Medical Assistant

EVIT School of Health Sciences




Medical Assistants are educated and trained to perform administrative and clinical skills in a variety of settings, including doctors’ offices, hospitals and clinics. Learn medical terminology, body systems, EKG, phlebotomy, autoclave, CPR and first aid, OSHA safety standards and other medical specialties. Gain an understanding of office procedures such as patient billing, medical records, purchasing and filing of insurance claims. 

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Students do a clinical externship in the second year of the course. Flexible hours may be required depending upon clinical availability. Student must provide their own transportation to the clinical sites.

Note: Students will be randomly drug tested.

EVIT + Pima Medical Institute

Once an EVIT student completes the Medical Assistant program, the student will have 20 earned credits available to apply towards enrollment in the PMI Health Care Administration Degree program. Students also have the opportunity to dual enroll in two online PMI courses, at no charge to the EVIT student, for 25 earned credits available to apply towards enrollment in the PMI Health Care Administration Degree program. See a PMI Health Science Education Coordinator on campus for further information.

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Course Code MC20, MC21, MC22, MC23
Prerequisites  2 Math credits and 2 English credits, all 'C' or better
No criminal record
Biology (may be taken concurrently)
On track to graduate or a plan for graduation
EVIT MC10 for 2.5-hour course
2.0 GPA or equivalent standardized test scores 
Length 2 semesters

Students have the option of first completing EVIT MC10 (Human Anatomy & Physiology for Medical Careers) and then taking the 2.5-hours-per-day Medical Assistant course to complete the program in 2 years OR the 4-hours-per-day one-year Medical Assistant program. Please state which option the student is choosing on the application.
Campus Locations EVIT Main Campus
EVIT East Campus
Certifications Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

Certification available through the National Health Career Association (NHA). Students will complete the Certified Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam at the end of this program.
Also, students have options of completing the Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam and EKG Technician (CET) exam outside the completion of the program. For information on the NHA certifications, visit nhanow.com.
Possible Careers Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, Medical Records Assistant
Average Entry Level Salary $11-$13 per hour


It is the policy of the East Valley Institute of Technology District #401 to provide all persons with equal employment and education opportunities regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, age or disability. District grievance procedures will be followed for compliance with Title IX and Section 504 requirements. The compliance officer is the EVIT Superintendent.

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