The Medical Assistant is a multi-skilled health professional 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. The Medical Assistant program will prepare entry-level medical assistants to be competent in cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) skill sets in the following domain areas:
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Infection Control
- Applied Communications
- Administrative Functions
- Basic Practice Finances
- Managed Care/Insurance
- Procedural & Diagnostic Coding
- Clinical Skills
- Ethical Consideration
- Safety & Emergency
To be considered for admission to the Medical Assisting Technology program, interested persons should:
- Apply to Cisco College.
- Send transcripts to Amy Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Secure Financial Aid.
- Schedule an appointment with the Director of Medical Assisting.
Classes begin each Fall semester. Applications are accepted starting in May, and acceptance to program is by selection process. Background checks and drug screens are to be completed just prior to your last semester when you sign up for Clinical Practicum. Please check with Program Director, Dawn Chism.
All clinical sites utilized in the program require a background check, drug screen, TB test, immunizations including a flu vaccine, and BLS for the Healthcare Provider certification, before the student can participate in the Clinical Practicum portion of the program. Students must also pass the MAERB Master Skills Checklist prior to entering Practicum. Some core courses transferring from other institutions are considered, but must meet college and MAERB requirements. In addition, be advised that no credit is given for experiential learning for students seeking either a degree or certificate in Medical Assisting Technology.
What Can This Program Do For You
Potential Career Paths
- Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistant
- Clinic Manager
- Phlebotomist (with additional certification)
- Urgent Care facility staff
The certificate medical assisting program at Cisco College has an exam passage rate of 83.33% for the admission cohort that entered in 2018.
For Information regarding job outlook and earning potential for Medical Assistants, click here.
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- The Bureau of Labor Statistics ‘Occupational Outlook Handbook’ can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
- Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Career One Stop is a resource for career exploration, training, skill sets, wages & jobs.
Students who successfully complete the Level II Certificate or Associate Degree are eligible to sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam administered by the National Healthcare Association.
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