health careers 4
medical assisting

One year, 2 or 3 hours per day

*Locations include: JEL, HSE HS, and Fishers HS (See your school counselor to learn more!) 

Course Information:

The Medical Assisting curriculum offers students a challenging introduction to the allied health field.  This college level course will explore a number of health related disciplines and prepare the student for associated entry level skills.  Students will learn to assist in the performance of diagnostic procedures and physical exams.  Students will also learn to assist with patient education and the business of medical practices.  Varied instructional strategies are used to learn medical terminology, anatomy/physiology, pharmacology, and health maintenance and disease prevention.  Successful completion of the course will result in the ability to take the certification exam for Certified Clinical Medical Assistant.   The students must obtain their high school diploma within 12 months of passing the exam to be awarded the credentials.  Students will also have the ability to obtain certifications for CPR, Blood-borne pathogens, HIPAA and hand hygiene.

Dual Credit Offered*:  (Learn more about Dual Credit)

Ivy Tech (up to 9 credits):

• HLHS 100 Intro to Healthcare (3 credits)

• HLHS 101 Medical Terminology (3 credits) - 3 hr. students only

• HLHS 102 Anatomy & Physiology (3 credits) - 3 hr. students only


* Must enroll and meet Ivy Tech program-ready requirements (PRR), if applicable.

**Courses are subject to change. See instructor for most updated list.

Certifications Available:  (Learn more about Certifications)

*Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) through the National Healthcare Association (NHA)

•  AHA BLS CPR Certification for Healthcare Providers 

• National Consortium for Health Science Education Certification (NCHSE)

*indicates 19-20 IN Promoted Industry Certification

Job Opportunities:

• Medical Offices • Clinics • Pharmacies • Outpatient Facilities • Hospitals

Get Involved:

Join our Health Science Student Organization - HOSA: Future Health Professionals!

Learn leadership skills, compete in events, earn scholarships, and much more! 

$$$ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook on the Internet at

Check out the IN CTE Career Guide​​​ and see the in-demand occupations in Indiana!

Related Courses at JEL:

Health Careers Exploration  Health Careers, CNA Prep

19-20 Dual Credit Poster for Ivy Tech Bo
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Carrie Jacques

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I teach Introduction to Medical Assisting at J. Everett Light Career Center. I earned my Bachelor's of Science in Nursing at Indiana University and have been a Registered Nurse since 1999. I worked many years as a labor and delivery nurse, as well as a nurse in an OB/GYN office. I love teaching young minds that are eager to become health care providers. I see many students that have the capacity to be exceptional providers to our community and have empathy for all around them. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two girls. I enjoy being outdoors, camping, gardening and watching my girls play softball in the summer and reading when I have time.

I am a registered nurse with experience in Labor and Delivery (my first love), and I teach Medical Assisting here at JELCC. I am a married mother of four boys, and one sweet female goldendoodle, and my hobbies mostly include being a hockey mom!

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