Medical assistants work alongside the physician, typically in an outpatient facility. They are trained to perform both administrative and clinical duties. Upon completion of this program students will be competent in administrative duties, these include: scheduling appointments, opening and closing the office, telephone communication, filing, and maintaining patient charts. Clinical duties learned in this program include: phlebotomy, 12 lead EKG, performing point of care testing, vital signs, proper use of an autoclave, positioning the patient, and preparing and assisting with minor surgery.
The following job ready certificates are embedded into the program Capstone Certificate and can lead to meaningful employment. The following are the programs with the bulleted exit points:
Program Start Dates
January 9, 2017, June 12, 2017
M - TH 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Main Campus Medical Bldg
Colt has worked in the medical field over 12 years and has a passion for all things medical. He has worked as a Phlebotomist, Clinical Lab Assistant (CLA), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), and a Registered Nurse (RN). As a nurse, he has worked many various care areas: Home Care/Hospice, Organ Transplant Team, Surgical specialties, and in the Neuro/Shock Trauma Intensive Care Unit (NSTICU). He is a member of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and is actively furthering his education.
Celia has worked in the medical field for over 20 years. She is a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) with experience in Home Health and as a Medication Technician. She is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA). Celia is currently working on her Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification through the AAPC, and is working towards her nursing degree.