The Medical Assistant combines 98-hours of classroom training. Additionally, students will continue their training through the completion of a 120-hour externship. Graduates will be prepared for employment as professional medical assistants dedicated to patient care management and are equipped to assist physicians with examinations and treatments, take medical histories, perform diagnostic tests, expose X-ray films, sterilize instruments and supplies, assist with minor surgery and administer medications.
The program goal is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. Graduates will receive certificates of completion. Students will have the choice to take the AMCA Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) national certification exam.