The medical assistant is educated and trained to perform administrative and clinical skills in a variety of settings including doctors’ offices, hospitals and clinics.
Learn medical terminology, body systems, optometry, EKG, phlebotomy, autoclave, CPR and first aid, OSHA safety standards, and other medical specialties. Gain an understanding of office procedures such as patient billing, medical records, purchasing supplies and filing insurance claims.
Note: Students participate in externships during the second year of the program and must provide own transportation.
Course Code: MC20
Length: 4 Semesters
Recommended: 2.5 GPA, no criminal record, Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Careers (MC10) or equivalent course, or (1) credit in Biology
Certification: Graduates are prepared to take the examination for Certified Medical Assistant
Possible Careers: Medical Assistant, Medical Receptionist, Medical Records Assistant
Average Entry Level Salary: $13 - $14 per hour