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

Clinical Medical Assistant Certificate of Achievement

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This program prepares the student for employment as a clinical (back office) medical assistant in a physician’s office or clinic. The program is designed to prepare the student to aid the physician by assisting with examinations and treatments, performing venipunctures and collecting other routine laboratory procedures, assisting with office surgery, giving medications including by injection, performing electrocardiograms, practicing medical and surgical asepsis, and working with electronic health records and other medical records. An externship in the back office of a physician’s office will help provide the student with the clinical 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 217B *.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate clinical patient 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.

Total Units for the Certificate: 29

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

Suggested coursework not required for the major: BIO 113 ; EMT 207 *, EMT 207C *; INSR 200 ; MA 211A , MA 212A , MA 213A , MA 224A , MA 226A *, MA 228A *.

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