MEDICAL ASSISTING CERTIFICATE
The Medical Assistant is a multi-skilled member of the health care team who assists in patient care management by performing delegated administrative and clinical duties in accordance with respective state laws governing such actions and duties.
Administrative duties of the Medical Assistant include scheduling and receiving patients; maintaining medical records; handling telephone calls and office correspondence; filing insurance claims; and maintaining office accounts. Clinical duties include preparing patients for examination; obtaining and recording vital signs; taking medical histories; assisting with examination and treatments; collecting specimens and performing routing office laboratory procedures; providing patient instruction for diagnostic test, x-rays, and office procedures; and providing appropriate care in emergency situations.
Admission to the Medical Assisting Certificate Program requires that the student have qualifying scores on the College's placement test or satisfactorily complete the appropriate levels of English, reading, and mathematics. Keyboarding skills are a pre-requisisite for entry into several of the major courses.
The Medical Assisting Certificate Program provides high-quality educational experiences to prepare qualified graduates for entry-level medical assisting positions in physicians' offices, clinics, or other medical settings.
For more information contact:
The Admissions Department at (803) 327-8008
Gainful Employment Disclosure - Medical Assisting