Project Description

Program Description

The Medical Assisting Program consists of 39 weeks of training. The program includes didactic, laboratory and externship instruction. The curriculum prepares students with entry-level competencies in the medical assisting, medical scribe, and phlebotomist professions. In addition, students are prepared with entry-level knowledge and skills in the following areas: anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical law and ethics, psychology and human relations, pharmacology, administrative procedures, clinical procedures, medical laboratory procedures, phlebotomy procedures, and career development. Upon completion of the didactic and laboratory classroom experiences, students participate in 245 hours of supervised externship.

Program Goals

  • Provide a medical focused educational program for students to develop a solid foundation in pursuit of a career in the medical assisting profession.

  • Provide an environment where students learn the scope of practice of the medical assistant according to the guidelines of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and perform all duties associated with medical assisting with confidence and proficiency.

  • Provide a program in which students become proficient in the art of communication, developing skills of the written and spoken word which will include the language of medicine; enabling students to communicate effectively throughout their academic and professional journey.

  • To adhere to professional standards incorporating legal and ethical responsibilities of a Medical Assistant.

  • Offer students opportunities to function at the highest level of integrity, using ethical judgment in making decisions and performing the skills of their profession.

  • To produce competent Phlebotomy Technicians for the medical community.

  • To prepare students to organize, to prioritize, and to delegate care by communicating effectively with members of the medical team.

  • Produce Medical scribe specialists that are utilized to maximize the efficiency and productivity of clinical care, and enable real-time clinical documentation and workflow efficiencies within healthcare facilities.

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Topics Covered

  • Anatomy & Physiology

  • Medical Terminology

  • Administrative Medical Assisting

  • Clinical Medical Assisting

  • Patient Care & Management

  • Phlebotomy

  • Medical Scribe

Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the median salary for Medical Assistants in California is $36,630. And, there is a growing demand for this profession.

Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 29 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. The growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to increase the demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As a result, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients.

An increasing number of group practices, clinics, and other healthcare facilities will also need support workers, particularly medical assistants, to complete both administrative and clinical duties. Medical assistants work mostly in primary care, a steadily growing sector of the healthcare industry.

Licensure

The State of California does not require that medical assistants be certified, but such a certificate may increase the chances of being hired. The AAMA exam is taken during the program upon successful completion of didactic coursework. Students who pass this exam and meet graduation requirements will be eligible to
work as Certified Medical Assistants. In order to perform the duties of the Phlebotomy Technician Level 1 (CPT1) in California, you will be required to pass a licensing examination approved by the Department of Health Services in California. Completion of this program does not automatically enable a graduate to perform duties of a Phlebotomy Technician (CPT1).

AAMA ELIGIBILITY

Students enrolled in the Medical Assisting Program are eligible to sit for the AAMA and/or CCMA exam after graduation.

FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Click here for more information about Financial Assistance. For details please call (916) 877-7977.

   General Information

PROGRAM HOURS 1191 HOURS
PROGRAM LENGTH 39 WEEKS
CREDITS 57.5 CREDITS
INSTRUCTION RESIDENTIAL

   ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

     PROGRAM FEES

 Registration Fee (non-refundable) $100.00
Student Tuition Recovery Fund (non-refundable) $0.00
Uniforms (Two Sets) $100.00
Textbooks $950.00
Laptop Fee $750.00
Tuition $14,292.00
Total Cost (Not Including Books) $16,192.00

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