No. of Credits: 34
Contact: Laura Polk, Chair, Health Sciences Division;
Sharon Baker, Program Coordinator
Graduates of the Medical Assisting program are prepared to function as multi-skilled workers in different healthcare settings. Medical assistants manage office responsibilities in physicians' offices, clinics, medical departments in industry and government, and other ambulatory care centers. Graduates prepare patients for examinations, take vital signs, obtain specimens, and administer medications under the supervision of a physician. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) examination.
All medical assisting students must earn a minimum grade of "C" in each course in the curriculum for successful program completion.
This may be a competitive admissions program determined by student/instructor ratios and clinical space available.
This program may be designated as a Health Manpower Shortage program. For more information contact the Admissions Department.
The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 25.
NOTE: Students are required to provide proof of immunization status, a completed health form, a criminal background check and drug screen at the students' expense. Students are also required to provide proof of health insurance and CPR certification. The American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare providers and the American Red Cross CPR for Professional Rescuers are the only accepted CPR courses.
The college will not be responsible for any tuition, fees or other costs that may be charged or paid or lost due to incomplete, untimely or unsatisfactory health records, CPR certification, background check or drug screen. The college is not responsible for the conduct of background checks and drug screenings, or decisions made by other entities as a result of the background check and drug screening requirements.