Medical Assisting with Limited Permit X-Ray Technician
Hours of Instruction provided: 1060
Outside Preparation Hours: 341.25
Weeks of Instruction: 78
Semester Credits: 49
Didactic classes are offered in residence with a hybrid option. Students are required to complete numerous online quizzes, laboratory procedures, hands-on radiographic positioning procedures, and homework assignments. In addition, students will be required to take and pass mid-terms and/or final exams within each of the module. Competencies in radiographic positioning, and various medical back-office procedures are required to pass the course.
The MA externship will begin when the student completes the medical assisting portion of MA/LPXT 101 and 102. It consists of 160 hours of clinical front and back-office procedures where student can use their didactic skills in a clinical environment. The x-ray externship will begin when the student demonstrates the basic knowledge and skills necessary to begin taking radiographic images. The externship rotation consists of documented proof of performing 50 Chest x-ray exams, 50 Upper Extremity exams, 50 Lower Extremity exams and 200 Torso-skeletal exams. At the end of the externship, all students must exhibit competency in the clinical experience.
Library services, tutoring and job placement assistance are available for all students.
Financial Aid is available for students who qualify.
The MA/LPXT program provides training in the basic knowledge and skills needed for individuals who are interested in a career as a Medical Assistant with a Limited Permit X-ray Technician license. A certificate will be awarded to those students who successfully complete the requirements of the program. Upon successful completion, graduates will be eligible to sit for the State of California’s Limited Permit X-ray Technician License in the scope of Torso-skeletal, Extremities, and Chest, and the CCMA, NCMA, or CCBMA Medical Assisting Certification. Once licensed the graduate may then become a responsible member of the medical community where they are able to utilize their medical assisting and radiology skills in an outpatient setting.
Those applying for the MA/LPXT program must possess a High School Diploma, High School Equivalency, or GED to be considered eligible for admission to the programs offered by the Medical Career College of Northern California. All applicants are required to take and pass the school’s entrance exam, the Wonderlic, with a minimum score of 20 and the Spatial Acuity Test with a minimum score of 6. Those interested in enrolling in the hybrid program must score a minimum of 23 on the Wonderlic.
Students must pass all subjects within the course, to include the mid-term and final, with a minimum grade of 75%. Students must complete all clinical extern requirements, with proof of competency for both medical assisting and x-ray. In addition, students must meet all financial obligations prior to receiving their certificate of completion.
How To Enroll
Prospective students can contact the Medical Career College by phone, email, or in person, if they would like to inquire about enrollment. Students are encouraged to make an appointment to come in to interview with the School’s Admissions Director and tour the school. Once a decision has been made, the prospective student is given the school’s entrance exams. Upon passing the exams, students are required to fill out the enrollment packet and pay the registration fee of $225.00.
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