5 Steps To Becoming A Medical Assistant at East Ohio College

Have you been looking into medical assisting training programs but feel overwhelmed with the options available? East Ohio College is here to help guide you through the admissions process to start your journey to becoming a medical assistant! East Ohio’s residential and online Medical Assisting programs allow students to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to begin their careers in two years or less!

Continue reading to learn more about East Ohio College’s admissions process and the first steps toward entering the Medical Assisting program!

Step One: Research and Request Information

When looking into colleges to further your education, deciding what program fits your lifestyle needs is one of the first steps you’ll need to complete. East Ohio College offers medical assisting training that fits your needs through virtual or hybrid classes. 

Once you have decided which type of program works best for you, the next step is to request information. By filling out a simple form that includes your basic information, such as name, phone number, email address, and program of interest, you are providing our admissions team member with the necessary information to contact you. Our East Ohio admissions team will then complete an introductory call to learn more about you and your situation.

Step Two: Complete A Virtual College Visit

After completing the introductory call with your admissions team member, you will schedule a virtual college visit. During this virtual visit, you can expect to learn more detailed information about East Ohio College, the Clinical Medical Assistant program, our career service department, and the financial aid* process while forming a relationship with your admissions team member.

After completing the virtual college visit, your East Ohio admissions team member will recommend applying to the medical assisting training program if it is a good fit for your career and life goals.

Step Three: Apply to East Ohio and Complete Enrollment Documents

Once you and your admissions team member have discussed your potential success in the program, the next step is to complete a formal application for admittance to the medical assisting training program and pay any applicable fees. Upon receiving your formal application, your admissions team member will send you the necessary enrollment documents. Your enrollment documents must be completed before meeting with a financial aid team member. These documents can include detailed information about the program you plan to enter, releases and student obligations, emergency contact information, and other important resources. Your admissions team member is available to answer any questions you may have while completing the documents. 

Step Four: Complete A Financial Aid Consultation

Once your enrollment documents have been signed and completed, you will meet with a financial aid team member to discuss your financial situation. They will assist you in filling out the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and help you determine your eligibility for financial aid*. They will also discuss grants**, loans, and other payment options to help you finance your education.

Step Five: Complete Orientation and Begin Medical Assisting Classes

Upon acceptance into the Medical Assisting program, students will complete a new student orientation course, where they will learn further information about East Ohio College’s academic policies, processes, and procedures. Once students complete the new student orientation course, they will be prepared to start the program and begin taking classes directly related to the Clinical Medical Assistant program.

Students in our direct admission Medical Assisting program will begin taking courses where they will learn valuable healthcare skills without the need for unnecessary general education courses. Students can expect to learn various skills and become knowledgeable in many healthcare areas, including phlebotomy, injections, medical office procedures, and more. 

During your first six weeks of classes, your admissions team member will be there to answer any questions you may have. You will also meet the program director and become familiar with the academic team. Combined with East Ohio College’s career management team, you will have several friendly faces to guide you through your educational journey and beyond.

Start Your Journey To Becoming A Medical Assistant!

Does East Ohio College’s medical assisting training program sound like a good fit for you? Then, take advantage of our accelerated, 18-month Medical Assisting program! Get started today by calling 833-EASTOHIO or requesting information!

*For those who qualify.
**For those who qualify. See catalog for detailed eligibility requirements.