Medical Assisting Certificate

Description

This program trains students to become multi-skilled professionals who assist physicians. Students will learn to perform duties under the direction of a physician in all areas of a medical practice. In addition to learning the clinical aspects of the career, students will learn how to function in an administrative capacity in the medical office. A Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of this program. Outside work required. Students who have successfully met all educational and institutional requirements for a Certificate in Medical Assisting from Southeastern Institute are eligible to have their names submitted to the American Medical Technologists (AMT) to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) examination. Students who have successfully met all educational and institutional requirements in Medical Assisting from Southeastern Institute are eligible to have their names submitted to the National Healthcareer Association to sit for the following certifications:

  • CCMA – Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
  • CET – Certified EKG Technician
  • CPT – Certified Phlebotomy Technician

The following additional certification examinations may be taken for a fee:

  • CMAA – Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
  • CEHRS – Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist
  • CPCT – Certified Patient Care Technician

Objectives

This program is designed to train the student to function effectively as an integral member of the physician’s health care team. Students will learn how to perform laboratory tasks including blood chemistry and urinalysis; clinical skills including, EKG, assisting patients, vital signs, injections, venipuncture and administration skills. Students will be prepared for entry-level employment as a Medical Assistant.

Prerequisites

  • Have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Pass the entrance examination
  • Background check and drug screening where applicable
  • Please see Program Handbook and Externship Manual for additional program policies.

Course Outline

To receive a Certificate in Medical Assisting, students must complete 31.0 semester credit hours (1070 Clock Hours). This certificate program can be completed in 8 months for full-time students or in 14 months for part-time students. Evening students will be required to complete the Externship portion of the program during the day.

Credit Hours Clock Hours Federal Student Aid
Clinical Procedures 3.5 125 3.33
Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Assistants 4.5 125 3.33
Medical Terminology 1.0 31.25 .84
Lab Procedures I 4.0 125 3.33
Lab Procedures II 4.0 125 3.33
Medical Office Management 3.0 93.75 2.50
Medical Billing & Coding for Medical Assistants 4.0 125 3.33
Externship I 3.5 160 4.27
Externship II 3.5 160 4.27

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