Program Title: Medical Assistant (Course no. MA 101-106)
Program Description: The objective of the MA certificate program is to provide students with the basic working knowledge and skills needed to obtain an entry-level position in the medical-related office, such as a private physician’s office, medical clinic, hospital administrative or clinical department, insurance company and/or nursing facility. To fulfill this objective, the students must obtain a working knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and describe the history of the profession as well as the accrediting agencies for medical assisting. The skills the students will acquire include typing and ten key speed, define key terms, identify basic word elements, state the meaning of common root words, prefixes, suffixes in medical terms, define and describe the different accrediting agencies related to the medical assisting profession. The students will also have an over view of electrocardiograph, phlebotomy/hematology, pharmacology, administering medications, geriatric care, nutrition and mental health, and professionalism.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will receive a certificate.
Admission requirements: High School Diploma or GED/Wonderlich Basic Skills Test
Subject Hours: 400 Total Clock Hours: 200 LEC, 200 LAB, + 160 Hours Externship