Medical Professional Medical Assisting Overview

Medical Professional Medical Assisting

Medical Assistants have a wide variety of options in the medical field. Due to the wide scope of training, Medical Assistants have the ability to work in all aspects of the office including the front office, the physician’s office laboratory, or doing hands-on clinical care at all times.

Medical Assistants are among the first to care for patients when they visit a medical office or center. This program is for a student who prefers a hands-on person-to-person medical career.

Upon successful completion of the Medical Assistant program, graduates are eligible to sit for the Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CCMA) offered through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

Medical Assisting program overview:

  • 17-month fast track associate degree program that consists of 90 credit hours
  • 180 hours of offsite Medical Assisting externship experience
  • Convenient day or evening class times

This career track involves:

Recording patients’ medical history, vital statistics including height, weight, blood pressure, pulse and respirations.

Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician.

Collect blood, tissue, or other laboratory specimens, log the specimens, and prepare them for testing.

Explain treatment procedures, medications, diets, or physicians’ instructions to patients

The ability to perform EKG’s on patients, and administer eye and ear exams for well visit screenings

Perform routine laboratory tests and sample analyses

Sample Courses

  • MED 150 Clinical Procedures 1 (3 credits)
  • MED 160 Laboratory Procedures 1 (3 credits)
  • MED 175 Medical Assistant Certification Review (4 credits)

Career Choices

  • Medical Offices
  • Urgent and Immediate Care Centers
  • Hospitals

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Classes are enrolling now! If you’re interested in this program or would like more information about ATA, please contact us online or call 502-371-8383 for more information.

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