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Professional Medical Assistant

Do you dream of a career in the health care field, supporting both patients and care providers in a fast-paced medical office setting? Institute of Technology can prepare you for an exciting role as a professional medical assistant in just a short time!

This is a NEW HYBRID program! Hybrid education is a combination of convenient online learning and face-to-face classroom and lab experiences. The IOT hybrid programs were created to provide hands-on in-person training and a flexible schedule for students.

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Believing in Your Real-World Success

IOT takes you from the classroom to your career in front-line medical office support through real-world curriculum that combines theory and application to ready you to pursue entry-level opportunities in medical offices, clinics, laboratories, and hospitals.

Uniforms and supplies are required and are available for purchase. Textbooks are provided to the student as classroom resources or are purchased by the student.

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Start Your Career as a Medical Assistant

We want to see you succeed beyond your IOT classroom so we equip you with comprehensive and applicable knowledge and skills to help you be confident in your medical assisting career from day one. Our instructors average 15-plus years of field experience. Topics covered in coursework include anatomy and physiology, patient preparation, emergency and medical procedures, and much more!

To enhance classroom experiences, IOT incorporates a 160-hour externship into the medical assistant curriculum.

These 160 hours can be completed at an affiliated medical office, clinic, or hospital, and are required for graduation from the Professional Medical Assistant program.

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Training that transfers to your career

The Professional Medical Assistant (PMA) program develops your knowledge and skills in both clinical and administrative aspects of medical assisting. Areas emphasized include:

  • Basic accounting and insurance claims processing
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Electrocardiographs
  • Emergency and surgical procedures
  • Injections
  • Medical office and health care facility management
  • Venipuncture
  • Urinalysis

What can I do with the Professional Medical Assistant program?

As a graduate of IOT’s Professional Medical Assistant program, you may be eligible to sit for and obtain national certification as a medical assistant. Graduates from this program can be prepared to contribute in a broad range of entry-level occupations in the medical field, including:

  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • EKG Assistant
  • Hospital Unit Secretary
  • Radiology Secretary
  • Admitting Representative
  • Medical Receptionist
  • and Medical Records Clerk
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What Program Graduates Say

  • The Institute of Technologys’ PMA program has greatly assisted me in commencing my medical career. I’d like to not only thank IOT, but additionally express my gratitude towards my PMA instructor Ms. Megan for not only pushing each and every one of her students to become the best, but also providing us with the knowledge, skills, and training. Within my 9 months in the program, I not only acquired clinical and administrative skills, but I was able to gain knowledge on how to portray excellent patient care and rapport. I am now working at an Urgent Care at 3 different clinics in California. Thank you Institute of Technology and Ms. Megan!

    Maddison Moffitt, NCMA - Class of 2021

  • "The PMA program at IOT Modesto has given me the opportunity to find my purpose and my career. Surrounded by people who push you to be your best, being provided with the knowledge and skills that led me to where I am today. I was hired at my extern site and every day I am a part of making a difference in many patients lives. I love being a medical assistant. Thank you IOT Modesto and my Instructor Ms. Megan."

    Stephanie Ramirez, NCMA - Class of 2021

  • "IOT Modesto has provided me with all resources and knowledge to begin my career as a PMA. The program challenges you to learn a lot in a short 9 months. Staff and teachers are always there to help you achieve your goals. I’m now in my professional career as a MA. I’m now making a difference in people's life thanks to IOT and my Instructor."

    Laura Campanur, MA - Class of 2021

Where Can I Study?

Number of Students Enrolled: 52
Number of Students Graduated: 37
ACCSC Graduation Rate: 71%
Number of Students Placed in their field of Study: 26
ACCSC Employment Rate: 72%
Employment Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between March 1, 2019 and February 28, 2020 are included in this calculation. 3% of the graduates (or 1 graduate), have been included in the employment rate calculation, which have been waived for employment for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic employment rates.

Program Cost: $16,064.00 + Fees, Books, and Supplies
Credit Hours: 47.5 quarter credit hours

For a breakdown of program costs, view our Tuition and Expenses page.

The performance numbers listed here represent the Graduation and Employment Rates for this program across all campuses.

BPPE 150% Graduation Rate: 55%
BPPE Placement Rate: 75%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program within 150% of normal program length and were scheduled to graduate in 2019 are included in this calculation. 1.3% of the graduates, (or 2 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education regulations for calculating annual programmatic placement rates.

Graduates of this program are trained for employment in any of the following Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes.

SOC CodeOccupation
11-9111Medical and Health Services Managers
29-2012Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
29-2057Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
29-2071Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
31-1011Home Health Aides
31-9092Medical Assistants
31-9093Medical Equipment Preparers
31-9094Medical Transcriptionists
31-9099Healthcare Support Workers, All Other
39-9021Personal Care Aides
43-6013Medical Secretaries

Number of Students Enrolled: 113
Number of Students Graduated: 68
ACCSC Graduation Rate: 61%
Number of Students Placed in their field of Study: 53
ACCSC Employment Rate: 78%
Employment Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between March 1, 2019 and February 28, 2020 are included in this calculation. 0% of the graduates (or 0 graduate), have been included in the employment rate calculation, which have been waived for employment for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic employment rates.

Program Cost: $16,064.00 + Fees, Books, and Supplies
Credit Hours: 47.5 quarter credit hours

For a breakdown of program costs, view our Tuition and Expenses page.

The performance numbers listed here represent the Graduation and Employment Rates for this program across all campuses.

BPPE 150% Graduation Rate: 55%
BPPE Placement Rate: 75%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program within 150% of normal program length and were scheduled to graduate in 2019 are included in this calculation. 1.3% of the graduates, (or 2 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education regulations for calculating annual programmatic placement rates.

Graduates of this program are trained for employment in any of the following Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes.

SOC CodeOccupation
11-9111Medical and Health Services Managers
29-2012Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
29-2057Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
29-2071Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
31-1011Home Health Aides
31-9092Medical Assistants
31-9093Medical Equipment Preparers
31-9094Medical Transcriptionists
31-9099Healthcare Support Workers, All Other
39-9021Personal Care Aides
43-6013Medical Secretaries

Number of Students Enrolled: 63
Number of Students Graduated: 39
ACCSC Graduation Rate: 63%
Number of Students Placed in their field of Study: 31
ACCSC Employment Rate: 84%
Employment Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between March 1, 2019 and February 28, 2020 are included in this calculation. 5.4% of the graduates (or 2 graduates), have been included in the employment rate calculation, which have been waived for employment for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic employment rates.

Program Cost: $16,064.00 + Fees, Books, and Supplies
Credit Hours: 47.5 quarter credit hours

For a breakdown of program costs, view our Tuition and Expenses page.

The performance numbers listed here represent the Graduation and Employment Rates for this program across all campuses.

BPPE 150% Graduation Rate: 55%
BPPE Placement Rate: 75%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program within 150% of normal program length and were scheduled to graduate in 2019 are included in this calculation. 1.3% of the graduates, (or 2 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education regulations for calculating annual programmatic placement rates.

Graduates of this program are trained for employment in any of the following Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes.

SOC CodeOccupation
11-9111Medical and Health Services Managers
29-2012Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
29-2057Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
29-2071Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
31-1011Home Health Aides
31-9092Medical Assistants
31-9093Medical Equipment Preparers
31-9094Medical Transcriptionists
31-9099Healthcare Support Workers, All Other
39-9021Personal Care Aides
43-6013Medical Secretaries

Number of Students Enrolled: 52
Number of Students Graduated: 37
ACCSC Graduation Rate: 71%
Number of Students Placed in their field of Study: 26
ACCSC Employment Rate: 72%
Employment Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between March 1, 2019 and February 28, 2020 are included in this calculation. 3% of the graduates (or 1 graduate), have been included in the employment rate calculation, which have been waived for employment for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic employment rates.

Program Cost: $16,064.00 + Fees, Books, and Supplies
Credit Hours: 47.5 quarter credit hours

For a breakdown of program costs, view our Tuition and Expenses page.

The performance numbers listed here represent the Graduation and Employment Rates for this program across all campuses.

BPPE 150% Graduation Rate: 55%
BPPE Placement Rate: 75%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program within 150% of normal program length and were scheduled to graduate in 2019 are included in this calculation. 1.3% of the graduates, (or 2 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education regulations for calculating annual programmatic placement rates.

Graduates of this program are trained for employment in any of the following Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes.

SOC CodeOccupation
11-9111Medical and Health Services Managers
29-2012Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
29-2057Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
29-2071Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
31-1011Home Health Aides
31-9092Medical Assistants
31-9093Medical Equipment Preparers
31-9094Medical Transcriptionists
31-9099Healthcare Support Workers, All Other
39-9021Personal Care Aides
43-6013Medical Secretaries

Number of Students Enrolled: 113
Number of Students Graduated: 68
ACCSC Graduation Rate: 61%
Number of Students Placed in their field of Study: 53
ACCSC Employment Rate: 78%
Employment Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between March 1, 2019 and February 28, 2020 are included in this calculation. 0% of the graduates (or 0 graduate), have been included in the employment rate calculation, which have been waived for employment for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic employment rates.

Program Cost: $16,064.00 + Fees, Books, and Supplies
Credit Hours: 47.5 quarter credit hours

For a breakdown of program costs, view our Tuition and Expenses page.

The performance numbers listed here represent the Graduation and Employment Rates for this program across all campuses.

BPPE 150% Graduation Rate: 55%
BPPE Placement Rate: 75%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program within 150% of normal program length and were scheduled to graduate in 2019 are included in this calculation. 1.3% of the graduates, (or 2 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education regulations for calculating annual programmatic placement rates.

Graduates of this program are trained for employment in any of the following Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes.

SOC CodeOccupation
11-9111Medical and Health Services Managers
29-2012Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
29-2057Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
29-2071Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
31-1011Home Health Aides
31-9092Medical Assistants
31-9093Medical Equipment Preparers
31-9094Medical Transcriptionists
31-9099Healthcare Support Workers, All Other
39-9021Personal Care Aides
43-6013Medical Secretaries

Number of Students Enrolled: 63
Number of Students Graduated: 39
ACCSC Graduation Rate: 63%
Number of Students Placed in their field of Study: 31
ACCSC Employment Rate: 84%
Employment Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between March 1, 2019 and February 28, 2020 are included in this calculation. 5.4% of the graduates (or 2 graduates), have been included in the employment rate calculation, which have been waived for employment for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic employment rates.

Program Cost: $16,064.00 + Fees, Books, and Supplies
Credit Hours: 47.5 quarter credit hours

For a breakdown of program costs, view our Tuition and Expenses page.

The performance numbers listed here represent the Graduation and Employment Rates for this program across all campuses.

BPPE 150% Graduation Rate: 55%
BPPE Placement Rate: 75%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program within 150% of normal program length and were scheduled to graduate in 2019 are included in this calculation. 1.3% of the graduates, (or 2 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education regulations for calculating annual programmatic placement rates.

Graduates of this program are trained for employment in any of the following Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes.

SOC CodeOccupation
11-9111Medical and Health Services Managers
29-2012Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
29-2057Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
29-2071Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
31-1011Home Health Aides
31-9092Medical Assistants
31-9093Medical Equipment Preparers
31-9094Medical Transcriptionists
31-9099Healthcare Support Workers, All Other
39-9021Personal Care Aides
43-6013Medical Secretaries