Idaho Falls MA Program

Earn your MA diploma in Idaho Falls, ID

About the Hybrid-Online MA Program at Idaho Falls

Earn your Medical Assisting diploma in as little as 9 months.

Through our hybrid-online Medical Assisting (MA) program in Idaho Falls, Idaho, you can advance your career while working a full-time job.

Medical Assisting students enrolled at our Idaho Falls campus are trained through online instruction, hands-on lab exercises, and supervised externship hours. When you’re not on campus, our virtual classroom provides an immersive learning environment similar to the in-person instruction you would receive in a traditional classroom. However, as an Eagle Gate College student, you can also attend on-campus seminars, lab assignments, and utilize our state-of-the-art facilities.

What you’ll learn

The Idaho Falls Medical Assistant program focuses on the clinical and administrative skills performed by MAs on a daily basis. Throughout the program, you’ll be trained in several healthcare areas, including various administrative functions and clinical duties.

At Idaho Falls, you’ll learn how to:

  • Schedule and manage medical appointments.
  • Take medical histories and record vital signs.
  • Take blood samples and give injections.
  • Prepare patients for examinations.
  • Administer electrocardiograms (ECGs).
  • Remove sutures and change bandages.
  • Sterilize medical equipment.
  • Order pharmacy prescriptions.
  • Oversee billing, collections, and bookkeeping.

Medical Assisting Program Admissions Requirements for the Idaho Falls campus

If you think our program might be right for you, please review the steps that must be taken to enroll at the Idaho Falls Campus:

1 Meet for career planning

2 Complete admissions

3 Send proof of high school
education or equivalent

4 Take the assessment

5 Fill out the admissions

6 Complete the enrollment

Medical Assisting Program with a Career-Driven Curriculum

Graduates of the Idaho Falls MA program are eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification exam, offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Completing our Medical Assisting courses will help you prepare for the CMA exam, while providing you the skills and knowledge to excel in your first job as a Medical Assistant.

Medical Assisting graduates from Idaho Falls are trained in the following areas:

  • Microbiology, hematology, venipuncture, and urinalysis
  • Transcription and charting
  • Patient vital signs, ECG’s, and draping/gowning
  • Minor surgical assisting
  • Injections and pharmacology

My favorite part of Eagle Gate College was their flexible online and on campus schedule. And the clinicals were awesome! - Megan P., 2019 Graduate

The Idaho Falls Campus

The Idaho Falls campus is conveniently located 10 minutes east of downtown Idaho Falls. Just down the road from campus is the Grand Teton Mall, where you can enjoy numerous shops and eateries.

Luckily for our students, Idaho Falls is also home to some of the top medical centers in the country, including Mountain View Hospital, Eastern Idaho Regional Hospital, and Idaho Falls Community Hospital. Our proximity to so many leading medical institutions benefits our students by providing them several employment options, upon graduation.

Fast-Paced Program

At Idaho Falls, you can pursue a Medical Assisting career without spending years in school. Many of our graduates appreciate how we tailor our programs to help you achieve your goals as efficiently and effectively as possible. Our Medical Assisting program can be completed in as little as 9 months, which is convenient for anyone who works full-time or is raising a family.

Career Services

Upon completion of their studies, MA graduates at Idaho Falls have the full support of our career services team to help them find a job. Our career services coordinators will be there for you each step of the way. They will help you prepare your resume, land interviews, and ultimately succeed in the field as an MA.

I chose Eagle Gate College because of the small class sizes, I got a lot of personal attention. I also made so many friends in my program and consider them my family! - Meghan W., 2019 Graduate

Campus Location

The Eagle Gate College campus in Idaho Falls, UT, is located just off exit 116 (Cole Road) from I-15, heading north. The Idaho Falls campus is located only two miles east of downtown Idaho Falls. Aside from the historic downtown area, students can enjoy the beautiful nature that surrounds the city. One of the most popular attractions is the Idaho Falls riverwalk that highlights some of the city’s most spectacular scenery.

Idaho Falls Campus
Phone: (208) 285-4302
1592 E. 17th St.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83404

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Commonly Asked Questions

Some of the various job titles for graduates with a Medical Assisting diploma include Clinical Medical Assistant, Medical Office Manager, Phlebotomy Technician, and Front Office Manager.

Your courses will typically include the following topics: microbiology, hematology, venipuncture, and urinalysis; transcription and charting; patient vital signs, ECGs, and draping/gowning; minor surgical assisting; and injections and pharmacology.

As of May 2018, the average annual salary for Medical Assistants was $34,540. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the highest 10 percent earned more than $47,250. However, these numbers might vary depending on your location and experience.

Public transportation is located on St. Clair Rd. on the west side of campus.

Yes, there is plenty of free parking available for students.