Medical Assistant Graduation 2018

Congratulations to the Medical Assistant Certificate program Class of 2018!Seventeen students graduated earlier this month with a ceremony held in the Culinary Arts Dining Room.

Medical Assistants are multi-skilled, allied health workers who work primarily in ambulatory settings such as medical offices and clinics. Medical Assistants function as members of a healthcare delivery team, performing routine clinical and administrative procedures such as taking vital signs, preparing exam rooms, performing EKGs, collecting patient data, making dressing changes and taking blood.

Students develop knowledge of pharmacology, anatomy and physiology, and nutrition to assist the physician with patient education. The program includes 180 hours of unpaid, supervised clinical externship experience.

Employment of Medical Assistants is expected to grow faster than average over the next 10 years as the health services industry expands due to technological advances in medicine and a growing aging population.

Graduates of the NCC program are eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification examination administered by the American Association of Medical Assistants Certifying Board.