The Medical Assisting Program at Bluegrass Community and Technical College offers a diploma program for the medical assisting student. Our school currently offers an Associate Degree in Applied Science, which the medical assisting student can pursue as long as they meet required test scores prior to admission. Additional options include: Medical Office Clinical Assistant Certificate, Medical Office Administrative Assistant Certificate, and Medical Office Insurance Billing and Coding Certificate.
The Medical Assisting program prepares the graduate to become an integral member of the health care delivery team, qualified by education and experience to work in the administrative office, the examining room, and the physician’s laboratory. Individuals in this unique position will be involved in many of the following tasks:
The Medical Assistant is a vital liaison between the doctor and the patient and plays an important role in diagnosis and treatment. The many different roles assumed in this profession assure a fast moving and challenging career.
“The Bluegrass Community and Technical College Leestown Campus’ Diploma Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
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Graduates of this program must meet eligibility requirements for taking the national certification examination in medical assisting by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Upon passing the certification examination, the students may use the credential CMA (AAMA) following their name with all rights and privileges. For further information regarding certification requirements or questions regarding the medical assisting profession contact:
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Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (800) 228-2262
Fax: (312) 899-1259
E-Mail: Certification Department firstname.lastname@example.org
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
164 Opportunity Way
Lexington, KY 40511-2623
Math: 30 (for Applied Math/Business Math)
54 (College Algebra)
Math: 21 (for College Algebra)
19 (Business Math)
**Student ACT scores lower than 18 must take COMPASS in order to be placed.
Math (Pre-Algebra): 34
Composite Score: 16
In the event that the number of applicants exceeds maximum capacity, a college admission committee will determine student selection. Students will be notified by letter regarding admission into the Medical Assisting program. Each college will determine the admission committee membership.
Please note that admission to the Medical Assisting program is not based on a selective admissions process at this time. We may elect to choose a selective admissions process for future academic years.
Please click on the following link to view requirements for the AAS, diploma and certificate programs in the medical assisting profession: Medical Assisting Program Plan