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Medical Assisting Program

Are you the type of person who enjoys helping others? Are you a born multi-tasker with a dexterous and organized personality? If so, medical assisting is the perfect career for you, and is an ideal entryway into primary care.


About the Program

  • Ten months to complete a total of eight units
  • Prepares you to take the national certification exam by the National Center for Competency Testing
  • Prepares you for an entry-level healthcare position
  • Focuses on the knowledge, skills, and behavior learning domains
  • Seven classroom modules

In the Medical Assisting Program, you will learn:

  • The structure and function of the major body systems
  • Medical terminology
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • Computer skills
  • Administrative processes

You will participate in one externship module, during which you will practice medical assisting procedures in a healthcare setting.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate appropriate terminology use for body systems, illnesses, injuries, and procedures
  • Perform clinical responsibilities and identify and assist in minor surgical procedures
  • Execute administrative procedures and demonstrate computer skills
  • Maintain accurate patient records, bookkeeping, banking, and financial transactions

Clinical Training:

  • Medical history reporting
  • Patient exam preparation
  • Specimen collection
  • Injection administration
  • Surgical procedure assistance 

Medical Office Training:

  • Patient record management
  • Insurance verifications
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Medical billing
  • Accounting

Opportunities for Career Advancement:

  • Medical specialty certifications, including phlebotomy or ECG. (hyperlink to courses on site)
  • Continuing education courses (hyperlink to relevant courses) for skill set improvement

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