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 a CAAHEP-accredited medical assisting program 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.
A goal of the Medical Assisting A.A.S. program is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
Fall Medical Assisting students must turn in all materials by February 15 for early admission, and by August 1 for final admission.
Humanities/Fine Arts: ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, ART 116, ART 118, ART 283, DRA 111, DRA 126, ENG 131, ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 233, ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 243, ENG 261, ENG 262, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 120, HUM 122, HUM 130, HUM 220, MUS 110, MUS 112, MUS 210, PHI 210, PHI 215, PHI 240, REL 110, REL 211, REL 212 or REL 221.
- Be prepared as competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
- Communicate effectively in both written and oral communication formats using appropriate medical terminology.
- Effectively apply diagnostic and clerical procedures such as vitals, lab testing, basic anatomy and physiology, and triage in a medical environment.
- Apply safe and professional procedures with Asepsis control in a medical environment.
- Exhibit an understanding of ethical, legal, and professional rules of conduct required by CAAHEP.
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$14.24 average salary per hour.
$29,610 average salary per year.
Sources for salary information obtained from O*NET. Salaries may vary for reasons including but not limited to years of experience, place of employment, and specific occupations within each industry.