A Medical Assistant Diploma is a direct route to a career in a growing field. In just five quarters of full-time study, you will be ready to work side-by-side with doctors and nurses, assisting in the delivery of patient care and administrative services. If you are compassionate, dedicated, and interested in working directly with patients as a medical assistant, Utah Career College will provide the training you need to get started. Contact us today to learn more.
Core requirements for the Medical Assistant Diploma
The Medical Assistant Diploma program focuses entirely on clinical and administrative tasks medical assistants perform in the workplace. This allied health training prepares graduates for the multiple challenges they will face in their profession. Course in technical and occupational requirements cover the following topics:
* Medical office procedures
* Microbiology and urinalysis
* Insurance coding
* Patient care
* Administering EKGs and CPR
* Various clinical skills
* Anatomy and physiology
* Medical terminology
* Computer information systems
* Career development
The Clinical Externship, a supervised clinical experience
Studying anatomy in the classroom or drawing blood from a classmate is valuable training, but there is nothing like real-world experience to prepare you for a career as a medical assistant. After you have studied the books, practiced the procedures, and role-played medical office and clinical scenarios, you will take your capstone course: MA 299, an in-clinic externship. Working in a clinical setting under the direct supervision of a medical professional, you will have the opportunity to practice skills and apply knowledge you learned in medical courses.
Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam review
MA280, CMA Review, will prepare you to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants. Your CMA credential will demonstrate that you have the skills and knowledge employers are looking for.