Medical Assistant

Next class starts: 8/15/24

View full schedule here.

Registration Eligibility: Adults & High School Seniors

High school students must be age 17 or older. Learn more.

Transfer Credit Opportunity

Credit hours for completing this program can be transferred to UVU. Learn more.


Lehi Campus - Building A
Orem Campus - Building A
Spanish Fork Campus - Building A
Wasatch West Campus


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Medical Assistants (MA’s) help keep the healthcare industry running. With their knowledge of administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians and other health practitioners, medical assistants  take and record personal information from patients and keep it confidential. 

In MTECH’s Medical Assistant program, you will learn how to collect and prepare laboratory specimens, perform basic laboratory tests, and handle a variety of administrative skills.  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
  • Prescriptions
  • Pharmacology
  • Explaining procedure
  • Patient prep for examinations
  • Injections
  • 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

This program is eligible for Financial and Veterans Aid! Learn more

For more information, contact the Senior Program Coordinator.
Employee photo Deborah Romero
Deborah Romero

Adults and high school seniors are eligible to enroll.

Registration dates for Lehi, Orem, Spanish Fork, and Wasatch campuses
REGISTRATION DATE:4/23/244/23/24
NEXT START DATE:8/15/241/6/25
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  • Satisfy Entrance Requirements with Testing Center
  • Students enrolling in this program AT THE PROVO CAMPUS ONLY must meet with an MTECH Academic and Career Counselor prior to registration. High School students should bring a parent. For an appointment please visit
  • High school students should coordinate with home high school counselors prior to registration.
  • Students must have documentation of all required immunizations prior to registration which includes: 2 MMR, Hepatitis B (3 series), Varicella, TDAP, and a current TB skin test (PPD); You will need to upload your immunization records via Verified Credentials at least three business days before registration opens. *Note: some externship facilities may require additional immunizations/vaccinations. CLICK HERE FOR VERIFIED CREDENTIALS
2024-2025Lehi Main Campus2098/15/20247/30/20257:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th
2024-2025Lehi Main Campus2098/15/20247/30/202511:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th
2024-2025Lehi Main Campus2091/6/202512/19/20252:45 PM5:45 PMM-Th
2024-2025Lehi Main Campus2091/6/202512/19/20256:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th
2024-2025Orem Campus1148/15/20247/30/20257:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th
2024-2025Orem Campus1148/15/20247/30/202511:45 AM2:45 PMM-Th
2024-2025Spanish Fork Campus2218/15/20247/30/20257:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th
2024-2025Spanish Fork Campus2218/15/20247/30/202511:45 AM2:45 PMM-Th
2024-2025Spanish Fork Campus2211/6/202512/19/20252:50 PM5:50 PMM-Th
2024-2025Spanish Fork Campus2211/6/202512/19/20256:00 PM9:00 PMM-Th
2024-2025Wasatch West Campus288/15/20247/30/20257:30 AM10:30 AMM-Th
2024-2025Wasatch West Campus288/15/20247/30/202511:30 AM2:30 PMM-Th
Schedule Notes:Students will complete a 4.5-hour hybrid assignment each week in place of class on Fridays; Students will complete a 180-hour externship that can be started as soon as they begin course TEMA 1520, Specialty Patient Care and Treatment and will have 12 months to complete it from the time they finish the coursework.
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Total hours: 900

Course Descriptions
Course NameCourse HoursCourse CreditsExternship/Clinical/ WBL CreditsTuition ($120/credit hour)Course Fees
Introduction to Medical Assisting6020$240.00$150.00
Clinical Procedures I6020$240.00$50.00
Medical Office I6020$240.00$30.00
Intermediate Lab I6020$240.00$50.00
Medical Office II6020$240.00$30.00
Anatomy and Physiology12040$480.00$25.00
Advanced Lab II9030$360.00$50.00
Specialty Patient Care and Treatment6020$240.00$50.00
Specialty Exams and Office Management6020$240.00$50.00
Medical Externship I90x2$240.00$0.00
Medical Externship II90x2$240.00$0.00
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Upon registration, you will register and submit payment for the first course in the program. While not required, you may make a deposit, in person or online, for the full program upon registration to be held in your student account.
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Registration Fee:$40.00
Application Fee:$0.00
Student Fees:$510.00
Required Materials:$245.25
Industry Exam Fee:$0.00
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Course-by-course cost breakdowns can be found on the “Courses” tab above. Upon registration, you will register and submit payment for the first course in the program. Fees and materials may be required upfront, while some may be paid later throughout the program. While not required, you may make a deposit, in person or online, for the full program upon registration to be held in your student account.
Required MaterialsQuantityNotes (ISBN numbers, etc)Cost
Blesi’s Medical Assistant; 9th Edition1 978-0-35750-281-5 included in course fees
Blood Pressure Kit1Available in the MTECH Online Bookstore$40.00
Scrubs2Cost my vary; students will order scrubs through Logo It On$100.00
Verified Credentials – Background and Drug Screen Package1$105.25
Total Cost of Required Materials$245.25
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Optional MaterialsNotes (ISBN numbers, quantity, etc)Cost
Industry Exam FeeNot required for employment in Utah$165.00
Total Cost of Optional Materials$165.00
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  • MTECH Certificate in Medical Assistant
  • Healthcare Provider BLS and First Aid Certification
  • Students are prepared to sit for the NHA National Medical Assistant Licensure Exam.

At MTECH, you will join an exclusive group of graduates who benefit from a commitment to excellence shared by everyone at the school. From instructors who deliver a relevant, industry-driven curriculum to academic counselors focused on ensuring you have the tools you need to succeed, we all share the same goal: your success as a student.

If you want to take the nursing pathway, start with your CNA license. If you want to become a PA or Physician, start with Medical Assistant.

Program length
12 months
Total cost
Lehi Campus - Bldg. A
Orem Campus - Bldg. A
Spanish Fork Campus - Bldg. A
Wasatch West Campus
Program length
12 mos
Total cost
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Program Updates

Beginning June 2024, a Medical Assistant class is being offered in Provo and is self paced. All other cohorts taking place in Lehi, Orem, Spanish Fork and Wasatch will follow a unified schedule.
For Provo, follow this link

Course Descriptions

Introduction to Medical Assisting
The Introduction to Medical Assisting course provides an overview of healthcare professions and their roles in the healthcare environment. Students will be guided through legal concepts and ethical issues in the healthcare setting which will compare and contrast moral issues, professional, and personal ethics. The foundational principles of professional and effective interpersonal communication techniques will be discussed.
Clinical Procedures I
The Clinical Procedures course is an introduction to working in an ambulatory outpatient clinic setting, understanding the role of a medical assistant and patient care. The content of this course will focus on infection control, medical asepsis, taking patient histories, performing patient assessments including vital signs, and preparing for and assisting the provider with examinations.
Medical Office I
The Medical Office I course introduces administrative and general duties in a medical office. These duties include appointment scheduling, records management, electronic health records use and management, written communications, health insurance, office equipment and management, as well as telephone procedures. This course will provide hands-on practice of administrative skills and competency-based examinations.
The Pharmacology course familiarizes the student with pharmaceuticals. Instruction includes commonly prescribed medications, trade and generic names, mode of action, side effects, and usual doses. Concepts covered include the proper administration of oral, injectable, and non-injectable medications. There will be a review of the math skills required to perform medical math conversions and dosage calculations.
Medical Office II
The Medical Office II course introduces students to the management of all aspects of medical office finances. Instruction includes diagnostic and procedural coding for insurance billing. Students will track claims reimbursement, process patient statements, and review fee collection processes.
Anatomy and Physiology
The Anatomy and Physiology course is designed to familiarize the student with the plan and structure of the human body, its function under normal, healthy conditions, and an introduction to the body’s response to illness and disease. Instruction covers an overview of all organ systems, including diagnostic treatment modalities. Medical terms as they relate to the body and correct spelling and pronunciation are taught.
Intermediate Lab I
The Intermediate Lab I course is designed to help the medical assisting student understand the importance of and respond to office emergencies and properly perform routine procedures in the medical office.
Advanced Lab II
In the Advanced Lab II course the student will learn advanced skills needed in the physician office laboratory. These include: respiratory procedures, laboratory safety measures, venipuncture, basic diagnostic testing, ECG’s and Holter monitoring, and preparing for minor surgical assisting.
Specialty Patient Care and Treatment
In the Specialty Patient Care and Treatment course the student will learn about and perform procedures directed at specific types of patient examinations. These include proctological exams, OB/GYN exams, pediatric exams and collecting and processing specimens collected during these exams. Additionally, medical assisting students will learn the basics in preparing for IV placement.
Specialty Exams and Office Management
The Specialty Exams and Office Management course is designed to introduce the student to the basic care and treatment of geriatric patients and issues that arise from aging, and understand and assisting patients dealing with mental health issues. Additional topics include the specialty of radiology testing and how it assists with diagnosing patients, and nutrition and exercise and its effects on the overall health of a patient. Students will also learn about the importance of practicum experience and how to manage a medical office.
Medical Externship I
The Medical Assistant Externship I course allows the medical assistant student the opportunity to demonstrate their administrative and clinical skills in a healthcare setting. This externship takes place in a working medical office or clinic under the supervision of a licensed provider.
Medical Externship II
The Medical Assistant Externship I course allows the medical assistant student the opportunity to demonstrate their administrative and clinical skills in a healthcare setting. This externship takes place in a working medical office or clinic under the supervision of a licensed provider.