Medical Assistant

Available start dates for the program:  Monthly (See Academic Calendar)

Program language: English or Bilingual (English and Spanish)

Available Schedules: daily Monday thru Thursday from 7:00PM-10:00PM  or  daily 9AM - 12PM. Executive schedule: one weekend a month

Program duration: 12 months (1 years) for Full-Time students 

Program Description

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Health Science career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of Health Science career cluster. In this program the student will learn how to assist physicians and nurses in the clinic and office settings, they will learn back office skills with some additional front office skills. The student will be instructed to take Vital Signs, perform EKG, Phlebotomy, Urinalysis, Medication Administration, and facilitate physician/patient rapport. The student will also be introduced to Administrative Skills such as Medical Coding (includes ICD-10 & CPT-4 and Electronic Patient Record Keeping) and will become knowledgeable in medical ethics. The program prepares the student to take national certification exam. Upon completion of the program the student will receive a Diploma with 38.5 credit hours (equivalent to 925 clock hours).

 

Program Objectives

This program prepares the student for entry level employment as a medical assisting technologist in administrative and clinical settings such as hospitals, clinics, medical labs, diagnostic centers and medical offices among others.

Admissions Requirements
Students must present the following minimum qualifications:

  • Satisfactory and verifiable completion of a high school degree or GED

*Source:Career One Stop

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