Medical assistant students will learn various patient clinical skills in various medical office settings. This program will train you to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office including proper lead placements, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. Other key topics will be pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, take and document vital signs, draw blood, prepare patients for x-rays, administer electrocardiograms, and assist with minor surgery and change dressings. Medical Assistant are vital to keeping the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and optometrists running.
This program includes 143 hours of classroom lecture and hands on labs and training in phlebotomy. A clinical externship at a local healthcare provider is available as an option. To be eligible for the clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 140 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements. This class will not meet November 24, 2017 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Note: This program will provide the necessary training and skills required to challenge the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination (optional for this course with $155 fee).