Medical Assisting Certificate Program
Completion of 29 credit hours of college course work prepares the student to take the American Association of Medical Assistants Certification Examination. Certified Medical Assistants are able to perform administrative and clinical procedures in a variety of health care settings.
Currently, there is a strong demand for well-trained, competent workers in the Medical Assisting field. Students completing the Medical Assisting Certificate are prepared to work in various support positions in any ambulatory care setting. Medical Assistants find employment in physicians' offices, clinics, hospitals, medical laboratories, insurance companies, government agencies, pharmaceutical companies, and educational institutions. Other care practitioners such as dentists, chiropractors, optometrists, and podiatrists also employ medical assistants. The U.S. Department of Labor listed Medical Assisting as the fastest growing allied health profession.
Students required to take developmental education courses should anticipate an extended program of study.
Accepted students must:
BIO105 Survey of Anatomy & Physiology
GIT110 Microcomputer Applications Software
BIT103 Medical Terminology
PSY101 General Psychology
GIT105 Office Communication Systems
MAC101 Fundamentals of Medical Assisting
HEA130 Standard First Aid and Basic Life Support
BIT203 Medical Office Procedures
MAC203 Medical Assisting Clinical Procedures and Clinical Practicum
Total Credits: 29
The Medical Assisting Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE).
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