May 26, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Assisting Certificate


Certificate | MED.ASST.CT |
CIP Code: 51.0801
https://www.pgcc.edu/programs-courses/program-finder/medical-assisting-certificate/

Visit Center for Health Studies, Room 1402 or call 301-546-0733 for your faculty advisor

Program Description


The Medical Assisting Certificate Program prepares students for employment and careers 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 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).

All of the courses in this certificate program can be applied to the Medical Assisting A.A.S. program.

Program Outcomes


Graduates of the Medical Assisting Certificate Program 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

Required Courses (in expected order)


Program Total: 36 Credits