2016-2017 College Catalog 
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2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administrative Medical Assistant Certificate of Achievement

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This program prepares the student for employment as an administrative (front office) medical assistant in a physician’s office or clinic. The Administrative Medical Assistant program prepares the student to schedule appointments, perform medical reception duties, handle financial matters (including medical collection), manage electronic health records and other medical records, and do insurance billing. The externship in the front office of a physician’s office will help provide the student with the administrative experience necessary to enter the workforce. Students are required to hold a valid basic life support CPR card for healthcare providers and carry malpractice insurance while in MA 217*.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate administrative medical skills
  • Describe legal and ethical practices related to medical care
  • Demonstrate medical office employability skills

A minimum grade of “C” in all courses is required to receive the certificate.

Required Courses:

Total Units for the Certificate: 31.5

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

Suggested coursework not required for the major: EMT 207 , EMT 207C ; PHLB 240 ; MA 211B , MA 212B , MA 213B , MA 214B , MA 218B .

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