Medical Assistant Program

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Students seeking admission to the medical assisting program must meet the following basic requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must be physically able to perform the duties and responsibilities required by the profession

  • Must be able to perform basic calculations

  • Must be free of communicable diseases

  • Applicants are required to register at least 4 weeks before the commencement of each class

  • Attendance at all classroom sessions is required for completion

Competencies Prior to Enrollment

Introduction to Healthcare:

  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology

  • Patient Care Skills

  • Medical Assistant Basic Laboratory Skills

  • Pharmacology

  • Pharmacology Skills Laboratory

  • Electrocardiography (EKG)

  • EKG Skills Laboratory

  • Phlebotomy

  • Phlebotomy Skills Laboratory

  • Administrative Skills

  • CPR (separate tuition)

Practice:

 

       In addition to classroom hours necessary for course  completion, all medical assistant program graduates apply for and are awarded externship positions at physician practices, hospitals, urgent care and laboratory settings to apply their newly learned hands on skills to the real world healthcare setting. Our instructors and career counselors also assist graduates with resume writing, interview skills, and how to create an impressive professional portfolio to help students obtain the position right for them.

          Our clinical instructors also provide assisted study sessions and NHA exam review prior to certification  boards, leading to a high success rate of our students passing exams on the first try.

Program Curriculum

Textbook Used

Delmar's Comprehensive Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Competencies, 5th Edition

By Wilburta Q. Lindh, Marilyn S. Pooler, Carol D. Tamparo, Barbara M. Dahl

 

In this edition, learn the most current information and procedures necessary to succeed in the medical office. Use the accompanying interactive software programs to translate this knowledge to simulated, real-world environments, and apply critical thinking skills through electronic health records (EHR) software.