Description

This program trains students to become multi-skilled professionals who assist physicians. Students will learn to perform duties under the direction of a physician in all areas of medical practice. In addition to learning the clinical aspects of the career, students will learn how to function in an administrative capacity at the medical office. A diploma will be awarded upon successful completion of this program. Outside work required.

Students who have successfully met all educational and institutional requirements for a Diploma in Medical Assisting from Southeastern College are eligible to have their names submitted to the American Medical Technologists (AMT) to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam.

Students who have successfully met all educational and institutional requirements for a Diploma in Medical Assisting from Southeastern College are eligible to have their names submitted to the American Association of Medical Assistants to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) examination at the West Palm Beach Main Campus.

Students who have successfully met all educational and institutional requirements for a Diploma in Medical Assisting from Southeastern College are eligible to have their names submitted to the National Healthcareer Association to sit for the following certification exams:

  • CCMA – Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
  • CET – Certified EKG Technician
  • CPT – Certified Phlebotomy Technician

The following additional certification examinations may be taken for a fee:

  • CMAA – Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
  • CEHRS – Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist
  • CPCT – Certified Patient Care Technician

Students who have also successfully met all educational and institutional requirements for a Diploma in Medical Assisting from Southeastern College are eligible to have their names submitted to the American Registry for Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), which is the agency authorized to determine if the applicant qualifies to sit for the Limited Radiograph examination to receive a Basic X-Ray License in the State of Florida.

Objectives

This program is designed to train the student to function effectively as an integral member of the physician’s health care team. Students will learn how to perform laboratory tasks including blood chemistry and urinalysis; clinical skills including X-ray, EKG, patient assisting, vital signs, injections, venipuncture, electronic medical records and administration skills. Students will be prepared for entry-level employment as a Medical Assistant.

Prerequisites

  • Have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Pass the entrance examination
  • Background check and drug screening where applicable

Please see Program Handbook and Externship Manual for additional program policies.

Course Outline

To receive a diploma in Medical Assisting, students must complete 36.5 credit hours (1070 clock hours). This diploma program can be completed in 8 months (32 weeks) for full- time students or in 14 months (56 weeks) for part-time students. Evening students will be required to complete the externship portion of the program during the day.

Medical Assisting CORE Courses (36.5 credit hours)

Lab Procedures I4.0 credit hours

Clinical Procedures 3.5 credit hours
Anatomy and Physiology 6.0 credit hours
Medical Terminology 1.5 credit hours
Lab Procedures I 4.0 credit hours
Radiography 6.0 credit hours
Medical Office Management 4.5 credit hours
Electronic Health Records 4.0 credit hours
Externship I 3.5 credit hours
Externship II 3.5 credit hours

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