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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 Community Colleges, 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.

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

What is the cost to students?

Your costs will vary depending on your educational goal and which course(s) or program you select. 

Known costs include: 

Registration fee:  $50 per course; $100 per program 

  • Waived in 2020 for English Readiness for Allied Health (Spanish) 
  • Waived in 2020 for Pandemic Readiness for LVN/LPNs 
  • Waived in 2020 for COVID-19 Readiness for Healthcare Workers and First Responders 

Monthly membership for education and training:  $20 per month 

  • Waived in 2020 for Pandemic Readiness for LVN/LPNs 
  • Waived in 2020 for COVID-19 Readiness for Healthcare Workers and First Responders 

Tuition and student support fee:  Futuro Health is prepaying the cost of tuition and student supports for all students.  For some programs, repayment will be required following employment based on income level.  Futuro Health is working with its partners to design affordable financing repayment options. 

  • Waived in 2020 for English Readiness for Allied Health (Spanish)  
  • Waived in 2020 for English Readiness for Medical Assistant (Spanish) 
  • Waived in 2020 for Jump Start into Medical Assistant  
  • Waived in 2020 for Medical Assistant Program for those referred by SEIU-UHW members
  • Waived in 2020 for Pandemic Readiness for LVN/LPNs 
  • Waived in 2020 for COVID-19 Readiness for Healthcare Workers and First Responders 

Books and incidentals:  Varies depending on the education provider 

Background/Drug Screen $72-$119 for combined background check and drug screen required for those enrolling in clinical programs.  Higher cost applies to individuals having to retake drug screen.  Not required for these courses: 

  • English Readiness for Allied Health (Spanish)  
  • English Readiness for Medical Assistant (Spanish) 
  • Jump Start into Medical Assistant courses 
  • Pandemic Readiness for LVN/LPNs 
  • COVID-19 Readiness for Healthcare Workers and First Responders 

Immunization: $24 required for those enrolling in clinical programs.  Not required for these courses: 

  • English Readiness for Allied Health (Spanish)  
  • English Readiness for Medical Assistant (Spanish) 
  • Jump Start into Medical Assistant courses 
  • Pandemic Readiness for LVN/LPNs 
  • COVID-19 Readiness for Healthcare Workers and First Responders 
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.

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

Yes.

What if I do not pass the Jump Start 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 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.

How many hours a week will I need to study?

To be most successful in the Medical Assistant and Care Coordinator Programs, we recommend 3+ hours per day of study.

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.

Will I have support during the program?

For the Pandemic Readiness courses, you will have access to technical support from Canvas if you have trouble with the learning management system.  If you are having trouble logging in please contact help@futurohealth.org.  Due to the short length of the course, there will be no student success coach assigned to you.

For all other Programs Futuro Health has success coaches available to guide you along your educational journey, including helping you select your career pathway and transition to work. Learn More.