Medical Assistant (Certificate)

Certificate Description

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as Medical Assistants in medical office businesses.  The students will receive training in numerous areas, giving them an understanding of the varied responsibilities and skills necessary for employment.  Students completing the certificate are eligible to take the American Medical Technologist (AMT) certification exam to become a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA).

Certificate Requirements: 32 credits

Course

Course Title

Hours

AHS 145

Medical Assistant Essentials

4

AHS 146 

Medical Assistant A 

10

AHS 147

Medical Assistant Skills A

2

AHS 148

Medical Assistant B

10

AHS 149

Medical Assistant Skills B

2

AHS 289

Internship

4

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to: 

1.   apply office management skills to perform daily medical office tasks;

2.   apply clinical skills to a medical office;

3.   display professional behavior in a medical setting;

4.   explain legal and ethical issues in the healthcare setting.