Medical Assistant Program
The objective of this Medical Assistant training program at Peloton College is to prepare the student for employment as an entry-level Medical Assistant performing administrative, clerical, and clinical duties within the health care field.
Graduates from the Medical Assistant training program will have a working knowledge of administrative duties including scheduling appointments, billing, and coding, as well as clinical duties including phlebotomy, ECGs, injections, measuring vital signs, emergencies, and assisting practices in daily operations.
Graduates of the Medical Assistant training program will be eligible to find entry-level employment in a medical office, hospital, and/or other health care facility as a medical assistant, medical clinical assistant, medical office receptionist, lab assistant, or medical records clerk.
The Medical Assistant program can be completed in as little as 9 months or 38 weeks. Day and evening classes are available.
Medical Assistant Program Courses
The Medical Assistant Program at Peloton College offers courses in:
Anatomy and Physiology
Vital Signs Theory
Medical Law and Ethics
Medical Assisting Lab Applications
Medical Office Practices & Patient Services
Software in Medical Office
Medical Insurance and Billing
Medical Assistant Externship
“Peloton College gave me the confidence I needed to become a medical assistant in less than a year! The students and staff welcomed me with open arms at a time in my life when things were pretty crazy. Peloton is for everyone… no matter where you came from or what you’ve been through. They truly value your success!”
– Jayla Mapps, 2018 Valedictorian
The demand for medical assistants is high and should continue to grow as the population continues to grow.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) employment of medical assistants in the U.S. is expected to grow 18 percent from 2020 to 2030.1
Graduates of the Medical Assistant training program will possess the knowledge and skills for possible careers as:
- Medical Assistant
- Clinical Medical Assistant
- Medical Office Assistant
- Administrative Medical Assistant
- Medical Receptionist
- Medical Secretary
1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Assistants, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm (visited December 18, 2020). (visited January 11, 2021).
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