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2021-22 Catalog 
  
    Oct 25, 2021  
2021-22 Catalog

Medical Assistant Certificate


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CIP 51.0801

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Career Opportunities

The Medical Assistant Program will prepare the student for a career in medical assisting. Medical assistants can work in a variety of settings – physician offices, outpatient facilities, urgent care centers and other ambulatory health care services. Medical assistants play a vital role in the success of a medical practice and play the role of a liaison between the physician and the patients.

Program Description

The Medical Assistant program will prepare the student to primarily work in the back office of a medical practice, along with teaching some basic front office duties. Students will be taught the clinical tasks of drawing blood, giving injections, performing lab tests, taking patient histories and measuring vital signs. The administrative tasks include scheduling appointments, coding medical information and bookkeeping. Students will serve an internship and prepare for a national certification exam to become a Registered Medical Assistant.

Program Requirements

Entrance Requirements:

Successful completion of any CCR course or qualifying placement score or exemption.

Enrollment in the program is limited. Students must apply for admission to the program prior to the deadline. Students will be notified in writing of conditional acceptance. Clinical sites used during the program require that you successfully complete a background check and drug screen. These need to be completed before final acceptance into the program. Students must also obtain CPR certification and immunization series within the first semester of the program.

Graduation Requirements:

Students must complete all credits and courses listed in the curriculum with a “C” grade or higher.

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