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Invest in yourself. No trust fund is required. Value and versatility are hallmarks of an SCC education. You can rise to the challenge of higher education here without the fear of falling into a mound of debt.
You may not live on campus, but our campus has plenty of life. The life you live outside the classroom is as important to your education as lectures, papers and projects. Get involved the choices are many!
At SCC there is a higher degree of community. You don't have to be a student to be a part of the college. We're as connected to our community as we are committed to our students. Hey, it's in our name.
(#)Program Requirement: Students must obtain Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification prior to any MDA coursework.
What Is Medical Assisting C.A.?
The medical field is one of the fastest growing industries in the nation. As more doctors open new offices or join established practices the need for well-trained assistants increases. Medical assistants are trusted with huge responsibilities, both administrative and clinical. A day’s work may have you scheduling appointments, preparing patients for examination, recording vital signs, arranging hospital admissions, handling laboratory specimens, sterilizing instruments, calling in prescriptions, drawing blood, filing insurance, removing sutures, taking electrocardiograms, and more. Certificate programs prepare you for entry-level employment.
The Medical Assistant program consists of two semesters of program coursework including a 202-hour clinical externship, which concludes in a Certificate of Achievement and eligibility to sit for the state board exams through American Medical Technologists. Successful completion of state boards results in the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) credential.
This program prepares students to work as multi-skilled allied health professionals specifically trained in administrative, laboratory, and clinical processes. Core courses provide training for phlebotomy, sterilization techniques, minor surgery setup, office lab diagnostic procedures, and more. Medical assistants work side-by-side with physicians of all specialties, nurses, and others on the health care team, treating patients of all ages.
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