Medical Assisting/ Patient Services Specialist

Program Description

Medical Assistants assist the physicians and nurses with examining and treating patients. The objective of this program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to work at an entry-level position at a medical facility. The program provides the knowledge and skills in the structure and systems of the human body, procedures to assist the nurses and physicians, injections, vein-punctures, and emergency procedures, including EKG rhythm recognition. In addition to clinical skills, the program also trains medical assistants to be able to perform the administrative as well as patient support services functions that keep a medical practice operating, including such skills as telephone techniques, written communications, scheduling, referrals, ordering supplies, controlling inventory, and maintaining records. Upon successful completion of the program a certificate of achievement is awarded.

Program Highlights:

• Program duration is only 6 months for full-time and 9 months for part time students
• Hands-on, instructor-led training in the college lab
• Graduates of the program are qualified and encouraged to take the national certification examination. Tuition includes a prep course and one exam attempt fee for the National Certified Electrocardiograph Technician (NCET) certificate and National Certified Medical Assisting certificate (NCMA). For more information, please visit the National Center for Competency Testing at www.ncctinc.com/certifications.
• You may qualify for a voucher, career education loan, or interest-free payment plan.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
• Demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to perform EKG rhythm recognition, procedures to assist the nurses and physicians, injections, venipunctures, and emergency procedures, controlling inventory, and maintaining records.;
• Communicate with patients and other professionals and visitors in the health care setting;
• Provide patient and client information and instructions; and
• Demonstrate the ability to apply critical thinking, work collaboratively, communicate clearly and act professionally.

Occupational Outcomes:

• Medical Assistant
• Patient Services Specialist
• EKG Tech/ EKG Telemetry Tech
• Medical Administrative Assistant
• Medical Office Receptionist
• Clinical Assistant
• Medical Clerk
• Admission’s Clerk
• Unit Clerk

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will receive a certificate of achievement. Graduates of the program are qualified and encouraged to take the National certification to become Certified Medical Assistants through www.ncctinc.com. Tuition includes a prep course and one exam attempt fee.

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