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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 long is the program?

The coursework portion of the Medical Assistant Program is designed to be completed in 10 months, followed by the clinical experience which will take 5 additional weeks.

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 complete any courses prior to applying for this program?

Medical assistant students are required to complete two courses  — an introduction to Anatomy and Physiology for healthcare and Medical Terminology. Anatomy and Physiology must have been taken at an accredited college with a (C ) grade or better within the last 5 years.  Medical Terminology must have been taken any time in the past, from any institution, with a (C ) grade or better.  Candidates will be asked to provide a transcript at a later point.

Futuro Health also provides English Readiness courses designed to prepare students for careers in allied health. Depending on your language skills, these courses may be helpful to you.  While completing your profile in the Futuro Health Portal, if you indicated that English is not the primary language spoken in your home, you will be asked to complete a short set of questions to determine your eligibility for English Readiness.

What is the career progression for a Medical Assistant?

A career as a Medical Assistant is often a stepping-stone to other healthcare careers.  With additional coursework, Certified Medical Assistants can move up the ladder to become a Care Coordinator, Licensed Vocational Nurse or Registered Nurse.  If you prefer the administrative side of healthcare, you may seek to advance your career as an Office Manager.