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10 Best Medical Assistant Programs in Kentucky for 2019

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1) Jefferson Community and Technical College Ranking Score: 95.50

Locations: Louisville

Accreditation: CAAHEP

Program Type: Certificate, Diploma, A.A.S. Degree

You can receive high-quality workforce centric education at Jefferson Community and Technical College through a wide range of career possibilities offered at its Louisville campus. Jefferson provides a 60-68 credit medical assistant A.A.S. degree which takes around 2 years’ time to complete. You can also opt for a shorter –diploma course which requires a completion of 50-57 credit hour coursework.

In addition to these, you can also obtain medical office administrative assistant certificate (21-22 credit hour coursework), medical office insurance billing and coding certificate (21-27 credit hour coursework), medical office clinical assistant certificate (21-27 credit hour coursework), electrocardiograph technician (11-18 credit hour coursework) and medical office radiography (18 credit hour coursework).



2) Henderson Community College Ranking Score: 93.44

Locations: Henderson

Accreditation: CAAHEP

Program Type: Certificate, Diploma, A.A.S. Degree

Henderson Community College offers extensive medical assisting education at its Henderson campus. You can choose from a variety of options which includes a 64-week medical assisting (INT) certificate, 32-week medical office admin assistant certificate and a 32-week med office insurance billing/coding certificate. Based on the program of your choice you can gain skills and knowledge required to assist physicians or doctors in hospitals or patient care settings.

At Henderson, you can also further your studies and obtain an associate degree in 2 years or pursue a diploma which can be completed in lesser time.



3) Maysville Community and Technical College Ranking Score: 92.25

Locations: Maysville

Accreditation: CAAHEP

Program Type: Diploma, A.A.S. Degree

Maysville Community and Technical College offers an A.A.S. degree and a diploma program in medical assisting at its campus in Maysville. Upon completion of your education, you will be full prepared to perform clinical and administrative procedures required at your place of employment.

The college also offers additional certificate programs related to medical assisting which includes a 17-20 credit hours medical office admin assistant course, 18-20 credit hours medical office insurance billing and coding course and an 11-18 credit hours electrocardiograph technician course.



4) Bluegrass Community and Technical College Ranking Score: 91.00

Locations: Lexington

Accreditation: CAAHEP

Program Type: Diploma, A.A.S. Degree, Certificates

At Bluegrass Community College, you can undergo a 52-credit hour diploma or a 61-credit A.A.S. Degree training in medical assisting. Apart from these, you can also obtain three certificates in phlebotomy, medical office insurance billing and coding, and medical office administrative assistant.

While pursuing your education, you can also work at a local sponsoring company and post-completion of either one of the programs, you will be eligible to sit for CMA exam and become a certified MA.



5) Medical Career & Technical College Ranking Score: 89.25

Locations: Richmond

Accreditation: ABHES

Program Type: Certificate

Medical Career and Technical College offers a 912-hour medical assistant training in KY, at its Richmond campus. The classes focus on core-subject based curriculum which includes courses on eight different subjects requiring 84-hours each and a 240-hour MA externship. You can take only one course at a time and attend classes only two days in a week. These classes are open only on weekdays – either on Mondays/Wednesdays or on Tuesdays/Thursdays. If you are a fulltime student, you can complete this course in 54 weeks.



6) ATA College Ranking Score: 87.25

Locations: Louisville

Accreditation: ABHES

Program Type: Diploma & Associate

ATA College provides hands-on training, on-campus laboratories and qualified instructors to prepare medical assistant students for the entry-level positions in the healthcare field. ATA College offers a short-term diploma program which takes only 10 months to complete and an associate degree program which can be completed in 17 months. There are only 4 classes scheduled in a week and you get the flexibility to choose from morning or evening classes.



7) Sullivan University Ranking Score: 86.6

Locations: Lexington

Accreditation: CAAHEP

Program Type: Associate of Science Degree

At its campus in Lexington, Sullivan University offers a 100-credit hour associate degree in medical assisting. Typically, you can obtain this degree in 18 months or 66 weeks, however program length can vary depending upon acceptance of credit transfers, successful completion of each course and your continuous enrollment or availability to the next course. Apart from core courses in clinical and clerical procedures, you will also learn about keyboarding essentials, public speaking, professional development, and participate in two externships at local medical settings.



8) Ross Medical Education Center Ranking Score: 85.23

Locations: Bowling Green, Erlanger, Hopkinsville, & Owensboro

Accreditation: ABHES

Program Type: Certificate

Ross Medical Education Center provides medical assisting education at its four campuses in KY - Bowling Green, Erlanger, Hopkinsville, & Owensboro. Optional day or evening classes are available for this course, you can complete the day program in 30 weeks and evening program in 36 weeks. The coursework is classified into six different independent modules and you get the liberty to complete these modules in the order of your choice. Apart from interactive classrooms and qualified instructors, you will have the opportunity to receive supervised clinical training in a real-world setting.



9) American National University Ranking Score: 81.99

Locations: Danville, Lexington, Louisville, & Pikeville

Accreditation: CAAHEP

Program Type: Certificate & Associate

At American National University (ANU), you can pursue a wide range of healthcare programs at its four campuses in Kentucky.

Divided into 4 terms, the 48-credit med assisting certificate program includes 12 courses, which can be completed in 10 months and post-completion you will be fully prepared to join the workforce. Thereafter, you can continue your studies with 96-credit med assisting associate degree program which also includes 12 courses and can be completed in next 10 months.

ANU also offers bachelor’s degree in medical health services management and master’s degree in healthcare management.



10) Beckfield College Ranking Score: 80.66

Locations: Florence

Accreditation: ABHES

Program Type: Diploma & Associate

Beckfield College offers two medical assisting programs at its campus in Florence, KY.

Diploma: This is a 55-week long program which will train you for entry-level positions in physician’s offices and will also prepare you to take the NHA-CCMA certification.

Associate: This is an 88-week long program which will include everything you will learn in a diploma plus additional course. This course will brighten your employment opportunities and also prepare you to take the RMA exam.

*Both the programs have student-centered approach and are provided with hands-on instructional training and variety of learning techniques.