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If you are considering becoming a Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, or Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, you probably have a lot of questions about the program, career and what it involves. Below is a list of our most frequently asked questions to help you make an informed decision. If you cannot find the answers you are looking for please fill out an online form and one of our expert admissions representatives will contact you soon.
Do you offer financial aid?
What is the length of your program?
This depends on the program of interest. For Dental Assisting day classes, 7 months including a 300 hour externship. For Dental Assisting night classes, 9 months including the externship. For Medical Assisting, it’s 10 months total including a 160 hour externship built into the 4th term. Both tracks of our Diagnostic Medical Sonography program are 2 years. Our Biomedical Equipment Technician program last for 2 years. For a complete list, click on the schedule tab on the menu bar above.
Am I required to get certified?
Are you an accredited college?
Do you accept credits from other schools?
Will you help me find employment once I graduate?
I already have my CPR verification. Will I have to retake the course?
Can I complete my externship in a specialty office?
Medical Assisting students will complete 160 externship hours. Generally, students will complete all 160 hours in the same office.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography students will complete 1320 clinical externship hours across 4 terms.
Can I complete my Medical Assisting Externship in a hospital?
What if I want to work in another state after graduation?
For Medical Assistants, while every state has its own guidelines related to medical assisting the registered Medical Assistant Certification is recognized by all 50 states.
For Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, while every office has its own preferences, the credentials you will earn are recognized by all 50 states.
How much of the program is hands on?
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program awards an Associate Degree of Applied Science to our graduates. Due to the advanced and technical nature of this career, roughly 50 % of time will be spent in a hands-on environment.