The Medical Assisting program prepares students for a career as a Medical Assistant. Courses will combine cognitive learning and practice of psychomotor skills in classroom and laboratory settings. Clinical training through externships in local outpatient clinics and physician offices will allow students to observe and practice skills gained in the classroom and laboratory in actual healthcare settings. Medical Assistants are skilled professionals who have specific training to work in a physician’s office or a clinic.
Perform the clinical and clerical skills of an entry-level medical assistant.
Apply knowledge of MAERB Core Curriculum by completing and passing the core competencies and AAMA certification examination.
Demonstrate professional and effective therapeutic communication skills with all patients and co-workers.
Define legal and ethical considerations pertaining to the medical assistant’s scope of practice.
Manage medical records in the physician’s office by effectively navigation electronic health record software.