Medical Assistant

Medical Assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians and other health practitioners. The Medical Assistant will take and record personal information from the patient and keep it confidential. Medical Assistants also collect and prepare laboratory specimens and sometimes perform basic laboratory tests. Examples of clinical and administrative skills are listed below.

Taking and recording medical histories
Taking and recording vital signs
Explaining treatment procedures to patients
Preparing patients for examinations
Assisting physicians during examinations
Preparing medical instruments
Explaining procedure
Patient prep for examinations
Handling biohazardous materials
Drawing blood
IV placement
Lab procedures
Preparing Patients for X-Rays
Preparing & performing EKG’s, X-Rays, Ultrasounds
Assisting with minor surgeries
Changing dressings/bandaging
Removing Sutures

Certificates and Licensures

  1. MTECH Program Certificate in Medical Assistant
  2. CPR/First Aid Certification
  3. NCCT National Certification

Program Snapshot

  Registration Eligibility: Adults and high school seniors only.

  Registration Availability: Registration is open on the 1st Tuesday of each month. Students usually start the following Monday.  To check seat availability, create a new student account in the MTECH Student Portal and check seat availability or call Student Services at 801-753-6282.

  Program Length: 900 Hours. This works out to be approximately 300 calendar days not including weekends and holidays.

  Times: Mornings, Afternoons and Evenings. See schedule details below.

  Locations: MTECH Lehi Main, Orem, Provo, Spanish Fork and Wasatch West Campuses

  Articulation Agreement: Up to 30 credit hours towards AAS Technology Management from UVU or towards AAS General Technology with Emphasis from USU.

  Financial Aid Eligible: This program is eligible for Financial Aid and Veterans Assistance.   +Learn More


  High School Students: Students should coordinate with home high school counselors prior to registration.

  MTECH Counselor: Students enrolling in this program must meet with an MTECH Academic and Career Counselor prior to registration. High School students are encouraged to be accompanied by a parent. To schedule an appointment please visit

  Entrance Assessment: Students must take the MTECH Entrance Assessment. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. No appointment is necessary. To learn more visit

  New Student Orientation: Students must complete the brief MTECH New Student Orientation prior to first day of class.  To learn more visit


Tuition and Fees

Item Cost Notes
Registration Fee $40.00  
Program Fees $540.00 Includes facilities fee and NCCT National Medical Assistant Licensure Exam fee
Tuition $1,890.00  
total: $2,470.00  All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.

Materials and Supplies


Item Cost Notes
Textbook/Workbook $130.00  
Work Packet $20.00  
Scrubs $48.00  2 pairs of scrubs
Stethoscope/Blood Pressure kit $35.00  Optional
Study Guide $6.00  Optional
total: $239.00  

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