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Associate of Occupational Studies in Medical Assisting

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.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this program students demonstrate the primary duties of medical assistants in the front-office administrative and back office clinical functions of a medical office, clinic, surgical center or hospital, which include:
- Completing patient history and measuring vital signs
- Assisting with patient examinations or treatments
- Giving patients injections as directed by the physician
- Collecting routine laboratory specimens and performing basic laboratory procedures
- Completing general medical office procedures including medical records and medical reception
- Demonstrating telephone techniques and communication skills

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