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.
Our primary goal is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains (MAERB, 2019).
The Prince George’s Community College’s Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
Click the link to download a copy of the Student Handbook: Medical Assisting Program Student Handbook