Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting Certificate

~ Associate in Applied Science Degree ~

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The Provider Practice Simulation Lab

 

 

Being a Medical Assistant

 

Medical Assistants are one of the most versatile healthcare professionals. They are crossed trained to perform both clinical and administrative tasks within provider practices and various hospital settings. The Medical Assistant works alongside the provider gathering and maintaining comprehensive and accurate electronic health records. The medical assistant will provide direct patient care and education, obtain and perform diagnostic tests, and assist with a variety of in office clinical procedures.

 

Medical Assisting Description

 

The Medical Assistant Certificate program includes lecture and laboratory experience that is competency-based (hands on learning). Students master their skills in a state of the art Provider Practice Simulation Lab. During their final semester, students are provided with practical experience in the clinical setting, including rotations in a physician’s office and hospital laboratory.

 

Mission

 

The mission of the Medical Assisting Certificate program is to prepare students for employment in physicians’ offices, clinics, and hospitals. The curriculum provides students with current knowledge in both clinical and administrative procedures. The program is committed to providing students with a foundation of knowledge, skills and behaviors that will carry them into the work force and lifelong learning.

 

The Medical Assisting Certificate Program at Kennebec Valley Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
 
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19North, suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350
 
"This program is funded in part by a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration.  This is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action program, adaptive equipment will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities."