Medical Assisting

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The Medical Assisting program is designed to prepare current and future employees for the fast-paced changes encountered in the health care industry, and to help develop skills and attitudes necessary to excel in medical assisting. Students are provided the opportunity to gain skills to help physicians and focus on performance of clinical duties. This program is appropriate for entry-level positions in doctor’s offices, hospitals, home health agencies, and other allied health organizations.

Medical Assisting Program Curriculum

The 12 content areas are directly linked to the core competencies required for success at the entry level in the health care industry as a Registered Medical Assistant. Curriculum can vary upon degree option.

  • Medical Terminology
  • Business Communication
  • Medical Office Management & Administration
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Allied Health Office Procedures & Administration
  • Electronic Medical Records & Reimbursement
  • Medical Dictation
  • Phlebotomy
  • Pharmacology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Laboratory & Exam Room Procedures
  • Cardiac Monitoring Procedures
  • Personal Finance
  • Medical Law and Ethics/Exam Review
  • Internship

General Education Requirements*

  • Computer Applications*
  • Public Speaking*
  • Critical Thinking*
  • General English*
  • Composition*
  • College Math*
  • Principles of Psychology*

Convenient Course offerings

Courses are available during the day and evening, through traditional means (face to face) as well as online, enabling students to complete the diploma while working part or full-time.

Career opportunities for our program may include employment in hospitals, home health agencies, medical offices and more. Employment for this career track through 2020 is expected to grow by 29 percent.*

*Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm

If you think medical assisting may be right for you, contact us today to learn more about our program.

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