One-Year Technical Diploma
The Medical Assistant is a link between health care providers and their patients, their professional associates, and the suppliers of equipment and medications. The Medical Assistant is the team member who assists the qualified provider in the office or other medical setting, performing administrative and/or clinical duties. Demand for the Medical assistant may also occur in business or industrial health centers, health insurance companies and emergency care centers. The Medical Assistant has a wide range of duties supportive to the provider’s practice. Business/administrative duties include scheduling and receiving patients, obtaining patient information, maintaining medical records, maintaining supplies and equipment, and assuming responsibility for office care, insurance matters, office accounts, fees and collections. Medically related duties include assisting with examinations and treatments, taking health histories, performing certain diagnostic tests, carrying out laboratory procedures and sterilizing instruments and equipment.
A caregiver background check is required prior to the beginning of program-specific courses. This should be completed before the first day of the semester. Please note: drug testing may also be required by clinical sites. The drug test and other health requirements will be due prior to practicum. There are fees associated with these tasks. For more information, please contact the program faculty and/or program advisor.
- Perform medical office administrative functions
- Provide patient care in accordance with regulations, policies, laws, and patient rights
- Perform medical laboratory procedures
- Demonstrate professionalism in a healthcare setting
- Demonstrate safety and emergency practices in a healthcare setting
Graduates find jobs as medical assistants, secretaries, medical laboratory assistants, phlebotomists, receptionists, medical insurance clerks and electrocardiogram technicians.
View the entire course listing.
|Courses taken before semester 1||Credits|
|501-104||Culture of Healthcare||2|
|501-107||Digital Literacy for Health Care||2|
|509-301||Medical Assistant Admin Procedures||2|
|509-302||Human Body in Health & Disease||3|
|509-303||Medical Asst Lab Procedures 1||2|
|509-304||Medical Asst Clin Procedures 1||4|
|509-309||Medical Law, Ethics and Professionalism||2|
|509-305||Medical Asst Lab Procedures 2||2|
|509-306||Medical Asst Clin Procedures 2||3|
|509-307||Med Office Insurance and Finance||2|
|509-308||Pharm for Allied Health||2|
|509-310||Medical Assistant Practicum||3|