Students receive instruction from experienced experts in each Dental Assistant program. Students learn real-world applications of dental assistance through labs, technical hands-on training, and a comprehensive externship. Throughout the course, students will take field trips and also be exposed to a series of guest speakers. Additionally, graduates of the Dental Assistant program are eligible for registry with the American Medical Technologist (AMT) as a Registered Dental Assistant after passing the AMT examination for dental assistants.
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.
Employment of veterinary technologists and technicians is projected to grow 30 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment will grow as more veterinarians utilize technicians and technologists to do general care and lab work, and as they continue to replace lower skilled veterinary assistants. - Bureau of Labor Statistics