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Skilled. Helping. Caring.

 
Medical Assisting is projected to be among America’s fastest-growing occupations through the year 2020 with an expected national job growth of 31%, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. If you enjoy caring for others, being a medical assistant can be an incredibly rewarding career. 
 
The Wood Tobe-Coburn Medical Assisting program is known for training medical assistants who are well prepared, with solid clinical and administrative skills. With Wood Tobe-Coburn’s 10-16 month Medical Assisting program, you will:
  • Learn clinical procedures like performing injections, administering medications and running medical lab tests
     
  • Understand administrative procedures, like filing medical records, managing and scheduling patients, and maintaining medical records using office systems
     
  • Have access to the equipment found in hospitals and physicians' offices
     
  • Get plenty of one-on-one access to faculty who want you to succeed
     
  • Complete an 8-week externship
     
  • Be eligible to take the AAMA certification test
We encourage you to visit us and learn why our Medical Assisting graduates Finish First!

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Projected 31% employment growth rate for medical assisting jobs from 2010-2020.

 
 

HIGHLIGHTS

Wood Tobe-Coburn Medical Assisting graduates receive hands-on training in simulated medical laboratory classrooms. Each lab is equipped with the same types of medical equipment used in physicians offices.

You will spend the majority of your time taking classes that directly pertain to the medical assisting career, enabling you to complete the program in as little as 10-16 months.

As part of the program, you will spend the last 8 weeks in an externship. Designed to let students practice what they’ve learned, you can make valuable industry contacts. Many students are hired directly by their externship employers!

Graduates of Wood Tobe-Coburn's program can also take the National Certification Examination to become a Certified Medical Assistant.

Ready to get started? Call us at 800-394-9663 or fill out our information request form.

 

 

With Wood Tobe-Coburn’s 10-16 month Medical Assisting programs, you will learn to

  • Take and record vital signs
  • Collect and prepare lab specimens
  • Perform a variety of lab tests
  • Give injections
  • Perform venipuncture
  • Understand and apply aseptic techniques
  • Operate basic medical equipment
  • Assist the physician during an exam
  • Manage and update medical records
  • Process insurance forms
 

CAREERS

With an education from Wood Tobe-Coburn, you will have been exposed to a wide knowledge base and have had plenty of hands-on experience, all in a shortened time frame.

As part of our commitment to helping you find a job after graduation, Wood Tobe Coburn goes a step above and prepares you with networking techniques, a professional resume, and practice interviewing so you have what you need to succeed.

Ready to get started? Call us at 800-394-9663 or fill out our information request form

 

 

Wood Tobe-Coburn graduates work for:

  • Private medical offices
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
 

CURRICULUM

The medical assisting curriculum is designed to give you plenty of hands-on clinical training throughout the 10-16 month program. Employers tell us our graduates are well prepared!

To read course descriptions, download our school catalog.  

Ready to get started? Call us at 800-394-9663 or fill out our information request form

 

 

CONCENTRATION COURSES

  • MEDICAL LABORATORY PROCEDURES
  • PHARMACOLOGY
  • CLINICAL PROCEDURES I
  • CLINICAL PROCEDURES II
  • MEDICAL INSURANCE
  • MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES I
  • MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES II
  • MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY I
  • MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY II
  • MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY III
  • MEDICAL OFFICE SYSTEMS
  • CLINICAL PROCEDURES III
  • MEDICAL EXTERNSHIP
 

COSTS

As long as you stay enrolled full-time at Wood Tobe-Coburn, tuition rates will be frozen for you and will never go up from year to year.


Diploma Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1,2016-December 31, 2016)
 
Tuition Per Semester $8,460
   
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1,2016-December 31, 2016) 
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
   
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $1,975
Lab Fee Per Semester* $370
*Diploma program is 2.5 semesters  
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.  

 

Associate Degree Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1,2016-December 31, 2016)
 
Tuition Per Semester $8.460
   
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1,2016-December 31, 2016) 
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
   
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program)

$3,060

Lab Fee Per Semester (first 2.5 semesters only)

$370

*Associate Degree program is 4 semesters long 
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.  

 

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

CAAHEP Accreditation

The Medical Assisting program is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).  The address for the accrediting body is:  Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL  33763.  The phone number is 727-210-2350.

Graduates of the Medical Assisting program are eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam that is offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants and the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) examination offered by American Medical Technologists (AMT).  Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are controlled by outside agencies and subject to change without notice.  Therefore, the institution cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take the certification or registration exams at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

 

Catalog

Potential applicants may find the following information at  www.woodtobecoburn.edu/catalog.pdf: institutional accreditation; contact information for accrediting agencies and state licensing/approval agencies; admissions policies and practices; policies on transfer of credits to and from the institution; policies and processes for withdrawal and for refunds of tuition/fees; and additional consumer information.

 

Credit Transfer From Another School

Because programs at Wood Tobe-Coburn School are specially tailored to career preparation, course credits from other postsecondary schools, particularly those that emphasize general or liberal arts education, are generally not transferable. However, college graduates and transfer students may be given credit for courses completed at other approved colleges provided the courses are comparable to those required at Wood Tobe-Coburn School and provided the grades received for the courses were "C" or better. Transcripts of work completed may be submitted for review. Credit is not granted for advanced placement or experiential learning.

 

Credit Transfer to Another School

Because programs at Wood Tobe-Coburn School are designed specifically for career preparation, students must assume that credits for courses taken at Wood Tobe-Coburn School are not transferable to other institutions. The acceptance of credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which a student is attempting to transfer credits. There may be articulation agreements in place at the time the student enters that may not be in place when the student graduates or desires to attend a particular school. Neither Wood Tobe-Coburn School nor any of its employees can represent that another institution will accept any courses for credit. If a student is interested in attempting to transfer credits to another institution, Wood Tobe-Coburn School will supply the necessary documentation that may aid the student in receiving credits for the completed course work.

 

 

GET STARTED

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Schedule a tour so we can answer your questions and you can see what a day as a Wood Tobe-Coburn student is like!

Ready? Call us at 800-394-9663 or fill out our information request form

 

 

 

As a Wood Tobe-Coburn Medical Assisting student, you will be able to:

  • Graduate and be ready to work in only 10-16 months
  • Complete a medical externship to practice your clinical skills
  • Use our proactive career services department
  • Have smaller classes, focused on your career
  • Learn from faculty with experience in your field
  • Apply for federal and New York financial aid
  • Go to school in Midtown Manhattan
  • Finish First!