Get the Skills to Become a Professional Medical Assistant

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Become a confident Medical Assistant in the Bay Area

9-Month* Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program

Medical Assistants are a vital component of any health care team. They are crucial in helping patients feel at ease and helping them understand physicians’ instructions, while at the same time relieving physicians from many administrative and clinical duties.

With BAMA’s Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program, you’ll get exceptional Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy and EKG Technician training. By the end of this 900-hour program you’ll be well-prepared to enter the workforce, graduating from a reputable school with three certifications. Become a highly sought-after and competitive job candidate!

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Becoming a Confident Medical Assistant

The 9-month* Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy program at Bay Area Medical Academy teaches you the clinical and administrative duties needed for successful entry into the medical field.

The BAMA Medical Assisting program consists of three components:

  • Administrative skills training
  • Clinical skills training
  • 200-hour clinical externship

Our program is divided into 8 learning units called modules. The first 7 modules are classroom modules and each module stands alone as a unit of study and is not dependent upon the completion of any previous or subsequent module.

After you move through the first 7 learning units, you’ll complete a 200 hour clinical externship at a hospital or in a laboratory setting. This residency is a resume booster that provides you with first-hand experience, so you’ll graduate with confidence in your skills and abilities.

Topics covered during the Medical Assisting Program include:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Pathology
  • Medical terminology
  • Laboratory techniques
  • Clinical and diagnostic procedures
  • Medication administration

  • Medical law and ethics
  • Computer software applications
  • Bookkeeping and accounting
  • Medical billing and insurance processing
  • and more!

Practical instruction provides hands–on training in vital-signs testing, venipuncture and patient preparation for exams and procedures which are all verified through a skills check-off system.

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Prepare for 3 Certifications

Most employers now require Medical Assistants to have the CPT-1 certification also referred to as a “license to draw blood.” Bay Area Medical Academy offers a comprehensive Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program that prepares students to become CPT-1 certified. Our friendly staff will support you through the entire application process. Our program prepares you for the following 3 certifications:

  • National Certified Medical Assistant
  • Certified EKG Technician, CET
  • California Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT-1) / National Certified Phlebotomy Tech

The BAMA San Francisco campus is an approved NCPT/NCMA/NHA testing site. Exams are scheduled 2 weeks after completing the program. National exams are only held on weekends at the BAMA San Francisco Campus.

Where Do Our Graduates Work?

A great testament to our success and quality of teaching is the large number of students who get hired at leading Bay Area medical facilities. Bay Area Medical Academy graduates have gone on to work at:

REAL STORIES. REAL JOBS.

Funding Your Education

At Bay Area Medical Academy we understand that choosing to finance your education is a big decision – but you don’t have to take it on alone. Our Financial Aid Advisors are here to help you understand the best financing options available to you.

Financial Aid can be made up of federal grants and loans and is designed to help students with their educational related payments and cost-of-living. Every student, family and Financial Aid package is different. Don’t let the barrier of cost hold you back, come talk to one of our Financial Aid Advisors and we’ll assist you in any way that we can.

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

How to Enroll in the Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program

Bay Area Medical Academy accepts candidates into the Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program based on an admissions procedure which includes an initial interview with one of our Admissions Representatives and a final interview with an instructor.

To enroll in the Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program or for more information, please schedule an appointment with an Admissions Representative by calling our main office at 415-217-0077 or click on the button below to schedule an appointment.

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Program Details

Funding and Tuition

Estimated total charges for the entire program: $15,238.00

Included in tuition:

  • Lectures and labs
  • Scrubs, textbooks, and class materials
  • Externship
  • Life membership to Career Services support (if in good standing)

The program qualifies for FAFSA. You can start a FAFSA application using BAMA’S school code: 042237. Once you have completed your application, our financial aid officer will be able to let you know if you qualify for financial aid and/or federal student loans.

Pell Grants, Sub and Unsub Loans are also available to students who qualify.

Depending on your situation, public funding for the program may be available through The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Department of Rehabilitation, and the Veteran GI Bill®.

A payment plan for the program is available and can be discussed with admissions staff.

Admissions Requirements

The requirements for admission into the program are:

  • 18 years or older
  • Graduation from high school or higher level academy
  • Payment of minimum deposit
  • A passing English test score of 70% or higher
  • Interview with a medical assisting instructor
  • 2 sealed official transcripts

Many BAMA students come to the school with foreign diplomas or college degrees. You can enroll at BAMA if your foreign high school diploma is evaluated for equivalency in the US.

To enroll in the program you’ll first need to meet with admissions staff and interview with the program director. To arrange an admissions appointment, please complete the quick and easy Schedule an Appointment form. Once the form is completed, admissions staff will contact you.

Required Textbooks

All required textbooks are included in tuition.

 

Class Schedules

The program has ongoing enrollment at BAMA’s San Francisco and San Jose campuses. The schedule for the program is Monday through Friday, with morning, day, and evening tracks available.

Please check our calendar for the next enrollment dates.

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

If you’re interested in learning more about Medical Assisting careers and exploring whether Bay Area Medical Academy is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

For immediate questions, call 415-217-0077

Want to learn more? Click here to view the Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program brochure.

Gainful Employment Disclosure – Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy

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* Program length when completed in normal time.