Medical Assisting

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Medical Assistants are in very high demand in the modern field of healthcare. Continuously changing regulations in the industry place increasing pressure upon healthcare providers and facilities. This means that physicians need qualified medical assistants to help with many of the daily duties of the office. Medical Assistants are vital members of the team and work to administer medications, assist with minor procedures, obtain laboratory specimens, perform electrocardiograms, provide patient information, and much more. If you have an interest in entering the field of healthcare and want a career you can train for quickly, becoming a Medical Assistant is an ideal choice for you.

Administrative Medical Assistant Certificate of Proficiency

The Administrative Medical Assistant (AMA) healthcare program prepares a graduate to work as a valuable aid in the non-medical aspects of the physician practice by completing patient-related paperwork, appointment scheduling, filing records, handling insurance, performing billing, coding and bookkeeping responsibilities.  Instruction includes communication with patients, medical law and ethics, and computerized medical records management. 

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Clinical Medical Assistant Certificate of Proficiency

The Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) healthcare program prepares a graduate to work as a valuable aid to complete many of the routine tasks involved in patient care in outpatient clinics or offices, specialty clinics, or hospitals. Students in the CMA program learn to record vital signs, assist with examinations, and explain treatments or tests, administer medications, obtain laboratory specimens, perform electrocardiograms, and sterilize equipment. Students learn to maintain the exam rooms and supply specialty areas.

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Medical Assistant Technical Certificate

The Medical Assistant healthcare program prepares a graduate to work in hospital and outpatient clinic settings.  Medical Assistants perform both administrative and clinical duties under the direction of physicians and licensed staff in their offices or other medical settings. The Medical Assistant program is a one-year Technical Certificate degree program. This program offers the student a broad foundation in basic medical assisting skills including skills lab and practicum hours in a medical setting under the supervision of clinic personnel and the college program director. Both clinical and administrative components of the role are addressed. Basic medical assistant training and education consist of learning experiences in communication skills and patient relations, medical law and ethics, patient intake, medical record and privacy practices, examination room procedures, assisting with minor surgery procedures, clinical lab skills and general clinic office practices including basic medical coding and billing. 

Courses and Requirements Administrative Medical Assistant Certificate of Proficiency Degree Plan

Clinical Medical Assistant Certificate of Proficiency Degree Plan

Medical Assistant — Clinical and Administrative Technical Certificate Degree Plan