The Medical Assistant degree program provides classes in basic courses in communication, English, mathematics, and psychology. The courses then focus on medical language, medical assistant skills and various medical assistant duties. Students learn clinical duties, pharmacology, medical terminology instruction, drug administration, medical insurance billing, claims processing, and the handling of medical records.
The Medical Assistant courses also include laboratory techniques and hands-on training courses in phlebotomy, pre-physical exam preparation, radiology procedures, physical therapy, electrocardiograms, clinical instruments, medical writing and transcription, medication mathematics and much more. Also, each student will also complete further medical assistant training through an externship.
The objective of this Medical Assistant training is to prepare the graduate for an entry-level position in the medical field. Graduates of this program should possess the skills to obtain employment in both clinical and administrative areas of the health care field.