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MEDICAL ASSISTING CERTIFICATE 


What you'll do:
The Medical Assisting Program prepares students to act as a liaison between the physician and the patient.  Medical assistants are skilled in both clinical and administrative areas.  In the administrative area typical tasks include medical records management and EMR, awareness of insurance, billing and coding, and patient scheduling. 
 
Clinical tasks may include taking all or some of the following:  vital signs, EKGs, veni-puncture, administering medications and immunizations, sterile instrumentation, height/weight measurements, specimen collection and point of care testing. 
 
Medical assistants primarily work in outpatient settings but may work in hospitals, medical billing companies, or any place office skills and medical knowledge merge. 
 
Clinical Site Placement:
Parkland College has partnerships and a Board approved Clinical affiliation agreement with the local clinics in the 505 district and their out-lying locations.  Students will be required to travel for their clinic assignment.

 

Program Information
• This is a selective admissions program. Students are admitted in the fall and spring semesters only.
• Minimum graduation requirement — 24 semester hours
• Click to view courses and suggested sequence for the Medical Assisting Certificate 

Accreditation:
The Medical Assisting Certificate program is accredited by the American Registry of medical Assistants. For further information visit http://www.arma-cert.org/
 
 

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