About our Medical Assistant with Clinical Support Degree Program
The Medical Assisting program prepares students for entry-level employment in the medical support field. This program provides the student with the knowledge and skills to become employed as a medical assistant working in physicians’ offices, office and hospital laboratories, urgent care centers and other health care facilities. The program prepares students to work with a focus on the back office, limited scope radiology, or clinical areas of health care facilities. While in school, students learn the fundamentals of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, medical laboratory procedures, exam room procedures and insurance billing. Students gain the skills necessary to take vital signs, perform EKG and phlebotomy procedures, assist physicians with in-office examinations, and perform various laboratory procedures. Students may also elect to attend classes which lead to state certification in limited scope radiography.
The healthcare industry desires the professional and medical skills of our graduates along with the interpersonal soft skills that we teach within the program. The program concludes with a Capstone course, which guides and prepares the student in preparing for a medical assisting industry certification exam. Upon successful completion of the program requirements, students will receive an Associate in Occupation Science Degree in Medical Assisting. Students are eligible to become certified and become employed in positions that are related to the educational and training objectives of the program.
This program is part of the Medical Assistant Pathways Program, which allows you to choose the level of education based on your career goals.
*The full length of the program, to include 120 total credits, is 130 weeks/30 Months.
**This is a hybrid program at the Chesapeake campus with the 60 credits in the above description being offered online.
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