- Clinical Medical Assistant
- Medical Office Assistant
- EKG Technician
- Medical Interpreter
- Certificate of completion requiring 9 months to complete.
- Classes during the day, evenings and weekends.
- 2 National Healthcareer Association (NHA) exams & certifications
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Medical Assistants perform many clerical duties. Students will learn how to take phone calls, greet patients, update and file patient medical records, fill out insurance forms, handle correspondence, schedule appointments, arrange for hospital admission and laboratory services, and handle billing and bookkeeping.
As part of the clinical training, Students will learn to:
- Take medical histories and record vital signs
- Explain treatment procedures to patients
- Prepare patients for examination
- Assist the physician during the examination
- Collect and prepare laboratory specimens
- Dispose of contaminated supplies and sterilize medical instruments
- Instruct patients about medication and special diets
- Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician
- Authorize drug refills as directed and telephone prescriptions to a pharmacy
- Draw blood
- Prepare patients for x-rays and take electrocardiograms
- Remove sutures and change dressings
- Arrange examining room instruments and equipment
- Purchase and maintain supplies and equipment
- Keep waiting and examining rooms neat and clean