Press Release
Posted June 23, 2021

Lorain County Community College is expanding delivery locations for its medical assisting certificate program, now partnering with the Lorain County JVS (LCJVS) to offer the in-demand program beginning fall semester at the LCJVS in Oberlin.

“Medical assistants perform clinical and administrative tasks that keep the offices of physicians running smoothly,” said Ana Parrilla, LCCC medical assisting program director.

With classes held in the evenings at LCJVS, this program is a great option for students of all ages, including working adults looking to change career paths.

To learn more about this certificate program, attend one of these upcoming information sessions:

  • Monday, July 12
  • Wednesday, July 21
  • Monday, July 26
  • Wednesday, August 4

All information sessions are held at 5 p.m. at the Lorain County JVS, 15181 OH-58, Oberlin, OH. Register for any of these sessions at Medical Assisting.

Medical assistants may focus on clinical tasks such as taking medical histories and vital signs, assisting during examinations or procedures, and collecting or preparing laboratory specimens. In other practices, medical assistants deal with the administrative end of the office by answering telephones, scheduling appointments, handling insurance forms and billing, purchasing equipment and supplies and more.

LCCC’s medical assisting certificate program has a high employment rate and many graduates find job placement before completing the program. The future employment for this field is projected to grow by 19 percent by 2029, with a median salary of more than $35,000, according the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Students in this hands-on program will earn American Heart Association Basic Life Support provider and First Aid and Safety cards. Additionally, upon competition of the medical assisting certificate program, students will be eligible to sit for examination to become certified medical assistants (CMA).

Should students wish to continue their education, LCCC offers associate of applied science degrees in medical assisting with a focus in either administrative or clinical skills. A variety of bachelor’s degrees in healthcare pathways are available through LCCC’s University Partnership.

In addition to the new location at LCJVS, LCCC’s medical assisting certificate program may also be completed at the LCCC Community Learning Center at Lorain High School.

Learn more or register for an information session at Medical Assisting.