The Medical Assistant Program at A PLUS HEALTHCARE TRAINING is a 600-hour competency based program designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position as an MA (Medical Assistant). MA’s perform routine administrative and clinical tasks within a medical office setting. MA’s perform administrative duties such as answer telephones, greet patients, escort patients to exam rooms, updating medical records, scheduling appointments and handling insurance and billing procedures among others.
Clinical duties performed by medical assistants vary depending on the medical facility. Generally, medical assistants may provide the following clinical tasks:
At A PLUS HEALTHCARE TRAINING, emphasis is placed on clinical and administrative skills necessary to perform personal care to complex patients with needs of respiratory services, rehabilitation services, EKG and phlebotomy services. Upon successful completion of this program at A PLUS HEALTHCARE TRAINING, students will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible for National Certification through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Students who successfully complete the Basic Nursing Assistant portion of the program will be eligible to take the state exam in addition to the NHA exam. The Medical Assistant training program will provide the necessary training and skills required to pass the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. This program requires completion of 600 course hours. Students with prior Basic Nursing Assistant certificate may complete 480 hours. All course hours are inclusive of clinical internship or externship.
This comprehensive Clinical Medical Assistant program provides training in the following areas among others: