Launch a New Career with our Medical Clinical Assistant Program in Columbus, GA
Are you fascinated by medicine and good with details? Do you enjoy working as part of a team? If so, our Medical Clinical Assistant program might be the right choice for you. In as little as 13 months you could complete our Medical Clinical Assistant certificate and be on your way to a new career you love.
Students from Columbus and LaGrange, GA are already working towards new careers. Let us help you do the same.
Plus, this is a Hybrid track program. What does this mean for you? You’ll spend a few hours each week at the campus for face-to-face training. You will then take most of your coursework online with video, audio and text-based lessons and interactive discussion groups. It’s the best of both worlds, for your convenience.
What Will You Learn In Your Medical Clinical Assistant Training Program?
You’ll get an excellent balance of classroom learning and hands-on experience with our Medical Clinical Assistant courses. Our experienced instructors will teach you everything you need to know.
As a student in our Medical Clinical Assistant program, you'll take a variety of courses including:
- Clinical Foundations: This competency-based course focuses on the clinical medical assisting skills required to prepare a patient for examination and to assist the Physician during patient examination and treatment. Infection control and safety and AIDS-related precautions are stressed.
- Clinical Specialties: This competency based course teaches the skills necessary to perform selected diagnostic procedures used in general medicine and specialty Physician offices to include assisting with surgical procedures, specialty examination, medication administration, allergy testing, electrocardiography, respiratory testing, wound care and catheterization assisting patients prepare for diagnostic imaging studies. Risk management HIPAA, infection control, safety and blood borne pathogen precautions are stressed.
- Clinical Laboratory: This competency based course teaches the skills necessary for the performance of selected laboratory procedures. Students will learn phlebotomy techniques, capillary sticks, microscopic examination skills, gram staining procedures, urinalysis testing and various laboratory-testing procedures performed in the Physician’s office. Students will practice how to obtain samples for testing and how to follow up patient test results. Risk management, quality control, HIPAA, infection control, safety and AIDS-related precautions are stressed.
You’ll also take part in an Externship and Medical Review course where you’ll have the opportunity to practice administrative and clinical skills in a suitable Physician’s office or ambulatory health care facility under the supervision of the practicum coordinator and site preceptor. This will give you the real-world experience your future employer will be looking for. You’ll also prepare for and review information on the national certification exam.
For more information, please download our Course Catalog.
Your Career with Medical Clinical Assistant Training
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 29% increase in demand for Medical Assistants by the year 2022*. For you, this means that when you graduate, hospitals and medical offices will need people with your skills. Upon graduation and successfully completing your certification exam, you can find work as a Medical Assistant.
In a medical practice, doctors and nurses will rely on you as a Medical Assistant to help prepare patients for procedures by taking their vitals, recording their family medical histories and working with patients to answer questions and schedule follow-up appointments.
Call Us Now to Get on the Path towards Your Career as a Medical Assistant!
When you enroll in our Medical Clinical Assistant program and successfully complete the required courses, you’re making a great investment in your future career. With us, you’ll get the hands-on experience you need to make yourself a valuable job candidate. Give us a call today at 800.705.9182 or click here to request more information.*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm