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Jump Start Courses

Jump Start Courses

Get a Jump Start on Your Allied Health Career

Having a foundational knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology is key to your success as a Medical Assistant.

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Overview of Jump Start Courses

Jump Start courses help students begin an education journey online, acquire knowledge common across multiple allied health careers, and improve their candidacy for an education program through Futuro Health.  

Jump Start into Medical Assistant

Anatomy and physiology for healthcare and Medical Terminology are both required courses for the Medical Assistant Program. Futuro Health offers these courses through the California Virtual Campus–Online Education Initiative, the Bay Area Medical Academy, and other education partners. These courses are fully online and can be taken sequentially or together. Students need to complete both courses with a “C” grade or higher.

If you have completed a course in Anatomy and Physiology in the last five years at an accredited college or university and received a “C” grade or higher, you do not have to repeat this course. If you have completed a course in Medical Terminology at any point in the past and received a grade of “C” or better, you will not need to re-take this course. You will need to submit unofficial transcripts to prove course completion at some point.

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HOW FUTURO HEALTH HELPS YOU SUCCEED

Connect to a Bigger Community of Healthcare Workers

Futuro Health believes that investing in education, skills training, and retraining results in better paying jobs for workers,
better care for patients, and better workers for employers to hire.
The health care field provides many opportunities for people interested in helping others.
Whether you would like to work directly with patients or work behind the scenes,
there are many different entry level roles available and a lot of growth ahead.
Futuro Health wants to help you take your first (or next) step in the world of healthcare.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I need a computer and internet access to take the program?

Yes, all students will need regular access to a computer and high-speed internet. Your computer will need at least a 2GHz processor or faster, 4 GB RAM or more, built-in or external speakers, USB 2.0 port or adaptor, a webcam supported operating system, Windows 7 or higher, or MacOS Sierra 10.12 or higher.

Am I required to take Anatomy and Physiology to be eligible for the Medical Assistant Program?

Medical Assistant students are required to complete an introduction to Anatomy and Physiology for healthcare.  If you have previously completed these courses, they must have been taken at an accredited college with a (C ) grade or better within the last 5 years.  Candidates will be asked to provide a transcript at a later point.

Am I required to take a course in Medical Terminology to be eligible for the Medical Assistant Program?

Students must complete a course in medical terminology with a grade of “C” or better before being eligible for the Medical Assistant Programs. If you have previously completed this course and received a grade of “C” or better, you will not need to re-take this course. You will need to submit an unofficial transcript to prove course completion during the application process.

How long will it take to complete anatomy and physiology for healthcare providers?

Students typically complete this course in 8-10 weeks.

How long will it take to complete medical terminology?

Students typically complete this course in 3-8 weeks.

Will I have support during the program?

Through our partner, InsideTrack, you will be paired with a coach who will guide your education journey.

Can I take both of the Jump Start courses at the same time?

Yes.

What if I do not pass the courses?

Students who do not pass the Jump Start courses will not be eligible for the Medical Assistant Program may be referred to a different allied health program.

Will I need to pass a drug test?

You should expect that our educational partners will require you to pass a drug test before starting school or sometime during your educational journey, and that all employers will require you to pass a drug test before starting work.