Medical Assistants

In recent years, medical assistants have become more and more valuable in the doctor’s office setting and the allied health field overall.  This has resulted from the nationwide nursing shortage that has been present for several years.  If you are a person who has no experience or just needs a refresher and national certificate, this class will meet your needs. We will lead you through the latest techniques and equipment in  hands-on instruction that will spotlight universal precautions, infection control procedures, EKG, injections, vital signs, charting, and potential complications associated with patient care.  During the class, procedures for performing tasks in the medical office will be explained and demonstrated in order to prepare you for the national exam. National is not accepted in Washington state at this time. All other states will accept the Medca certification.



  • Proper patient confidentiality/HIPAA
  • Assessing the sick patient
  • Equipment selection and use
  • Functioning as a liaison between patient and doctor
  • Vital signs
  • Completion of requisitions and specimen labeling
  • EKG, strep, ua, vision, nebulizer, ear flush
  • Universal precautions and infection control
  • pediatric immunizations, injections
  • Demonstration of equipment
  • Practical application



  • CNAs
  • Lab personnel
  • Phlebotomists
  • Nurses aides
  • Home Health Nurses
  • Anyone that has no experience, or needs a refresher


National Testing:

Medical assistant-2 yrs experience required to test if you do not attend our class.

If you are an MA already working for two years or more you may do the national test without the class at the cost of $400.  Experience must be verified by current or former employer submitting testee’s experience on company letterhead. (This will be verified before testing.)  If exam is failed examinee will have to re-register and pay fees again accordingly

If passed the examinee will be nationally certified by MedCA.  This certification is good for one year  with renewal required.

No refunds will be granted if test is failed or no showed.

Joyce Roberts, LPN is the instructor and is a Licensed Practical Nurse with several years of experience in nursing as well as teaching.   She is a certified OSHA instructor and she has proven ability in pediatrics and family practice offices.  Ms. Roberts has widespread training in clinical and medical testing procedures and has been a medical assistant instructor with Not Furlong Temps Inc. since the program began in 2002  Her presentation style is professional and comprehensive to the needs of the medical assistant professional.


Overview of Medical Assistant Duties

  • EKG
  • Vital signs
  • Injections (IM, subcutaneous)
  • Charting and documentation
  • Weights and measurements
  • Peak flow and nebulizer treatment
  • Infection control procedures
  • Equipment demonstration
  • OB/GYN assisting
  • Finger stick
  • Urine testing
  • Ear irrigation
  • Call-in prescriptions
  • Quality assurance
  • REVIEW AND FINAL TEST with national prep
  • -CPR available call to schedule $100 non refundable due before class begins. American heart association



  • The evening session is from 6:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Daytime is 10-1pm
  • Monday – Thursday for 5 weeks
  • 40 hours externship to be performed after the classroom training is completed
  • Canceled sessions due to inclement weather, holidays or unforeseen circumstances will be made up on alternate days TBA if needed.



  • Text book is not included.
  • Parking available in front of and near classroom
  • You must be paid in full before being allowed to test national
  • You must finish the class and externship before testing for the national
  • Students should bring materials for taking notes. Click to see complete  SUPPLY LIST FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANT CLASS
  • Required attire
    • Scrubs
    • Tennis shoes
    • Watch with second hand advisable
  • Other required items
    • Hepatitis B
    • PPD within one year
    • High school GED or Diploma
    • Background check-felony convictions will prohibit national testing
    • HPSO insurance policy for students (for externship) approx. $42/yr
    • Spelling test
    • Photo ID
    • CPR-health care provider level
    • letter from a healthcare professional-student is fit for duty