The Medical Assisting Certificate prepares graduates to perform a variety of clinical and administrative duties in the physician's office, health clinic, or comprehensive medical center.
Medical assistants work directly with patients to obtain health history information, height and weight measurements, draw blood samples, perform basic laboratory services, and assist doctors in routine office procedures. In addition, medical assistants manage a series of administrative duties such as scheduling and confirming appointments, generating patient billing and third party payment requests, and ordering supplies and materials.
Employment of medical assistants is projected to increase significantly over the next three to five years.
The Quisigamond Community College Medical Assisting Certificate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756 on recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board.
The curriculum provides you with the clinical and administrative skills needed to obtain an entry-level position as a medical assistant and with the competencies necessary to successfully complete the Medical Assistant Certification Examination (CMA) administered through the American Association of Medical Assistants.
A Health Careers Center has been established to facilitate the entry of students to Health Care Programs. All students applying to the Medical Assistant program should contact the Health Career Center at 508.854.4308.
To be eligible to continue in the program, the student must achieve a grade of "C" or higher in all Medical Assisting (MSS prefix)) courses and in BIO 140 Introduction to the Human Body. Students who have received a grade below a "C" in BIO 140 are required to repeat the course and obtain a grade of "C" or higher by the end of the semester in which it is required or required as a prerequisite. In addition, the student must demonstrate satisfactory performance in the laboratory and clinical components of all MSS courses. Students who do not have completed health files submitted to the Medical Support Specialist Program and cleared by the Program Coordinator by January 20th of the respective year will be removed from their medical assisting courses and will have to file for readmission to the next available year.
A Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and Sexual Offenders Record Information (SORI) check is required of all students accepted into the program. Finger printing may be required and drug testing will be required. All students must submit evidence of a positive Hepatitus B titer to be admitted to the program.
A total of 39 credits is required for the certificate in medical assisting.
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The CIP Code is 51.0801. See http://www.onetonline.org/crosswalk/CIP?s=51.0801&g=Go for more information.
The cost of this program for Tuition and Fees is $8,609 and the estimated books and supplies are $1170.
Introduction to Medical Terminology
Medical Office Administration I
Principles of Human Biology or Introduction to the Human Body
Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
English Composition & Literature I
Clinical Procedures I
Medical Office Administration II
Medical Coding and Billing
Clinical Procedures II
Principles of Pharmacology
Introduction to Psychology