A Modular Program is a complete body of prescribed subjects or studies that are divided into periods of instruction approximately four weeks in length.
In recent years the Medical Assisting profession has become indispensable to the Health Care field. Not only have physicians become more dependent on Medical Assistants, but their services are also being utilized by hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes. Medical Supply businesses, Home Health agencies, Insurance companies, and Pharmaceutical companies also hire Medical Assistants. They are fast becoming an important part of the Health Care team as their responsibilities continue to expand and the need for their services grows.
The objective of the Medical Assisting Program is to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to qualify for entry-level positions as Medical Assistants. Since they are trained in both administrative and clinical procedures, Medical Assistants are capable of filling a variety of entry-level positions, including, but not limited to Clinical or Administrative Assistant, Medical Receptionist, and Medical Insurance Billing Specialist.
This training program is divided into eight learning units called Modules. Students must complete Modules 1, 2 and 3, not necessarily in that order, and then continue into Modules 4, 5, 6 and 7. If students do not complete any portion of one of these Modules, the entire Module must be repeated. Upon successful completion of Modules 1 through 7, students will then participate in the 160 clock-hour Externship, which is the 8th Module.
On completion of the Medical Assisting Program, a diploma is awarded. Also, the graduate is eligible to take the Nationally-registered Certified Medical Assistant Examination (NR-CMA).
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- Medical Assisting Review: Passing the CMA, RMA, and CCMA Exams 4th Edition Jahangir Moini 2012 McGraw-Hill
- Computers in the Medical Office 8th Edition / Susan M. Sanderson 2013 McGraw-Hill
- Anatomy, Physiology & Disease fort the Health Professions 3rd Edition / Kathryn Booth, Stoia 2013 McGraw-Hill
- Medical Language Instant Translator / Davi-Ellen Chabner / 2004 W.B. Saunders Co.
- BLS for Healthcare Providers / American Heart Association /2010 AHA
- Ancillary Materials: Medical Laboratory Equipment
- Instructor References: Resource Center Library
- Audio-Visual Materials: Medical Audio-Visual Library