Medical Assistant Certification Program

NJ Medical Assistant Certification with Phlebotomy, EKG, and Patient Care Tech

NJ Medical Assistant School

Find a Rewarding Career as a Medical Assistant at ACI NJ Medical Assistant School

Looking for the best NJ medical assistant school? Advantage Career Institute is on of the top medical assistant schools in New Jersey. Our healthcare training programs can provide you with the career stability you are looking for! Demand for trained personnel with medical certification is at an all-time high. The Medical Assistant programs from Advantage Career Institute prepare you for a vital role in any medical office!

All students at our NJ medical assistant school  receive hands-on clinical skills in phlebotomy, injections, EKGs, and vital signs, as well as tasks of daily living and mobility assisting skills that will be mastered in an on-site laboratory furnished with state-of-the-art medical equipment.

Navigation and utilization of electronic health records as well as an overview of front office skills are included. This comprehensive career readiness program provides the student with the education necessary to become a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, a Certified Phlebotomy Technician, a Certified EKG Technician, or a Certified Patient Care Technician through the National Health Career Association.

Additionally, our Career Assistance Program course is included and assists in the preparation for the student to enter the medical field as an entry-level medical assistant with Phlebotomy & EKG or as a patient care tech.

Some of the subjects covered in this program include:

Medical Terminology

Learn and recognize word roots, prefixes, and suffixes used in medical language today. Learn how to combine words to create meaningful medical conditions as well as comprehend their definitions and know the correct spellings.

In this medical terminology course, we’ll cover medical terms related to all major body systems, including: muscular system, skeletal system, respiratory system, circulatory system, digestive system, reproductive system, and urinary system.

Anatomy and Physiology

Essential principles of human anatomy and physiology are presented, including basic chemistry, cell and tissue studies, and an overview of all the body systems, as well as study of the structure and function of the human body and mechanisms for maintaining homeostasis within it. This includes the study of cells, tissues, integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems, as well as the endocrine, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems.

Also included in our schools for a certified medical assistant in NJ is the process for obtaining a patient history, assisting the physician with a physical exam, procedures for activities of daily living [ADLs], patient transfers, navigation and utilization of electronic health records, and an overview of front office skills. This does include learning basic vital signs and anthropometric signs. This module also covers medical ethics and communication skills.


The phlebotomy certification program provides academic and clinical education for students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for becoming a specialist in obtaining blood specimens by venipuncture and micro techniques, for the purpose of laboratory analysis.

Knowledge of the healthcare system is taught, as well as the anatomy and physiology related to laboratory testing and phlebotomy, the collection and transport requirements for tests performed in all areas of the laboratory, documentation and patient records, and the interpersonal skills needed to provide quality and proficient patient care.

Cardio and EKG

The course combines theory and practice, covering important background on the anatomy and physiology of the heart and chest, on heart disease and disease processes, flow of blood through systemic and pulmonary circulation, the conduction system, pertinent medical terminology, and the legal and ethical aspects of patient contact and safety.

There is also a practical and hands-on experience the students will receive by use and placement of the 12-lead EKG machine, and in reading and analyzing EKG printouts to determine cardiac intervals and complexes and normal vs. abnormal readings. Students are expected to complete 10 EKGs and identify four sets of waves, figure the heart rate using a 6-second strip as well as the 1500 box method, and determine what type of EKG is shown on the strip, both abnormal and normal.

Clinical Skills

The course provides the medical assistant student with lecture and hands-on skills regarding the protocols of patient care. Instruction in advanced clinical techniques provides the student with knowledge and skills in pharmacology, as well as preparation and administration of medications. This course introduces the student to basic laboratory concepts and procedures used in a medical laboratory. The definition of the medical assistant’s role in assisting with clinical laboratory testing will be discussed.

Procedures covered include, but are not limited to phlebotomy, specimen collection, preparation of clinical laboratory specimens, performing basic laboratory testing, and reporting patient results of testing. Clinical application of skills is mandatory, including successful venipuncture, EKGs, and capillary sticks.

Job Outlook

The job outlook for NJ Medical Assistants remains strong in 2015 and beyond. According to the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development 89,100 jobs will be added annually to the NJ healthcare industry. In fact health care is the only industry that has added new jobs each year in New Jersey from 1990-2014.

Medical Assistants will continue to see strong numbers in terms of hiring not only in New Jersey but across the United States for the next few years. According to the United States Department of Labor, medical assistants will grow much faster than average in comparison to other industries until 2022.