Medical Assisting Program 9 months for Days/ 10 months for Evening Session
Students will learn about the history of medicine, law and ethics, patient care, types and administration of medication; administrative duties, taking and recording vital signs, anatomy and physiology, common medical conditions as they relate to the body systems, different medical fields, dosage calculations and injections, phlebotomy, EKG, urinalysis, patient positions, body mechanics, minor office surgery, bandaging and emergency preparedness.
Students will master the following skill sets: following infection control and safety guidelines, maintaining medical equipment, preparing treatment rooms and procedure trays, recording medical histories, assessing vital signs, performing CPR, securing and processing urine and stool samples, applying dressings and removing sutures, disposing of sharps and hazardous waste, patient care and administrative skills, performing phlebotomy and EKG, microbiology, and urinalysis. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the MedCA certification exam. Students will also be work ready with our medical records portion of the course; students will learn SIM CHART medical office workflow to help navigate and learn data entry for the medical office environment.