This course will give students a brief introduction (or review) of the language of medicine and an overview of the body systems and how the body works. This course is well suited to students wanting a jump start in preparing for a course of study in the medical field, those preparing to sit for the CCBMA certification exam or continuing education units for certified medical assistants. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will earn a competency-based certificate.
This program is 100% distance learning and consists of live, online lectures. It will prepare students for entry-level administrative work in the growing field of healthcare, by providing instruction and skill development in the daily operations of a medical office. Students will develop front office customer service skills such as: greeting patients, scheduling appointments, telephone management, and drafting correspondence. Students will also develop basic skills in billing (healthcare insurance processing), coding, medical records management, medical law and ethics, and career development. This program prepares you to sit for the NCCT and CCBMA Basic and Administrative certification exams.
Students who have successfully completed their program, are recommended by their instructor, and have met the requirements to participate in an externship opportunity may spend 160 hours of practical application in a supervised health care setting. While externships are not required in order to take the state CMA exam, externships increase skill practice and employability.
Become a Clinical Medical Assistant in the growing and demanding field of healthcare! This program is a blend of online instruction and in-class skills training. It will prepare you to sit for the NCCT and CCBMA, Basic, Clinical, and Administrative certification exams. Test prep included. Students will learn to perform clinical procedures including taking vital signs, preparing and administering injections, drawing blood, collecting specimens, taking electrocardiograms, recording and charting patient history, learning the practical applications of Electronic Health Records, preparing patients for x-rays and examinations, applying bandages and dressings, learning medical terminology and career development. This course also includes medical administrative online training.