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, medical transcription, computer operations; assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, supervised medication administration; and ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.
Graduates of CAAHEP-accredited medical assisting programs 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.
Program Learning Outcomes
P1: Demonstrate the knowledge and practical application of clinical competencies identified by the American Association of Medical Assistants. Introduced: MED 116; Reinforced: MED 140; Mastered: MED 260; Assessed: MED 116
P2: Demonstrate the knowledge and application of Medical Business Practices identified by the American Association of Medical Assistants. Introduced: MED 130; Reinforced: 131; Mastered: MED 260; Assessed: MED 130