ASSOCIATE IN OCCUPATIONAL STUDIES DEGREE IN MEDICAL ASSISTANT
The Medical Assistant Program is designed to dually train students in administrative (business) skills and clinical skills for positions in medical offices, clinics, and associated medical facilities. Emphasis is placed upon appointment scheduling, computer use, pharmacology, interpretation of lab reports, phlebotomy techniques, and medical coding & billing.
Prior to starting the Associate in Occupational Studies Degree in the Medical Assistant Program, the student must successfully complete the Introduction in Allied Health Program. General education requirements give the student the opportunity to receive a balanced education in liberal arts as well as the opportunity to specialize in occupational studies.
Completion of this program after approximately 80 weeks is acknowledged by awarding an Associate in Occupational Studies Degree. Graduates will be eligible to take the certification examinations for Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Billing Specialist.