Medical Assisting Certificate Program
This program prepares students for a career as a medical assistant. The program goals are to provide quality, outcome based, and competent entry – level medical assistants. Medical Assistants are multi talented employees who perform clinical and administrative tasks in ambulatory care.
Why OUR Program?
Only graduates from accredited programs like ours can take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam. Our program is accredited by the CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs) and MAERB (Medical Assisting Education Review Board). This means that we must meet stringent educational requirements that are reviewed by an outside agency annually. Employers prefer our graduates because of their quality college level education and certification(s). Although our tuition and fees are lower than the average career school, you will get college credit when you complete our courses. These credits can be used to further your education and expand on your success.
Accepted students must:
BIO105 Survey of Anatomy & Physiology
HEA202 Essentials of Pharmacology for Allied Health Professionals
HEA134 Essential Skills for the Health Professional
BIT103 Medical Terminology
PSY101 General Psychology
MAC101 Fundamentals of Medical Assisting
MAC204 Medical Assisting Clinical Procedures and Clinical Practicum*****
MAC 205 The Adminstrative Medical Assistant *******
****** These two courses are corequisites and must be taken together in the Spring before graduation.
Total Credits: 29
Ninety seven (97%) percent (a five year average) of local employers report they are satisfied with the skill level and education of our graduates. Our graduates report a satisfaction rate with the program and preparation for employment in the Medical Assisting field of 96% over five years.
Currently there is a strong demand for well educated, competent Certified Medical Assistants. Students completing this program are able to work in doctor's offices, clinics, medical labs and other ambulatory care settings. The U.S. Labor department lists Medical Assisting as the fastest growing Allied Health profession.
The Medical Assisting Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE).
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Please contact Barbara Vinall or Gwenn Dyson at the email addresses listed for further information.