UC Blue Ash College

Medical Assisting Certificate Program

Love helping people? Want to work in health care? Medical assisting may be just what you're looking for!

  • Medical assisting is a high demand health care career -- one of the 10 fastest growing occupations in the nation! (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Graduates find positions in a wide range of workplaces, including physician's offices, urgent care centers, insurance companies, and many more.
  • Earn a UC certificate through this comprehensive, accredited program that includes more than 160 hours of clinical experience in a doctor's office.

Program Overview

The Medical Assisting Technical Certificate prepares students to be competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the medical assisting profession. The coursework is designed to develop skills in critical thinking, effective communication, knowledge integration, information literacy, social responsibility, and life-long learning.

Medical Assisting Information Sessions

Attend an information sessions to learn more about the Medical Assisting certificate program at UC Blue Ash College. These information sessions are designed for anyone who is considering applying for the program.

Meet the Medical Assisting Program Director and learn more about the career opportunities for this growing medical field. Information sessions are just over an hour long.

Where It Will Take You

Graduates of the Medical Assisting Technical Certificate program will have the formal training required to take the certification examination of the American Association of Medical Assistants. Most employers in the health care environment recommend that medical assistants have the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA(AAMA)) credential.

Medical Assisting Technical Certificate Program

  • 100% of the 2020 Medical Assisting Graduates obtained positions in the health care field.
  • Employers that hired 2020 UC Blue Ash students reported 100% satisfaction with the graduate’s preparedness for professional practice.
  • The graduate survey results of the class of 2020 reflected that 100% of the students were satisfied with their education and experience in the program.

The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763 (727) 210-2350

Career-Oriented Options

Graduates will have completed 160 hours of hands-on clinical practice in a medical setting under the direct supervision of a physician and are qualified to assist physicians in a private office, clinic or other health care facility. Medical assistants are skilled in both clinical and administrative functions, providing considerable flexibility to the physician's office.

Occupational Risks

Medical Assisting is a profession with many rewards as practitioners can perform both administrative and clinical services, filling several roles in a variety of healthcare environments. The Bureau of Labor Statistics clearly outlines that it is a growth field with an anticipated 18% growth rate from 2020-2030.

Medical assistants work directly with providers and patients with the goal of providing healthcare and ensuring patient safety. It is a position with a great deal of responsibility.

As with any healthcare position, there are certain occupational risks that come into play, and these include the following:

  • Exposure to infectious diseases
  • Sharps injuries
  • Bloodbourne pathogens and biological hazards
  • Chemical and drug exposure
  • Ergonomic hazards from lifting, sitting, and repetitive tasks
  • Latex allergies
  • Stress

At the same, there are protections set up by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), and those protections are particularly important within a healthcare environment. OSHA has a series of standards that protect the safety of healthcare workers and patients.

Information from the Medical Assisting Education and Review Board.

Resources

Contact Information

Allied Health Department
Phone: 513-558-7928
E-mail: ucbaalhdept@uc.edu