What is a medical assistant? Students considering a career in medical assisting will find it to be a very challenging, yet rewarding career. You must have strong dedication with a disciplined approach to always put the patient first. Medical Assistants can perform both administrative and clinical duties, making them one of the most versatile health professionals in the medical field. Why should I attend Montes HealthCare College? Montes HealthCare College is a unique learning environment because it was developed by currently practicing physicians in our community. With over 30 years of experience in primary care, Doctors Juan and Alejandro Montes decided to apply their background in treating patients and mentoring staff, into the development of a formal Medical Assistant training program in Gardena, California. Their goal is to cultivate the best medical assistants possible by establishing a foundation of information in medical practice and theory (anatomy, biology, pharmacology) and supplementing this with healthcare industry guidelines (insurance, billing, managed care), applying this knowledge in a mock medical environment to yield graduates well prepared to contribute to their employers on the first day of work. How much will the program cost? Can I make payments? The total tuition for our program is $2,495.00. Students will be asked to pay a $500 registration fee and then will pay $285 monthly thereafter. The tuition includes: registration fee, books, supplies, all materials, study guides, tutoring, two uniforms, stethoscope, job placement assistance, and lifetime clinical skills practice at the school! What is included in the program? The program includes all listed above, 6 modules of classroom training and 1 month of clinical externship in a real medical facility. You will learn everything from billing, coding, and electronic health records to injections, phlebotomy, assisting with surgical procedures and much, much more! What are the requirements for enrollment? You can come in to our campus and one of our staff with assist you in registering. You will need to have with a GED or High School Diploma within 30 days of registering. The registration fee will be due at the time of registration. How long is the program? The entire program (including externship) can be completed in less than 6 months. Will I be nationally certified after completing this program? No, the certificate you receive after attending our course, is a Certificate of Completion of the Medical Assistant Program. With this Certificate of Completion you may register to take the National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) exam administered by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). You will be nationally certified after successfully passing this test. Do I need to be nationally certified to be hired as a medical assistant? No, many medical assistant positions DO NOT require National Certification to be employed. A certificate from our program qualifies you to work as a medical assistant in most medical facilities.