Candidates for admission to the Medical Assistant program must fulfill EICC admission and the following program admissions requirements to be considered for the program:
- Must be a graduate of an accredited high school or have a high school equivalency
that is in conformity with the requirements of the Department of Education, State
- Demonstrate college-level readiness in English, according to EICC placement assessments.
If applicable must have a test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) on file. Language proficiency for non-native speakers of English must be at a score of 500 or higher OR complete the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.5 – no sub score below 6.0. In addition, one must have a speaking 1:1 time with an ESL/ELA coordinator.
- Must have official college transcripts for any colleges previously attended received
by an EICC Admissions Office prior to admission. Students with CNA or Health Care
experience and General Education courses completed are given priority admission.
- Able to meet the following requirements of the Medical Assistant Program:
- Actively participate in a very rigorous academic program
- Remain calm in very stressful situations on a one-to-one basis
- Work with groups of people in stressful situations
- Ability to bend, squat, reach, kneel, carry, and lift
- Ability to be on his/her feet for six to twelve consecutive hours in the clinical
- Once the above steps are completed, complete the Medical Assistant Program Admissions Application online.
Accepted students to the medical assistant program must fulfill the following requirements:
- Complete a national criminal background check and drug screening. Medical assistant
courses with a clinical component may not be taken by a person who has been denied
- Students may only repeat each medical assistant (MAP) core course once. If a student
is not successful with a second attempt of a MAP course, they will not be able to
progress and will be withdrawn from the program.
- Must be in optimum health as evidenced by the physical examination form. To ensure
the health and safety of patients, fellow students, faculty and other health care
providers while enrolled, the medical assistant student will be: required to achieve
in a very rigorous academic program; involved in very stressful situations on a one
to one basis; called upon to work with groups of people in stressful situations; required
to use effectively all sensory organs; engage in activities which require above average
manual dexterity; expected to bend, squat, reach, kneel and be able to carry and lift
50 pounds from the floor, to shoulder height and overhead, move, and turn persons
who weigh at least as much as he/she does; required to be on his/her feet for six
to twelve consecutive hours.
- Note for Transfer Students: Any transfer student applying for admission, who has been enrolled in a medical assistant curriculum other than EICC, will be required to meet with the Medical Assistant Program Director to discuss placement in the curriculum. The transfer student must meet the requirements set forth in the EICC admission/progression policy. Course syllabi and clinical site information from the transferring institution will be required for review. The student may also be asked to provide written authorization allowing contact with instructors from the transfer institution regarding class and clinical performance. In some cases, a letter of reference regarding theory, clinical and overall student conduct may also be required from the chair of health programs at the transfer institution. Information acquired from these contacts will be considered in acceptance and proper placement into EICC medical assistant curriculum.
Must be completed before externship:
- Proof of current Healthcare CPR and First Aid certification (must be valid through externship)
- Physical with current vaccinations
- All course work on Medical Assistant Factsheet.
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