This 36-week program (1080 clock hours) prepares students with the necessary manipulative skills, technical knowledge and experience for entry-level employment as an Administrative Medical Assistant and a Clinical Medical Assistant in a doctor’s office, medical clinic or health care agency.
Through a combination of lecture, laboratory and clinical experience, students will receive skills training in the following: health care systems, ethics and law for the Medical Assistants, necessary skills to interact with patients and families, introduction to anatomy and physiology, introduction to computer literacy, telephone techniques, medical records management, introduction to medical coding and medical insurance, infection control, assisting with the physical examination, assisting with minor office surgeries, performing EKSs, pharmacology and administration of medications, basic laboratory skills, assisting with diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, specialized medical practices and Basic Life Support certificate and First Aid. This program also provides students with the technical knowledge required to work in the ”front and back office.”
Community classroom is a component of this program that provides students with unpaid on-the-job training experiences at sites in the field. Correlating classroom instruction with regularly scheduled, supervised and planned work-based learning, this type of experience supports students in preparing for a successful transition into the workplace. For the MA Program, the Community Classroom consists of instruction in a medical office working side by side with an Administrative Medical Assistant and a Clinical Medical Assistant.
Students successfully completing this program are eligible to sit for the California Certifying Board of Medical Assistants exam in Administration and Clinical areas.
This course is approved for federal financial aid. Please complete a FAFSA application to determine eligibility. Butte ROP's school code is 042205.
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