Medical Professional Medical Assisting Overview

Medical Professional Medical Assisting

Medical Assistants have a wide variety of options in the medical field. Due to the wide scope of training, Medical Assistants have the ability to work in all aspects of the office including the front office, the physician’s laboratory, and doing hands-on clinical care at all times.

Medical Assistants are among the first to care for patients when they visit a medical office or center. This program is for a student who prefers a hands-on person-to-person medical career.

Upon successful completion of the Medical Assistant program, graduates are eligible to sit for the Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CCMA) offered through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Graduates also receive an Associates Degree Titled: Occupational Associates Degree Medical Professional: Concentration Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting program overview:

  • 10 month fast track diploma program or a 17-month associate degree option
  • 180 hours of offsite Medical Assisting externship experience
  • Convenient day or evening class times

Sample Courses

  • MED 150 Clinical Procedures 1 (3 credits)
  • MED 160 Laboratory Procedures 1 (3 credits)
  • MED 175 Medical Assistant Certification Review (4 credits)

Career Choices

Urgent Care Clinics
Doctors’ offices

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