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Medical Assistant Technology

Medical assistants are multi-skilled professionals who assist physicians with the administrative and clinical aspects of patient care.  The following associate degree and short-term Technical certificates are housed within the Medical Assistant Technology program.

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Associate of Applied Science
Medical Assistant Technology

Medical assistants are multi-skilled professionals who assist physicians with the administrative and clinical aspects of patient care.

The Medical Assistant Technology program is designed to be completed in four (4) semesters on a full-time basis when the student begins the technical portion of the program. The degree program consists of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the Applicant Information packet located on the webpage. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required, as well as a grade of C or higher in all program courses. The student will be required to complete 420 hours of unpaid practicum during their second year of the program. Note: A complete physical examination, specific immunizations, and personal health insurance are required, at the student's expense, prior to enrolling in the practicum component of the curriculum.

The graduate is eligible to take the National Certification Examination to become a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA).

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Short-term Technical Certificate
Patient Access & Scheduling Coordinator

The Patient Access & Scheduling Coordinator certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the medical facility environment performing scheduling, monitoring patient appointments, out-patient procedures, medical and office equipment maintenance, storing supplies and pharmaceuticals. The program is designed to develop knowledge and understanding of medical language and documentation.

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Reimbursement Specialist

The Reimbursement Specialist short-term certificate prepares students to work in a billing office for medical providers. The certificate will focus on preparing students to take the national certification examination to earn the credential Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS) offered by the American Medical Billing Association (AMBA). Students will be expected to complete a practicum experience to obtain this certificate, gaining work and hands-on medical billing skills.

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