Students enrolled in the medical assisting program will work towards the one-year certificate program. The medical assistant performs a variety of administrative and clinical duties. The medical assistant performs a variety of administrative duties dependent upon the physician’s practice and unique office requirements. The clinical duties of a medical assistant include preparing patients and assisting the physician with examinations or treatment; measuring height and weight; and taking vital signs.
Students will acquire the skills necessary to become a successful medical assistant through a two-semester program followed by five-week clinical study. Students are placed into doctors’ offices to learn specific skills that will help them remain successful throughout their career.
Upon completion of the one-year certificate program, a student qualifies to sit for the AAMA Basic Certification Examination. This national certification exam is recognized in all fifty states.