The goal of the Medical Assistant Certificate Program is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains, as outlined by the Medical Assisting Educational Review Board (MAERB), for employment in healthcare facilities such as physician offices and clinics.
- Medical assistants may also work in specialized clinical or administrative positions such as phlebotomy, EKG technician, patient care technician, or office manager/supervisor.
- Medical assistants are multi-skilled health professionals specifically educated to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties. The practice of medical assisting directly influences the public’s health and well-being and requires mastery of a complex body of knowledge and specialized skills requiring both formal education and practical experience that serve as standards for entry into the profession.
- Graduates of our program are eligible to apply to sit for the American Medical Technologist exam to be credentialed as a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA).
- Some courses in this program are only offered during the day.