Medical Assisting FAQ
- What is GO CAREERS?
- GO CAREERS is an exciting workforce partnership comprised of employers, the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation, and Owensboro Community and Technical College. GO CAREERS programs combine relevant classroom learning with the on-the-job skills critical to workplace success.
- What is the Medical Assisting Option?
- Launched in August 2017, the Medical Assisting program is the latest GO CAREERS option offered in the unique work and learn format. Students work three days per week at their sponsoring company and attend industry-validated, college classes two days per week.
- What Credentials are Offered?
- GO CAREERS Medical Assisting students can earn a diploma in 12 months and an associate in applied science degree in 16-18 months.
- Is the Medical Assisting Program Certified?
- OCTC is currently seeking national accreditation for the program that will allow graduates to seek a credential identified by regional employers as their preferred certification for the program.
- Is the Medical Assisting Program Accelerated?
- Yes, the GO CAREERS Medical Assisting program is accelerated because students attend classes year round, including fall, spring, and summer breaks.
- Were Employers Involved in Developing the Program?
- To ensure employer satisfaction and buy-in, the need for the program, its curricula, as well as the work and learn format, were vetted extensively with health care employers and medical assistants working in the field. The OCTC program is aligned to accreditation standards of other Kentucky Community and Technical College programs; features transferable credits to other allied health degree options, such as nursing, surgery tech, and radiography; and is a diploma program eligible for Work Ready Scholarship consideration.
- What is Required of Sponsoring Employers?
- Employer sponsors provide industry-paid work-experience opportunities to students while in training; sponsor half of the costs associated with tuition; provide mentoring at the job site to support relevance of competencies learned in the classroom to the workplace; and consider hiring and/or retaining students who complete the program in a full-time position.
- Who is the Medical Assisting Program Contact?
For more information, please contact:
GO CAREERS Medical Assisting
Student Success Coach
Owensboro Community and Technical College