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The areas of Medical Assisting are designed to prepare individuals to assist with clinical and administrative functions as employees within the ambulatory health care setting. All students become familiar with multiple medical diagnostic and treatment procedures commonly performed in the ambulatory setting including phlebotomy, laboratory testing, respiratory testing and treatments, cast care, wound care, medication dosage calculations and administration, performing EKG (electrocardiograms) while interacting with patients and their needs.
This certificate is designed to prepare individuals to work in clinics or physicians’ offices as clinical assistants or aides. Successful graduates from this program will be able to provide physician’s assistants with physical examinations, diagnostic tests, in-office laboratory testing and treatment procedures. All credits from this certificate may be applied to the Medical Assistant AAS degree program.