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Medical Assistants work in physicians’ offices or ambulatory clinics. They are multiskilled health professionals specifically educated to work in those offices. They are trained to perform administrative (front office) and clinical (back office) procedures.
Your training will prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and effective (behavior) learning domains.
General knowledge that will be learned in the beginning of the training to help you be successful in your more advanced classes may include:
Medical Assisting Administrative Skills (front office)
Assisting the physician by taking care of patients’ administrative needs which could include:
Medical Assisting Clinical Skills (back office)
When you have completed all the courses for Medical Assisting, there will be a 240-hour externship that will need to be completed in an ambulatory care clinic or physician’s office. This experience is required for completion of the program. The student will not be paid for this experience. The program coordinator will work closely with you to help you determine the best place for you to complete this experience.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you are enrolling in any health occupation program, any misdemeanor or felony conviction relating to drug offenses, assault/violent crimes, sexual assault, fraud, or theft that you have on your record, will result in the college not being able to place you in a clinical or externship site. As a result, you will not be able to complete the program. See your program coordinator for more detailed information.
The Medical Assisting program is offered on the main campus, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Students can begin class any Monday.
The Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assistant Education Review Board (MAERB) which works with the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs can be contacted at 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756 or at (727) 210-2350. The Commission’s web address is www.caahep.org . Students who complete the Medical Assisting Program are eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) examination administered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).
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