Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures.

Course work includes instruction in scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, computer operations, assisting with examinations/ treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration, and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.

Graduates of CAAHEP-accredited medical assisting programs may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants’ Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants.  Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.

 

 

Physicians’ Offices
Health Maintenance Organizations
Health Departments
Hospitals

Orientation to Medical Assisting
Professional Interaction in Health Care
Administrative Office Procedures I and II
Examination Room Procedures I and II
Laboratory Procedures I
MED Clinical Practicum
Clinical Perspectives
Symptomatology
Drug Therapy
Patient Education
Medical Assisting Overview

Students will demonstrate competence in administrative procedures.
Students will demonstrate competence in clinical (exam room) procedures.
Students will demonstrate competence in laboratory procedures.
Students will demonstrate effective written and verbal communication.
Students will provide patient care in accordance with regulations, policies, laws, and patient rights.
Students will apply quality control measures in regards to health and safety policies and procedures to prevent illness and injury.
Students will demonstrate professional behavior consistent with employer expectations.
Students will prepare for the CMA credentialing exam.

Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting