Program Description

This program is designed to educate the students in the field of medical assistance by providing theoretical instruction with concurrent laboratory training in laboratory skills, general medical clinical procedures, healthcare office management and administration, and diagnostic procedures.

Upon successful completion of this course, each student will have the knowledge and training to enter the field of Clinical Medical Assistant at the entry level. This program includes courses in patient care, EKG, Phlebotomy, assisting with physical examinations first aid and emergency procedures. Successful completion will allow the student to take and important role in the clinical operations of a doctors office, ambulatory care center, nursing home, clinic, or facility.

Graduates of the medical Assisting programs will be able ti take certifying examinations given by their choice of three organizations: National Health Career Association (NHA), National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), or American Medical Certification Association (AMCA). These organizations offer nationally recognized credentialing in one or more of the following: Medical Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Office Assistant, electronic Health Records Specialist, and various combinations thereof. Please see the school office or continue looking on our website for the pricing of each exam.

According to BLS, the 2017 median $15.61/hour with a “Much faster than average” job outlook.

Textbooks:

  • Kinn The Medical Assistant, 13th Edition
    Text, Study Guide & Procedure Checklist Manual
  • Computer Access