The Medical Assistant program prepares graduates to work in physicians’ offices where they perform both administrative and clinical skills.
To prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skill), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
Recipients of the Certificate of Technical Studies in Medical Assistant will be able to demonstrate:
- effective communication in the medical office environments through utilization of active listening, interviewing, instructing, and documenting skills with patients, families, and health care professionals in recognition of diverse cultures;
utilization of critical thinking to identify, analyze, and problem-solve in the clinical and administrative medical assistant work place;
application of concepts of anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, pharmacology, pathophysiology, medical dosage calculation, laboratory testing, computer skills and other:
the ability to think and act as a professional by using effective time management, organization, provisions for safety and legal/ethical principles; and
- competency in the performance of administrative and clinical skills appropriate to the role of a medical assistant.
This program includes a required clinical component. Persons interested in pursuing this degree should be aware of all information concerning clinical programs described on the Division of Science, Nursing, and Allied Health page.
Prior to enrolling in ALHT 201 or ALHT 203 , students must meet all prerquisite course requirements, submit a completed program application and signed essential requirements form.
ALHT 201 and ALHT 203 are offered once per year and must be completed within one year of completion of the accompanying course. Prior to beginning ALHT 210: Medical Assistant Practicum, student must be enrolled in, or have successfully completed, all prerequisites for the course and meet all requirement for programs with a clinical component. During ALHT 210, the student will be assigned to a physician’s office or healthcare setting, generally for eight hours per day, three to five days a week for 8-14 weeks
Required Courses for the Certificate of Technical Studies in Medical Assistant: