Medical Assisting

March 1: CVT, PTA, LPN, MA, RN, OTA application deadline

Medical assistants perform administrative and clinical duties under the direction of physicians in their offices or other medical settings. The medical assistant curriculum is a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree program. This program offers the student a broad foundation in basic medical assisting skills including an externship (practicum) in a medical facility under the supervision of clinic personnel and the Medical Assistant Program Director. Basic medical assistant training and education consist of learning experiences in communication skills, examination room procedures, clinical laboratory skills, and general office practices.

Students who successfully complete the associate degree program for medical assistants will be eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA AAMA) examination.

The Arkansas Tech University Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assistant Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158,  Clearwater, FL  33763: phone: (727) 210-2350; website: www.caahep.org.

Students who are pursuing a program of study where admission is limited (Cardiovascular Technology, Cosmetology, Medical Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Practical Nursing and Registered Nursing), will be assigned a major of Associate of General Studies until admitted into their selected program.

Graduates of the Medical Assisting program at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus are satisfied with the education they receive at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus, as evidenced by an average 100% graduate satisfaction rate over the past five years.  Job placement for graduates is very high as evidenced by a 93.48% job placement rate over the past five years.

Graduation Year Graduate Satisfaction Job Placement
2012 100% 100%
2013 * 0% * 0% *
2014 100% 94.12%
2015 100% 84.62%
2016 100% 100%
5-Year Average 100% 93.48%

 * Program was temporarily inactive due to migrating from the Russellville Campus to the Ozark Campus of Arkansas Tech University.

Rhynes  

Melinda Rhynes
Program Chair

Morton Hall
1700 West C Street
Russellville, AR 72801

(479) 880-4036
mrhynes@atu.edu

Sharyl Moffit
Administrative Assistant

Health Sciences and Wellness
1700 Helberg Lane
Ozark, AR 72949

(479) 508-8500 ext. 6105
smoffit@atu.edu