Medical Assisting Associate Degree Program
Medical Assistants are responsible for both clinical and administrative tasks that are a necessary part of medical office operations. The role of the medical assistant is essential and a MA with a strong skill-set is highly valued by their medical team. Most medical assistants find their jobs rewarding since they help others in a number of ways every day. Because of the care and skill provided by medical assistants, many people are able to lead healthier and happier lives.
Students in the medical assisting program learn in a laboratory as well as in a classroom. The laboratory provides a similar setting to medical facilities, equipment, and records found in the clinical and administrative areas of ambulatory care centers. This allows students to familiarize themselves with their future work environments in order to build confidence before setting foot in a real world medical facility. Students work with microscopes, an EKG machine, examination tables, an autoclave, medical instruments, and other equipment for practical training. The program also includes a 180-hour externship in a real healthcare setting. The AAS degree program provides the same skills as the diploma program, with an additional emphasis on computer skills and a full range of clinical and lab competencies.
“The teachers are very inviting and they make you feel comfortable, are really outgoing and make it more fun to be in than other schools. We’re like one big family.“Jordann Seater, Medical Assisting Alumni