Beginning Spring 2024, this program will be part of MCC’s Workforce Development Center and will transition to a workforce credential program rather than a degree or college credit program.
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Introduction to Medical Assistant
Medical assistants are multi-skilled health professionals educated to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties. The practice of medical assisting 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. Our nationally accredited Medical Assistant (MA) programs emphasize the skills and knowledge needed for employment in doctors’ offices, clinics, insurance companies, and other medical facilities.
The associate degree includes advanced training in clinical procedures and the choice of electives that will enhance your education and training.
The program’s goal is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains, incorporating values, ethics, and professionalism. The program promotes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of medical office administration, clinical procedures, and the ethics and values associated with such a career. The program’s foundation provides a basis for analytical skills leading to national certification, life-long learning, and a successful career. Students can choose from the Medical Assistant Certificate or Medical Assistant Associate Degree.