CFCC offers a medical assisting program that affords students the opportunity to learn medical, clinical, and administrative skills while earning an associate degree in medical assisting. The program prepares graduates to compete as multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical and laboratory procedures.
Employment of medical assistants is expected to grow 29 percent from 2016 to 2026, a rate much faster than the average for all occupations (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). As the baby-boom population grows, so will the need for educated, skilled medical assistants.
- Assisting with examinations/treatments
- Suture removal
- Prepare blood sample for laboratory tests
- Instructing patients about medication/special diets
- Dispose of contaminated supplies and sterilize medical instruments
- Performing routine laboratory procedures
- Supervised medication administration
- Ethical/legal issues associated with patient care
- Coding and processing insurance accounts
- Billing, collections, and computer operations
Graduates can find work in physician offices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and other healthcare facilities. Duties will vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice.
Application Dates (Extended)
The application deadline has been extended to August 5, 2019.
It is the Medical Assisting applicants’ responsibility to ensure that all requirements are met by the established deadline. Medical Assisting deadlines, guidelines, and policies apply equally to all students; thus, there can be no exceptions.