The Medical Assisting is a 24-week program that introduces students to a career in medical services, prepares students for and places them in a medical office externship, and helps students find employment in a healthcare office.
Students learn about the medical front office by demonstrating professional, effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; knowing and applying legal responsibilities and medical ethics; using medical terminology, abbreviations, and symbols; following OSHA regulations; and performing patient data collection and management. Students also extensively learn about the medical back office: injection procedures, sterilization, diagnostic testing, EKG, medications, examinations, and minor surgery prep, among other skills.
The program requires some curriculum to be delivered in a hybrid manner to free up student schedules to start the externship before the end of training. Front Office also requires Medical Math which is delivered virtually.