Graduates of the Medical Assistant program will be prepared to assist physicians in medical office examinations; perform basic laboratory skills and procedures; record, monitor and mount electrocardiograms. In the front office, the Medical Assistant will perform the administrative duties of the office including bookkeeping, record management, appointment scheduling, insurance, and medical practice management.
Since medical assistants are trained in both administrative and clinical procedures, graduates are able to work as Medical Assistants in both front and back office environments.
After completing the program, students possessing a high school diploma or GED are eligible to take the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) examination to become a National Certified Medical Assistant or the American Medical Technologists (AMT) examination to become a Registered Medical Assistant.
All medical programs include an externship at an approved site upon completion of the required coursework. The externship provides the student with an actual work environment in which to apply skills learned in the classroom.