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Associate of Occupational Studies
Medical Assisting

(Not enrolling students)

Program
Objectives

The Medical Assisting AOS degree program is designed to provide the students the knowledge and clinical skills for gaining entry-level employment in a medical facility in both administrative and clinical areas. Specific training is provided in preparing instruments and materials, vital signs, phlebotomy, medication preparation and administration, clinical documentation and assisting the physician with exams and procedures. Training in computer and administrative skills is also provided as they pertain to electronic health records and medical office procedures. The student will be able to function independently with administrative duties as well as clinical duties and computer functions of the office.

Locations

This program is taught at the following location(s):

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Complete patient histories
  • Take and measure vital signs
  • Complete general medical office procedures
  • Perform basic laboratory procedures
  • Give patients injections
  • Demonstrate telephone and communication skills

WE’LL PAY FOR YOUR CERTIFICATIONS

Your coursework will help to prepare you to test for healthcare-related certifications, which add value to your degree. We’ll even cover the cost of certification–up to $500!1