Certificate Program (52 Quarter Credits / 35 Weeks / 725 Clock Hours )
The program includes a well-balanced on-campus time for lectures and demonstrations and work-simulated lab which imitates a doctor’s exam room, phlebotomy lab and EKG lab. The off-campus clinical externship module of the program is structured to include supervised hands-on training at a doctor’s office, clinical or a health care center. Upon completion, graduates are eligible to sit for the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) Certified Medical Assistant examination and are awarded a Certificate of Completion. The program has applied for accreditation through the Accredited Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Once the program is granted approval, graduates will be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) examination.
To prepare the graduate to become skilled entry-level Medical Assistants providing both patient care and medical office support as multi-skilled health professionals with diverse duties in medical offices, hospitals, clinics and health care centers.
All candidates must be at least eighteen (18) years of age before enrolling.
All candidates must have a valid government issued picture ID and a Social Security card
All candidates must possess at a minimum a High School Diploma (High School Transcripts showing graduation date), or copy of General Education Diploma (GED). Foreign graduates in addition must present certified English translation of required documents and evaluation confirming that the documents meet U.S. equivalency.
All candidates must be interviewed by an admission’s representative and/or program director to review and discuss the program and prerequisites needed for enrollment.
All candidates must complete and sign pre-enrollment documents.
All candidates must sign the Enrollment Agreement and pay the appropriate application/registration fees.
Health Clearance and Immunizations, Cleared Criminal Background Check, Negative Drug Screening Results are required prior to the program acceptance.
Teaching courses in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, clinical procedures interpersonal skills, confidentiality, medical law and ethics, HIPPA, professional behavior, and patient interface as well as basic offices procedures and electronic record keeping ensuring competency
Providing clinical activities within on-campus work-stimulated laboratories that include electronic data entry and record keeping, assisting the physician in patient care responsibilities by recording medical histories, taking vital signs, preparing the patient for examination, assisting physician during patient examination and surgical procedures, collecting and performing various laboratory tests, preparing and administering medications, performing diagnostic procedures such as EKGs and dressings and providing patient education to ensure patient compliance.
Providing students with off-campus clinical externship experience that includes a supervise hands-on training (requiring competencies logs and evaluations) at the clinical sit(doctor’s offices, clinics, hospitals and healthcare centers).
Prepare a knowledgeable entry-level employee with technical skills and work habits necessary to perform effectively in various health-care related fields
At the completion of the program,
the diligent student will be:
Proficient in performing entry-level Medical Assistant tasks and responsibilities.
Awarded a Certificate of Completion.
Able to establish eligibility to test for Certified Medical Assistant credentialing exam administered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) or National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).
Able to seek an entry-level employment in facilities such as medical offices, clinics, hospitals and healthcare centers.
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