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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Medical Assistant program will prepare the student to perform routine clinical and administrative tasks for the offices and clinics of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and optometrists. The Medical Assistant, Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College Associate of Applied Science program, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (CRB-AAMAE).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Part Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350

 

STUDENT PROFILE

As a Medical Assistant student, you should be able to:

* Follow instructions and procedures carefully
* Enjoy working with people
* Lift and carry 50 pounds
* Work in stressful situations
* Prioritize and organize your time and tasks
* Possess the manual dexterity to perform an injection

 

PREPARATION FOR ADMISSION

The following educational background is suggested as preparation to this program:

* Hygiene/health
* Office machines
* English/grammar
* Speech
* Biology

 

CAREER PREPARATION

As a Medical Assistant graduate, you will be able to:

* Apply knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, and disease.
* Practice acceptable professional, legal, and ethical standards.
* Demonstrate communication and interpersonal skills.
* Perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures competently.

 

CAREER OUTLOOK

Graduates of the Medical Assistant program will be qualified for a variety of positions including:

* Medical assistant/lab assistant
* Appointment/clinic clerk
* Outpatient admitting clerk
* Insurance clerk
* Medical receptionist
* Medical records clerk
* Medical secretary
* Medical transcriptionist
* School health aide
* Veterinary assistant
* Optometric assistant

 

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Students who complete the Associate Degree in Medical Assistant should be able to:

* Demonstrate competence in basic administrative and clinical Medical Assistant skills.
* Demonstrate professionalism in regional community clinical settings that serve Native American patient populations.

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