Medical Assistant Course Overview
The Medical Assistant ensures that patients are cared for and helps prepare both the patient and the doctor for their treatment. Some tasks may include taking vital signs, preparing medical instruments and machines, and even performing laboratory tests. By taking Medical Assistant program at ProMED Career Institute you will become Certified Medical Assistant (CCMA).
Start Your Medical Assistant Career Today!
Health care is one of the fastest-growing and most important career paths available today. The booming Health Care industry offers plenty of opportunities for young professionals looking for rewarding work. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment in the Medical Assistant field to boom over the next few years with an increase of over 30%! ProMED Career Institute is dedicated to helping students to follow their passion and become a valuable healthcare providers. At PMCI not only do you learn the skills necessary for your new career, but our Internship and Externship programs make sure our graduates have valuable on-the-job training and experience in a real professional environment.
If you’re interested in becoming a Medical Assistant, one of the most valuable resources in the vast healthcare industry, the ProMED Career Institute Medical Assistant Program is the most comprehensive and accessible program available.
State certified, the course begins in the classroom with our friendly and helpful teachers and finishes up with an externship placement in an actual professional workplace. In this clinical environment, students will apply the knowledge learned in the classroom with hands-on direction by professional staff. Our Medical Assistant program goes above and beyond to ensure graduates will be prepared for and experienced with medical assisting duties.
Medical Assistants are a critical part of a healthcare office. They ensure that patients are cared for and help prepare both the patient and the doctor for their treatment. Some tasks may include taking vital signs, preparing medical instruments and machines, and even performing laboratory tests.
Medical Assistant Class tips & info
- 700 hours – 6-month length
- Attend classes on time
What to bring
- Bring the books provided by our school to every class
- Bring a notebook (pen, pencil) as you will take lecture notes for all our classes.
- Overview of Anatomy and Physiology
- Medical Terminology and Abbreviations
- Healthcare Responsibilities
- Administrative Duties; back office and front office
- Medical/Financial Records Management,
- Medical Insurance
- Medical Report Transcription
- Patient Appointment Scheduling
- Preparation of Patients for Examination
- Assisting in Minor Surgery
- Wound Care
Time spend at labs
- 120 hrs
Approved by the State of California (approval to operate means compliance with state standards as set forth in the BPPE acts and regulations, students can access the BPPE website at https://www.bppe.ca.gov/) and National Agencies: BPPE, CDPH, LFS, NHA, NCCT
Didactic hours: MON – FRI 6 pm – 10 pm
Externship Hours: MON – FRI 9 am – 5 pm