Medical Assistant

There is a high demand for Registered Medical Assistants and many of the job opportunities in the area come with a sign-on bonus!


With this program you will be dually trained to work both back and front office in medical facility, in less than a year!

Program Runs

08/17/20 – 05/20/21


8am – 1pm

1050 Clock Hour

Certificate Program


This exciting career offers students the opportunity to obtain the training needed to assist physicians both in the clinical (back office) area and in the administrative (front office) setting. The duties of Medical Assistants vary from office to office, depending on the office location, size, and specialty. In small practices, they are usually “generalists”, handling both front office and clinical duties and reporting directly to an office manager, physician, or other health practitioner. Clinical duties vary according to state laws and include taking medical histories, recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination, and assisting the physician during the examination. They may collect and prepare laboratory specimens and prepare and administer medications. Graduates have the opportunity to work as a Clinical/Medical Assistant, Clinical Technician, Medical Office Assistant, Phlebotomist, EKG Technician, Medical Receptionist, Medical Secretary, and Medical Office Insurance Specialist. The program prepares the student to take the AMT Registered Medical Assistant examination. Students may also make application for the NCCT Phlebotomy Technician examination (NCCT fee is not included in cost of program).


Program Content:

Program Orientation                                                                                   Introduction to Medical Terminology                                                            Anatomy and Physiology
Computer Applications
Administrative Medical Office Procedures                                                       Clinical Medical Office Procedures
Principles of Pharmacology
Medical CPT/ICD Coding I
Computerized Medical Insurance Billing                                                                  Employment/Job Placement Seminar                                                                  Supervised Clinical Externship

Important Note: Franklin Technology Center programs are based on clock hours and may not be transferable to other education facilities. Franklin Technology Center requires students to maintain a 90% attendance and an overall “C” course average during the program. Students are not certified/registered upon graduation from the program. Students must meet national testing organization entrance requirements and successfully complete their examination to become certified/registered. Contact the Medical Assistant Program Coordinator at 417-680-0004 for more information.


LeAnn Cummins, CPT, CMA

LeAnn teaches the daytime Medical Assistant Program and also teaches the evening Phlebotomy Program.  Her primary areas of teaching are Anatomy & Physiology, Clinical Procedures and Pharmacology.

LeAnn holds National Certifications in Phlebotomy Technician and Medical Assistant.

LeAnn enjoys training the students to draw blood, take vitals and give injections.  When students graduate from the program, she takes pride in knowing her students can perform the duties in the medical field.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband doing outdoor activities.  She has four children and two grandchildren.



Medical Assistant Program Coordinator

Leisa joined Franklin Technology Center in 2001. She has been the Medical Assistant Program Coordinator for the past nine years. In addition to being the Medical Assistant Program Coordinator, she is also an instructor for some of the courses. Her primary areas of teaching are coding,
administrative medical procedures, and insurance & billing.

Leisa holds numerous professional certifications. She is a Registered Medical Assistant, Certified Professional Coder, and a National Certified Medical Assistant.

One of Leisa’s favorite duties as the program coordinator is meeting with prospective students and informing them about all the great things Franklin Technology Center has to offer. One of the most rewarding aspects of her job is hearing from past graduates and how going to Franklin Tech changed their lives for the better.

A life-long native of southwest Missouri, Leisa is married and has one adult son.



Phone:  417-680-0004 ext. 2069

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**tuition and fees for 2020-2021 are estimates only and are subject to change**

A NON-REFUNDABLE Application Fee of $50 is required prior to acceptance into program.


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