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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 

How long is the Medical Assistant 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.

Am I required to complete any courses prior to applying for the Medical Assistant 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.

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.