The Medical Assistant associate in applied science degree prepares graduates for a career in a physician’s office, health care facility, or other settings in which medical secretarial and/or basic clinical and laboratory training are required.
Through studies in anatomy & physiology, communications, medical administrative procedures, medical law and ethics, medical transcription, medical assistant clinical procedures, and a 240-hour externship in the fourth semester, graduates of this program will be well prepared to enter the medical field at the entry level. Student who obtain national certification as a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) will have the skills for potentially more employment opportunities.
GRADUATES MAY PURSUE CAREERS AS:
- Medical Office Assistants
- Medical Secretaries
- Medical Transcriptionists
EMPLOYMENT MAY BE FOUND AT:
- Physician Practices
- Public Health Facilities
Please see the college catalog for full preregistration and other requirements for this program.