A medical assistant is a multi-skilled health professional specifically educated to work in ambulatory care setting, performing administrative office tasks and clinical duties. As an integral part of the health care team the medical assistant has a direct influence on the public’s health and well-being, and is required to gain both a variety of knowledge related to health sciences, communication, and specialized skills related to assisting physicians and in the healthcare professionals in patient care. This body of knowledge is obtained from formal study and through practical experience and hands on training.
- The Medical Assistant program is offered in Roosevelt
- The Medical Assistant program is NOT open-entry/open-exit
- Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 2:44 p.m.
- (Not available during the Summer)
- Available to Adults and High School Students (age 18 or older)
Student Entrance Requirements
Background Check & Drug Screen
Anatomy and Physiology
Math 9.0 Grade Level
Language/Spelling 10.0 Grade
Level Reading 11.0 Grade Level
Program Cost Estimate
Books & Supplies: $907*
On-campus room & board not offered.
Tuition and fees are based on program completion in the hours specified for the program length. *Tuition and Books are subject to change.
There are Financial Aid opportunities for the Medical Assistant program.
Federal Financial Aid: YES
VA Qualified: YES
Average mid-range wage
$9.00 – $14.00/hr
Medical assisting is a fast growing profession that is versatile, interesting, and schedule friendly. Medical assistants have diversified skills that allow them to work in a variety of medical office settings such as family practice, pediatric practice, urgent care, at offices that specialize in one body system, as well as some surgical outpatient clinics. Many medical offices allow the medical assistant to work daytime hours and to have weekends and holidays off, while other may work evening hours allowing for flexiblity in scheduling work hours to fit individual preferences.
Students will be prepared to perform entry-level skills including:
Understand the law and ethics of health care professions and what scope of practice is
Perform basic skills related to patient reception, appointment scheduling, and correspondence
Perform basic skills related to management and documentation of health care recors, understand what meaningful use is, and comply with all HIPPA regulations
Perform basic skills related to office management, and finances
Maintain the asepsis of patient exam rooms, treatment rooms, and sterilize medical instruments
Assist the physician with obtaining accurate medical histories, performing patient exams, and treatments
Perform phlebotomy, collect specimens and perfom CLIA waved tests for biological specimens such as blood, urin, and other body tissues
Administer Medication, and injections, perform diagnostic testing, and obtain physiologic measurements such as vital signs, height, weight, and circumference as directed by the physician.
Perform electrocardiograms, remove sutures, and change dressings as directed by the physician
Q. How long will it take me to complete this program?
For more information: Leigh Lloyd – Medical Assistant Instructor, 435-722-6947 | Leigh@ubatc.edu
Upon completion of the core courses, the student must complete a 160-hour externship in a medical facility. Tuition must be paid before the externship start date. Students may be required to complete an interview with medical facility staff before an externship will be granted. The externship provides the student with on-the-job training critical to the completion of the program and is a great opportunity for each student to demonstrate skills and learn new skills. Must be current on immunizations and background check completed.
Students will take the NHA Clinical Medical Assistant Exam. Certification increases employment opportunities. The NHA Certification exam is offered at UBATC in the Career Center.
Medical Assistant Duties
- Answering phones
- Filing and scheduling
- Billing and bookkeeping
- Records management
- Vital signs
- Patient prep
- Basic laboratory tests
- Patient education
- Collecting and handling of specimens
- Taking EKG's
- Administering injections