Information Guide and Application - 2021/2022
(Physician Front and Back Office)
Deadline for accepting applications is August 5, 2021
FRANKLIN TECHNOLOGY CENTER
810 S. WallJoplin, MO 64801
Phone: 417-680-0004Fax: 417-680-0005
Program Coordinator: Leisa Nivens
Phone: 417-680-0004 Ext. 2069
Please review the following sections, as they contain important information about the program you are applying for.
Medical Assistant 600 Clock Hour Certificate Program Program Coordinator: Leisa NivensPhone: 417-680-0004 Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 NCCT National Certified Medical Assistant examination. Students may also make application for the NCCT Phlebotomy Technician examination (NCCT Phlebotomy Technician exam fee is not included in cost of program).
Program Content: Program Orientation Introduction to Medical TerminologyAnatomy & PhysiologyAdministrative Medical Office Procedures Clinical Medical Office ProceduresComputerized Medical Insurance BillingEmployment/Job Placement SeminarSupervised 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 417-659-4406 for more information.
** Instruction subject to change, as determined by FTC.
Submit Application with fee to Franklin Technology Center
In order to be considered for admission into Medical Assistant program, the first step in the process is to receive an application packet and complete the following:
Contact Financial Aid
Conditional Acceptance Letter
A conditional acceptance letter and forms required in Step 4 will be mailed to student upon the program receiving your application and the $50 non-refundable fee.
Health & Policy Forms
Submit all the following to the program Coordinator:
Documentation of high school completion or GED or H.S.E (High School Equivalency Test). Transcripts must be submitted before the first day of class.
Acceptance into the Program
Upon completion of Step 1 and 2, you will be mailed a “Conditional Acceptance Letter”. Upon submission of ALL forms listed in Step 4 your application will be changed from “conditional” to “accepted” enrollment status.
(If for any reason you have not received a “conditional acceptance letter” and/or the forms, please call 417-680-0004 to have the forms mailed to you.)
All students will be required to attend orientation prior to the first day of class. Students will be contacted regarding program-specific orientation date, time and location after acceptance.
Please direct all correspondence and inquiries to:
Franklin Technology Center
810 S. Wall Avenue
Joplin, MO 64801
Beginning: August 9, 2021 (Day) ~ Ending: February 8, 2022
Beginning: September 13, 2021 (Evening) ~ Ending: March 14, 2022
Beginning: January 10, 2022 (Day) ~ Ending: June 30, 2022
Non-Refundable Application Fee of $50.00 is required prior to acceptance into program.
Supplies, Books, and Fees**: $1,275.00
GRAND TOTAL: $6,675.00
Tuition Withdrawal Policy
A Title IV refund is completed on all financial aid recipients. The Title IV refund is calculated per payment period. If a student completes 60% of a payment period, a Title IV refund is not required.
NOTE: Any Title IV financial aid returned by FTC to the Direct Loan(s) and/or the US Dept. of Ed for Pell Grants will be charged back to the students account and will be his/her responsibility.
Institutional charges are due as follows: Days=class days
Student withdraws during the first 4 days of the pay period - 2% due *Fees, books, and supply fees will be assessed on usage
Student withdraws from the 5th day through the 9th day of the pay period - 5% due
Student withdraws from the 10th day through the 15th day of the pay period - 10% due
Student withdraws from the 16th day through 21st day of the pay period - 20% due
Student withdraws from the 22nd day through the 30th day of the pay period - 40% due
Student withdraws after 30th day of pay period - 100% due
All costs including tuition, books, and supplies are considered institutional costs and are figured in the refund calculation. *Fees, books, and supply fees will be assessed on usage.
All Credit balances must be eliminated before a Title IV refund calculation can be performed.
All Students completing a withdrawal form and received a Direct loan are required to complete an exit counseling session online at www.nslds.ed.gov
School will determine the student's withdrawal date as the last date the student ceased attendance.
All Title IV funds WILL BE RETURNED no later than 45 days after it determines the student withdrew.
NOTE: If a student withdraws (a leave of absence is not included) from a program and wishes to re-enter at a later time, he/she will be responsible for any previous tuition, books, and fees owed and any additional and/or increased tuition, books, and fees of the rear re-entered. If tuition has increased the student will be responsible for the additional costs. The re-entry request must be approved by the Program Coordinator and Director of FTC before a student can begin in the program. If a student withdraws twice from any program at FTC he/she will not be allowed to re-enter ANY FTC program.
Substance Abuse and Drug Testing Policy
Franklin Technology Center adheres to the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989. Students accepted into the program are required to follow the drug screening policy as stated below.
All offers of acceptance into Franklin Technology Center Programs are made as conditional offers. The conditions will include a satisfactory background check and negative drug screen. Acceptance into the program will be denied if there is refusal to read and sign the drug screen consent form, if an applicant is found in possession of specimen altering devices, if applicant is unable to roved a specimen in a timely manner, or for submitting an altered/substituted specimen.
To ensure compliance with the Drug Fee Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, students will be tested as a condition of admission, upon reasonable suspicion, and post-accident or post-injury. (See Franklin Technology Center Student Handbook for additional information.)
Students must abide by the terms of the above policy and must report any conviction under a criminal drug statute for violations occurring on or off College premises. A conviction must be reported within five (5) days after the conviction. Students convicted of involvement in a criminal drug offense will be dismissed from the program.
Missouri Job Center
Need financial help? Looking for a new career? Wanting to improve your job skills?
Missouri Job Center aids economically disadvantaged, dislocated workers, unemployed or underemployed persons through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
They help persons know their skills, improve their skills and get a better job with the help of their workforce specialists.
Several services are targeted to specific populations, such as youth, those on layoff from a job, veterans, older workers, welfare recipients, ex-offenders, and many others.
If you are interested in enrolling at Franklin Technology Center, and need additional financial assistance, please contact the Missouri Job Center to see if they can further assist you.
*Financial assistance is based on availability of funding and may not always be available.
730 S Wall Ave
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm.
Thursday from 9:00am-4:30pm.
If you would like for us to share your name, phone number, and email with the Missouri Job Center to see if you would be eligible for assistance, please sign the box below. We will not share any other information but that which you have agreed to.
1.Complete your FAFSA online at fafsa.ed.gov. Call the FTC Financial Aid Office at 417-680-0004 if you have questions on how to fill it out or if you don’t have access to a computer.
2. In order to fill out your FAFSA, last year’s federal tax return must be completed. If married, you must include spouse’s information or if you answer all questions with a NO on Step 3 of the FAFSA, you are required to include parent’s information on Step 4.
3. Once your FAFSA is submitted, wait 2-3 business days then call the FTC Financial Aid Office to set up an appointment to complete the financial aid process.
4. You will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the US Department of Education in approximately 2 weeks. Verify that all information is correct.
5. Your FTC Award letter will be given to you at the beginning of the program.
If a funding agency will be providing any monies toward your program costs we must have the following documentation on file before you can attend any program classes. It is the student’s responsibility to work closely with their counselor to insure proper documentation has been received by the FTC bookkeeping or financial aid office.
1. Written letter on agency letterhead for $50 application fee
2. Funding voucher, training agreement, etc. for any program costs
Study hard and attend classes and you should receive your graduation certificate.
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CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK:
All applicants applying for FTC programs will be required to undergo a criminal background check through VALIDITY. Failure to accurately list information may result in denial of entrance into the program. Students that are accepted through false or incorrect information for the background check will be terminated from the educational program. Students with an insufficient or questionable background check or adults attending programs located in a building with minors will be required to have fingerprints taken and sent to the FBI for review. Failure to have a clear background check will result in immediate dismissal from the program.
As a part of the final steps in the selection process, Medical Assistant applicants may be required to submit to a drug screening.
*Franklin Technology Center is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Missouri Relay Services at 711.
To complete the application you must pay a $50 application fee. Use the link below to pay the fee.
THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF JOPLIN DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ANCESTRY, SEX, DISABILITY OR VETERAN STATUS, NOR WITH ANY PROVISIONS FOR THE “AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT” OF THE APPLICANT (SECTION IV).
If accepted as a student, I give FTC permission to release a copy of my school records to inquiries such as employment for educational purposes, according to the Family Educational and Privacy Act of 1974. In connection with my application with the school, I understand that a consumer report, which may contain public record information, is being requested. This report may include the following types of information: Names and dates of previous employers, credit information, etc. I further understand that such report may contain public record information concerning my credit, bankruptcy proceeding, and etc. from federal, state and other agencies that maintain such records.
I authorize, without reservation, any party or agency contacted to furnish the above-mentioned information.I certify that the information provided on this application is correct to the best of my knowledge and that I am at least 17 years of age. Falsification of any part of this application may be grounds for dismissal from FTC.
NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY:
Franklin Technology Center receives funds under certain programs of the US Dept of Education and is required by law to collect social security numbers (SSN) from its students for the administration of those programs. We are also required by law to maintain certain documents in accordance with Missouri’s records retention policies. We do not collect or share personal information for any purpose other than to respond to you and the governmental agencies requiring us to report such information.