Program Description: Medical assistants are likely the first and last faces you see during any medical appointment, either in your doctors' offices or at a larger medical organization. The job is a mix of traditional office work—like manning the front desk, answering phones, and filing insurance forms—as well as hands-on tasks including checking vital signs, drawing blood, sterilizing surgical equipment, and making sure medical histories are accurately recorded.
Prerequisites: "C" average in Science 10; one year of keyboarding (35 wpm minimum); student may enroll without a high school diploma or high school equivalency assessment but will not be awarded a Certificate of Applied Studies without a high school diploma or high school equivalency assessment.
Program
Length:
Two years (1080 clock hours)
Students are accepted yearly in August
Courses: Required Courses:
  • Foundations of Health Science
  • Advanced Principles of Health Science
  • Medical Assistant Laboratory and Diagnostic Procedures                    
  • Medical Assistant Clinical Procedures
Elective Courses:
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Assistant Advanced Pharmacology
  • Medical Assistant Administrative Procedures II
  • Health Science Clinical Experience
Certifications: Certified Medical Assistant
Sample Job Titles: Certified Medical Assistant, Doctor's Assistant, Medical Office Assistant

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