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Medical Assisting

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Medical assistants are likely the first and last faces you see during any medical appointment, either in your doctors' offices or at a larger medical organization. The job is a mix of traditional office work—like manning the front desk, answering phones, and filing insurance forms—as well as hands-on tasks including checking vital signs, drawing blood, sterilizing surgical equipment, and making sure medical histories are accurately recorded.

This program can be completed in two years (1080 clock hours).

Class starts in August each year.

First year:  Monday-Friday 7:25 AM-10:15 AM

Second year:  Monday-Friday 11:15 AM-2:23 PM

Required Courses:

  • Foundations of Health Science

  • Advanced Principles of Health Science

  • Medical Assistant Laboratory and Diagnostic Procedures                    

  • Medical Assistant Clinical

Elective Courses:

  • Medical Terminology

  • Body Structures and Functions

  • ECG/Phlebotomy

  • Health Science Clinical Experience


  • Certificate in Medical Assisting and Advanced Medical Preparedness

  • First Aid

  • CPR

  • OSHA 10 Healthcare


  • Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant (National Association for Health Professionals)

Sample Job Titles

Certified Medical Assistant, Doctor's Assistant, Medical Office Assistant

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