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Get the Skills to Become a Medical Assistant

Female medical assistant working in a computer in a hospital setting.
At LHWOC, you’ll get the skills you need for a rewarding career as a Medical Assistant

7 Month* Medical Assistant Program in Greensburg, PA

Medical Assistants play a key role in physicians’ offices and in a variety of healthcare settings, including urgent care centers, clinics, and ambulatory care facilities. If you’d like to be on the front lines of healthcare, responding to the needs of both patients and medical workers, consider LHWOC’s Medical Assistant program in Greensburg, PA.

The Clinical Medical Assistant program at LHWOC is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and hands-on training you need to start a rewarding healthcare career. Graduates of this program will be fully prepared to fill entry-level positions as Medical Assistants.

The best way to see if LHWOC is the right fit for you is to contact an admissions representative. Get more information on our program and class schedules so that you can make an informed decision about your future. Contact Us Now >>>

Becoming a Skilled Medical Assistant

The focus of this program is to prepare you to assist within the medical environment in patient procedures and administrative duties with special emphasis on acquiring proficiency in the use of the electronic health record systems needed for today’s technologically advanced healthcare environment.

By the end of your program, you will have:

  • An LHWOC Medical Assistant Diploma after 24 weeks* of class and 4 weeks of externship
  • National Certification in Healthcare for Medical Assistant
  • A career for today and tomorrow

Program Details:

  • Course Length: 848 clock hours
  • Program Length: 7 Months/28 Weeks*
  • Externship Included: Yes
  • Class Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Externship schedules are determined by the site.
  • LHWOC is partnered with Excela Health Medical Group

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Get Real-World Experience

During the Medical Assistant program at LHWOC, you will complete a 4-week externship in an actual medical environment. The externship will prepare you to handle a multitude of situations that a Medical Assistant will encounter.

Prior to the externship, you are required to have a physical exam and a two-step TB test and provide proof of immunizations. Some externship sites have additional requirements such as drug screening.

Nationally Recognized Certification

As part of the program, you will earn your National Certification in Healthcare for Medical Assistant. Certifications show potential employers that you have the skills and level of knowledge to be an asset to the industry.

Life & Career Services Available to You

Another unique part of our program is that we will supply you with life services known as Wraparound Services. These services will be offered to you while in training and for another 12 months once you’re employed. All services will be available on-site and include:

  • Fully subsidized childcare, initially at our in-house daycare center
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Financial Literacy
  • Behavioral Health Counseling
  • Drug & Alcohol Counseling
  • Tutorial Assistance
  • Dress of Success
  • Interviewing skills

Is a Rewarding Career in Medical Assisting Right for You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Medical Assisting and exploring whether Laurel Highlands Workforce & Opportunity Center is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

For immediate questions, call 724-237-4448

*Program length when completed in normal time.