Level 1 and 2: 2 credits per level, per year
The two-year Medical Assistant program provides an overview of the medical field and the opportunity to earn a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification at the completion of level two.
Medical Assistant I
The Medical Assistant I course enables students to develop advanced skills and techniques used in a medical setting. Students study clinical and administrative duties of a medical assistant, delivery of medications, and gerontology. Clinical internships may occur in physicians’ offices and hospital settings. Students may earn Certifications through the American Heart Association: Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider CPR/AED and the Bloodborne Pathogens Certification.
Medical Assistant II
In Medical Assistant II, students apply and implement medical-assisting skills and techniques learned in Medical Assistant I. They also learn management of health records; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; care and use of equipment; collection and analysis of laboratory specimens; special diagnostic testing related to basic diseases and disorders, treatment, and medication; pharmacology, and job preparedness skills. Advanced on-the-job clinical experience in a healthcare facility is a part of the course. Successful completion of the program may lead to employment in a healthcare setting and a CCMA certification.
- CPR and First Aid, Communication Skills, Office Inventory, Charting, and Appointment Scheduling, Maintaining Financial and Insurance Records, Maintaining Medical Records, Maintaining Sterile Equipment, Physical Examination Assistance, Safety, Vital Signs
- Exploring Health Sciences and Exploring the Language of Medicine is required or with permission of instructor.
- Students may participate in job shadowing internships at physician offices
- HOSA- Future Health Professionals
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Health Care Provider Certification, First Aid and Bloodborne Pathogens Certifications accredited by the American Heart Association
- Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
Student Career Pathway Examples
- The study of Medical Assistant and additional post-secondary study may lead to these careers:
- Medical Assistant *Bright Outlook*
- Occupational Health and Safety Technicians *Green Job*
- Community Health Workers *Bright Outlook*
- Medical and Health Services Managers *Bright Outlook*
- Registered Nurses*Bright Outlook*
- Home Health Aides *Bright Outlook*
- Medical Records and Health Information Technicians *Bright Outlook*
- Nurse Practitioners *Bright Outlook*
- Dietitians and Nutritionists *Bright Outlook*
- Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other *Bright Outlook*
- Informatics Nurse Specialists *Bright Outlook*
- Physician, All Related Specialties *Bright Outlook*
Check it Out
- Medical Assistants held about 591,300 in 2014. Most of these assistants work in physicians’ offices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and other healthcare facilities.
- Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 16% through 2025, faster than the average for all occupations according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Industry Connections and Program Partnerships