Hybrid Medical Assistant Program
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We're offering a new way of learning in our new Hybrid Medical Assistant Program!!! Our new textbook choice provides students with interactive activities, videos, Learn Smart exercises, and valuable resources to reinforce the chapter content! The textbook also correlates with the Electronic Health Record software that is now being used in our lab to document skills on one another!
Students will complete Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology and Clinical Lab Lectures independently but will have access to an instructor for questions and assistance.
Each week students will come to class for lab time, testing, announcements, lab demonstrations, and lectures of instructors discretion.
This method of instruction will minimize time spent in class.
Students will continually have access to instructors for questions or assistance when needed throughout the program.
The August 18th class is now full. Please check back with our website in late July or early August for information to be published for our next class in January.
The medical assistant program is designed to prepare students to perform routine administrative and clinical tasks that keep the offices of physicians and other health practitioners running smoothly. Those who enroll in the medical assisting program will be trained to perform a variety of clinical tasks including:
- Performing EKG's
- Basic Cardiac Arrhythmia
- Administering Medications
- Calculating Medication Dosages
- Obtaining Patient Vital Signs
- Assisting Physicians in Performing Minor Surgeries
- Performing Surgical Instrument Care
- Administering Visual Acuity Test
- Electronic Health Records
Upon completion of the Medical Assistant program graduates will be required to take certification exam.
"Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 29 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. The growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to spur demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As their practices expand, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients."
Have you ever considered becoming a physician's assistant? Working as a medical assistant can help you meet the "direct patient care experience" that nearly all PA programs require prior to acceptance!