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Clinical Medical Assisting

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Medical assistants perform administrative and limited clinical duties under the direction of physicians. MVC offers two pathways to earning associate degrees and certificates in medical assisting, allowing students to focus on administrative and clinical skills or to specialize in medical transcription.

School of Business, Health and Human Services

Programs of Study

Administrative/Clinical Medical Assisting

Associate of Science (MAS718), Certificate (MCE718)

This program prepares individuals to provide medical office administrative services and perform clinical duties including patient intake and care, routine diagnostic and recording procedures, preexamination and examination assistance, administration of medications, and first aid under the supervision of a physician.

Students receive instruction in basic anatomy and physiology; medical terminology; medical law and ethics; patient psychology and communications; medical office procedures; and clinical/diagnostic examination, testing, and treatment procedures.

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Why pursue clinical medical assisting?

Medical assistants are a core component in quality health care. Between having your choice in job options to being able to enter the workforce after only two years of study, medical assisting offers you opportunities for career advancement, a stable and in-demand career, and you can specialize in the areas that interest you most.

What You'll Learn

  • Patient intake and care
  • Routine diagnostic and recording procedures
  • Pre-examination assistance
  • Administration of medications
  • First aid under the supervision of a physician

Career Options

  • Medical Office Manager
  • Home Health Aide
  • Specialized Medical Assistant
  • Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Health Information Management

Contact Us

For questions related to MVC's medical assisting program, reach out to your engagement center or contact the faculty program coordinator.

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