refer to the Harrison College Catalog for more information.
We know how important it is for you to plan ahead with your budget, and that is why we have designed the Tuition Freeze Program to make your education both more affordable and predictable.