The Medical Assistant program is composed of four modules. These include Phlebotomy Technician, Electrocardiograph (ECG) Technician, Administrative Medical Assistant and Clinical Medical Assistant with Clinical Practicum. 

Program Prerequisites:

The Medical Assistant program can be completed in a minimum of two semesters. All three modules (Phlebotomy Technician, ECG Technician and Administrative Medical Assistant must be completed before enrolling in the fourth module (Clinical Medical Assistant with Clinical Practicum). 

This program is based on core curriculum standards and guidelines that will prepare the student to sit for the national certification examination for the medical assistant. The program provides training in both the administrative and clinical roles of the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) and comprises specific modules that allow the student to build upon gained knowledge, and to demonstrate skills competencies during lab and in the supervised clinical setting.

CMA’s work primarily in ambulatory healthcare settings including medical offices and clinics, under the supervision of a licensed healthcare provider. Administrative duties include scheduling and receiving patients, preparing and maintaining medical records, performing basic secretarial skills and medical transcription, handling telephone calls and writing correspondence, serving as a liaison between the physician and other individuals and managing practice finances. Clinical duties include asepsis and infection control, taking patient histories and vital signs, performing first aid and CPR, preparing patients for clinical procedures, assisting the physician with examinations and treatments, collecting and processing specimens, performing selected diagnostic tests, preparing and administering medications and other delegated assignments directed by the licensed healthcare provider. Students may register for individual modules, or register for all four modules. Upon completion of all four modules (Administrative Medical Assistant, Electrocardiography (ECG) Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and Clinical Medical Assistant with Clinical Practicum), the student will hold individual certifications through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).