Medical Office Assistant

Students learn to work in a clinical setting by helping with physical examinations, diagnostic tests and treatment procedures. The curriculum includes clinical duties such as 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.

Students also learn to perform the administrative tasks of a medical receptionist including work in electronic medical records, arranging for diagnostic tests and laboratory services, completing insurance information, answering telephones, scheduling appointments and assisting with billing and coding.

Why choose the Medical Office Assistant program at WCCC?

  • Students who complete the core certificate courses are eligible to take the national American Medical Technologists certification to become a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)
  • The program includes supervised practice in an assigned clinical setting                                         

 

Medical Office Assistant Packet

This program prepares individuals to perform clinical and administrative functions in health care facilities, primarily medical clinics or physician’s offices. Students successfully completing this program will be able to perform administrative tasks and work in the clinical areas by providing assistance with physical examinations, diagnostic tests, treatments and procedures.

Academic Requirements

This program prepares individuals to perform routine clinical and administrative functions in health care facilities, primarily medical clinics or physician’s offices. Students successfully completing this program will be able to perform the administrative tasks of a medical receptionist and work in the clinical areas by providing assistance with physical examinations, diagnostic tests and treatment procedures.

Academic Requirements

Career Opportunities

  • Physician's offices
  • Podiatrist's offices
  • Chiropractor's offices
  • Healthcare practitioner's offices
College to Career

Read how the hands-on experience at WCCC prepared 2017 graduate Jennifer Robinson for her position in the medical field.

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