If you enjoy caring for others, being a medical assistant can be an incredibly rewarding career. The Fox College Medical Assisting program is known for training medical assistants who are well prepared, with solid clinical and administrative skills. With Fox College s 10-16 month Medical Assistant program, you will:
- Learn clinical procedures like performing injections, administering medications and running medical lab tests
- Understand administrative procedures, like filing medical records, managing and scheduling patients, and maintaining medical records using office systems
- Have access to the equipment found in hospitals and physicians’ offices
- Get plenty of one-on-one access to faculty who want you to succeed
- Complete an 8-week externship
- Be eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam that is offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants and the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) examination offered by American Medical Technologists (AMT)
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Fox College Medical Assisting graduates receive hands-on training in simulated medical laboratory classrooms. Each lab is equipped with the same types of medical equipment used in physicians offices.
You will spend the majority of your time taking classes that directly pertain to the medical assisting career, enabling you to complete the program in as little as 10-16 months.
As part of the program, you will spend the last 8 weeks in an externship. Designed to let students practice what they ve learned, you can make valuable industry contacts. Many students are hired directly by their externship employers!
The Medical Assisting program is currently accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (abhes.org). Graduates of the Medical Assisting program are eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam that is offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants and the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) examination offered by American Medical Technologists (AMT).
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With Fox College’s 10-16 month Medical Assisting programs, you will learn to:
- Take and record vital signs
- Collect and prepare lab specimens
- Perform a variety of lab tests
- Give injections
- Perform venipuncture
- Understand and apply aseptic techniques
- Operate basic medical equipment
- Assist the physician during an exam
- Manage and update medical records
- Process insurance forms
The Medical Assisting program is currently accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (abhes.org). Graduates of the Medical Assisting program are eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam that is offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants and the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) examination offered by American Medical Technologists (AMT). Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are controlled by outside agencies and subject to change without notice. Therefore, the institution cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take the certification or registration exams at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
Potential applicants may find the following information at www.foxcollege.edu/catalog.pdf: institutional accreditation; contact information for accrediting agencies and state licensing/approval agencies; admissions policies and practices; policies on transfer of credits to and from the institution; policies and processes for withdrawal and for refunds of tuition/fees; and additional consumer information.
Credit Transfer From Another School
Transcripts of work completed at other accredited colleges may be submitted to the Director of Education for review. Transcripts should be submitted during the first term of a student s program. Other documentation may also be required. Credits considered for transfer are evaluated by the Director of Education to determine if the course work is similar in nature, content, and level to that required at Fox College. If the course work is comparable, transfer students may be given credit for courses completed at other accredited colleges, provided the grades received for the courses were C or better. The Director of Education will review transcript(s) from each individual student one time. Courses completed at other Bradford schools will be treated the same as courses taken at Fox College. Because programs at Fox College are specially tailored to career preparation, course credits from other postsecondary schools may not be transferable. A maximum of 25 semester credits will be accepted in transfer for students transferring credit who have less than a bachelor s degree.
Students who participated in the Advanced Placement program in their high schools may be granted credit provided they had scores of 3, 4, or 5 on the Advanced Placement tests. Fox College does not grant life experience credit and does not accept transfer credit earned from any of these sources at another institution. One exception is credit for military training that has been evaluated and recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). Fox College may award credit based on these recommendations when the credit is for courses similar in nature, content, and level to that required at the college. Students seeking credit for military training should provide a transcript from the American Council on Education for evaluation. Credit will be treated as transfer credit and will count toward graduation.
Fox College is a receiving institution within the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI). Students who have earned a bachelor s degree and satisfactorily completed the Transferable General Education Core Curriculum at any participating college or university in Illinois will be granted credit towards fulfilling Fox College s general education requirements.
Credit Transfer to Another School
The acceptance of credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which a student is attempting to transfer credits. There may be articulation agreements in place at the time the student enters that may not be in place when the student graduates or desires to attend a particular school. Because programs at Fox College are designed specifically for career preparation, students must assume that credits for courses taken at Fox College are not transferable to other institutions. Neither Fox College nor any of its employees can represent that another institution will accept any courses for credit.
A student who is interested in attempting to transfer credits to another institution should contact the Director of Education. Fox College will supply the necessary documentation that may aid the student in receiving credits for the completed course work provided the student does not owe the school money, is not delinquent or in default on a student loan, or does not owe a refund on any federal or state student financial aid program.