Medical Assisting (MED)
View the required classes for the Medical Assisting degree program.
Do you have a desire to be a star on a health care team because you possess both
the modern office skills of a secretary as well as basic clinical skills in a medical
setting? If you possess the energy, focus, and determination to be a part of the
robust growth in world of medicine, then you’ve found the 2-year degree program for you—Medical
Assisting. In fact, the increased demand on physicians and hospitals
for more detailed and better health care has created a demand for qualified medical
The crucial skills you’ll develop in the Medical Assisting Degree program to give you that competitive
- Secretarial: typing, office management, accounting, computer knowledge
- Technical/medical: anatomy and physiology
- Work-related: dependability, good human relations, professionalism
- Clinical: taking patient histories, vital signs, preparing patients for exams, assisting
doctors with physical exams and minor surgeries, administration of medications,
basic lab and emergency procedures, recording an EKG on a patient.
When you complete this challenging curriculum, you can pursue a position
- Physicians' offices
- Medical clinics
- Health departments
- Nursing homes
- Dentist offices
- Medical insurance companies
This high-quality program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied
Health Education programs and will give you the opportunity to spiral into the field
of health care! Graduates are eligible to take the certification examination to
become a Certified Medical Assistant.
- Apply general knowledge of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, psychology,
and sociology in the care of patients.
- Implement good human relations skills including effective communication, confidentiality,
accuracy, and dependability.
- Demonstrate competence in clinical procedures including patient histories, vital
signs, preparing patients for exams, administering medications, performing point
of care testing, and assisting doctors with physicals and minor surgery.
- Apply quality control measures in following health and safety policies and procedures
to prevent illness and injury.
- Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and repair components of basic computers and diagnostic
equipment for point of care testing.
- Demonstrate basic knowledge of medical business practices including medical coding
and billing procedures.