2012-2013 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]
Medical Assistant: A.A.S.
Associate in Applied Science
A Medical Assistant is one of the most versatile of all the allied health professionals. Graduates find positions in physicians’ offices, medical centers, clinics, hospitals, armed services, laboratories and pharmaceutical companies. The program is designed to enable graduates to do both administrative and clinical/laboratory techniques.
Students in the program acquire the knowledge and necessary techniques to prepare patients for examinations and to assist the physician in performing not only routine medical procedures but also electrocardiography, audiometry, urinalysis and hematological tests.
Courses in medical terminology, keyboarding, medical correspondence and medical office management, prepare the student to conduct business and administrative duties.
Directed Practice is an integral part of the curriculum as senior students participate in a 15-week, externship program that requires a working experience in physicians’ offices or other health care facilities.
Graduates may elect to take a national examination given by the AAMA to become Certified Medical Assistants.
SEQUENCE OF COURSES: This model is a two-year course schedule for students meeting all program requirements and deciding to pursue full-time study. Schedules will be redesigned for those requiring preparatory courses or those deciding to pursue part-time study.
Program supervised by:
Erin O'Hara-Leslie, MS Ed., CMA, Chairman
Office: Decker Center, Room 217B
Telephone: 607 778-5060