This program provides education and training in administrative and clinical duties required for a Medical Assisting career. Course requirements for this program are sequenced to begin with essential skills before moving on to more complex skill mastery. Upon successful completion of course study, the student completes the program through a hands-on experience in the medical field (externship). Graduates of the program will possess entry-level competency in administrative and clinical areas and will qualify for career opportunities in physicians' offices, ambulatory care centers, laboratories, and hospitals. Program objectives are met through simulated clinical laboratory sessions, lecture courses and the externship.
It should be noted that individuals currently employed by medical facilities may qualify to register for the more advanced course offerings.
Graduates will have the opportunity to continue their education in one of the Medical Assisting Associate in Science Degree Programs.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
Clear and effective communication skills
Entry-level competency in the performance of administrative duties
Entry-level competency in the performance of clinical duties
Application of legal concepts to health care practice