This one-year diploma program (including a summer term), prepares individuals to work in ambulatory care settings such as physician’s offices, clinics and group practices which are increasingly looking for support personnel who can handle both administrative and clinical duties.
This can include:
- Taking medical histories
- Performing routine diagnostic procedures
- General patient intake
- Various clerical and record-keeping functions
Medical Assistants can be instrumental in helping patients feel at ease and often help to explain the physician’s instructions.
Since many employers of allied health professionals prefer, or often require, that their medical assistants are CMA (AAMA) certified, the EICC curriculum includes coursework that prepares students to successfully complete the certification exam.
This 32-credit hour program covers skills from:
- Medical office management
- Medical lab procedures
- Medical terminology
A clinic-site externship is also a part of the curriculum.
For more information on this new program, visit eicc.edu/medicalassistant