Medical assistants are multi-skilled professionals who assist physicians with the administrative and clinical aspects of patient care. To enroll in the medical assistant technology classes, an individual must be accepted into the Medical Assistant Technology program. A grade of C is required in all medical assistant technology courses and the required general education courses in order to continue in the program. A cumulative grade point average of at least C (2.0) is required for graduation. The student will be required to complete 315 hours of unpaid practicum during their second year of the program. The graduate is eligible to take the National Certification Examination to become a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA). Note: A complete physical examination and specific immunizations are required, at the student's expense, prior to enrolling in the practicum component of the curriculum.
General principles of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, actions and effects presented according to conventional drug classification with emphasis on the prototype of each class; for registered nursing and medical assistant technology students but may be of interest to other allied health students or general studies students majoring in biological sciences.