MEDICAL ASSISTANT

WELCOME

Thank you for stopping by! The noncredit Medical Assistant program can be completed in 20 weeks and is being offered as a hybrid program.  Seating is limited based on available clinical space.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The noncredit Medical Assistant Program provides students with the knowledge and skills to prepare them to work in physician’s offices and clinics performing both administrative and clinical skills.  The program includes instruction in reviewing and recording patient histories and clinical data, patient care, investigative and examination procedures, diagnostic procedures, data analysis and documentation, physician consultation, equipment operation and monitoring, and professional standards and ethics. This course will require the use of a webcam with Respondus LockDown Browser when taking exams. CLICK HERE to learn more about the course exam requirements.

Students participate in preceptorship activities at:

  • Local clinics
  • Local Physician’s offices
  • Local Hospitals
  • Urgent Care Facilities
Class start dates: (subject to change)
  • February 5, 2024 (offered in both Schriever and Cut Off.  Cut Off class is limited to residents of Grand Isle, Galliano, Golden Meadow, Larose, and Cut Off)
  • July 8, 2024
Class schedule: (subject to change)  
Weeks 1-18 Online theory with labs meeting in person on Schriever campus on Fridays from 9:00am-1:00pm (Cut Off class will have labs on Wednesdays from 9am-1pm at Popie's Palace in Cut Off)
Weeks 19-20 Clinical preceptorships in physician's offices, clinics, and hospitals.  40 hours/week (times vary)

ADMISSIONS

Acceptance to Fletcher Technical Community College does not guarantee acceptance into the Workforce Medical Assistant program. Seats are offered based on application date.

Admission requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED/HiSET
  • 18 years of age (Students 17 years of age with a high school diploma/GED/HiSET can apply.  Acceptance will be dependent upon clinical facility policies and parental consent)
  • Clear background check

Things to consider before applying to the non-credit Medical Assistant program:

  • Students must submit a background check from Louisiana State Police. For a detailed list of convictions that bar employment of unlicensed persons in Louisiana please click here.
  • Students admitted into the program must pass random drug screen(s) and provide a negative result.
  • Required immunizations are 2 MMR shots (measles, mumps, and rubella), a current tetanus – diphtheria (TD) shot within the last 10 years.
  • Hep B series must be started.
  • Flu vaccination or waiver
  • COVID vaccination or exemption
  • Physical Exam
  • Current TB test
  • Hold Harmless Agreement
  • Proof of Health Insurance
Tuition:
  • $2000 + program specific costs (You can find the noncredit Medical Assistant cost sheet under LINKS for a breakdown of costs associated with the program.) Tuition must be paid in full prior to the first day of class.

The Medical Assistant program is a noncredit program. This is not a financial aid (FAFSA) eligible program. Students must pay tuition upon registration unless notified otherwise.

*All noncredit course tuition and fees are assessed by each class. Tuition, fees, and other charges relating to noncredit classes are not refundable unless the training course is canceled by the College. If the College cancels a class, then 100% of all College-assessed tuition and fees paid will be refunded for the canceled class.

If you are interested in applying to this program, please complete the following steps:

  1. Complete an admissions application to Fletcher Technical Community College (current/continuing Fletcher students do not need to submit another application) online at APPLY NOW. Select Healthcare as your program.
  2. Be fully or unconditionally accepted to Fletcher Technical Community College by completing all Admissions requirements. Admissions will notify you of your status via email.
  3. Complete and submit the “Application for Admission to Noncredit Nursing and Allied Health programs."

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:
  • Louisiana Workforce Commission
  • MJ Foster Promise Program

 

 

**This program has a clinical component to complete the program.  Please be advised that Fletcher’s Nursing and Allied Health faculty members work closely with many clinical sites to provide an optimal clinical experience for all of its students. Fletcher must follow policies and guidelines set forth by programmatic accreditation boards as well as hospital policies and must abide by the federal, state, local, college and health care facility mandates. At this time, your program completion date is dependent upon our ability to enter and complete training in clinical facility. Fletcher’s faculty and administration will work with all of our partners to complete clinical hours in a safe and timely manner when possible.  We thank you for choosing Fletcher for your career goals and look forward to working with you to achieve success.

LINKS

CONTACT

Nedina Shavor
Workforce Coordinator/Instructor
Phone: 985-448-5905
Email:nedina.shavor@fletcher.edu
Schriever Campus