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 competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) in the following domain areas:
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Applied Mathematics
- Applied Microbiology/Infection Control
- Applied Communications
- Administrative Functions
- Basic Practice Finances
- Managed Care/Insurance
- Procedural & Diagnostic Coding
- Legal Implications
- Ethical Consideration
- Safety & Emergency
To be considered for admission to the Medical Assisting Technology program, interested persons should:
- Apply to Cisco College
- Complete the Medical Assistant Application
- Background checks are to be completed when you sign up for clinicals, please check with Program Director, Dawn Chism.
Many clinical sites utilized in the program require a background check and/or drug screen before the student can participate in the clinical portion of the program. 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 Medical Assistant Program at Cisco College has a job placement rate average of 67.57% over the past few years. Below are Cisco College statistics for retention, placement, and exam percentages:
5 Year Period Retention 64.91% Placement 70.97% Grad Part 74.19% Grad Sat 100% Emp Part 64.71% Emp Sat 100% Exam Part 64.52% Exam Pass 60% # of Grads 31
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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.
Student Success Outcomes
Clinical & Administrative Medical Assistant Level II Certificate Outcomes:
- Percentage for Retention: 72%
- Percentage for Job Placement: 63%
- Percentage for Exam Passage: 58%
- Employer Satisfaction: 100%
- Graduate Satisfaction: 100%
* ALL outcomes listed indicative of a 5 year weighted average.
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