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 a prerequisite for the Advanced Coding Program. This course is also 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.
This program will prepare students for entry-level skills needed to work in the front office of a healthcare facility, by providing instruction and skill development in the daily operations of a medical office. Students will learn front office skills such as: managing the Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR), introduction to health insurance, introduction to billing, reimbursement & account collections, healthcare law & ethics, telephone management (scheduling appointments), medical terminology basics, anatomy & physiology basics, and soft skills for success (e.g. professionalism, communication, career-building). This program prepares you for the State and National AMA examinations.
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 area of healthcare! This comprehensive, hands-on program will prepare you to take the state or national CMA examination, test prep included. Students will learn to perform clinical procedures including 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 now includes medical administrative online training.