The Medical Assisting Program prepares students for employment and career in health care industries, such as physician’s offices, outpatient clinics, in-patient administration, government, and health insurance industries. The curriculum is designed to provide didactic, laboratory, and externship learning experiences where students develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform medical billing and coding, patient scheduling, data entry into the electronic medical record, electrocardiogram and cardiology diagnostic testing, phlebotomy procedures, basic laboratory tests, and maintain overall daily operations in a clinical setting. Medical assistants are the only multi-skilled allied health professional that is professionally trained to work in ambulatory settings.
Graduates of the Medical Assisting A.A.S. will be able to:
- Demonstrate professional and therapeutic communication skills
- Utilize medical terminology as related to body functions
- Perform administrative functions in an outpatient setting
- Perform clinical functions/procedures in the outpatient setting
- Describe the implications of health law in the clinical setting
- Demonstrate the standards of care for the medical assisting profession
Program Total: 60 Credits
1 Fulfills Computer Literacy requirement
2 Refer to Course Descriptions , for eligibility requirements for BIO-2050 .
Asterisk (*) denotes a general education course.
Double asterisk (**) denotes a course that is an institutional requirement.