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    Edison Community College
   
    Sep 24, 2018  
2013-2014 | Academic Catalog 
    
2013-2014 | Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Assistant


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The Medical Assistant certificate program prepares the learner for employment in a general practice medical office or other ambulatory care settings. This program prepares graduates with the necessary skills, abilities, and attitudes required for job success. Course work from the Office Systems program develop the necessary administrative competencies for success in the workplace in the areas of clerical functions, bookkeeping and special accounting procedures, and in the preparation of insurance documentation. Medical Assistant course work provides the learner with clinical competencies such as clinical procedures, specimen collection, diagnostic testing, and patient care procedures. Employment is very favorable, and expected to grow by 31% for the period 2010-2020, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.

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