The BCTC Allied Health Academy incorporates the six Medical Assisting Core Courses in its curriculum, as well as the Phlebotomy and Electrocardiograph courses with the goal of producing multi-skilled medical assistants who are highly favored in the health care industry. The hours required to complete this multiple-certification program of study are as follows:
Medical Assisting Courses 810 Hours
Phlebotomy Skills 135 Hours
ECG Skills 135 Hours
TOTAL HOURS 1,080 Hours
The program will begin each year in August and will end the following June. Classes meet Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 2:30pm. Students must complete 810 hours of academic instruction, and clinical, laboratory, and administrative skills training, followed with a minimum of 270 hours of clinical internship in a medical clinic to qualify for national certification in Medical Assisting (120 hours), ECG (30 hours) and Phlebotomy (120 hours).