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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant

The Medical Assistant program provides participants with an
opportunity to join the healthcare field as multi-skilled practitioners. Students learn the basics of the human body while training to take vital signs, conduct ECGs, complete medical administrative tasks, use an EHR, and more. Graduates test for an Administrative or Clinical Medical Assisting NHA certification. Cost of books is included in tuition.

Prerequisites

High school diploma or GED®

Required Courses
Administrative Medical Practices

Administrative Medical Practices is designed for the learner who plans to work as a clinical or administrative medical assistant in a private physician’s office, specialty clinic, or hospital setting. Legal and computer information are integrated throughout this course. Students will learn professional and career responsibilities, records management, written communication, financial administration, and managing the medical office. This is a hybrid course and includes both online and in-person learning.

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Allied Health Externship

This externship course provides Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Insurance Billing students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with a local healthcare employer. Externship experience is anticipated to begin at the completion of classroom training. Start dates may vary and daytime hours are required. See Career Program Specialist for details.

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Anatomy & Physiology

Study the structure and systems of the human body in this fast-paced Anatomy and Physiology (A&P) course. Included in this course is discussion of body functions, major organs, diseases and disorders, and much more. This course is recommended for students who have completed Medical Terminology.

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BLS for Healthcare Provider

This course is designed to provide healthcare professionals with the ability to recognize and address life-threatening emergencies and includes CPR, AED, and choking response.

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Clinical Support Practices

This course addresses the clinical role of the healthcare provider. Students learn about assisting with the physical exam, minor office surgery, effectively handling medical office emergencies, taking medical histories, vital signs, and performing EKG’s. Diagnostic testing and pharmacology are also covered.

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Computer Foundations – Health Care

Computer Foundations will prepare you to work with various computer applications in a workplace setting. Students are introduced to Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and are provided with opportunities to perform a number of other essential computer tasks. This is an online, instructor-led, project-based course.

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Electronic Health Records

Having a working knowledge of computer-based health information systems is essential for success in the healthcare environment. This course provides hands-on experience with Electronic Medical Record software and covers related topics, including implementing systems, different types of electronic records, creating and retrieving patient information, and maintaining privacy and security. Students are introduced to industry standards, federal requirements, and government programs, such as incentive payments and meaningful use.

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Employment Prep

Employment Prep is designed to prepare you for the job search. Students create a resume, compose a cover letter, network for job leads, develop interviewing skills, and learn career success strategies. This is an online, instructor-led, project-based course.

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Program Details
Tuition Cost:
$3,000.00
Hours:
380
Required Materials:
  • Additional fees: Uniform (up to) $242 Certification(s) $160
  • Additional fees: Drug Screen $94
  • Additional fees: Background $59
  • Book(s) included in tuition
Documents:
Contact:
Mary Wilt
(302) 697-4545