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Medical Office Assistant

Begin a career in health care by learning to work in a medical clinic or physician's office. You will learn to perform the administrative tasks of a medical receptionist and work in the clinical areas by helping with physical examinations, diagnostic tests and treatment procedures.

Clinical duties can include: Taking brief medical histories, obtaining vital signs, preparing patients for examinations, assisting health care providers during examinations and procedures, taking electrocardiograms, preparing and administering medications, and performing phlebotomy and basic laboratory tests.

Administrative duties could include: using electronic medical records, arranging for diagnostic tests and laboratory services, completing insurance information, answering telephones, scheduling appointments, and assisting with billing and coding.

Program Strengths

  • Complete certificate requirements in one year as a full-time student or in two years as a part-time student

  • Eligible to take a certification examination from the American Medical Technologists, a national certification agency, to become a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)

  • Practical internship practice provides 225 hours of direct hands on training

Certificate Program Application Materials

Associate Degree Program Application Materials

Students must complete an additional application process and be accepted into the Medical Office Assistant program. Please download the packet and complete the requirements. Please note the priority/deadline dates to ensure your application is submitted in time to be fully considered. Admission into the program is competitive.


Emphasis / Degree Options

Associate of Applied Science

Medical Office Assistant

Program Sheet

Certificate

Medical Office Assistant

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Career Options

Medical Office Assistant


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