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Clinical Office Assistant Certificate

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Additional information available on the Medical Assistant Department website.

This certificate is designed to prepare individuals to work in clinics or physicians’ offices as clinical assistants. Successful graduates from this program will be able to provide physicians assistance with physical examinations, diagnostic tests, in-office laboratory testing and treatment procedures. All credits from this certificate may be applied to the Medical Assistant, AAS  degree program.

Students may complete deficiencies concurrently with the beginning courses in the program. Students not meeting a course prerequisite must have permission of coordinator to enroll.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Clinical Office Assistant certificate program, students should be able to:

  • Manage patient accounts and records (e.g., coding, billing, bookkeeping)
  • Illustrate the normal functions and common pathologies of body systems (e.g., cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological)
  • Interpret the use and side effects of drugs commonly used to treat diseases affecting body systems
  • Perform administrative duties used in medical offices
  • Perform examinations, treatments, and procedures associated with medical specialties
  • Collect, handle, and examine laboratory specimens

Program Prerequisites

HPR 102  CPR for Professionals or current active CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) certification Heart Association) approved training plan. Online CPR training certification is not accepted.

Total Credit Hours: 42

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