United Technical Oval
Untied Technical Center
Simulated Workplace Logo

251 Marietta Street

Clarksburg, WV 26301

304-326-7580

Medical Assisting - Allied Services

Overview:  Medical Assisting is an allied health profession whose practitioners function as members of the health care delivery team and perform administrative and clinical procedures.


Units of Instruction:

  • 0711.31 & 0711.41 Medical Assistant Orientation
  • 0715.31 & 0715.41 Administrative Procedures
  • 0733 Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures
  • 0737 Medical Assistant Lab & Diagnostic Procedures

Length of the Course:  The Medical Assistant course is 1 year in length.


Who Should Take Medical Assisting:  The Medical Assisting course would be beneficial to anyone interested in any aspect of the Health Care Field including Nursing, Lab Skills, or Phlebotomy.


Opportunities in the Field:  Employment of Medical Assistants is expected to increase rapidly throughout 2015 as the health service industry expands. An increase in the number of group practices, clinics, and other health care facilities will require a high proportion of multi-skilled, flexible medical assistants who can handle both clinical and clerical duties.


College Credits Possible:

  • 2 hours Phlebotomy Credit - Pierpont/Fairmont
  • State College to qualified students
  • EDGE Credit - Mountain State University

Students Learn Entry Level Skills In:

  • Phlebotomy
  • EKGs
  • Capillary Puncture
  • Urinalysis
  • Emergency First Aid
  • CPR
  • Pharmacology

AAMA Medical Assistant Creed: 

  1. I believe in the principles and purposes of the profession of medical assisting.
  2. I endeavor to be more effective.
  3. I aspire to render greater service.
  4. I protect the confidence entrusted to me.
  5. I am dedicated to the care and well-being of all people.
  6. I am loyal to my employer
  7. I am true to the ethics of my profession
  8. I am strengthened by compassion, courage, and faith.

Certifications:

  • Certified Medical Assistants
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician
  • Certified EKG Technician
  • CPR Certification
  • Emergency First Aid Certification

Enrollment:  For further information on any course at the United Technical Center, see your school guidance counselor or contact Paula Altman at (304) 326-7588.


Organizations:  Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) and National Technical Honor Society(NTHS) are sponsered by UTC for the advancement and recognition of individual student skills and academics.


Location:  UTC is located on Rt. 19 North of Clarksburg. Take the West Pike Street exit off Rt. 50 West of Clarksburg and travel approximately 2 miles toward Shinnston. Across from the Department of Highways, turn left at the Harrison County Alternative Learning Center and continue 1/4 of a mile to UTC. Any questions, please phone (304) 326-7580.